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Faculty | Mental Health Counselor

April Barton

April Barton, MSW, LMS, a mental health counselor, provides individual and group therapy to people navigating depression, anxiety, trauma and psychosis. She is particularly experienced in working with the LGBTQ+ community and frequently partners with people on the challenges of young adulthood, especially related to identity development.

Barton joined St. Francis College in January 2021. She is trained in psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and trauma-informed approaches. Over the past dozen-plus years, Barton has worked as a psychotherapist, as a clinical care clinician and as a managing director at Teach for America, among other positions.

Barton has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and business administration from Augustana College, a master’s in social work from Simmons College and a master’s in social-organizational psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.