April McElroy

(BA, MA, LMFT)

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.
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.
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, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 4

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMFT #1327 (Expires: 2021-04-01)


Reviews

Written by E.V. on Oct 22, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.T. on Oct 20, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.A. on Oct 10, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling 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 by E.M. on Oct 01, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.O. on Sep 29, 2020 after counseling 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 by E.M. on Sep 28, 2020 after counseling 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 by L.E. on Sep 22, 2020 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

April was very kind and helpful even before our first telephone conversation. I found myself very comfortable talking with her, she conveys great sensitivity and is skilled at providing therapy that encourages self-reflection.

Written by A.I. on Aug 30, 2020 after counseling 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 by M.A. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

April has been very kind to me and has listened to me very attentively. She gives me hope that I will improve and get better and I look forward to working with her in the future.

Written by N.I. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling 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 by G.I. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling 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 by K.R. on Jul 24, 2020 after counseling 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 by F.I. on Jun 16, 2020 after counseling 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 by S.T. on Jun 15, 2020 after counseling 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 by V.A. on May 18, 2020 after counseling 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 by N.I. on May 16, 2020 after counseling 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 by K.R. on Apr 20, 2020 after counseling 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 by U.Y. on Apr 16, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.A. on Mar 23, 2020 after counseling 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 by C.O. on Mar 04, 2020 after counseling 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 by J.E. on Mar 02, 2020 after counseling 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.