Evena Pierre is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with 10 years of combined experience in high school counseling and mental health counseling. Within the last 6 years, she has developed an even stronger passion for providing unparalleled behavioral health services to individuals struggling with trauma, anxiety, depression, and for women who experience mental health conditions during pregnancy and postpartum.
Evena received her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Olivet Nazarene University in Kankakee, IL. Upon graduation, she has gained a wide variety of mental health experience through working with individuals in the school setting, as well as counseling individuals with substance abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, anxiety, depression, and trauma.
In her practice, Evena's desire is to create an environment that is comfortable and safe for clients to express their personal stories. She incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Cognitive Processing Therapy, Polyvagal, and Emotional Focused Therapy, as interventions with her clients. Through utilizing these modalities, Evena has found that individuals are able to process, overcome, and understand their unhealthy and challenging situations.
Providing "quality health care for the whole you" is the ultimate vision that Evena strives to fulfill with every one of her clients. Servicing her clients by addressing them as a whole person helps to create a strong rapport with every person she treats, which ultimately helps to improve better patient outcomes.
In her spare time, Evena enjoys cooking, reading books, traveling, spending time her husband, and enjoying precious moments with her 7 grandchildren.
Masters of Arts (Counseling) - Olivet Nazarene University
Bachelors of Arts (Human Resources) - DePaul University.