Welcome parents and teens! I’m April, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in North Carolina. I see counseling as a partnership between the therapist and the client. Since choosing a therapist for your child or yourself is a personal decision, I encourage you parents to allow your teen to choose a therapist along with you. We’ll spend time during our early contacts with me getting to know your teen (and talking to a parent or guardian for at least part of the first session), and your teen getting comfortable working with me. I would describe my counseling style as warm, but professional. I love to use strength-based approaches as much as possible, also incorporating your values into our work.
I find myself using an integrative approach, incorporating different theoretical frameworks and techniques that I will tailor to fit your needs. Two approaches I use most often for teens are Person-Centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Person-Centered counseling uses a lot of reflection to help you process your thoughts and feelings, which is often the first step towards solving your problems. CBT helps us examine your thought patterns and whether they are helpful or harmful. If a particular thought is harmful that could trigger issues like a depressed mood, for example. We’ll work together to replace the harmful thoughts with more helpful ones. There are many other approaches to potentially integrate into our sessions, and I’d be happy to explain anything I believe may benefit you.
I once read a quote online (source unknown) that rings true for me: “A counselor isn’t someone you pay to pretend they care about you. A counselor is someone you pay to teach you how to care for yourself.”
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
- Anger management
Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , Body Image , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Co-morbidity , Dissociation , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Phobias , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Harm , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCMHC #11996 (Expires: 2023-06-30)
April is awesome and makes me feel better every single time.
My daughter has loved talking with April and looks forward to it every week. She has learned so much about herself and how to manage her anxieties and overall mental health. I am so grateful to April for the work she does.
April is incredibly caring, patient, insightful and effective. She is a great listener and made me feel completely comfortable during my very first session. She has helped me re-discover my ability to problem solve and given me a better understanding of how I work and why I react to situations in particular ways. I’ll always be grateful for all she’s done.
Very patient and caring. You can tell she genuinely wants to help you better care about yourself. After trying therapy multiple times before and it never being successful, this time it is. April takes a different approach and is amazing!
Great listener and very attentive.