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April Cunningham, LPCC-S, CWC

April Cunningham, MA, LPCC-S, CWC (she/her/hers) is a cisgender, pansexual, white, married woman. She is a Supervising Clinical Therapist, Outreach Coordinator, and serves on the Leadership Team at Clintonville Counseling and Wellness. She believes that “the purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free” (Rollo May, 1981). April firmly believes that the potential for growth is inherent in the human condition. She received her BA in Psychology and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, both from The Ohio State University. Additionally, she is a Certified Wellness Counselor, a trained Hypnotherapist and have sought training in mindfulness/meditation, nutrition, and Emotional Freedom Technique, as well as other mind-body approaches. She is currently working on her certification in Emotionally Focused Therapy.

April's approach is integrative and holistic in nature, and applies attachment, existential, feminist, narrative, and queer theories. She works with both individuals and partnerships. She believes that anxiety and depression are symptoms of deeper issues: the lack of understanding of who we are, and the adherence to the “stories” others have given us about ourselves. If we have knowledge about who we really are and what is meaningful to us, we are free to define happiness for ourselves and take concrete steps to achieving it. April specializes in anxiety, depression, wellness counseling, trauma, LGBTQ+ clients, and relationship counseling. 

As a clinical supervisor, April strives to help each clinician develop a professional identity and counseling style based on each supervisee’s unique personality and clinical interests. With April, supervisees will build a treatment style that is embodied, evidence based, trauma informed, and grounded in ACA codes of ethics. April works best with supervisees who are interested in developing a therapeutic style grounded in affirmative, systemic, integrative, attachment, and existential theories.

Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage & Family Therapist Board License #: E.0800163-SUPV

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