April Alaspa LPC-S, Counseling in Austin, Texas, 78746

April Alaspa


April Alaspa


Professions: Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LPC - 62821
Secondary Credential: LPC Supervisor - 62821
Billing and Insurance:
Fees: For 50 min session: Individuals $80-100, Family $100-120
For 80 min session: Individuals $120, Family $150
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Evening Availability


600 Round Rock West Dr
Austin, Texas 78746

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My Approach to Helping

As a licensed therapist in Austin, I have been serving the Austin area for 12 years. I received a BA in Psychology from Baylor University and a BA in Sociology from the University of Texas. I received my Master's in Counseling in 2005 from St. Edwards University. I have worked, as a therapist, with a diverse population.

Since starting as a therapist I have learned that so much of our society is dealing with grief and loss. Grief can be in regard to a lost job, losing a child, ending a relationship or changing homes. This grief can also be connected to trauma, early trauma, or recent trauma. When you have experienced a trauma or loss it is key to take the time to heal. I have seen individuals stuck at a point in their life and unable to move forward due to grief and trauma. I have training in EMDR which is the number one therapy for trauma. EMDR gets more results with healing trauma than any other therapy option.

I also work with children and families that are struggling with ADHD. Children with ADHD often do not naturally have coping skills or much self-awareness. The impulsivity that is common to ADHD can create a home, school or social environment to become chaotic. The ADHD does not only affect the child but the whole family. It is so important to teach ADHD children how to calm themselves, become self-aware, and identify his/her feelings.

Parents of ADHD children also need support. As a parent, you are often trying to find solutions to issues that don't totally make sense (i.e. getting your child to mind, focus, be organized). Like any parent you want to have an organized, functioning home that moves smoothly day to day. Identifying these needs and learning skills for life are so important.

Many children with ADHD have co-occurring mental health issues (meaning more than one mental health diagnosis). Anxiety, Depression, and Anger can go hand in hand with ADHD. These feelings can make an already difficult existence fall toward impossible. It is vital to learn how being angry is OK. What is essential with Anger is learning how to survive it in a healthy way. Also when you feel anxious or depressed there are ways you can pull on to help you.

I am also a licensed supervisor for LPC-i. I have been supervising for four years now. I definitely enjoy engaging with individuals who are working on their full licensure. Interns, I feel, have so much to give. When working with interns, as a supervisor, you find that the intern has so much to give back to you. I have found that interns, through the learning process, can bring in a skill set and perspective that renews the supervisors own skill set and perspective.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

I am especially skilled in working with children with ADHD and their families. I have been working with ADHD children for over 14 years. I know from experience that ADHD children are special and think differently than other children. Parents understand that the number one way to making changes in a child with ADHD is through medication. Children with ADHD can also benefit from counseling. There is a huge number of ADHD children that have other mental health issues as well. Counseling can work on social and life skills that might not be addressed with medication alone. Along with the ADHD child there is the rest of the family as a whole. Not only the ADHD child need help but the family often needs support. I enjoy working with these families because the parents are often very involved in their child's life but have just run out of ways to make their home and family organized.

Had a Negative Therapy Experience?

It saddens me to know that individuals seeking out therapy encounter negative experiences with the therapist. Unfortunately that does happen. I always encourage clients to let me know if this has happened to them. I want to make sure that YOU are in control of your therapy. It is important to meet the you where you are at in your life, instead of where the counselor might want you. This is your space to feel safe and heard. I want there to be a continual conversation about how you are feeling in the course of your therapy. Just because one therapist did not work for you, please do not give up.

Services I Provide

  • Clinical Supervision
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Other

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Trauma, attachment, ADHD, family support, parenting, adults, teens

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Panic
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse

Types of Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Parent Work
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Sand Tray Therapy
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE)
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