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.
I happen to work well with Teens as I can identify with their struggles. Teens today struggle with issues such as identity concerns, negotiating their independence from the household, and fluctuating hormones and puberty challenges. I like to get to know Teens when I work with them and I will take time to establish trust and build rapport with them through exploring their personal interests.

Thank you for considering me to work with your Teen. Together we can help your child navigate the issues of Teenagerhood a little more easier.


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 C.I. on Feb 21, 2021 after counseling with April for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

The best counselor I have ever had. She takes time to listen and is in tune with your needs.

Written by H.E. on Feb 20, 2021 after counseling with April for 1 month

April have helped my daughter a lot..

Written by R.A. on Feb 10, 2021 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

I’ve been working with April for a few weeks now and she has definitely helped me. I find her techniques are very useful to me.

Written by L.E. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with April for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

April has really helped me over the past months. She's easy to get along with, is a great listener and offers very good and careful insight.

Written by D.O. on Jan 18, 2021 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

Wonderful to work with and always available

Written by J.E. on Jan 10, 2021 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

April provided a strategic approach which allowed both my partner and I to not only feel safe and not judged, but also the freedom to arrive at our own conclusions. She asks relevant questions and provided solid insights, getting to the underlying issues. My partner and I were not communicating effectively, causing a lot of misunderstanding and pain. Our conversations are now more open as we have become more vulnerable and honest with ourselves and one another. We've been giving each other the time and patience to make progress and grow. We realized that we had both caused a lot of unintentional harm to not only each other, but ourselves and the relationship. April's insight helped immensely and she knows what she's doing as a professional. Thank you again April! You are awesome at what you love to do and it shows!

Written by M.A. on Dec 27, 2020 after counseling with April for 4 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and bipolar disorder

We slowly work through my problems and don’t rush things. We didn’t set clear goals of what I wanted to achieve right at the beginning, because over time the goals I seeked became clearer than when I first started.

Written by A.N. on Dec 04, 2020 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

April is amazing, professional and caring. We had troubles with time zones and connection that’s why the sessions were postponed but we figured how to fix it even though it was frustrating in the beginning.

I love the metaphors she used to help me better understand myself and the situation

Written by A.N. on Nov 11, 2020 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and adhd

I have never met with a therapist before, so my frame of reference is small, but I feel April has made it easy to confront the subjects I want to talk about and delve into. She offers a self reflection method followed by clinical advice that ads up to make sense of your current state of mind. I feel productive after a session!

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 J.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

April is very easy to talk to and understands what is going on with me personally. She is very professional yet very compassionate.

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 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 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 N.O. on Jul 05, 2020 after counseling with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

April is gentle, responsive, and professional. She has used a range of techniques to elicit breakthroughs in our individual and couples sessions. I was skeptical about therapy via video, because I didn’t know if it would be possible to experience a therapist warmth and empathy or for a counselor to interpret our individual and shared meta communications!

All those concerns disappeared without minutes. April’s attuned insights, sensitive responses and thoughtful questions are guiding my husband and I to individual and shared discoveries that are helping us create the strongest bond we’ve ever had!

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 teen counselinging 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 C.A. on Apr 10, 2020 after counseling with April for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

April is amazing! She has helped with our tremendously. We are so thankful for her. ❤️

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 E.M. on Mar 08, 2020 after counseling with April for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

April is everything I could have ever asked for. At first I was unsure about the online aspect of teen counseling but I would never go back. April makes me feel so empowered to go deep and understand my issues and gives me the tools to be approach the hard ones. She is so attentive and intelligent and compassionate and the journey with her has been a revelation. I'm so endlessly grateful for her.

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.