About Evi Donevan
Hi, I am Evi Donevan.
My decision to become a psychotherapist was inspired by my own journey and life experiences. Listening to clients and helping them to gain insight, access their inner strengths and resources, and develop the confidence and skills to create a more fulfilling life gives me great joy and a sense of fulfillment. Psychotherapy is the work that I feel I was meant to do.
Early in my professional career I worked as a Registered Nurse. After a season of loss in my own life, I came to see that healing from a loss was difficult and that there were few resources available. As such, I enrolled in a course in ‘Grief and Death Studies’. Not only did this help me in dealing with my own losses but it sent my career along a new and exciting trajectory as a therapist working with individuals, couples and in group settings. I’ve worked in diverse clinical settings including hospitals, medical offices, schools, camps, churches and private practice.
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queens University and received my Masters in Divinity and Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University. I have also received training in Attachment Focused EMDR through the Laurell Parnell Institute in California, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples) with Dr. Sue Johnson and CBT (for depression and anxiety). I belong to the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario), am a member of The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and a professional member of OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists).
Five and a half years ago my life changed forever. Without the professional and personal guidance from Evi Donevan I would not have been able to cope. Always patient, kind and supportive, Evi guided me through a very difficult time, a time that I would not have been able to navigate without help. Evi was always there, ready to listen and offer excellent advice. She reassured me that one day I would be able to manage and carry on happily with my life. Thanks to Evi, my life is back on track and she has given me strategies to cope with what the future holds.C.J.
You can never be prepared to lose a child. There’s no guidebook or map that can help. After the accidental death of our young son, my wife and I were completely lost. We endured some very dark times where we felt there was no hope of ever enjoying life again. Evi, in a very gentle and supportive way, helped us arrive at a place where we could move forward with our lives as both individuals and as a couple. Evi played a critical role in our healing. We are so very grateful to now be able to find happiness and joy again.D.W.