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"The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management gave me the tools to change my life!"

- Laura
Design Assistant, North Hollywood

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

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 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

The April Center For Anxiety Attack Management gave me the tools to change my life! As long as I can remember I had suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. I was in and out of therapy for 20+ years. The world had become a scary place, and it kept shrinking. I didn’t understand what was happening internally until I saw the show Obsessed. It clicked, and I saw a new treatment that could maybe make a difference. I did research and learned that not only was there a term for my phobia, but it was way more common than I could imagine. I started individual therapy at The April Center. We took everything slowly, going at my own pace, but the more I did, the better I felt, and the more I wanted to do. Thanks to Dr. April and The April Center, I was completely present at my wedding, which is the best gift ever! Now I am outside of my head, and enjoying things as I should!

Laura, Design Assistant, North Hollywood

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