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My name is April Anderson Calvin, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Alabama with over 20 years of experience in the helping field. I am a proud graduate of The Jacksonville State University with a Master of Science Degree in Community Agency Counseling. Outside of private practice, I have worked as a clinical therapist in non-profit agencies, schools, hospitals, and as the Clinical Director for a local non-profit residential substance abuse treatment center. I have experience treating children, adolescents and adults from diverse backgrounds with various mental health needs including depression, anger, anxiety, grief, PTSD, ADHD, behavioral problems, LGBTQIA, low self-esteem, substance abuse, relationship issues, and parenting concerns. I have training in copious treatment modalities, but my favorites consist of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive- Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Fun fact, I am also the only African American female Heart-Centered trained Hypnotherapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in Birmingham, Alabama.
I believe in developing a therapeutic alliance with you to instill hope, provide empathy, genuineness, and acceptance. I center my therapeutic relationships around your pace for change, while creating an environment conducive for healing and growth, that is mutually agreed upon. I want to help you explore your hopes for the future and find relief for your problems. My ultimate goal is to help you be the best you, you can be.
Thank you for taking the time out to consider working with me. I wish you well in all of your future endeavors.