April Orr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals, families, and small groups.
April received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology from the University of Arizona and her Masters in Social Work from Arizona State University. She is a fully Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Georgia. April is also a S.A.F.E. EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) trained clinician. This unique EMDR approach focuses on somatic and attachment aspects of a person’s emotional well being. EMDR has been empirically proven to be particularly effective in the treatment of trauma.
April has more than 20 years of counseling experience in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient mental health counseling clinics, group homes, and correctional facilities, with adolescents and adults. She uses a Person-Centered approach with her clients and incorporates various treatment modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Recovery, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and Art Therapy.
April possesses extensive experience working with individuals coping with anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflicts, adjustment/identity issues, and life transitions. April provides her skills and counseling wisdom to her work with survivors of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.
April lives near Athens with her husband, young daughter, and two dogs. In her spare time, April enjoys traveling, hiking, and genealogy research.