Dr. Cassandra April

LCPC

About Me

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.


Specialties

  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Anger management
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
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 , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 30

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCPC #180002527 (Expires: 2023-03-31)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Cassandra April. 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 by J.O. on May 17, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and parenting issues

She is a good theraptist.

Written by S.A. on May 04, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. April is a kind and caring woman. She sometimes asks hard questions that are needed for healing.

Written by K.A. on Apr 28, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, and coaching

She is very knowledgeable.

Written by T.H. on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

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.

Written by K.A. on Feb 25, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

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.

Written by R.U. on Feb 14, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Dr. April has been helpful in assisting me with thinking carefully about my situations. I appreciate the time she spent with me.

Written by J.E. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Dr. April is professional, kind, and accepting. She is a wonderful therapist.

Written by S.A. on Jan 10, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and sleeping disorders

Dr. April has been helping, I've seen a great result so far.

Written by J.E. on Jan 08, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and coping with life changes

Dr April is approachable and easy to talk to. I just had my second session and out conversation has sparked tremendous introspection.

Written by A.K. on Jan 02, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Thank you for your support and guidance

Written by M.E. on Dec 31, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.E. on Dec 26, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and self esteem

Easy… as it should be!

Written by T.A. on Dec 24, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

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.

Written by J.O. on Dec 10, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Great placement and understanding. Glad to have started new sessions.

Written by T.O. on Nov 29, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

It was Great!!

Written by D.E. on Nov 20, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. April was amazing. I’m glad I got to experience her services because it helped me out more then I believe. Highly recommended

Written by P.A. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, and anger management

She is great, she’s very good at listening and then asking the right questions.

Written by J.E. on Sep 30, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and grief

Dr. April is a champion at listening. When meeting with her, I feel understood and supported. I highly recommend her services.

Written by D.O. on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Dr.April understands and listens to my concerns she is knowledgeable about the topic it is such a pleasure to speak to her.

Written by A.A. on Sep 18, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is wonderful and helpful with advice

Written by M.I. on Aug 05, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She is very great and so easy to talk to!

Written by L.A. on Jun 30, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.H. on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She is great!

Written by M.O. on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and trauma and abuse

I'm thankful for someone who wants to help , listens, and doesn't tell me what I want to hear.

Written by D.E. on May 16, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by T.R. on Apr 16, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, and self esteem

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!

Written by A.M. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties

Thank you for being so kind and understanding. I look forward to working with you.

Written by R.A. on Mar 30, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, and career difficulties

Wonderful, compassionate counselor- Dr. April made me feel like I mattered when I spoke with her.

Written by S.A. on Mar 01, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

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.

Written by C.A. on Feb 02, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by J.E. on Jan 12, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

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.

Work with me!