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Postdoctoral Clinical Scholar Fellow
Education
Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology — The Chicago School of Clinical Psychology
B.S. in Psychology — The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
I Treat
10-15 Years Old
15-20 Years Old
Young Adult
Adult
Family
Adoptive Families
LGB/TQ+
Issues I Treat
Anxiety Disorders
Emotion Regulation Issues
Depression / Mood Disorders
School Stress
Parenting Issues
Cognitive Flexibility / Executive Functioning
Trauma
Life Stage Transitions
Panic
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
LGB/TQ+ Identity & Relationships
Learning Disabilities
Self-Harm
Suicidality
Sibling Issues
Step or Blended Families
Child Abuse
Polyamory, Non-monogamy, Non-traditional Relationships
Work / Life Balance
Divorce / Marital Separation / Post-Divorce Adjustment
Divorce Impact on Children
Eating Disorders
Adoption Issues
Family of Origin Issues
Grief & Loss
In-law Relationships
Kink / Alternative Lifestyles
Adult Children & Parent Relationship Issues
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Parenthood (Transition to)
Asperger’s
Phobias
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) & Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Autism
Racism Issues
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
School Refusal
Stress Management
Child Behavioral Problems
Child-Parent Attachment Issues
College (Transition to)
Spirituality / Religion
Video Gaming
Women's Issues
Perfectionism
Types of Therapy
CBT-informed
Family Therapy
Integrative Systemic Therapy
Psychodynamic Therapy
About

Dr. April received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Child and Adolescent studies. She is passionate about serving clients in the Chicagoland community using a multidisciplinary approach. Dr. April believes in meeting each individual where they are and tailoring her approach to their unique needs. Because entering into therapy is not always an easy task, Dr. April uses a relational approach. She creates a safe and supportive environment that facilitates a strong working alliance.

Throughout her years of training, Dr. April has worked with individuals who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, familial discord, emotional dysregulation and complex trauma. Dr. April has worked with children, adolescents and their families in multiple settings, such as community mental health and alternative school placements. She has also worked with young adult clients navigating emerging adulthood concerns. Her dissertation examined the use of improvisational theater in graduate training and she brings this interest in the arts to her therapeutic work.

Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Out of Network Reimbursement
Self Pay
Languages
English