April Brandon

(LPC)
Therapist April Brandon Photo

About Me

I am a counselor licensed in Michigan. I have worked with clients with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, anger management, PTSD, gender and sexual identity issues, abuse, narcissistic abuse, sex work issues, addiction and homelessness. I am also familiar with veteran issues. I'm a military Gold Star mother, so I'm familiar with loss, tragedy, the grieving process in learning how to hold the memories of our loved ones dear while continuing to find meaning in life.

I'm also a mother to a wonderful young man, who is trans. Watching him go through the process of transformation to his true, authentic self was a wonderful experience to be a part of. Everyone deserves a safe place to explore their genuine self. I myself, go by she/her pronouns, and I will respect yours, if you care to tell me.

My counseling style is open and nonjudgmental. I believe everyone deserves a safe place. I use solution focus, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and client centered approaches, among others, to suit each individuals needs.

If you're ready to start working on some goals, or even considering how you might begin looking at some issues, I'm here to take those steps with you.

I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • LGBT
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered


  • Messaging

Licensing

LPC #6401019098 (Expires: 2022-05-31)


Reviews

Written by H.O. on Nov 25, 2021 after therapy with April for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

April is incredible, her knowledge, understanding, wisdom and care are priceless and hard to find. I couldn’t recommend her enough.

Written by M.A. on Nov 14, 2021 after therapy with April for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and career difficulties

April is definitly a therapist you can count on. You can feel that she cares about you and that she's trying her best to help you through everything you want to share with her. I'm really grateful the betterhelp system matched me with her. Thank you.

Written by K.I. on Oct 09, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt

I have been working with April for a few months now, and I can say she has been nothing short of fantastic. She is very attentive and supportive, and knows when to dig a little deeper and when to take a different approach. She helped me a lot figuring things out at my own pace. She’s brilliant. :)

Written by V.A. on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

April is the perfect counselor. She responds to everything I share, even if I shared 5 different things and issues I'm dealing with at once. Her responses are well thought, detailed and really insightful and useful. I am blown away by her professionalism and how she makes me excited about learning more about myself and growing as a person. I am grateful to be able to work with her.

Written by A.S. on Sep 07, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt

April was super accepting of me and provided a safe space to discuss anything that was bothering me and helped me smoothly work through everything I had going on. Highly recommend!

Written by E.M. on Sep 06, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

Great so far, fast and relevant responses

Written by H.A. on Aug 27, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

April is spot on in deciphering what I am telling her and how to best help. I believe she really understand my needs and how to best approach the topics and feelings I bring up to her.

Written by E.L. on Aug 04, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

April is lovely and I finally feel heard. Thank you

Written by K.I. on Jul 26, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Working with April is great! I needed someone to bounce thoughts off. To reflect with and someone who asks the right questions. April definitely does that. The texting actually works great for me as it allows me to reflect in a safe and comfortable way. I sometimes struggle to express myself and feel safer to fully say what I mean while texting. While speaking I feel like I often put on a mask which I don’t have with April. Thank you!

Written by J.A. on Jul 20, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

April is a kind and understanding person and I feel listened to. She has given me a lot of helpful advice and shown me how to look at things from different perspectives in a short space of time.

Written by P.H. on Jul 13, 2021 after therapy with April for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, and career difficulties

April has been an amazing Councillor throughout all the work we've done so far.
It's been a huge help to have someone who actually listens to what I'm saying and gives relevant feedback that makes me feel better.

She has consistently been able to offer perspectives & ideas that I had previously not considered when dealing with my issues alone, and these have helped me move forward & be better.

I always enjoy & look forward to hearing back and I actually feel like I want to work on myself because she creates a comfortable atmosphere to do so.

Even when I'm physically unable to get back to her due to time constraints, I don't feel under pressure as she has been very understanding and welcoming.

This is the best counselling experience I've had by far & it's due in large part to her.

Written by D.A. on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and eating disorders

Incredibly supportive and intuitive counsellor who has offered some very helpful techniques and resolutions that I intend to use moving forward.

Written by J.O. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

April has been fantastic, would recommend to anyone. She listens to issues and gives a wide variety of input, and works to figure out what is best for you.

Written by N.A. on Jul 01, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, and adhd

I absolutely love April. She is honest and knows the right questions to ask. She is able to really get me to think deeper about certain things and really unravel a lot of things that I didn’t think I felt. She’s helped me to be more honest with myself and is really doing an amazing job at helping me. She really cares and that’s what I really appreciate.

Written by M.E. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

April has really given me insightful advice and perspective to all my concerns and has helped me feel more confident about myself. Thank you.

Written by E.I. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

April is fantastic. She is very open, very kind and compassionate, and overall, she is just a wonderful person to have as a counsellor. She's helped me tremendously, and she is committed to helping her clients genuinely overcome their problems. I couldn't recommend her more.

Written by D.I. on May 25, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

I've been with April for a few months now and she has provided wonderful insight into how I process things in my life, she can pinpoint and articulate certain things within my mind that I otherwise may not have considered. Because of the time spent writing to April and receiving her correspondence, I have felt a weight of stress lift off of my shoulders. Processing my thoughts and feelings in this space has been easier as time goes on, knowing this is a 100% confidential space and that she will not leave me hanging. I truly appreciate that April never makes me feel like any emotion or feeling I may have is invalid or wrong, she encourages me to feel through everything I am working through and is extremely supportive. I don't think I could move past various things in my life if I didn't have this space to speak with April.

Written by R.O. on May 18, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

Thank you so much April for your ongoing support and commitment to rewriting my truths into a positive self belief. My values and core beliefs have been strengthened with your guidance and your friendly approach made it easy for me to be honest and open up. I really enjoy hearing back from you and having your professionalism impact my life positively. Thank you

Written by T.A. on May 15, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Love having someone to message whenever ! It’s like a journal but someone understands the ways in which I am feeling and sycoping mechanisms to help.

Written by C.L. on May 07, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks

April has been very understanding of my needs. She has given me some great advice and talked me through some difficult situations. I would recommend counselling with April

Written by J.O. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with April for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and grief

April, is so great to work with. She is completely non-judgemental and she makes me feel comfortable. She is so insightful. If you need someone to talk to but currently have no one, then April could be that person. After only one week I can see changes in my life that I would have never thought possible.

Written by K.E. on Apr 28, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She’s smart. She’s aware of who she is, and how she can help you. She’s professional, well versed, and ready to empower everyone that comes to her.

Written by E.R. on Apr 19, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse

April has really made me feel validated and less confused about my situation. She always responds in a timely manner and helps clarify what thoughts I’m having. There is no judgement and I feel comfortable sharing things with her I thought I’d never be able to admit to.

Written by N.A. on Apr 17, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Thank you April for being kind, patient, non-judgmental and helping me work through my issues. I feel very supported.

Written by A.N. on Mar 24, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

Ms. Brandon takes the time to help me dig in to what is going on behind some of the issues I am experiencing. In my short time with, I have felt challenged and motivated to do the work it takes to shed some negative habits. Kudos to her for a job well and thoroughly done.

Written by K.E. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

April is incredibly thoughtful, kind, and insightful. She always responds promptly and has made such a big difference in my life in such a short period of time.