April Williamson, MA, Psychotherapist
April believes that every client has the tools within themselves to create a positive change in their life. Learning how and when to access these tools is a key part of the therapy process. Even though there are areas in our life where we as individuals struggle, there are also areas where we knew what to do, and we thrived. April believes it can be helpful to look at the areas in a client’s life where they have been successful and she uses those examples to help clients identify their strengths and areas of desired growth. April knows that every client moves at their own speed, and she strives to walk alongside the client as they set the pace for therapy and as they develop a willingness for change.
April is currently working toward a license in Marriage and Family Therapy. She earned her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Mary’s University in 2013. She provides therapy for individuals, families, couples and groups at our Rogers location. April has experience providing in home therapy, where she worked with clients from all backgrounds. Some of them include, families in multigenerational families, foster families, single parent families.
April has been described by her clients as “down to earth” and “a breath of fresh air”. In therapy, she lets the clients direct the conversation. April uses numerous therapy models that include, but are not limited to CBT, DBT, Solution-Focused, and Bowen Family Therapy. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Art Education from Bethel University, and for clients who benefit from the therapeutic properties of creating art, April provides a non-judgmental environment where clients can create and talk about their process.
April understands that coming to therapy may be an overwhelming idea for some, but through open communication, clients will know exactly what they can expect in their sessions. Remember, most things in life that are worth doing, ever come easily
- Art Therapy with Families, Saint Mary’s University, 2009
- Grief and Loss, Saint Mary’s University, 2009
- Impact of Trauma on First Responders, Saint Mary’s University, 2011
- Adoption and Foster Care, Saint Mary’s University, 2010