April McDowell, Ph.D., LMFT
|Professions: Marriage & Family Therapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT) - LMFT #0717001389|
|Secondary Credential: Licensed Clinical Marriage & Family Therapist (LCMFT) - LCM #569|
Billing and Insurance
I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage
Fees: $150 per standard session (50 minutes); $225 per extended session (90 minutes)
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I absolutely love my work and if you are my client, I consider it a great privilege to help you along your life journey! My approach is based on the idea that relationship patterns have a great impact on each of us as individuals. Therefore, our social networks must always be considered as a part of the treatment process whether you're in individual, couples, or family therapy. If you are my client, I look closely at you within the context of your environment (i.e. family, community, society) to help give you the best treatment possible.
I believe that psychotherapy can be a powerful vehicle for achieving your personal and relationship goals. New insight is just as important as new skills in helping you reach your personal and relationship goals. Furthermore, I believe that all clients come to therapy with numerous strengths, not just challenges.
It is my belief that change can only occur when you take a proactive stance in both your thoughts and behaviors. A major part of this stance requires recognizing and accepting individual responsibility in your life and I'm here to support and push you to do so. As many of my clients can attest to, I work hard to provide safety, validation, and respect throughout the treatment process.
Email or Call April McDowell, Ph.D., LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 20795
Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist
Not every therapist is a fit for every client! In addition to verifying education, credentials, and the issues that your therapist treats, it is also important to choose a therapist that you feel comfortable with, as the therapy process is very personal and at times difficult. You may also want to consider a therapist's worldview and philosophy about change, as some people find that this helps them more easily connect with their therapist.
Factors that contribute to feeling comfortable and connected to your therapist vary from person to person, and oftentimes you may not know how you feel with a particular therapist until you've met them in person. For this reason, I suggest scheduling a first appointment with me to get a feel for my working style and determine if you feel I'm a good fit for you. I'm fully supportive of clients who choose to shop around and meet with more than one therapist before making their final selection.
The Duration and Frequency of Therapy
Most clients opt to attend sessions once per week. I recommend this in the beginning of therapy, as it's the best way to stay focused on your goals. However, some clients opt to attend sessions once every other week to best accommodate their schedule or for financial reasons. We will work together to find a session schedule that works best for you and your circumstances.
Services I Provide
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
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