About me

Hello! My name is April McElroy. I am a Licensed Marital and Family Therapy practicing in Tulsa, OK. I received my Undergraduate degree in Psychology in the year 2000 from Southern Connecticut State University. I obtained my Master's of Arts Degree in Marital and Family Therapy in 2015 from Southern Nazarene University. I have experience working with severely mentally ill individuals in the residential setting. I also have experience working in the Inpatient setting with individuals struggling with mental illness and substance abuse issues.
As a Marital and Family Therapist, my credentials are grounded in a systemic framework which takes into account how your relationships with people, places, and things in your life play a part in what brings you into therapy.
Today there are so many things that may contribute toward feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, and can cause issues of conflict. Individuals struggling with issues such as finances, physical and emotional disabilities may find themselves in a state of feeling stuck and feeling hopeless.
I want to extend my help and hope to you. I will utilize a culturally sensitive and trauma sensitive approach in your treatment so that I can address your specific needs. I also adopt the belief that we are all human and we all experience pain. By not being alone and in isolation, we can work through that pain so that you can begin healing and living the life that you want.
My approach is grounded in Rogerian or Person Centered Therapy which utilizes a sense of Unconditional Positive Regard. By adopting a "come as you are" approach, I have an acceptance of all the facets that make up who you are today. Part of my role as a Rogerian therapist is to be present and empathic, and humble so that we can relate to one another on a human level. My education and experience are only a part of the experience..the rest is empowering you to believe in yourself that you can trust yourself to make decisions about your life. I also borrow concepts from Therapies such as Reality Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Inner Child Therapy.
I will formulate goals with you that reflect what you are doing right and what you feel you need improvement on. The premise behind acknowledging what you are doing is that. all is not hopeless upon entering therapy..you have an abundance of support surrounding you, it's. just that negative self worth keeps you from enjoying the environment that is surrounding you. Together we will move forward by addressing specific areas of your life so that you can free up the toxic beliefs and thoughts about the part of you that holds you back and replace those thoughts and beliefs with more present centered positive ones so that you can appreciate your life better.
I want to remind you that you have choices. If you choose me to work with you, I will honor and appreciate that choice and my work with you will reflect what your goals are and how you want to live a more fulfilling life.


Specialties

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

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 5

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

OK LMFT 1327


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for April McElroy. 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 on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with April for 10 months on issues concerning depression, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and adhd

She is great

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd

Literally amazing

Written on Oct 05, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

It’s nice that you can feel she is real with you and doesn’t try to act holier than thou like some therapists I’ve dealt with in the past outside of this app. She’s fun! I like her.

Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with April for 1 year and 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

April is great, so much that I'm returning to after several months away. Thanks!

Written on Sep 14, 2022 after therapy with April for 4 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

I love April! She is present and an active participant in the sessions. Her responses come from a mixture of her professionalism, and her own personal perspectives and it makes it sound like I'm talking with someone rather than to someone. However, it's not like to a friend where I want her to "have my back." Instead she takes time to give full responses that challenge my thinking and invite conscious, gradual change.

Written on Aug 18, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

April was so understanding and helpful for me! She listens well and gives wonderful feedback and asks great questions. I truly appreciated and enjoyed my time with her!

Written on Aug 09, 2022 after therapy with April for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

April is a very deep and compassionate listener. She holds space for you and allows you to have space for yourself to be heard and seen. I highly recommend her. Thank you April.

Written on Jul 28, 2022 after therapy with April for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I appreciate how April doesn’t corral my thoughts. I am free to explore all different tangents.

Written on Jun 05, 2022 after therapy with April for 7 months on issues concerning depression, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

April is incredibly understanding and offers many awesome and useful viewpoints

Written on May 16, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, and self esteem

An amazing and supportive listener! Overall a great therapist

Written on May 05, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and anger management

April has been amazing and very helpful with my first time therapy

Written on Apr 24, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

Great listener, provides the opportunity to disagree if she brings up something that may not align to your feelings or thought process. Very helpful and encouraging

Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with April for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

April has been my therapist for a while now, and she's the realest. Always on top of my immediate needs, always very flexible with scheduling and re-scheduling, and an all around wonderful therapist.

