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Biography of Evelyn M. Leite, MHR, LPC

Evelyn Leite, MHR, LPC professional counselor and author, has over 35 years of experience in the addiction and mental health fields. Noted for her humanitarian work, she was inducted into the South Dakota Hall of Fame in 2008. She is widely regarded for her seminars in counseling and education. Evelyn has designed and implemented relationship programs throughout the United States and is noted for her success in the treatment of grief and trauma resolution. She has authored dozens of articles, and is published by Hazelden Publications of Center City, Minnesota, as well as the former Johnson Institute. Her best works are To Be Somebody, and Women: What Do We Want? Both published by Living With Solutions Press, Rapid City, South Dakota.

Published books include:

To Be Somebody: a tale of love, heartbreak and hope (Hazelden Educational, Center City, MN, 1979 & 1982. Reprinted January 1982. Revised third edition, Living With Solutions, 2019). First book in the Blood, Sex, and Tears series.

Women: What Do We Want? Changing Your Life is Easier Than You Think (Leite Press, 2014, 2nd Edition, 2016. Revised third edition, Living With Solutions, 2019). Second book in the Blood, Sex, and Tears series.

A Fix for the Family Rift Caused by Addiction, (Living With Solutions, 2018). Third in the Blood, Sex, and Tears series.

When Daddy is a Drunk: what do you tell the children? (Hazelden, 1981. Newcomers to Alanon)

Detachment (Johnson Institute, 1985. Republished Hazeldon, 1998)

How it Feels to be Chemically Dependent (Johnson Institute, 1988. Republished Hazelden, 1998)

Different Like Me (Johnson Institute, 1988. Republished Hazelden, 1998)

Saving Face through Surrender and Grace (Community Intervention, MN, 1988)

Mending Family Relationships (Community Intervention, MN, 1988)

Magazine and Newspaper Articles Published:

Eyes on You Magazine, a SD Publication - Several articles published from 1990 to 1993

Well Nations Magazine - 4 articles published in 2005 and 2006

Rapid City Weekly News - Regular feature author of "Faith and Family" segment from 2006 to 2008

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