April Balzhiser


About Me

I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Illinois as well as a Certified Domestic Violence Professional. I have over 15 years of experience in social services/mental health settings working with a variety of individuals, children, families and couples from various backgrounds. I have worked extensively with domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health, child welfare/foster care, alternative schooling, trauma/abuse, and family issues. I work with my clients to ensure that they feel comfortable to share in a safe and open environment. The key to a healthy therapeutic relationship is meeting the client where they are and then growing from there.

I look forward to working with you!


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 16

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCPC 180007972


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for April Balzhiser. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by A.L. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with April for 4 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and self esteem

She takes time to understand what your going through, and actually gets to know you by asking questions, and what's you to be honest so she can understand to help you better. She's a really good therapist.

Work with me!