About me

I am a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, licensed to work in Alabama. I am blessed to have an adult child who is a happily married hard-working positive contributor to society, plus 3 wonderful step-children. I value all people. I love helping people grow, change, and learn tools to be happier and live their best lives.

I earned my bachelor's and master's degrees in Social Work, concentrating in Mental Health during my master's program. I completed internships at Tuscaloosa County Department of Human Resources in the Child Protective Services Unit and at the Tuscaloosa Veterans Affairs Medical Center working in their MAPS program, training in mental health/PTSD and substance abuse treatment. I have been licensed and practicing for over 16 years.

I utilize Rational Emotive Behavioral therapy most often, to improve emotional distress and create more positive behavioral outcomes. It is very beneficial in managing stress related to irrational thought patterns, negative emotional reactions and poor behavioral outcomes. Clients learn tools to use in every day life, including: disputing irrational/negative self-talk, reframing thoughts, leaning how to use positive self-talk/affirmations, reality checking, thought stopping, critical thinking, and behavioral modification. I incorporate use of CBT, Psychoanalysis, Motivational Interviewing, Gottman relationship skills training methods, journal writing and discussion, Reflective Listening Skills, Adult Time Outs, as well as other specific therapeutic tools needed to best address clients' needs.

I believe communication in relationships is the key to success! I help couples in distress resolve their difference to come to mutually agreed upon conclusions about how to move forward in their relationships. I will help you work through difficulties and learn how to achieve relationship goals together. I look forward to working with you soon!


  • Addictions
  • Relationships
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , LGBT , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Years of Experience: 18

Services offered

  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video




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

Written on May 24, 2023 after therapy with April for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amazing therapist, very understanding and knowledgeable

Work with me!