April K Robinson, M.A., LCPC
April Robinson, LCPC
Therapist: April Robinson, LCPC Director Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
After graduating from Southern Illinois University with two Bachelors degrees (B.A. Psychology, B.A Theater Arts), April completed her Masters Degree at New York University graduating with M.A. in Applied Psychology: Counseling. Additionally at this time she attained a specialization in drama therapy. She completed her internship at Greenhope Services for Women in Harlem area of New York, NY.
April has nearly a decade of experience in research and rendering direct services within counseling & psychology. April has a distinct background of work experience spanning from diverse communities, including Bronx NY, Harlem NY, Cairo IL, Chicago, IL (and several other smaller suburban regions of Chicago). Having had the opportunity to train in New York City, one of the largest and multifaceted metropolitan cities of world, she has gained a level of diversity that speaks beyond measure. This diversity coupled with her skillset and passion is often unmatched. She has experience working for the largest behavioral healthcare network in the United States of America.
She has an extensive background rendering crisis intervention counseling with individuals who may have suffered from a major trauma or recent onset of overwhelming circumstances, such as death of a loved one, rape, loss of child, loss of home, loss of job, or onset of new mental health diagnosis. She has familiarity with rendering services in various service domains such as in ER settings, community agencies, psychiatric hospitals, nursing homes, youth agencies, and crisis centers.
While she has clinical interest and skill with various populations including, young adults, senior adults, and adolescents, she enjoys working with career exploration, life adjustment issues/developmental transitions, and conflict resolution skills. Thus special clinical interests include treating stress, mood disorders, conflict, strained relationships, and developmental personal or career transitions. Focus is on facilitating healthy development during these key stages and transitions. She operates with a commitment to education and positive growth. This is embodied in her programming and outreach. In addition to direct service provision, she has a background in program evaluation, and working as a surveyor/ auditor or inspector of Illinois mental health agencies to conduct post payment reviews, clinical practice and guidance reviews, and accreditation and licensure reviews. April's approach to service manifests a commitment to and understanding of a vast array of arenas within mental health care.