About Me

Welcome & Hello,

It all began at the age of 5, my first client myself. Ever since I could recall I've been fascinated with my own thoughts and behaviors. Standing up for myself, when I was in kindergarten, when a teachers aide was pinching and leaving marks on me was my first memory of advocating for myself and standing up for what I knew was abuse.

People have asked me my purpose for choosing to be a therapist and I tell them: I want to share and teach others what I gave myself at the age of 5: understanding, acceptance, and care.

I understand you are a person first and any mental health needs that you have, will be secondary to how I will approach my counseling with you. Depression, anxiety, and inattention does not control you, You do. Anxiety doesn't own your thoughts, You own your thoughts. I will hold you accountable and will work with you, to find ways for YOU to be the best version of yourself that you will be proud of. Be an influencer in life by taking loving care of the only person you can truly be responsible for, which is YOU. If you've heard nothing else I've said thus far, please hear this: Fear is the excuse we give ourselves for not doing something.

I will support you with your journey of growth by connecting with you; encouraging you to go outside your comfort zone; and I will challenge your thinking but you will be responsible for changing YOU. I will offer you NEW ways to see yourself and when doing so you may see the world change around you. Changing just a little bit every day, may produce a larger change, you never knew, you always wanted.

I Can't wait to take the journey with you.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 15

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #87948 (Expires: 2023-04-30)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for April Garcia . 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 V.E. on Jul 11, 2022 after therapy with April for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Been working with her for over a year and it has been such a huge help. I highly recommend her!

Written by J.I. on Jun 30, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

April has helped me realize so many things within myself and my relationship. She has been very kind, thoughtful and attentive to all my concerns in my life. She is also transparent whereas she corrects me if I was right and most importantly wrong in some of my instances in my relationship. Absolutely have enjoyed my time with April. Recommend her to anyone who is looking for guidance within themselves.

Written by G.A. on Jun 11, 2022 after therapy with April for 5 months

April is attentive and thoughtful. Listens and guides me through difficulties with a gentle yet firm directive. She’s made a huge difference in my life. I felt broken when I met her. She’s helped me believe in myself again. My time with her has been transformative and so valuable. I’ll never be able to thank her enough.

Written by C.H. on Apr 30, 2022 after therapy with April for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

She brings her A game every session and I am eager to continue our work to improving myself!

Written by G.E. on Mar 26, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, com

I love working with April. I've had 2 sessions with her and s far we have tackled and discussed so much already. The teaching aspect is definitely a plus, not does she only listen to your problems and issues but she gives you tips and teaches you ways on how to manage your struggles better. Very constructive sessions for sure. She is also very flexible and understanding.

Written by H.U. on Mar 24, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

April is the best therapist I've had. I always leave my session feeling so much better & more capable of handling everything I have going on. Love her!!

Written by A.L. on Mar 11, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Courteous and compassionate. Does not push an agenda or belief, listens and allows you to process a different point of view.

Written by J.E. on Jan 27, 2022 after therapy with April for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and anger management

April is very easy to talk to and offers a variety of ideas/solutions to help with what I am working on. I am starting to change my mindset slowly and this was only with the help of April.

Written by T.A. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

April has given me the confidence to be a good parent and at my own pace. I would beat myself up for not being a perfect parent . It’s lighten my load a lot .

Written by J.O. on Jan 15, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

I'm very happy with April. I'll be staying with her.

Written by C.H. on Dec 28, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, intimacy-related issues, career difficulties, and coaching

BetterHelp is a safe place to go when you need someone to listen with no judgment… To clear your head of any thoughts boiling up inside… It’s always good to get another persons perspective. My husband and I both use this service and love it

Written by L.. on Dec 27, 2021 after therapy with April for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

I have so much appreciation for April. The time she has spent with me has made a world of change of improvement in my life. Finding her as my counselor was one of the best decisions I've ever made to start healing my childhood trauma and grow into the best version of myself. Thank you April.

Written by T.A. on Dec 06, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

I’ve only had a couple of sessions with April, but I feel she listens extremely well and I feel heard and understood. She always leaves me with things I can focus on and ways I can better understand what to do when I’m feeling stressed!

Written by H.E. on Nov 22, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, grief, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

April was a godsend to me during a very vulnerable time in my life. She helped me work through personal challenges that I’ve never faced and never learned how to face. She also provided me with the tools necessary to heal and to carry with me for the rest of my life.

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

April's a wonderful therapist! She is thoughtful, kind and considerate with your important issues! She is a caring and generous support for me. I'm truly grateful to have found her! She is a great blessing for my life!

Written by J.E. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

I've had an amazing experience from the first session, I felt seen. A great help, with a beautiful heart and mind. Grateful to have her present.

Written by K.A. on Oct 20, 2021 after therapy with April for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

From day one I was shocked at how comforting it felt to talk with April. I’ve always been very nervous to start therapy, but she made me feel comfortable right away! She was extremely knowledgeable, listened intently to everything I had to say and made me feel so validated in it. She is truly a kind human and an excellent therapist!

Written by B.E. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

April has provided a very positive experience. She is helpful and takes an active approach in helping me make positive changes in my life and to assess my views of myself and the world around me. I love working with her and am very happy to have found her.

Written by K.A. on Sep 27, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

April listens to you and gives you her honest opinion. I have really enjoyed working with her.

Written by R.I. on Sep 25, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

April is a great counselor! I am looking forward to our sessions together.

Written by S.T. on Sep 11, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

April has been a fantastic therapist. Not only does she give me the space to talk through my thoughts and feelings, but she also challenges me to grow and try out new ways of thinking. She also provides stories about her experience with mental health, which help frame my journey and provide great examples of how I can tackle challenges I’m facing. I would recommend April if you’re looking for a therapist.

Written by F.R. on Aug 26, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, coaching, and adhd

April has been an incredible therapist for me these past 3-4 months. Being part of a fast paced career in marketing/advertising, she was able to help guide me through much of the mental anxiety and stress which comes from competing expectations. I feel much happier knowing that she’s given me an incredible amount of self awareness, listening to my body and really leveraging that to channel it to the best of my personal and professional abilities. It’s okay to focus on the right velocity of life that makes sense for each individual, and I came out of her sessions as more self aware, confident, and ready to be a better person among the people around me.

Written by R.U. on Jun 24, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only just started working with April but she’s made me, a person with social anxiety, feel at ease. She’s attentive and direct, I appreciate that so much! I look forward to more sessions with her! Thank you April for being you!!

Written by J.O. on Jun 05, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 days on issues concerning lgbt

All I have to say is she is the best. She will go above and beyond to help you. Try to find any path that she can. A+

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