In an effort to keep clients safe from transmission of the COVID-19 virus, all appointments until September 2021 will be held by phone or internet.  If you have an upcoming appointment and a preference, please let me know.  Otherwise, I will look for you at your appointment time to logon to the website sent to you by the Jane app.
Please take all precautions to keep yourself and your family healthy and safe!

COVID-19 spreads from an infected person to others through respiratory droplets and aerosols created when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, shouts, or talks. The droplets vary in size from large droplets that fall to the ground rapidly (within seconds or minutes) near the infected person, to smaller droplets, sometimes called aerosols, which linger in the air under some circumstances.

The relative infectiousness of droplets of different sizes is not clear. Infectious droplets or aerosols may come into direct contact with the mucous membranes of another person’s nose, mouth or eyes, or they may be inhaled into their nose, mouth, airways and lungs. The virus may also spread when a person touches another person (i.e., a handshake) or a surface or an object (also referred to as a fomite) that has the virus on it, and then touches their mouth, nose or eyes with unwashed hands.

In 2010, after over 5 years of trying, and more miscarriages and ectopic pregnancies than I care to recall, I became a mom for the first time. What joy it was to have this little person, who kind of had my face, staring right back at me.

So much intrigue in her little eyes, so much wonder! How was I going to do this “mom” thing?

This was me on day 12 after my 1st daughter was born. It was the first time I remember seeing my daughter. I had suffered a stroke and had brain surgery.  Though my brain was still a bit muffled, I was happy to be alive.

I told my doctor many times that things weren’t quite right; my feet were HUGE (I had gone from size 10 to not fitting a 13), I had gone blind at work, I was feeling warm and dizzy. He did not see these as problems; and what did I know? It was just my first pregnancy.

It was my pregnancy. I knew something was not right.

Sometimes we walk through life ignoring the obvious and allowing people who are “experts” to tell us our story.

Not today.

I am here to help you write your own story. You are valuable! Your story matters.  I can help you deal with anxiety, depression, overwhelm, stress, or just act as a listening ear!

Who Am I?

I am Evalena Matlock-Corley.

I am a wife.  I am a mother.  I am an advocate.

I am an immigrant.  I am a person you can talk to and with.

I am an educator, therapist, and registered social worker.

I work for women, moms, immigrants, people of color, and students.  I would love to work for you!

I also have educational qualifications: (BSc, MEd, MSW RSW)

Therapy for Black Girls

Products & Services

Mental health therapy and community connection are things that we all need to take care of.  Yes, that means moms.  Yes, that means people of African descent.  Yes, that means students.  Yes, that means YOU.  At Matlock Corley Community Solutions, we are here to provide help when you need it!


Feeling Stressed?  Download our Quick and Simple Guide to Dealing with Stress for $5 CAD!!


Therapeutic Services: 1-on-1 sessions for you to tell your story and write the next chapter.

Therapy and social work services are available for:





(Our special rate of $75 applies to all college students with a valid id)




People in transition

People under stress


I use CBT, Narrative, and Supportive therapy to assist you in writing your own story and reaching your goals.

  • CBT, Cognitive behavioral therapy is a psychosocial intervention that is the most widely used evidence-based practice for improving mental health.  By changing the way you think, you can change the way you feel!
  • Narrative therapy was developed by Michael White and David Epston.  Throughout life, personal experiences are transformed into personal stories that are given meaning and help shape a person’s identity, and narrative therapy utilizes the power of people’s personal stories to discover the life purpose of the narrator.  In narrative therapy, you tell me your story and I tell you what I am hearing.  You tell your story and you write every chapter.
  • Supportive therapy is treatment designed to improve, reinforce, or sustain a patient’s physiological well-being or psychological self-esteem and self-reliance.  Sometimes, you just need someone to talk to.

Consulting/ Life Strategies:

  • I also provide consulting and life coaching services to people in transition.  If you’re ready to take the next step, but you’re not sure what it should be, I can help!


This is what other professional social workers graciously had to say about working with me…


“(Evalena) is great at practicing reflexivity ensuring the environment is inclusive and welcoming by being mindful of how she communicates both verbally and non-verbally. Personally, I knew I could always count on Evalena to support me when needed (which happened to be many times) and always put a smile on my face.”  (D.K., 2017)

“I witnessed her exceptional quality in diffusing group tensions and facilitating productive group processes. She interacted with her peers with respect and made a special effort to include everyone regardless of their differences.”  (E.R.A., 2017)

“Advocates who fight injustice fearlessly are often blind to their own wrongdoing. Here is where Evalena deploys her exceptional ability for ongoing critical self-reflection to admit wrongdoing and forgive others and herself without abandoning the cause of social justice. Now, that is a quintessential example of lifelong learning and professional development inseparably twined with advocacy.”  (M.K.K., 2017)

Book an appointment!!

In an effort to keep clients safe from transmission of the COVID-19 virus, all appointments until the official end of the 6ft social distancing requirement in Ontario will be held by phone or internet.  If you have an upcoming appointment and have a contact preference, please let me know.  Otherwise, I will look for you at your appointment time to log on to the Jane app.
Please take all precautions to keep yourself and your family healthy and safe!
from the Canada Health website:
Proper hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection or spreading infection to others: *wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after using the washroom and when preparing food *use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available when coughing or sneezing: cough or sneeze into a tissue or the bend of your arm, not your hand *dispose of any tissues you have used as soon as possible in a lined waste basket and *wash your hands afterwards avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands *clean the following high-touch surfaces frequently with regular household cleaners or diluted bleach (1 part bleach to 9 parts water): toys, toilets, phones, electronics, door handles, bedside tables, television remotes

Resources for Mental Health

For Mental Health:

Alzheimer Society Kitchener-Waterloo

Bereaved Families of Ontario Waterloo Region

The Canadian Mental Health Association


Distress/Crises Assistance
Crisis Line/Mobile Crisis Team

Distress Line, (Waterloo Region)

HERE 24/7,  1 844 437 3247 (HERE247)

KW Counselling,  (519) 884-0000

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario

National Eating Disorder Information Centre

For Children/Youth:

Good 2 Talk (for post-secondary students)
1-866-925-5454 or connect through 211

Kids Help Line

Parent Help Line

Youth Line, (Waterloo Region)


For Women:

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
(TTY only) 1-866-863-7868

Haven House (24 hour crisis line)

Victims of Assault (Women’s Shelters)
Anselma House (24 hours crisis line)

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region

When Assault happens:

Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Victims of Sexual Assault

EARS for Male Victims of Sexual Assault

Kitchener-Waterloo Sexual Assault Support Center

Sexual Assault Support Centre Crisis Line

Victim Services of Waterloo Region

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault

For individuals and families:

YWCA Kitchener Waterloo


Matlock Corley Community Solutions
900 Guelph Street #408
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5Z6

(519) 778-1520  PLEASE, DO NOT TEXT.  TEXT MESSAGES WILL NOT BE ACKNOWLEDGED.  E-mail for quickest contact.

Therapy for Black Girls