April Orr is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who works primarily with individuals.
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 an EMDR Certified Therapist and trained in the S.A.F.E. (Somatic and Attachment focused) EMDR approach. 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 and other distressing life experiences.
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), EMDR, DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy), and art/creative expression techniques.
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 has lived in several states of the U.S. and enjoyed the experience of meeting a variety of people and living in different climates. In her spare time, April enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, hiking, and genealogy research.