I'm April, and I've been practicing as a therapist for about 22 years. I believe that each individual is unique and complicated. I enjoy assisting others in finding the most effective ways to increased communication and growth.
I received a Bachelors of Social Work at
New York University, N.Y., and finished
there with a Masters in Social Work. After
receiving my Masters, I participated in
psychodynamic therapy training for two years.
I moved on and became licensed in the state of
New York. I then worked in diverse settings, such as hospitals, clinics, public schools, and non-profit organizations. I also began a small
private practice. Years later, I returned to California, as I'm a native. Since there is no reciprocity, I completed the hours of required work, and exams, and became licensed in California.
I have a direct approach, and offer a safe environment to explore feelings,
provide empathic listening, non-judgmental support, and perspective.
I like nurturing the commitment you possess, to make the changes necessary
in your life. So, whether you are seeking individual, or marital therapy,
your wanting to explore alternatives is an important first step in
Communication is crucial in
all relationships; and we can
continue to increase connective skills throughout our lives. Each person
has the potential to grow. You may find yourself taking an extreme position,
fighting with ultimatums, opposition, and then put on hold your own inherent
ability to adapt and negotiate. You may succumb to blaming the other,
fighting, criticizing, and suffering in silence. Take a chance, and tap into your innate
skills to be ever moving, shifting, and fluid. Change is what keeps us vital,
it's up to you to discover, question, seek out, and begin.