Written on Mar 15, 2022 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

As a first timer, her sessions are so comfortable

Written on Feb 11, 2022 after therapy with April for 3 weeks

She is amazing and insightful with absolutely no judgment. I feel like it's a really safe space to vent and work through things!

Written on Feb 05, 2022 after therapy with April for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, grief, and self esteem

I have seen many therapists in the past and I truly appreciate April's methods of helping me to connect past with present in order to move forward. 10/10

Written on Jan 25, 2022 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

She is fantastic.

Written on Jan 04, 2022 after therapy with April for 4 months on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

April is wonderful! Patient, attentive and thoughtful to your every word. I would recommend her to anyone.

Written on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

April understands how to get through to me. I love that she puts herself in the ring with you. She shares a lot of her personal experiences which significantly helps you open up.

Written on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and anger management

April is amazing! An amazing listener and has a great way of explaining things! I recommend April to everyone!

Written on Oct 04, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve only had a few sessions so far but I am confident that April is the right fit as my therapist. She is very understanding and willing to listen. I’m someone who struggles with communication and April makes me feel comfortable enough to open up.

Written on Aug 28, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Mrs. McElroy understands what I am going through because she is able to take her own personal and private experiences and apply them to the session. This allows for a more connected and empathetic discussion as she understands exactly what
I am going through

Written on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and adhd

She helps me feel comfortable with myself and her approach makes me want to talk. I don’t feel the need but want. I’m thankful for her.

Written on Aug 02, 2021 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and compassion fatigue

She is awesome and helps me

Written on Jul 24, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

My session with April was extremely helpful, I had a very positive outlook to things after my session with April.

Written on Jul 22, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I’m very grateful to be working with her. I feel very connected and excepted when I meet with her and genuinely excited because I know each time we meet something gets addressed.

Written on Jul 05, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

April McElroy has allowed me to make a great amount of progress in very few sessions.

Written on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I just had few sessions with April and felt good already! She’s the most considerate therapist I've met, with an incredible ability to listen through the sessions and advice when the time is right. She's a huge reason I'm advising people to use BetterHelp and to go to therapy in the first place!

Written on Jul 04, 2021 after therapy with April for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Very happy with Ms. April in navigating me in my therapy journey.

Written on Jun 25, 2021 after therapy with April for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

I've been meeting with April for around 8 months now. She is extremely insightful and sensitive in her communication. She also very clearly loves her work! I've consistently found April's reflections and suggestions notably helpful. We started by addressing issues related to one aspect of my life, and because I felt so comfortable with her, we've gotten into issues that are much more deeply rooted thay I had only hoped to address one day. I highly recommend April as a therapist.

Written on May 28, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

April and I have only had a couple sessions together, but I really like her so far. It seems like she was born for this job. She has interpreted things so correctly about me/my family/childhood with barely knowing me at all. The things she says are very insightful, and she's brought up reasons for my anxiety that I would have never in a million years connected, but that make so much sense.

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

I have only had two sessions with April, but so far have been amazed by some of the profound analysis and diagnoses that she has been able to make in such a short space of time. Some of it can be hard to hear, but very useful so far.

Written on Mar 16, 2021 after therapy with April for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and coping with life changes

April takes a very warm and welcoming approach which made it easier to open up and talk about issues and concerns and build a rapport. I learnt many resources and strategies which I can take away and apply to my day to day life. The sessions also helped me to have a better understanding and process past challenges. I would recommend April as a counselor!

Written on Feb 10, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I’ve been working with April for a few weeks now and she has definitely helped me. I find her techniques are very useful to me.

Written on Jan 18, 2021 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Wonderful to work with and always available

Written on Dec 27, 2020 after therapy with April for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

We slowly work through my problems and don’t rush things. We didn’t set clear goals of what I wanted to achieve right at the beginning, because over time the goals I seeked became clearer than when I first started.

Written on Dec 04, 2020 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

April is amazing, professional and caring. We had troubles with time zones and connection that’s why the sessions were postponed but we figured how to fix it even though it was frustrating in the beginning.

