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"After only one session I felt better and learned powerful techniques to take care of myself. After the second session I was confident enough to take two trips back East and handle my anxiety with no problem."

- Marcy
married executive, Los Angeles

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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Since working with Dr. April, my teenage son has experienced rapid change and has made great strides in self-confidence. Dr. April is gifted in his work and is an inspiration to those fortunate to connect with him. He is not only an excellent psychologist, but a mentor as well.

- Julia, Consultant, CoeurAlign Design

I came to Dr. April with a debilitating fear - the inability to drive on the freeway. My life wasn't always like this. I drove the freeway for over 10 years without any issues, until I experienced two intense panic attacks that scared me from getting back on the freeway. It didn't make sense and the longer I waiting to get back on, the more intense my fear became. This fear stopped me from going out of town and visiting friends that lived too far. It took me double the time to get to a destination and I was always scared someone would ask me for a ride and I would have to create some dumb story as to why I was taking the side streets. No one knew. I was embarrassed. I was ashamed. And I let this go on for 8 years. That's when I had enough! I tried therapy in the past and it didn't work, so while I was seeking help, I wasn't convinced I could be fixed. Even reading positive reviews like this, I would think, "I'm probably the one who can't be fixed." Then I found Dr. April. To my own amazement (not Dr. April's), I was able to conquer my fear! Throughout the process, Dr. April trusted me, believed in me and never once made me feel small, which was a fear in and of itself. We worked hard together to get to the root cause of my fear and after many sessions, both in-person and over the phone, I'm freeway driving everyday! There is no magic pill to conquer your fears, only dedication, hard work and Dr. April.

- Elaine

Hi, Dr. April.

If you don't mind, please pass this information along to your staff psychologist. She has been incredible over the past couple of sessions; insightful, informative, and has assisted me well. When I began, my driving anxiety left me frozen and avoiding the road, but with her help, it is significantly better, even in this short amount of time. I credit that to The April Center for Anxiety’s guidance. I continue to ride out the momentum of my progress and the anxiety is nearly non-existent. Many thanks to you and your staff therapist. Your services are invaluable and I'm better because of them!

Sincerely,
Jason R.

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