Hello! First, I want to say welcome. It takes a great deal of courage to seek help and even more courage to work toward change. Should it be with me or another professional, I encourage you to stay the course because the results are worth it.
Now, about me. I am a Licensed Counselor in both Virginia and North Carolina with over five years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a broad range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, family dynamic stress, poor communication habits, and abuse. I have worked in the mental health field for over 12 years, holding various roles at a community-based agency providing services to children and adults. I have provided support in both school and home-based services assisting individuals and families with a wide variety of needs, including Autism, ADHD, and Anxiety to living with serious mental illnesses such as Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and Schizophrenia.
My counseling style is empathetic, mindful, and client-centered, yet direct and straightforward. I believe that every person should be treated with respect and dignity, but most importantly, I pride myself on demonstrating compassion for all and being sensitive to the needs of others. I believe that people are usually doing their best, but sometimes just need extra help.
If you are ready to take the next steps to begin living a more fulfilling and self-empowered lifestyle, I’d love to help support you along the way.
I look forward to working with you.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Grief, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, ADHD, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
NC LCMHC 16757
VA LPC 0701007464
It’s been a few weeks now that I’ve been talking to April. She’s the kindest soul who’s helped me dissect all the things that trigger my anxiety. She’s helped me understand my family better and how I can cope with people who are difficult. Strategies that I never thought to apply. She’s a wonderful caring therapist. I will forever be grateful for her support
Written on Sep 21, 2023 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd
Been working with April for a while now she is fantastic she communicates when things need to be changed she understands me and helps me through the good times and the bad. Thank you so much Ms. April.
Written on Jul 21, 2022 after therapy with April for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
April is awesome! Very supportive and a good listener.
Written on Mar 09, 2022 after therapy with April for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd
Very happy with April!
Written on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes