April Hadley, MA, Mental Health Practitioner (she/her)
April is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology and works individually with adolescents and adults from a relational approach while utilizing depth psychological and humanistic perspectives. April has been providing mental health services since 2012 and is currently a pre-licensed therapist in the state of Minnesota.
While having formal training in Gestalt therapy, mindfulness and psychoanalytic approaches, April also incorporates somatic and art-based interventions aimed at accessing the unknown parts of the self. Skill-based interventions, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, are also used when needed. April’s clinical work consists of LGBTQ+ Affirmative Therapy and anti-oppressive practice where the therapist continues to work on examining their own areas of privilege to better serve all people from all walks of life. The clinical relationship and approach to therapy are different for each person depending on their background, and therapy is viewed as both a collaborative and empowering opportunity for clients to explore, gain insight and work through difficulties.
Working with people who haven’t always had a voice in the world is a passion for April. She’s worked with older adults, young adults and adolescents who face challenges such as anxiety and trauma, and who aim to gain a deeper understanding of their struggles and experiences. April is grateful to have worked with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
April earned a master’s degree in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology in 2014 and is currently completing a doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology where her research focuses on uplifting LGBTQ+ people. Having a background of working with underserved and marginalized people, April has experience in community mental health, residential addiction recovery, school-based services, inpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs. Her work with adolescents includes experiences providing mental health services for public high schools in both Colorado and California.
Outside of therapeutic work, April loves spending time in nature, taking road trips, and caring for her two dogs. Coming from a rural background, April has a great appreciation for wide open spaces, animals and slowing down to appreciate the small things in life.
- Life Transitions
- Identity Development
- LGBTQ+ People
- Grief & Loss
- Suicidal Ideation & Self-Harm
- Dual Diagnosis