April Hayes,LMFT

April Hayes,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: LMFT - 47179
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Allegiance Life and Health
  • Alliance PPO
  • Allied Insurance Group
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • CalPERS
  • Cenpatico
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Coventry Health Care
  • GEHA Health Plans
  • GWH-Cigna (formerly Great West Healthcare)
  • Health Net
  • Highmark
  • Managed Health Network (MHN)
  • Meritain Health
  • New Directions Behavioral Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Optum Health
  • Tricare West
  • United Behavioral Health
Free Initial Phone Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


Santa Clara, California 95054

My Approach to Helping

My name is April Hayes and I am a seasoned Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I work with a wide range of clients and guide them in improving their strengths on various issues. When I'm not providing therapy, I enjoy spending time with my culturally diverse and active family. I don't believe that one size fits all, so I like exploring what client's goals are and working with them on the best approach to meet their goals. As an eclectic therapist, I typically pull from humanistic and existential philosophies while being solution-focused.

I have experience working with a wide range of clients including, adults, children, Veterans, LGBTQ+, and a wide variety of cultures and often when English is their second language. My primary focus has been working with people who have experienced various types of traumas which often manifest in a variety of ways such as anger, anxiety, depression, isolation, panic attacks, etc. As a soft-spoken therapist, I am adept at listening while asking questions to assure understanding of client's internal and external situations. I want my clients to feel comfortable to discuss anything without them feeling embarrassed. I believe there is to be an expectation of mutual respect between therapist and client.

Like many therapists, I have had my share of challenging experiences that I have successfully dealt with which has driven me to help others manage challenges. This has given me the opportunity to connect with clients on a deeper level whereas clients have shared with me that they believe I truly understand their experiences. These situations have given me extensive experience in advocating for victims of trauma as an expert witness in court settings.

I believe it is important to work together as a team to determine goals and how we will determine if goals are met. In addition, over time an understanding that goals sometimes shift. A first session is typically an information-gathering session, whereas clients express why they decide to explore therapy and what their expectations may be. In addition, this therapist will express that the sessions are for the client and to meet their needs while anytime they have an urgent situation that they feel needs to be addressed will be addressed first.

Ages I Work With

  • Adults


  • English

Industries & Communities Served

  • Military/Law Enforcement
  • Education
  • LGBTQ+

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviorism
  • Career Choice
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Family Problems
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues

Types of Therapy

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