April Lacey, LCPC
Welcome! My name is April Lacey and I am a licensed counselor in Illinois (LCPC) with 6 years of professional work experience. Taking the first step to seeking a more happier and fulfilling life takes courage. I am here to support you through that process. My vision for therapy is to create a safe and encouraging space for clients to share their experiences while recognizing their strengths to cope with life's challenges.
I have worked in a wide range of therapeutic settings including inpatient psychiatric hospitalization, crisis lines, community mental health working with youth and families impacted by the juvenile justice system, and group practice. I have experience in helping clients with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, anger management, self-esteem, and parenting concerns. I use an integrative approach of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Client-Centered, Trauma- Focused, Mindfulness, Trust-Based Relational Intervention, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution-Focused Therapy to help my clients.
My approach focuses on fostering a strong collaborative relationship with clients to reach their goals. I value genuineness and believe in meeting clients where they are, treating everyone with respect and compassion.
Additional areas of focus: Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Divorce and Separation, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation/Loneliness, Jealousy, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Personality Disorders, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Love, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCPC 180013822