I am an African American female located in the Chicago land area, and have helped individuals, families, couples, and groups, from all walks of life. I am a licensed clinical professional counselor, adjunct professor, and author. I help people deal with issues such as: stress, unresolved conflict, family separation, and trauma recovery. As a therapist who is also a Christian, I assist people in the areas of faith and spiritual matters, if requested.
I do not operate according to the medical model and don't work with issues pertaining to psychotropic medications or imbalanced brain chemistry. I operate from the perspective that we all have choices, and need to make healthy ones in order to live mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy lives. Counseling, in my view, is about change, and change takes work. If you choose to work with me, you should be interested in working towards things getting better, not on things remaining the same. I offer a compassionate, understanding approach and believe every person should be treated with respect and dignity no matter their background or circumstances.
- Family conflicts
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Multicultural Concerns , Post-traumatic Stress , Prejudice and Discrimination Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems
LCPC #180002527 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
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She is a good theraptist.
Dr. April is a kind and caring woman. She sometimes asks hard questions that are needed for healing.
She is very knowledgeable.
Dr. April is wonderful. She truly listens and has insight that helped me so much in my healing journey. She held my hand metaphorically when I needed it, and gave me tough love when I needed it too! I wouldn’t have come so far in my journey without her help. I very highly recommend Dr. April.
I selected Dr. April based on her style of therapy, age approximation, race and gender. I feel she understands where Iam in life as well as the areas of concern I have I think we are a good fit, as I am comfortable being candid. She has shown concern that seems more genuine rather than scripted.
Dr. April has been helpful in assisting me with thinking carefully about my situations. I appreciate the time she spent with me.
Dr. April is professional, kind, and accepting. She is a wonderful therapist.
Dr. April has been helping, I've seen a great result so far.
Dr April is approachable and easy to talk to. I just had my second session and out conversation has sparked tremendous introspection.
Thank you for your support and guidance
Even though we've only had one session, I am confident and truly believe that Dr. April was chosen just for me. Look forward to our next session.
Easy… as it should be!
I’ve only had 2 therapy sessions with Dr. April. But I already feel like I’ve known her for a long time. She’s easy to talk to and she offers great suggestions on ways to improve my health and well being.
Great placement and understanding. Glad to have started new sessions.
It was Great!!
Dr. April was amazing. I’m glad I got to experience her services because it helped me out more then I believe. Highly recommended
She is great, she’s very good at listening and then asking the right questions.
Dr. April is a champion at listening. When meeting with her, I feel understood and supported. I highly recommend her services.
Dr.April understands and listens to my concerns she is knowledgeable about the topic it is such a pleasure to speak to her.
She is wonderful and helpful with advice
She is very great and so easy to talk to!
Dr. April is wonderful. She not only listens but also cares about her patients and is sympathetic towards our concerns. Absolutely feel so comfortable talking to her. I lost my job after 15 years and I'm 65 1/2 years old, so the probability of finding another job is very unlikely, but I'm trying to be optimistic and find good things in the next chapter of my life. Dr. April is helping me. I hope I can continue seeing her.
She is great!
I'm thankful for someone who wants to help , listens, and doesn't tell me what I want to hear.
Dr April was great. I found someone who takes my insurance and I only pay when I gave a session, so I am getting off Better help for now.
I am so appreciative of Dr. April. In the past, I've been ashamed of a lot of my feelings and experiences. So therapy was always difficult, having to process so many heavy emotions and deal with some hard truths. But Dr. April was incredibly understanding and compassionate. In sessions where I couldn't get a word out without crying, she was very accepting, welcoming, and non-judgmental. I appreciate her willingness to say things that may make me uncomfortable but are critical for my progress. I felt a healthy push to let go of a lot of guilt and approval-seeking I didn't realize I was still carrying. So grateful for her help!
Thank you for being so kind and understanding. I look forward to working with you.
Wonderful, compassionate counselor- Dr. April made me feel like I mattered when I spoke with her.
This was my first voice session with Dr. April. We have communicated per text messaging. However do to my work demands, I couldn't focus on work and my sessions at the same time. So I decided to do the over the phone voice session. Dr April was very understanding with this and I appreciated it. Since this was my first session I didn't know how to take it or how it would go. But I thought it went well, it felt good talking to someone without being judged. Thank u.
Dr. April is the help I was looking for when I sought out Better Help. She is patient and lets me talk out all my emotions and feelings, then inserts her wisdom when needed. She is a true calming spirit and she gives attention and care to every word she says. She has given me new perspective on issues I've had for years and years and helped me finally make some progress. I am so thankful I got matched with her. My mental health has improved already in just the few months we've been speaking. I believe she has made an incredibly positive impact on my 2021 year.
I have been very happy with Dr. April. She is respectful and has had patience with me and has given me a lot of insight.