About Me

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.

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, counsellor, 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)

Products & Services

Mental health care 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!

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

Counselling and social work services are available for:

Mothers

Women

Students

Seniors

Caregivers

Patients

Teens

People in transition

People under stress

Immigrants

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!

 

Appreciation

This is what people I worked with on student advocacy 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

For income-contingent discounts please call 519.954.1520 or e-mail mccommunitysolutions@gmail.com

Book an appointment at the Waterloo campus (12-564 Weber St N, Waterloo, ON N2L 5C6) by clicking here:

Resources for Mental Health

For Mental Health:

Alzheimer Society Kitchener-Waterloo
www.alzheimerkw.com

Bereaved Families of Ontario Waterloo Region
www.bfowaterloo.on.ca

The Canadian Mental Health Association
www.cmha.ca

Distress/Crises Assistance
Crisis Line/Mobile Crisis Team
519-744-1813

Distress Line, (Waterloo Region)
519-745-1166

MediationCentreOnline.com

Mentalhealthhelpline.ca

The Mood Disorders Association of Ontario
www.mooddisorders.on.ca

National Eating Disorder Information Centre
www.nedic.ca

 

For Children:

Kids Help Line
1-800-668-6868

Parent Help Line
1-888-603-9100

Youth Line, (Waterloo Region)
519-745-9909

 

For Women:

Assaulted Women’s Helpline
1-866-863-0511
(TTY only) 1-866-863-7868

Haven House (24 hour crisis line)
519-653-2422

Victims of Assault (Women’s Shelters)
Anselma House (24 hours crisis line)
519-742-5894

Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region
www.wcswr.org

 

When Assault happens:

Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Victims of Sexual Assault

EARS for Male Victims of Sexual Assault
1-800-553-3277

Kitchener-Waterloo Sexual Assault Support Center
www.kwsasc.org

Sexual Assault Support Centre Crisis Line
519-741-8633

Victim Services of Waterloo Region
519-585-2363

Waterloo Region Sexual Assault
519-749-6994

 

For individuals and families:

YWCA Kitchener Waterloo
www.ywcakw.on.ca

Contact

Matlock Corley Community Solutions
900 Guelph Street #408
Kitchener, Ontario N2H 5Z6
mccommunitysolutions@gmail.com

(519) 954-1520