Hi, my name is April Jannise, and I am an LCSW. I have been in practice since 1996 and I am experienced in treating children and adults. I generally use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Behavior Modification. I really enjoy building relationships with people, and I believe in having fun while addressing life's stressful issues.
I commonly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma Focused Therapy, and Behavior Modification.
I typically work with people ages 13 and up. I have a strong background working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, life transitions, and/or trauma-related issues.
My communication style
I value establishing a trusting relationship so that people feel comfortable talking to me about difficult issues. I truly care about, enjoy, and respect the people I work with, and I feel that comes through in my sessions. I also love to laugh and help people see the funny side of life.
My journey to mental healthcare
I have always loved being a helper. I have also personally been through trauma in my life that was difficult to bounce back from. I feel that being able to help someone escape the binds of life's issues and come to enjoy themselves again is the most important thing anyone can do.
My goals for you
I always like to start wherever the person I am working with is at. You may be ready for difficult goals or need to start small - both are equally valuable. I believe that any movement is fantastic, and I allow the people I am working with to set the pace. I stress the importance of setting goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound so that it is extremely easy to see your progress.
My first session with you
During the first session, I generally gather history and establish the foundation for our relationship. We will also set goals or at least begin thinking about what you would like to accomplish during our time together.