Evelyn Pavlova, LMHC
Hello! My name is Evelyn and my pronouns are she/her/hers.
My goal as a therapist is to provide you with space to be yourself, to the extent possible, given that in our lives we have to wear so many masks and constantly filter ourselves. I create a non-judgmental, yet challenging atmosphere that allows for personal growth. My office is that precious space that you don’t find just anywhere.
I’m straightforward, open, human, and philosophical. I listen very carefully and offer feedback that can often help you to see things that you haven’t recognized or admitted, or see things in a different light. I speak the truth, although carefully, which is my way of conveying respect and care toward you.
THE AREAS OF FOCUS AND EXPERTISE
I love exploring the deep issues of meaning, direction, and purpose. Many of our struggles stem from lack of self-acceptance or limited self-awareness, refusal to accept temporary circumstances, having unhealthy boundaries, fighting with various deep-seated fears, and having unclear values – you can address these and other areas with me to increase your life satisfaction. You’re not broken nor do you need to get fixed – in some areas you just might be unbalanced.
The history of living in and being exposed to different cultures/languages (Estonia, Russia, Israel, U.S.), as well as having had the privilege to be immersed in the LGBTQIA+ community have sensitized me to the importance of multicultural issues. I have a better understanding of the struggles that different groups in the LGBTQIA+ community experience. As a trainer and educator, I also provide education and training to others about the LGBTQIA+ community. Personally, I belong to the lovely asexual/aromantic communities.
Master’s of Science in Mental Health Counseling
Adjusting to change
Adjustment to college
College aged student concerns
Concerns Around Sexual Orientation
Loss or Grief
Navigating Identity in Relationships
Polyamory and Non-monogamous Relationships