Jada April-Brown

LCSW-C, LCSW

About me

My name is Jada April-Brown. I have my Master’s Degree in Social Work and am licensed in several states to offer individual based counseling. Originally from Chicago, I attended Governors State University in which I obtained my BSW and MSW. I have been a resident of South Carolina almost 4 years now. Within my professional career, I have worked in many settings, including inpatient, outpatient, hospitals, corrections, community based, residential based, and transitional housing. In both my personal and professional career, I have been told and also have provided workshops on being empathetic, understanding, a better communicator, and positive self-reflection.
I have experience working with all populations, children to older adults. My specialties and approaches include trauma informed care, strength based, solution-focused, and motivational interviewing with a focus on harm reduction. As a therapist, these approaches allow me an opportunity for “us” to “work together” in a solution focused relationship. I am dedicated to helping others find positive solutions to their problems and identifying and utilizing the strengths and skills sets already instilled within you. I am committed to helping my clients improve various aspects of their lives to live their best life yet. I believe that with the right support, anyone can overcome their problems and negative experiences.
As a human being, we all face some type of roadblock. And sometimes, we need a little help with steering to get us to a place to pursue our goals. Sometimes, we need that someone to help us see our strengths and abilities. That will be our relationship. We will work together in developing your goals that are manageable, attainable, and realistic and “get to work.” I know with us working “together” we will be able to create personal growth in which your successes will be identified by you, the most important person in this partnership. We may have challenges, but I know with commitment from us both, we'll overcome them as well.
You have taken the first step- asking for help. That was courageous on your part and shows you are ready to make a commitment. I am here to help you through this journey. I am passionate in what I do. I will provide to you a safe place to talk. I look forward to our journey together. You set the pace and I am here.



Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
LGBT , Relationship issues , Grief , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Codependency , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Domestic Violence , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 14

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

MD LCSW-C 28367

IL LCSW 149.018238

SC LISW 11818


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Jada April-Brown. 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 Sep 11, 2022 after therapy with Jada for 1 year and 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Jada is an amazing therapist and support!

Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Jada for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and relationship issues

She is very caring and she listens carefully. I feel the first thing she is interested about is helping me. She is very insightful and always there for me as a client. Very professional with a fantastic sense of humor.

Written on Apr 13, 2022 after therapy with Jada for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, and bipolar disorder

There would be no way to adequately describe for the help Jada has provided me in just a short time. She is so knowledgeable and experienced, I trust her implicitly. She shows so much compassion and has a way of being both casual and professional simultaneously. She is giving me the tools I need to live a happier and fuller life. How do you thank someone for replacing despair with hope? Anyone lucky enough to have Jada as a therapist will be in a much better place as a result of her assistance.

Written on Feb 03, 2022 after therapy with Jada for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

This therapist is flexible. I function best with solid actions to perform and she always has options. I get something out of everything she asks me to do even if it is not what I expected. I am so less anxious these days, Not always okay but it is easier to change the tail chasing thoughts that exacerbate my harmful habit.

Written on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Jada for 1 month on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and coping with life changes

Jada is the best therapist I’ve ever had. She had given me so many tools to help my anxiety and reach my goals. She’s reassuring but challenges me in such a way I feel like I’m talking to a close friend.

Written on Dec 21, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Ms Jada is a funny and caring therapist and has shared many different ressources to read and work through. She's adapted well to changes in my main concerns and always has an insight or story to share. I enjoy our sessions!

Written on Dec 17, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

Amazing therapist

Written on Dec 11, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

jada has been such a help for ke for a fee months now, wouldnt hesitate to recommend her to anyone

Written on Nov 23, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I have been in therapy with Jada for about 8 months working on my anxiety and it has been great. Jada listened and provided me with useful and practical tools I use on a daily basis. She offered great insights on my daily struggles, often with a laugh, which made the process very personal. I loved working with Jada.

Written on Nov 19, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 1 year on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and self esteem

Jada is a great therapist and she equipped me with tools I use every day. When I needed to return to therapy, I returned to Jada specifically.

