April Smoke-Collins

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC

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April Smoke-Collins

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC


Location

Offers video and phone sessions

Hamden, Connecticut 06518
(475) 234-2607

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I am called to SERVE. I have worked as a clinician for almost two decades and have had the pleasure of working with clients of all genders, from all racial backgrounds with various ages and needs. I meet my clients where they are emotionally with the goal of getting them to where they want to be in life by working through life's challenges and roadblocks. The years of training I received as a clinician and supervisor at the Yale Child Study Center have influenced my attention to detail, assessment, and collaboration. I encourage you to take this amazing journey of self-discovery and healing from inside and out with me.
I'm open to all types of clients and truly believe in the mind body connection. Additionally, one of my favorite things to do is work with adolescents who are on the autism spectrum by offering social skills/building connections groups to help them build peer relationships. The families I have worked with are so happy that their child has an improved life.
I am called to Serve and do so unbiased and non-judgmentally. If I am not the person for you then I will help connect you with the right person. Please email, text, or call to set up a phone intake. I will conduct a thorough assessment and co-create a treatment plan with you. Whoever you choose, I wish nothing but inner peace to you and yours.
Estoy llamado a SERVIR. He trabajado como terapeuta durante casi dos décadas y he tenido el placer de trabajar con clientes de todos los sexos, de todos los orígenes raciales con diferentes edades y necesidades. Me encuentro con mis clientes dónde están emocionalmente con el objetivo de llevarlos a donde quieren estar en la vida, trabajando a través de los desafíos y obstáculos de la vida. Los años experiencia que recibí como terapeuta y supervisor en el Yale Child Study Center me han influido en mi atención al detalle, la evaluación y la colaboración. Te invito venir conmigo en esta viaje de autodescubrimiento y curación.
Comenzaré con una toma de teléfono para ver si soy el adecuado para usted. Despues hare una evaluación inicial para ayudarme a crear una evaluación de lo que está sucediendo, las causas fundamentales. Con base en la evaluación, compartiré con ustedes mi idea sobre el tipo de enfoque de tratamiento que usaré. Luego, juntos crearemos un plan de tratamiento
Estoy llamado a Servir y lo hago de manera imparcial y sin prejuicios. Si no soy la persona para ti, te ayudaré a conectarte con la persona adecuada.

Finances

Pay By: ACH Bank transfer, Mastercard, Paypal, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Anthem
  • BlueCross and BlueShield
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Husky
  • Optum
  • UnitedHealthcare
  • Out of Network
If your insurance requires a co-pay, then your co-pay is due the day of service.
Email me or call (475) 234-2607 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 16 Years
  • School: Northwestern University
  • Year Graduated: 2004
  • License and State: 1567 Connecticut

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: University of the Southwest / M.S. School Counseling
  • Certificate Date: 2013
  • Certificate: Evergreen Certifications / Certified Grief Counseling Specialist 113743
  • Certificate Date: 2020

Location

Hamden, Connecticut 06518
(475) 234-2607
Offers video and phone sessions

Nearby Areas

This location is easily accessible from:

Website
Specialties
  • Grief
  • Coping Skills
  • Stress
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Adoption
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Autism
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Career Counseling
  • Certified Grief Counselor
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Co-Parenting
  • Codependency
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders
  • Divorce
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Men's Issues
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Racial Identity
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Women's Issues
Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Client Focus

Ethnicity: African-American and Hispanic and Latino
I also speak: Spanish
Faith: Christian
Age
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Christian Counseling
  • Clinical Supervision and Licensed Supervisors -
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Compassion Focused
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Prolonged Exposure Therapy
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Strength-Based
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group

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Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020
April Smoke-Collins, MA, MS, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Hamden

April Smoke-Collins

Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, MS, LPC