SPECIALTIES

Abandonment

Years in Practice

10 years +

where

Cape Coral FL 33907 - United States

Credentials

CST, DCC, EdD, LMHC, NCC

Additional Expertise

Marriage/Couples Counselor, Psychotherapist, Relationship Coach

I Practice in

My state/province only

I Believe

I am a relationship/sex therapist who specialize in helping couples and individuals with intimacy issues. I am in private practice and I have a couples retreat business called vacation counseling, where you can work on your relationship while you are on a Summer vacation here in Southwest Florida.

About April Brown

I am a Licensed Mental Health Christian Counselor, Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider, Sex Therapist, a National Certified Counselor, and a Florida Qualified Supervisor. I specialize in relationships, intimacy, sex therapy, anxiety, depression, couples retreat, pre-marital counseling, self-esteem, and emotional support animal (ESA) documentation. If you contact me, you will get a direct response from me because I believes in having a direct connection with my clients.

I view counseling as helping you with your struggles in life and increasing the intimate connections in your relationships. I will support and empower you to work through your challenges with insight and motivation. I will take the time to provide you with an empathetic and nonjudgmental atmosphere, and you will receive coping resources and skills. You will realize that you are not alone in your struggles, and you will have the inner strength to change and reach your goals. In fact, my motto is “Quality counseling services that provide insight, motivation, empowerment, results, and action in a nonjudgmental environment.”

My counseling style is a multicultural, cognitive-behavioral, family system, and a solution-focused treatment with an interactive client-centered approach. These treatments are proven effective and they will you gain insight, coping skills, relationship skills and empowerment. They are good for stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, loneliness, relationship difficulties, and many other mental health problems or job and career issues.

Since 1998, I counseled children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I have worked in community centers, public schools, universities, businesses and private practice. In addition to being a well-known relationship and anxiety specialist therapist, I have been recognized as a “Lee County Counselor of the Year” and “Black Girls Rock -Women in Health” Award for Southwest Florida. Plus, I supervise local registered mental health counseling interns.

My Podcast/Radio Show – Bringing Intimacy Back – www.bringingingintimacyback.com

In 2018, I started her own radio show and podcast called “Bringing Intimacy Back” to provide different information and resources on increasing intimacy.   In fact, increasing intimacy for all has become one of my missions in life. The mission statement of the show is to provide an atmosphere to discuss and demonstrate ways to increase closeness in one’s personal relationships with significant others, families, friends, Higher Power, and oneself.  In fact, research has shown that as we increase our intimate connection with ourselves, our Higher Power, and others, it will help decrease the conflicts, anxiety, and depression in our lives.  Thus the show give you the secret power to intimacy. Bringing Intimacy Back can be heard on www.bbsradio.com on Thursdays at 3 pm or your favorite podcast

My Couples Retreat – Vacation Counseling -  www.vacationcounseling.com

In 2020, I will also be starting Vacation Counseling, an intimate, exclusive and effective couples retreat.   At Vacation Counseling, I am deeply committed to your success as a couple and as an individual.  Thus at this couple retreat, I will only work with one couple at a time.  Therefore as a couple, you will work with me and at least 2 additional therapists – relationship therapist, personal therapist, and a sex therapist - to ensure your relationship treatment is specific and effective to your needs. For your vacation, you will be staying at one of Roelens Vacations’ luxurious villas that include amenities such as pool, hot tub, custom robes, and magnificent master bedroom suites.  You will have the opportunity to enjoy all that Southwest Florida has to offer such as boating, fishing, kayaking, shopping, golfing, and dining while you gain skills and resources in communication, empathy, and intimacy from relationship experts. As a relationship expert at Vacation Counseling, I want to make sure that you have a very personalized experience with us and that my team of therapists can meet your needs to the fullest.   To attend a Vacation Counseling retreat, you will be required to complete a comprehensive application package – which includes a written application, introduction video, and short interview. 

Finally as a relationship therapist, I believe can be a resource to you either through in-person or online therapy, providing information to you through the Bringing Intimacy Back show or online blog on my website, or by providing you and your partner an exclusive, intimate opportunity to gain skills in your relationship while you are on a Florida vacation.