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 high school and college students with a valid id)




Teens (14+)

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)

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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)

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