LPC-S. Licensed in TX and NJ. Specialize in Trauma for women. Life transitions. Relationship challenges. Religious abuse. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Trainer. Certified life coach. Founder of ElevateHer International.
Dieula Previlon is the founder and executive director of ElevateHer International Ministries with a vision to empower women to heal from trauma. She is a Pastor and preacher, Counselor/Life Coach Entrepreneur, and Leader. Her professional career in pastoring, counseling, leading and international ministry, spans over 20 years.
Born in Gonaives, Haiti as the fourth daughter to a strong and resilient woman who barely had a third-grade education and a father who had a high school diploma equivalency, Dieula’s career and ministry today stem from her parents’ sacrificial act of love of immigrating to the US. They immigrated to the United States in the late 70s and she and her siblings later joined them in the late 80s. Dieula has always felt a strong sense that the she was called to a career and ministry beyond the local Haitian community. She left the Haitian community and went off to college at Rutgers University. Soon after college, she became a middle school teacher as she concurrently volunteered in many church ministries; from youth, to choir and prayer. She once again left the Haitian community to attend Dallas Theological Seminary with a master’s in counseling where she was propelled into a journey of finding and embracing her passion for empowering the people of God to a deeper relationship with Christ, self and others through counseling, pastoring and nonprofit leadership. She later joined staff at Irving Bible Church as the Mission’s Pastor and Director. She spent many years ministering to the women of Lew Sterrett Jail in Dallas. She has also traveled to Haiti, Kenya, DR Congo, Brazil and wherever the Lord called her to offer trauma healing training to women through her non-profit, ElevateHer International. She served as the associate pastor at Redeemer Evangelical Covenant Church for 5 and a half years where she led mission initiatives and racial justice ministry.
She is currently a counselor and life coach in private practice and she preaches and teaches professionally both nationally and internationally.