Experience and Credentials
As a graduate of Howard University's School of Education in Washington, DC, Mrs. Evans holds a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Buffalo State College in her hometown of Buffalo, New York. She resides and works in the District of Columbia as a licensed professional counselor. She is the sole owner and operator of Evans Counseling & Consultation, PLLC. Mrs. Evans has been delivering mental health services for over 25 years and in private practice for over a decade.
Mrs. Evans has an expansive work history in mental health settings primarily with adults but also including adolescents and children. Areas of expertise include long-term and brief individual, family, and couples counseling addressing relational conflicts, marital discord, grief and loss, unresolved childhood trauma, depression, crisis stabilization, and therapeutic intervention for persons exposed to psychological trauma and life-threatening events. Specialty populations include counseling law enforcement officers and their families, providing assessment and counseling for family conflict, suicide, domestic violence, and critical incident stress.
Mrs. Evans is a member of the American Counseling Association and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She is also certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors.
Mrs. Evans is also a leader in outreach ministry for feeding programs serving the homeless, needy families, and children in Washington, DC. She also has training in the practice of tai chi, qi gong, guided imagery, and relaxation techniques.
Published articles include "Traumatic Spending: A Reaction to Critical Incident Stress" (www.giftfromwithin.org - PTSD Resources for Survivors and Caregivers) and "Compulsion: The Shopping Spree" 1997. Mrs. Evans also uses her poetry as a method for addressing and healing the personal wounds and inner conflicts of her clients. For more articles and poetry on relationships, spirituality, loss, and trauma, visit her page on HubPages.
Tranquility by Janis Leslie Evans 3/29/07
Still as a tree with steady root,
Soft breezes gently sway,
Outside in the morning dew,
Preparing for the day.
Quietly I take it in,
The sounds of nature play a tune,
My heart beats are in stride.
The warmth of love embraces me,
Feeling very safe,
The spirit of my Savior breathes,
His grace upon my face.
The peace of God rains on my skin,
Each droplet cleansing me,
Renewed and free of burden’s plight,
I feel tranquility.