Dr. April Givens

(PhD, MS, LPC)

About Me

Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor and certified hypnotherapist in Texas, with over 7 years experience working as a clinical therapist. I am also an Army veteran having served 8 years. I have worked in community mental health clinics and in the court system. I also work with families in CPS (child protective services). I have worked with clients with a wide range of issues including depression, anger, anxiety, and stress. I have also worked with clients who suffer from bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, trauma and substance abuse.
I have an outgoing personality, I have two children of my own. I enjoy traveling, hanging out with friends, and creating spontaneous ways to have fun. I'm a firm believer in the law of attraction. What you put out there is what you get in return.
My counseling style is unconventional, consisting of a real approach to counseling. I utilize solution-focused, dbt, and cognitive behavioral therapy along with mindfulness. I evoke positive psychology to allow the client to look at the current situation and learn coping skills and various tools to navigate and find a solution that will be beneficial and have lasting results.
The first session will consist of building a rapport, determining the problem, and building a treatment plan based on your goals for therapy and where you are at the moment in your life. I also provide worksheets for you to do so I can learn more about you and your situation. You have to be consistent with yourself and put in the work in order for counseling to work. I look forward to helping you heal and break the barriers that have been holding you back.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Abandonment , Codependency , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Forgiveness , Life Purpose , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #69005 (Expires: 2021-07-01)


Reviews

Written by M.Y. on May 19, 2017 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship, grief, and self esteem

April gives real advice and when I had a session with her she has a logic based advice that I can really appreciate. When I sent her some messages of things that frustrate me throughout the day, she replies with logic that I can't argue with, and move on. April is awesome:)

Written by B.R. on May 06, 2017 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

April is a very attentive person. She takes the time to talk with you and suggests daily items to help build a better self perception. She was the first counselor assigned to me and I haven't even thought about moving on. She's amazing.