Therapist Profile

Name:
April Wise, M.S.
Professional Title:
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Email:
Email
Location:
23 Altalinda Road, Suite 208 Orinda, CA 94563-2609
Phone:
(925) 253-0740
Website:
aprilwisemft.com
License Number
LMFT20447
Practicing Since:
1988
Additional Licenses:
MFT

Personal Statement

Personal Statement:
If you are looking for a psychotherapist, you may be experiencing a difficult time in your life. Choosing a therapist is an important first step in starting to sort things out. You may be feeling stressed, anxious, or sad. This could be due to a current situation or recurring difficulties. Therapy, or counseling, can help. In over twenty years of working with people, I have provided a safe place for folks to recover from stressful times, and also gain knowledge and experience to maintain progress. My goal is for therapy to be thought provoking, comforting, and gently challenging, as needed. Appointments are scheduled once a week to assure consistency, but more or less frequent visits are also possible. In subsequent sessions, we may talk about your history to help round out my understanding of current difficulties. I work collaboratively with you, helping you to define not only problem areas but areas of strength that will help you begin to feel better. Goals become mutual goals, and I am involved in the journey to meet them with you. To that end, we determine time in treatment as well as possibilities of other services such as group support, educational materials, or adjunctive services that might help. Using the past to inform the future, I assist you in developing new skills to craft a better way of being in the world, restoring you to being your best.

About My Practice

Office Hours
Monday through Friday - 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Services
Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples, Family; EMDR Consultation; Groups for Parents
Insurance
Aetna, Blue Shield, United Behavioral Health, United Health Care
Credit Cards Accepted
None
Free Initial Consult
No
Offers Teletherapy
None

Education

Degrees
M.S., Clinical Counseling, California State University, Hayward, 1985 B.A., German, Schiller College, Heidelberg, Germany, 1975

Area of Specialty

Specialites:
Addictions
Anxiety
Assertiveness Training
Bi-Polar
Career Stress and Changes
Children
Childhood Trauma
Critical Incident Stress Management
CoDependant/Adult Children of Alcoholics
Couples
Depression/Clinical Depression
Divorce/Dissolution
EMDR
Hypnosis
Issues of Abuse (Abused)
Issues of Abuse (Trauma)
Individual
Phobias
Post Traumatic Stress Disorders
Relationships
Stress
Trauma
Victims of Crime
Working With Therapists

Other

Theoretical Orientation
Behavioral
Cognitive-Behavioral
Eclectic (Many Therapies)
EMDR-Eye Movement Desensitization/ Reprocessing
Family Systems
Gestalt
Narrative
Systems
Certifications
Hypnosis EMDR Approval Consultant
Languages Spoken
English
Ethnicity
Caucasian (Non-Hispanic)

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