April Barker, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 12 years of experience. At Ocean Psychiatry in Fremont, California, April helps her clients reduce distress by identifying what they want for their future, what is working and not working in their lives, and planning concrete and measurable steps to begin the journey to emotional wellness.
April has diverse experience working with children, transitional age youth, adults, older adults, and families. She has worked in wraparound, foster care, veteran’s programs, community agencies, and intensive outpatient programs. Most recently, April worked as a behavioral health coach.
April is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Her approach is to follow the client’s lead while tapping into their inherent skills, insight, courage, motivation, and values.
April knows how common it is for individuals to think unhelpful thoughts that could potentially keep them from moving forward, taking the next step, and living a meaningful life. This pattern can shift their moods, causing them to feel sad, scared, ashamed, or angry more days than not.
This can happen after a singular, life-changing event – or after years of not attending to your own needs and leaving issues unresolved. If you are seeking guidance, support, feedback, and a structured way to explore, reflect, challenge yourself, and begin to make changes, April is committed to providing this to you.