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About The Teacher

Dr. April Brown is a Licensed Mental Health Christian Counselor, Certified School Counselor, Distance Certified Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and a Qualified Clinical Supervisor. She has two thriving private practices in Cape Coral and Fort Myers, Florida where she specializes in anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationships, emotional support animals, and distance counseling. Dr. April holds a Masters and a Specialist degree in Counseling and Human Systems and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology.

Since 1997, Dr. April has been in the counseling field. She has a very diverse background in counseling children, teens, adults, couples, and families from various cultures and backgrounds. She has counseled, taught, and facilitated groups, workshops, courses, and presentations. Dr. April has worked in community centers, public schools, universities, businesses and private practice. Plus, she has supervised many school and mental health counseling interns.

Dr. April believes that intimately connecting with ourselves, others, and our Higher Power can eliminate the conflicts, anxiety, and depression in our lives so that we can be empowered to know and live a purposeful life. Over the past twenty years, she has effectively empowered thousands of individuals, couples, and families to break down the barriers that causes fear so that they can embrace true intimacy in their lives. Dr. April’s mission is to increase intimacy for all. Thus, Dr. April started hosting her own new Radio/TV Show in February 2018 and it is call “Bringing Intimacy Back” where she and other intimacy experts will provide resources and tips on increasing intimacy in all types of relationships.

Most of all, Dr. April believes that counseling is helping others with their struggles in life. She will support and empower you to work through your challenges with insight and motivation. Dr. April will take the time to provide you with an empathetic and nonjudgmental atmosphere and you will receive coping resources and skills. You will realize that you are not alone in your struggles, and you will have the inner strength to change and reach your goals. Her motto is “Quality counseling services that provide insight, motivation, empowerment, results, and action in a nonjudgmental environment.”

Dr. April’s counseling style is cognitive-behavioral and solution-focused treatment with an interactive solution-focus approach. It is a proven effective way of developing good coping skills for many social and personal issues. It is good for stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, loneliness, addiction, impulse control, relationship difficulties, and many other mental health problems or job and career issues

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