Written on Jul 14, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

For the two weeks I’ve been with Jada she is so kind and compassionate she always has a helpful
Resource to help with what I’m going thru. She always has a positive solution for what I bring to her. She brings a very insightful perspective that makes everything I’m going thru seem worth everything. Thank you for your help.

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Caring and compassionate person. So happy to have her as my therapist.

Written on May 26, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Jada has been nothing short of supportive, relational and human. She meets me where I’m at each time we have a video call. Through gracious and tough love I’ve grown to look forward to dismantling and rebuilding parts of my life that I have wanted to avoid before. She is a gift, and a professional I highly recommend to anyone who wants someone to speak to who is honest, kind, and compassionate.

Written on May 14, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Fantastic

Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Jada has been tremendously helpful in the improvement of my mental health. I love that our sessions are conversations instead of me on the other side of answering a list of questions. She listens very well and I can see that she truly cares. She was able to accurately pinpoint some things that I had trouble with and I really appreciated her supportive nature and positive outlook. I look forward to our sessions every week and she sure knows how to make me laugh!

Written on Apr 09, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem

I’ve only had a few sessions with Jada but the progress I feel I’ve made is amazing, using my journal and noticing the changes in my mind and body over that time. She made me feel so confident on our first call and that everything was really going to be alright

Written on Feb 17, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 6 months on issues concerning addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and bipolar disorder

I love Jada that is all so honest and loving

Written on Jan 08, 2021 after therapy with Jada for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping

Jada April- Brown is one of the best counselors on this application. She has really helped me to start to look deep into the source of my issues in life. I will be forever grateful for this experience.

Written on Dec 16, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

JADA IS AMAZING. When I came to her I was in the worst state of my life and she helped me with my issues and helped me understand and process my feelings. My life has completely changed my life for the better and I will be forever grateful to her for what she has done for my life. I would recommend her to anyone who really wants and needs help with themselves. She helped me save myself.

Written on Dec 03, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Wonderful to talk with and work with!

Written on Nov 09, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Jada has been a big support to me in the last weeks, especially in 2020. I look forward to our video calls, and I am able to see my growth in the two months that I have had sessions with her. I am very glad that I was matched with her, and I’m grateful for the Better Help service ☺️

Written on Oct 15, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 2 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and eating disorders

Jada is great to work with. She is not a 'sit back and tell me about your day' kind of therapist. Jada listens well and is a great laugher. Once she developed an understanding of my struggles, she framed it to help me understanding it, then developed a plan for working through it. She pushes me to be accountable for the work I say I'll do. When it got too fast or we hit a difficult section for me, we talked about it and we adjusted our approach. We spent adequate time in discussion to get to know me, now is very focused on the work--I love working with Jada!

Written on Sep 22, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 4 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

After the first month, I can truly see a difference in myself and know I could not possibly do this alone if it was not for Jada and her kindness and compassion. She is absolutely awesome and the reason why I will be continuing with these sessions. I really cannot thank her enough for what she has done this far!

Written on Aug 29, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

I’m so happy that I was matched with Jada. She was so easy to talk to from the start. She’ll put you to work, so if you’re ready for positive changes, watch out because she’ll help you make it happen. She helped me so much in just one month. I instantly felt comfortable with her. She was understanding and caring and non judgmental. I really liked how she focused on the now situations instead of the past. I found that very helpful. I would highly recommend her services to anyone that is ready to work to be a better person.

Written on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I love that I was matched with Jada. Anyone would be lucky to have such an understanding and genuine therapist. She is committed to helping her clients on whatever topics you ask for. She is very experienced and knowledgeable. With her, I’ve been able to change the way I think about myself and build the confidence I’ve missed for years. This is just after a few weeks! I’m honored to continue working with her.

Written on Aug 21, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and self esteem

Jada has been a wonderful counselor and a huge help to me

Written on Aug 10, 2020 after therapy with Jada for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, and intimacy-related issues

She is very down to earth and easy to talk to.

Work with me!