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April McCrum

April McCrum

9 years of experience

Hello there! My name is April and I have been in this field for 9 years now. My main goal is to make a space for you and your healing journey. I deliver my therapy modalities as kind and respectful as I do truthful. Honesty may be hard but toxic positivity is harmful, I approach life with a strength based perspective. “Know all the theories, master all the techniques, but as you touch a human soul be just another human soul” - Carl Jung

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

I like to start with a biopsychosocial assessment to try and get a full picture of the client’s life but also strive to focus on what their current situations are that is bringing them to therapy.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

I use empathy and honesty to help guide client’s as the drive the process of change in their lives.

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My treatment methods

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

I’ve been using CBT with clients for 9 years. CBT places an emphasis on helping individuals learn to be their own therapists. Through exercises in the session as well as “homework” exercises outside of sessions, patients/clients are helped to develop coping skills, whereby they can learn to change their own thinking, problematic emotions, and behavior.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

I have been implementing DBT skills with clients for 9 years. DBT provides clients with mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness skills. These tools help clients manage emotions, cope with difficult situations, and improve relationships.


I have been trained in EMDR and using it with clients for 5 years now. EMDR is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory while simultaneously experiencing bilateral stimulation, which is associated with a reduction in the vividness and emotion associated with the trauma memories.

Motivational Interviewing

I have been using MI for 9 years to help clients with enhancing their motivation to change by means of four guiding principles, represented by the acronym RULE: Resist the righting reflex; Understand the client’s own motivations; Listen with empathy; and Empower the client.


I use Strengths-based intervention to focus on the client’s attributes that promote wellness and can work synergistically with the conventional medical model of treating disease. The strengths-based approach is predicated on the assumption that each individual has a unique set of goals and possesses internal strengths and external resources that can help them achieve these goals. It also aims to activate a client’s hopefulness through a strengthened relationship with him/herself, family, therapeutic supports, community, and culture.