About me

I am an African American female located in the Chicago land area. As a licensed clinical professional counselor in the state of Illinois, I have have helped individuals, families, couples, and groups, from all walks of life. I also have many years of experience teaching counseling and psychology as an adjunct professor at six different colleges and universities. I am the author of the new book "Tending to Broken Hearts: Reflections from Three Decades in the Counselor's Chair" available on Amazon. As a therapist who is also a Christian, I assist people in the areas of faith and spiritual matters, if requested.

I do not operate according to the medical model and don't work with issues pertaining to psychotropic medications or imbalanced brain chemistry. I operate from the perspective that we all have choices, and need to make healthy ones in order to live mentally, emotionally, and spiritually healthy lives.


  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , Relationship issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Blended Family Issues , Codependency , Communication Problems , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy

Years of Experience: 30

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


IL LCPC 180002527


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Dr. Cassandra April. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with Faithful Counseling might be different.

Written on May 14, 2022 after therapy with Cassandra for 4 months

Dr. April is very knowledgeable and is very intuitive! I have many ah ha moments and times of having to face the truth about myself, my issues and the people I am dealing with. She is a big help! I am thankful for the way she causes me to think and come to conclusions. I highly recommend her as a therapist.

Written on Dec 23, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 2 weeks

Dr. April is fantastic! She has a warm and professional demeanor, yet...she gives you the right amount of tough love so that YOU are empowered ! She always listens attentively , and gets back to me in a timely manner. She's made me feel much much better about my current situation by being there and giving me the insight.

Written on Sep 28, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 7 months

I thank God for Dr. April. I appreciate her insight, her revelation, her wisdom and how she applies the word of God to our sessions. She's been helpful during a time I really needed someone to speak with.

Written on May 05, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month

She is very patient, and I can tell that she is actively listening, which is important to me. I wish there was a face to face, but this is the best I can do with virtual. She doesn't speak too much, but I appreciate her approach as it makes me feel safe to open up.

Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 weeks

My experience with Dr. April has been my first interaction with a therapist. I have resisted seeking therapy for years; determined to handle everything alone. After hitting new lows in my life, I finally sought help and was connected to Dr. April. While this is all still new to me, Dr. April has been great. She has listened without judging me and that is huge for me. I know even after a short time that she will be real with me and give me insights that I missed. Dr. April has made this step in my life a positive one. Thank you.

Written on Feb 04, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 3 weeks

Dr. April has been a huge help to me during a rough time.

Written on Jan 21, 2021 after therapy with Cassandra for 1 month

Dr. April is great!

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