Hi! I'm April! I enjoy working with all ages and backgrounds. I got my bachelors from the University of New Mexico in Sociology then went to pursue my M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Southwest. I enjoy using a wide range of approaches including Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, EMDR, Narrative Therapy, CBT, mindfulness, and have a passion for Play therapy.
I am currently working toward my certification to become a Registered Play Therapist. Children speak/work through their trauma and anxieties through play. Play can help children process in a way they need with a safe environment. I can help provide that “safe place”. I can also provide parent support and education along the way.
I also use Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing to treat and relieve PTSD, acute stress, and anxiety symptoms resulting from traumatic and other life experiences. EMDR can produce elevated emotional and somatic reactions during and after treatment. A typical client experiences a 60-90% reduction in stress symptoms as a result of treatment.
I strive to make an impact on the community of New Mexico and help individuals with their mental health needs for many generations to come. Remember it’s okay to not feel okay and reach out! We can work on this together! If you or a loved one has any unresolved trauma, current things you want to work on, or certain behaviors you have a concern with, I am here to support you on the journey to wellness.