I love the metaphors she used to help me better understand myself and the situation

Written on Nov 11, 2020 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I have never met with a therapist before, so my frame of reference is small, but I feel April has made it easy to confront the subjects I want to talk about and delve into. She offers a self reflection method followed by clinical advice that ads up to make sense of your current state of mind. I feel productive after a session!

Written on Oct 22, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and coping with life changes

April has been an incredible help to me in a very difficult time of my life. On top of all of the past trauma I’ve had throughout my life, I had a very recent and traumatic family emergency that devastated me and changed my world. April listens, cares, and advises. She has helped me find the tools within myself to continue living despite my circumstances. I could say thank you a million times and it would never be enough to adequately express my gratitude. Thank you April

Written on Oct 20, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have only worked with April for a short time, but she made me feel comfortable immediately. She is warm and helpful, offering thought provoking questions as well as things to reflect on. I always leave my sessions feeling better than when I started. I couldn’t recommend her enough.

Written on Oct 10, 2020 after therapy with April for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

April has been an enormous help. I appreciate her compassion and ability to help me be mindful when I’ve felt overwhelmed. I highly recommend her

Written on Oct 05, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and career difficulties

April has been such a great help to me so far on my journey to bettering my mental health. She is very understanding and caring. She listens to what you have to say, and also makes sure you understand her feedback/recommendations as well. I look forward to continuing to work with her.

Written on Oct 01, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

She’s been very understanding and helpful in a short period of time.

Written on Sep 29, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

April and I are just starting to get to know each other. I enjoy her approach and feel like she listens intently to what I have to say. I appreciate her insights, knowledge, and genuine personality.

Written on Sep 28, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning lgbt, and trauma and abuse

April is great! High quality therapist, I love her intuitive approach.

Written on Aug 30, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and trauma and abuse

She's friendly, professional, and clearly has a passion for what she does. I'd highly recommend her.

Written on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with April for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

April was my first therapist and she was immensely helpful to me in dealing with my ongoing work related stress and anxiety. She also helped me identify my feelings towards my past abuse and I think I can now see what steps I need to take to move forward.

Written on Jul 30, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

April is a very approachable, understanding counselor and she constantly challenges me to see things from a different perspective and not get caught up in my own narratives and negative thought processes. Highly recommended.

Written on Jul 24, 2020 after therapy with April for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

April has been truly instrumental in helping me to overcome and work through my trauma as well as my basic insecurities. I am so grateful for her for facilitating my growth and healing.

Written on Jun 16, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

April is incredibly thoughtful in her approach to counseling. She challenges me in ways no other therapist ever has. I feel that I am making real, meaningful change within myself with April.

Written on Jun 15, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

So far, it’s been an enlightening experience, learning more about myself and regaining confidence every day. Thanks April!

Written on May 18, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

April is kind and gentle.
She’s very knowledgeable and professional.

Written on May 16, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thank you, I feel like this will be a good match.

Written on Apr 20, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

We're at the beginning stages of getting to know one another, so we slowly building a respect and rapport with one another and I'm happy at the pace we're doing it at. April always listens to me and encourages me to think deeper on things I say without thinking and encourages my strengths. I think this is the beginning of a great professional relationship with a very kind person.

Written on Apr 16, 2020 after therapy with April for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

April has been a joy to work with. She has been attentive and very helpful in regards to processing trauma and moving on with healthy coping methods.

Written on Mar 23, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

April has been very supportive and understanding from the start of our sessions. She made me and my husband feel very comfortable and so we were able to open up about our issues. There’s still a lot of work to be done but we’re definitely making some progress.

Written on Mar 04, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 months on issues concerning lgbt, and relationship issues

April is my first therapist and I feel she has greatly helped me. She listens and restates, allowing me to understand my situation from a true, third-party. She then gives sound counsel, allowing me to put a name to an emotion or circumstance I have found myself in. This helps because I can now identify my struggle and move forward in healing it properly instead of ignoring it because I don't even know what it is.

Written on Mar 02, 2020 after therapy with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

I have very much enjoyed and appreciated April in our sessions.

Work with me!