April Haney is a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern at Community Counseling Group. She has experience working with adults, adolescents, and children on a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, addictions, low self-esteem, and problems in relationships. She has also helped people who have experienced the impact of divorce, family discord, physical and sexual abuse, death, illness, job loss, and many other painful life situations. April works closely to understand the unique life experience of each individual. She believes psychotherapy is a collaborative process geared toward discovering and illuminating the underlying causes of problems and symptoms so that her clients can experience enduring change and increase satisfaction in different areas of their life.
Prior to joining Community Counseling Group, April worked as a school counselor with children and adolescents in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. This experience helped her to understand the particular challenges children often face on a daily basis, such as the emotional consequences of school bullying, peer pressure, and social isolation. April also worked at California Graduate Institute Counseling Center in Los Angeles, providing individual psychotherapy to adult clients from diverse backgrounds and with diverse needs. Here clients presented concerns related to bipolar disorder, major depression, posttraumatic stress, and autism spectrum disorders. She focuses not only on alleviating symptoms, but also on assisting her clients in opening to the possibility of healthy relationships, meaningful work, and a fulfilling life.
April earned her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from University of Santa Monica, a small private program with an experiential emphasis. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from UCLA with a Bachelor's degree in English. April also holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Pepperdine University School of Law, enhancing her sensitivity to the legal and ethical issues surrounding the practice of psychotherapy.