"I love my work and when I receive notes and comments such as these... I feel that I am making a difference.... Thank you to all of my clients!" - E. Luciano
The following are testimonials and "Thank you"s Evelyn has received over time from her past clients.... Confidentiality dictates that no names be included.
I used to believe that the title "shrink" and "life-coach" had a negative connotation. However, I found that connotation to be wrong. I thought that I was "well" put together and was simply going through a depression-phase.
But Evelyn is more than a life-coach, shrink, or mental health counselor. She changed my life.
I used to be insulted by others, or easily angered by particular people in my life. Most of the time, I would agree just to keep peace; I would hold my tongue even when the anger burned deep within me; and I was constantly disappointed by the same people.
But she taught me to redevelop my thoughts, actions, and RE-actions to those who affect my life. I never realized that I had difficulty expressing myself properly, as well as setting clear boundaries in all of my relationships. With time, she made me become comfortable with the simple yet powerful word of: "No".
I quickly recognized that these basic communication skills that I lacked were the cause of my depression. Once I was able to re-establish those relationships, through repetition and determination, I was able to change my LIFE. I was able to clearly express my wants, needs, and dislikes without any intimidation or frustration.
And one of the most important things that she taught me was how to love every INCH of myself: mind, body, and soul. Each of those relationships, whether boyfriend, roommate, family member, or boss, I had to love myself enough to no longer want to lose my peace, lose my patience, and lose my sanity. I had to have the courage to stand up for myself and, if necessary, love myself enough to let go of unhealthy relationships to make space for newer, healthier ones.
In time, all of the relationships I had were weighed and now have turned healthy and comprehensive. In some cases, I had to stay strong and let go of relationships that were damaging, while in other relationships, we discovered a new "Me" that was more present and secure. Now I am able to communicate clear expectations and not allow myself to be easily disturbed. As painful as it was, I am now a more confident and driven person.
Of course, it was not easy. I wish I could tell you that it will take a week to fix every issue in your life. But Evelyn was patient, honest, and persistent. She was always there to help me reshape myself, redirect my goals, and develop my self-esteem. I have been a client of hers for over 5 years and even until this day, she has been there for me.
If you are willing to make the slow and eventual changes, Evelyn WILL show you the results you are striving towards. And all it takes is moving past that negative connotation of "mental health counseling.”
Thank you for taking great care of me!"
Siempre recuerdo con mucho cariño las horas que pasé sentado en tu oficina en nuestras sesiones. Fue un tiempo muy productivo y de luz en mi vida. Aprendí a ver la luz al final del tunel y a ser mejor persona. Y eso te lo debo a ti. Eres una gran profesional, con una personalidad muy bella y energética. Tienes una luz y carisma muy especiales! Ahora en mi vida aprendí a ir siempre para arriba, dejar mis miedos de lado y a no ser víctima nunca más. Muchas gracias por todo y que Dios te bendiga a ti y a tu familia por siempre."
Fuiste un gran apoyo en todo este proceso de mi batalla..."
Thank you very much for all the support and encouragement that you have given me. Because of those things and words of kindness I have learned to keep my head up and keep going. Thank you for everything."
Thanks so very much Evelyn, for all your kind words and encouragement. You have been a "GREAT HELP" in my down times."