April Mullen, MA, LMHC
I believe in the strength, resiliency and beauty of the human spirit. I also believe in co-creating opportunities to bring forth our best self. By changing the stories we tell ourselves, we can overcome extreme adversity and trauma. Through self actualization and awareness we can become our true selves and live the life we truly want to live.
In my training and career, the focus of my work has been in treating adolescents and adults struggling from mood disorders, PTSD, LGBTQ issues, Grief and Loss/Death & Dying. In working with children and adolescents, my approach includes collaboratively working with the child and their family through their presenting issues and helping institute sustainable changes to foster individual growth in the child and relational growth in the family. This often includes psycho-education and coaching for parents in addition to individual therapy for the child. In working with adults I utilize a range of methods from existential to behavioral depending on the specific needs of the individual. I have also gained experience over the last year in KAP/Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for trauma/ PTSD.
After graduating from Argosy University, I received additional training Forensic Psychology, DBT, CBT, CETA, Crisis Intervention, Grief & Loss, Death & Dying, Family Systems and KAP . I am also experienced in working with individuals and families from a variety of ethic and socio economic backgrounds. My outpatient experience has been working in close collaboration with psychologists , psychiatrists, primary care and specialty Medical doctors afforded me a unique opportunity to learn how various other aspects of mental health treatment such as psychological testing and medication work in conjunction with therapy to improve the lives of the whole person. This perspective further informs my treatment decisions for each individual and family.
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