April is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, and the International Society of Accelerated Resolution Therapy.
April Music is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She earned a master's degree (MS) in Counseling with an emphasis on Clinical Mental Health from Texas A&M University in Commerce.
April has provided counseling services at The Samaritan Inn, Collin County’s comprehensive homeless shelter program in McKinney. She has also provided contract services on the campus of her undergraduate alma mater, Austin College in Sherman. She deepened her experience handling clients in crisis through the 741741 Crisis TextLine where she provided support for issues ranging from a stolen cat to imminent suicidal risk - all by text.
Her ongoing commitment to the underserved and vulnerable has led April to volunteer services weekly at Hope Clinic, a medical home for the uninsured of Collin County, where she serves as Counseling Department Lead. She has donated many hours over the years to various churches and organizations including Hope Women’s Center, a crisis pregnancy center in McKinney.
April seeks to provide therapy, education, and hope to those struggling with mental health questions, concerns, and illnesses. Her practice attracts clients who find themselves at the intersection of trauma, anxiety, and/or addiction. Almost all of April's clients have struggled with one, two, or all three of these issues, and they often find them deeply intertwined. From a compassion-focused, trauma-informed perspective, April offers a warm and supportive space for clients to be themselves, be seen, and be heard.
April has been married to her husband, Jeff, for over 30 years and is the mother of two young adults and one teenager. Her life experiences, love of learning, empathetic nature, and belief that everyone can change, heal, and grow led to her career as a mental health clinician.
Individual therapy is offered for clients ages 18 and up. Both in-person and telehealth sessions by phone or video are available. All sessions are confidential and are HIPAA-compliant using secure platforms.
Counseling from a Christian perspective is available upon request, and this practice is inclusive and welcoming to all.
EMDR & ART
April is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) which is a powerful and effective modality used in the treatment of trauma and much more. ART (Accelerated Resolution Therapy) works directly to reprogram the way in which distressing memories and images are stored in the brain so that they no longer trigger strong physical and emotional reactions.
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