April Shields

(MS, LPC, CDWF)

About Me

Are you looking for support in removing what is blocking you from loving who you are, doing what you love, and connecting with the people you love? I can help you develop more positive relationships and become more aware of what might be stopping you from moving forward in your personal and professional life. I provide a safe empathic environment that opens the way for self-discovery. I hope that you will feel supported and more confident as you take steps toward living a life you feel passionate about.

I approach therapy as a collaborative process, working with each client to fully realize their own goals, desires, needs, path, etc. This varies from client to client as I meet each individual where they are and base each contact on their individual needs. I strive to communicate with clients in a safe, nonjudgmental, and compassionate way.

My number one goal for all of my clients is helping them get to a place of more self-trust, self-compassion, and self-love. Wouldn't it feel amazing to trust yourself so much that you don't constantly second guess yourself, over-analyze, or question every decision you make?


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Self esteem
  • Coping with life changes
  • Coaching
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Career difficulties , Depression , Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 13

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #5189-125 (Expires: 2021-02-01)


Reviews

Written by R.I. on Jun 01, 2020 after counseling with April for 2 years on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem

April helped me through an incredibly difficult time in my life, and I'm very grateful to have had her as a therapist. She is such a great listener, pays attention to details and meets people where they're at.

Written by R.O. on Mar 27, 2020 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

April is helpful and honest.

Written by C.O. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with April for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

April was really great at helping me discover a lot of these issues and toxic behaviors I would end up falling for in the past. She has been really helpful for the past 8-9 months I got to work with her. I'd highly recommend her counseling to anyone going through similar issues I went through. She's been great.

Written by D.A. on Oct 25, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, and career difficulties

April has been very supportive of what my focus has been in receiving counseling. She listens well and helps guide me to understand certain subjects we discuss. She has been a great benefit to the areas I’ve been focused on during therapy and I always look forward to our sessions.

Written by T.R. on Oct 25, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and self esteem

She is a treasure, and I don't even use that word. I was very lucky to get matched up with her. She is helpful, warm, and accepting.

Written by E.R. on Oct 13, 2018 after counseling with April for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

April knows exactly what I want to work on and is always there for me. She’s easy to talk to and a good listener.

Written by S.A. on Oct 08, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

April is amazing, everything that we have been talking about has helped me to see things in a better perspective. She has allowed me to understand that the things I am going through are not the end of the world and that I truly can get through this.

Written by K.O. on Oct 03, 2018 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning self esteem, and career difficulties

Talking with April has been one of the most gratifying experiences in my life. I always leave my sessions with her feeling better and hopeful. She is extremely compassionate and intuitive to situations and feelings. I am very lucky to have been matched with her as my therapist.

Written by R.A. on Sep 12, 2018 after counseling with April for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, intimacy-related, and self esteem

I've been working with April for the past 4 months and it's been awesome. She has good experience and offers well thought out advice.

Written by R.Y. on Sep 10, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 months on issues concerning intimacy-related

She is amazingly awesome! She understands my problems and helps me work through them, sometimes with worksheets as a starting point but sometimes not. It’s all dependent on what you need.

Written by N.I. on Jul 03, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related, sleeping, parenting, and self esteem

I really believe that I was matched with the right counselor. She respects me and seems genuinely concerned about my problems and also seems eager to help me.

Written by B.R. on Jun 28, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship, and self esteem

April is friendly, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable. She's able to give constructive criticism in a very gentle and loving way. I really enjoy our conversations and our sessions together.

Written by E.M. on Jun 25, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related, self esteem, and career

I haven’t gotten a lot of time to get to know April, but I already feel she is taking my concerns seriously and understands where I need support. I look forward to continuing work with her.

Written by L.J. on May 20, 2018 after counseling with April for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and anger

April has been a good counselor, she has been helpful and I've enjoyed her counseling.

Written by T.E. on May 12, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, eating, sleeping, self esteem, and anger

My life has been overwhelming for me the past few years and I have talked to my doctor and other therapists which was not useful. After losing my sister to breast cancer and I was her primary caregiver, I became sick myself at which time I lost my job and everything. April has been a breath of fresh air and she listens to me and does not scold or preach to me. If it was not for Better Help I would not be able to conquer the small tasks in my life.

Written by C.U. on Mar 11, 2018 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and anger

She knows what she's doing and responds in a timely manner! Positive experience overall.