April has lived outside of the US for more than a decade (mainly in Latin America) and brings a background in international development focusing on child protection, social entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture and environmental education. For this reason, although she works with all types of people, she has a special interest in those going through cross-cultural transitions as immigrants, refugees, aid workers, or study abroad students.
When not counseling others, she enjoys self-study and exploring life's big questions through creativity, play, nature, meditation and ceremony.
April is a bilingual (se habla Español) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Certified Hakomi Therapist (CHT) with a Master's degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology and a concentration in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University. She has completed additional training in the Hakomi method of experiential body-centered therapy, EMDR trauma resolution therapy, Natural Processing somatically-based process-oriented therapy, Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy, DBT life skills and CAR trauma recovery protocol.
April believes in the healing power of new experiences and that with courage and gentleness everyone can grow and heal, regardless of current or past circumstances. She is inspired by work that brings together her mind, heart, body and soul, as well as, her trust in the intrinsic wholeness of her clients.
April offers therapy, healing intensives, clinical skills support, contact with nature, mindfulness, rites of passage and ceremony for adults, couples, and groups. Requests for custom groups, ceremonies or trips are welcome.
A Voice Through The Door ~ Rumi
Sometimes you hear a voice through
the door calling you, as fish out of
water hear the waves, or a hunting
falcon hears the drum's come back.
This turning toward what you deeply
love saves you...
Read the book of your life which has
been given you. A voice comes to
your soul saying, Lift your foot;
cross over; move into emptiness
of question and answer and question.