I am a licensed independent clinical social work in the state of Minnesota and I have 20 years of experience. I have worked many years with women's issues surrounding depression, postpartum depression, and anxiety as well as relationship issues and self-esteem.
I believe a relationship is very important to help you achieve your goals. I offer a warm, calm presence and believe in respect, integrity, sensitivity and compassion. I tailor our therapy together to what works best with and for you. I can utilize many approaches such as cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, or an eclectic mix. I work with you to build goals because you know yourself best.
It takes courage to seek a better path and I am here to help you on your journey. I look forward to working together!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Body Image, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Family of Origin Issues, Fertility Issues, Guilt and Shame, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Self-Love, Women's Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
MN LICSW 27209
April has been instrumental in my healing journey. She's helped me label my trauma and given me tools to help cope. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking therapy.
Written on Dec 22, 2022 after therapy with April for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching
I mis marked my second question! My therapist gets back to me in a very timely manner! She is amazing and I had a break when I could not continue services and I found a way to connect with her again because she is so wonderful!
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 years and 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, compassion fatigue, and adhd
April is incredible, from the moment I started with her she has been so encouraging, patient, consistent, wise, understanding and never judgmental! I came feeling so many unfelt emotions that were weighing me down on my day to day that left me feeling hopeless and not wanting to see beyond it. I feel a complete 180 from the way i felt this time last year when I started with her! in her patience I learned more about myself and reminded myself how to regulate my emotions/feelings in a beautiful way that not only let me back to myself but to Christ as well! Im very grateful for who she is in my currently life. I look forward to chatting with her weekly :)
Written on Aug 30, 2022 after therapy with April for 8 months
April is kind and patient. Her laugh is full of joy! She has a wonderful way of supporting me in coming back to the present moment when I'm feeling overwhelmed, stressed or worried. She has also offered me some great resources to support my wellness and mental health outside of our one-on-one sessions.
Written on Aug 12, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and grief
I have been so impressed with her knowledge and extremely thankful for her support during a very difficult time in my life.
Written on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with April for 1 year and 1 month
April is a warm counsellor who is always willing to listen. She is open to different ideas and perspective. Find myself improving gradually over time.
Written on Sep 21, 2021 after therapy with April for 1 year and 3 months on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching