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"After 6 months of suffering with panic attacks, I called Dr. April. After just three sessions, I was able to manage my feelings of panic."

- Polina S.

About Craig April, PhD | The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles

  Dr. Craig April

Craig April, PhD

Founder of The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - a well-known anxiety treatment center in Los Angeles - Dr. Craig April has become one of the most active and popular anxiety doctors in the country.  He has been treating anxiety for 15 years and is an expert in cognitive-behavioral techniques focused on anxiety relief. 

Dr. April is a professional member of The Anxiety Disorders Association of America and The Obsessive Compulsive Foundation, has been quoted nationally in magazines and newspapers, has been an international radio guest, served on filmed panels and speaks regularly in the community.   He is a featured psychologist on the A&E Television show OBSESSED

Obsessed is a documentary series, much like Intervention in style, that documents the struggles of those with anxiety disorders, such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety and Phobias, as they undergo Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  Dr. April treats the show's participants with CBT and, more specifically, applies the most scientifically proven anxiety treatment technique of Exposure and Response Prevention. 

 “I am committed to helping people break free from anxiety symptoms so that they may live the life they are meant to live – one filled with calm, confidence, and freedom,” says Dr. April.

Fascinated by the nature of his own fears and realization that we grow by strategically facing discomfort, Dr. April nurtured this interest as he entered graduate school in 1991.  By the time he obtained his Masters in 1994, his Ph.D. in 1996, followed by his licensure as a psychologist in 1998, Dr. April had extensively treated anxiety disorders in clinic, hospital, and university settings.

Based on his continued focus in private practice working with those struggling with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Panic Disorder, Phobias, Social Anxiety and Generalized Anxiety, Dr. April established The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles to provide specialized and proven anxiety treatment. The April Center for Anxiety Attack Management - Los Angeles offers individual, group and family therapy with anxiety treatment plans uniquely designed to make progress as quickly as possible.  Dr. April helps anxiety sufferers daily and says, “It’s incredibly inspiring. Everyone can learn how to face what scares them”.

The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management now offers -

Two office locations:

- Los Angeles (serving Los Angeles, West Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood)

- The South Bay (serving Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance and El Segundo)

(PSY 15625)

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I’ve suffered with different anxiety symptoms since a young age; panic attacks in certain situations, excessive worry and generalized anxiety caused by stress. I have been to many different therapists; however, Dr. April and his techniques has been the only method that has truly improved my anxiety.
 
When I first called Dr. April last May, I had excessive worry/obsession about losing loved ones as well as driving anxiety. After focusing on the issues and using “exposure therapy”, I set upon a difficult, yet very rewarding journey. After various assignments of exposure, my excessive worry is virtually gone. As I continue to work on my driving anxiety, the exposure exercises I have done thus far have immensely reduced the feelings of panic I feel when I am driving and I know that if I am persistent and follow Dr. April’s lead, I will be able to kick this fear too!
 
Dr. April offers the type of help unlike any professional I’ve been to. He has a very diverse and expertise knowledge and understanding of anxiety and is aware of all the successful methods to help reduce it. He really takes the time to focus on your individual needs and sets attainable goals that move you in the direction to reach your ultimate goal.  His compassion and encouragement can help even the most timid of people gain confidence to face their fears and begin their journey to change!

- Crystal, 25 years old, Property Management

My anxiety struggles were not greatly helped by passive, listening therapy. It was only when I began my proactive work with Dr. April that I felt a true understanding and dissolve of circulating fears. The tools he teaches assisted me and continue to -- I felt a difference quickly. Take his hand and face your fears.

-Nicole, Marketing Executive, Los Angeles

I am so grateful for the opportunity to work with The April Center for Anxiety! I had been suffering with Emetophobia since I was twelve years old and my life was so limited. When I called on Dr. April for help it had gotten to a point where I felt as though I was living in a box. I was unable to eat in public. Unable to be a passenger in a car or any other form of transportation. Too afraid to travel far from home, and deathly afraid of germs. I felt so alone in this struggle for so long. It’s a lonely phobia. Being an “Emet” was shameful and embarrassing for me. I tried to hide it the best I could. Most people hadn’t heard of the phobia, and I didn’t even know what I suffered from for well over two decades.

I knew I needed help so I called Dr. April. I wanted a life I could be proud of and I knew I was headed for a life of regrets.

The first big step would be to actually show up at the first session and talk about me and my phobia. The thought of this nearly paralyzed me but I made it in. You see, the only way to really squash this irrational fear (as well as all other irrational fears) is to face it head on. It’s to do the work. The hardest part is sticking with it and doing the homework given in order to really rid the fear.

I can honestly say without a doubt, I did the work and am reaping the benefits. It wasn’t easy but the life I have now is what was intended for me.

I wouldn’t have been able to make it through without the tools The April Center provided me in my treatment. I know I can deal with anything in my life now with dignity.

Today, I accept the fact that there are many things in life I have no control over and this is okay with me. Life happens and I can embrace all aspects of it.

Tami, Los Angeles, CA

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