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Black Female Mental Health Counselor
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April Franklin, LCSW, CAADC (she/her/hers)

Telehealth - Virtual Appointments Only

April is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).  She holds a dual Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology from Hunter College, New York, and earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from Delaware State University, graduating with honors. Additionally, April has more than a decade of experience serving clients who have presented a variety of mental and behavioral health problems. 


April recognizes that for many people, the decision to seek professional help, to meet with someone who can help address their mental health challenges, is a huge step. To help make this step easier, April offers clients a safe therapeutic space that provides them with the support they need in the beginning of and throughout their counseling journey. Within that space, April utilizes a client-centered approach and works in partnership with her clients to help them identify their strengths and needs to empower them to meet their challenges and achieve their objectives. She also understands the importance of identifying and addressing aspects of an individual’s life that can impact a client’s well-being, such as a client’s level of physical health, the availability of support systems (family, friends), the work or school environment, and the role of faith/spirituality in a client’s life.

April is deeply committed to working with marginalized clients, clients whose voices often go unheard. She advocates on behalf of her clients, coaches them in the ways of empowerment, and seeks to provide them with the knowledge and resources they need to overcome their challenges.

April serves adults of all ages and works with individuals, families, and groups in treating clients struggling with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Substance use and chronic pain

  • Trauma & PTSD


Your new start begins today. Let’s take the journey together.

“Forgive yourself and stop dwelling on everything you think you could have done better. The past is behind you, and it can only control you if you let it. So let go of what you should have done and focus on doing the best you can going forward.” 

- Lori Deschene

April's Counseling Info

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Therapy Sessions

April Provides Telehealth Counseling Only

Clients Served

  • Individuals Only

  • Adults ages 18+

Insurance + Payment

  • Aetna

  • Amerihealth Caritas

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Cigna

  • Delaware First Health

  • Highmark Health Options

  • United Healthcare/Optum

  • VCAP

  • Self-Pay

  • Sliding Scale (based on financial need)

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