Hi! My name is April and I'm a licensed counselor in the state of Texas with over 8 years of experience providing individual, group, and family therapy in an office setting as well as in inpatient and outpatient behavioral health settings. Over the years I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse and dependence, self esteem issues, relationship concerns, and life transitions. I am also experienced in helping individuals that have experienced emotional, physical, and sexual trauma and abuse as I completed my internship at a non profit that helps individuals who are survivors of domestic violence and incest.
As your counselor, my goal is to provide a warm safe environment where you can explore your thoughts and emotions without fear of judgement, regardless of what those are. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan and dialog to assist you in achieving your goals to become the person you want to be. To do this, I believe in viewing each person as a whole, and examining how each aspect of a person contributes to who they are overall. You and I will work together in this process as we gain an understanding of different facets of your life that you wish to change or improve upon. Sometimes we need a little tweaking in our daily routines to get us back on track. I realize that in life we get overwhelmed by situations that are unexpected and out of our control and my job is to teach you ways in being present and working at things that are manageable for you. My counseling approach incorporates multiple counseling styles allowing me to partner with you to great a treatment plan, goals and dialog for your specific needs.
I know it takes courage to take the first steps towards a change that leads to a happier and more fulfilling life. If you are ready to take that step, I am here to support and empower you along the way.
I look forward to working with you!
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
Addictions , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD Read more...
LPC #72928 (Expires: 2022-03-31)
Excellent counsellor! You can tell that she really listens and cares and genuinely wants to help you.
The more I talk and message the more I really like the site!
Ms. Howard was so actively helpful and even did research to help me find resources knowing that I would not be here long with her. I am so thankful and I hope she continues to do this because she was truly a light at the end of the tunnel for me.
I've dealt with a couple counselors now and none of them were as attentive as April. The big difference is that she actually reads what you write. I haven't had someone that "gets it" like April. She's very kind and understanding, so I would recommend her to anyone.