Evelyn Schuele, MA, NCC, LLPC
Evelyn graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville with her masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and became a Nationally Certified Counselor shortly thereafter. She enjoys the variety in her profession both clinically and interpersonally, and therefore loves the diversity and uniqueness of each client. This is a result of her experience in several mental health settings, including corrections, substance abuse, a college campus, and outpatient group practice. From each, Evelyn developed specific interest in working with adolescents and young adults, and any individual that might struggle with life transitions, depression and anxiety, trauma and abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Eating Disorders.
An effective counselor customizes their theoretical methods to match the client’s needs. While she therefore tends toward person centered and integrated therapeutic approaches, Evelyn has found that cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, solution focused, existential, and positive psychology techniques are all essential. In addition to working toward resolution of and healing from sufferings through cognitive behavior therapy (and other) techniques, many clients find that their suffering becomes more bearable and surmountable when they are able to find meaning in it. The formation of a therapeutic alliance that is built on trust, empathy, and mutual respect is imperative to effective counseling and can, at times, in and of itself be healing.
Evelyn's view on counseling begins with an unconditional positive regard for each client that is rooted in their inherent dignity as a human person. It is her objective to walk with, challenge, and empower her clients to experience healing emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. Ultimately, it is her goal that everyone she encounters, either in her clinical practice or daily life, would know by their interaction that they are inherently valuable, that suffering is not senseless, and that healing is possible.
When not at work, Evelyn enjoys her role as a wife and mother. Quality time with friends and family, spending time outdoors (when it's warm), watching college football (she and her husband enjoy a friendly football rivalry between Ohio State and Notre Dame), and reading a good book are the main things she might fill free time with.