Frequently Asked Questions

 

What types of counseling do you provide?

Please see our Counseling Page.

 

Are you available as a speaker for seminars and retreats?

Yes, please see our Seminars Page for a description of some of the seminars that Heather Evans has already provided. Other topics may be arranged for your specific group.

 

How do I get more information about having Heather Evans as a speaker for a seminar or retreat?

Please call our office (610-282-5735) or use our Contact Page to request more information.

 

Do you provide Christian Counseling?

Evans Counseling Services respectfully welcomes people of all beliefs.  We believe the challenges of life can best be met by considering the emotional, physical, social, and spiritual aspects of our lives.  Counseling sessions are approached from a Christian viewpoint, based on academic study, clinical experience, and personal committed worldview and will offer a holistic approach to your personal difficulties. For individuals who specifically desire that the Bible be a guide and authority for the principles and direction of the counseling process, they can be assured that this will be the foundation of their therapeutic work.

 

How long will I have to be in counseling?

Counseling varies in length depending on past history and present symptoms.  This makes predicting length of treatment very difficult.  Under ideal circumstances, both you and your therapist will agree when treatment has been completed.  At the initial appointment, you will establish goals of how you would like to use your time.  These goals will serve as a guide to make your sessions productive and time-limited. 

 

What is your approach in working with children/adolescents?

In working with children or adolescents, guardians or family will be incorporated as appropriate.  Heather's approach finds it essential to include parents in the process to facilitate communication and understanding between them and their children.  Children and adolescents will be seen one-on-one to encourage their individual thought and emotion/expression.  Individual sessions are offered to parents for their own support, understanding, and guidance.  The goal is to encourage and facilitate joint appointments as it seems fitting for each family. 

 

I don’t see how talking about my problems will help me.  What is the purpose of counseling?

Evans Counseling Services provides more than just a place to vent thoughts or feelings. The goal is not solely to hear a professional share advice. By meeting with a counseling professional, you may benefit from sharing inner struggles, to gain a new perspective or reframe distorted thoughts or beliefs.  The counseling process also offers a venue for improving personal insight to self, life, emotions, and behaviors.  Finally, it can be educational and assist an individual in identifying practical tools to improve his/her quality of life.  The established goals between the client and therapist will guide this process to encourage productive sessions.  The goal of counseling is for the client and/or the family to come to a greater awareness through the process itself rather than the counseling professional.

 

How do I know if I could benefit from counseling?

Life is demanding.  The struggles you may be experiencing could range from feelings of worthlessness, fatigue, depression, or anxiety to dissatisfaction with family, relationships, work, or self.  The therapists at Evans Counseling Services are trained and experienced in a wide variety of issues.  Beginning with a thorough assessment of your present problem, family background, social functioning and spiritual resources, counseling can help you pinpoint the reasons, set goals for attacking the problem and help you achieve your goals.  We are sensitive to the difficulty in seeking outside help.  Consider setting an appointment to see if this could help you with your current situation. 

 

Is there someone in your office who can prescribe medications?

No. We work with the client's family physician or a local psychiatrist to prescribe and oversee the use of medications when they are needed.  Our office provides support and intervention through therapeutic services.

 

Where is your office located?

Evans Counseling Services is in Coopersburg, PA.  Nearby towns include Quakertown, Allentown, Bethlehem, Emmaus, Macungie, and Hellertown.  Its location near Route 309 and Route 78 provides a central and convenient position for numerous areas.

550 E. Station Avenue
Coopersburg, PA  18036
Please see our Directions Page

 

What are your office hours?

Office hours vary Monday-Thursday, which include daytime, afternoon and evening hours.  Please call or email to check availability.