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Dr. April Brown, MH# 9682, CST, NCC, BC-TMHC, AASECT

Relationship and Sex Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Christian Counselor in FL, NJ, NY, WI and Qualified Supervisor for MH and MFT, and an EMDRIA - Approved EMDR Therapist - Doctor of Intimacy


Dr. April Brown is the Doctor of Intimacy. She is a Relationship Therapist, Author, and Podcast Host that specializes in couples counseling through Gottman, intimacy and sex therapy, relationship trauma through EMDR, anxiety, depression, and emotional support animals. Her credentials included Licensed Mental Health Christian Counselor; Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider; Certified Sex Therapist; a National Certified Counselor, Gottman Trained Therapist – Level 1, 2, and 3; American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapist (AASECT); EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapist, and a Florida Qualified Supervisor. She has a thriving private practices in Cape Coral, Sarasota, New York, New Jersey, and Wisconsin called Cape Coral Therapists, Florida and a couples retreat business called Vacation Counseling in Florida and Costa Rica. In addition, she has a podcast called Bringing Intimacy Back. Lastly she is the author of a series of Improving Intimacy books available on Amazon and intimacy quizzes called Partner Intimacy Quiz and Personal Intimacy Quiz. She holds a Master’s and a Specialist degree in Counseling and Human Systems and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. April views counseling as helping you with your struggles in life and increasing the intimate connections in your relationships. She will support and empower you to work through your challenges with insight and motivation. Dr. April will take the time to provide you with an empathetic and nonjudgmental atmosphere, and you will receive coping resources and skills. You will realize that you are not alone in your struggles, and you will have the inner strength to change and reach your goals. In fact, Dr. April’s motto is “Quality counseling services that provide insight, motivation, empowerment, results, and action in a nonjudgmental environment.”

Dr. April’s counseling style is a multicultural, cognitive-behavioral, family system, and a solution-focused treatment with an interactive client-centered approach. These treatments are proven effective and they will you gain insight, coping skills, relationship skills and empowerment. They are good for stress, depression, anxiety, anger management, loneliness, addiction, impulse control, relationship difficulties, and many other mental health problems or job and career issues.

Work Experience:

Since 2000, Dr. April has been in the counseling field in Lee County. She has a very diverse background in counseling children, teens, adults, couples, and families. She has counseled, taught, and facilitated groups, workshops, courses, and presentations. Dr. April has worked in community centers, public schools, universities, businesses and private practice. In addition to being a well-known relationship and anxiety specialist therapist, she has been recognized as a “Lee County Counselor of the Year” and “Black Girls Rock -Women in Health” Award for Southwest Florida. She provides workshops to various communities. Plus, she supervises local registered mental health counseling interns.

In 2018, Dr. April started her own radio show and podcast called “Bringing Intimacy Back” - to provide different information and resources on increasing intimacy for couples and for individuals. If you would like more information about Bringing Intimacy Back, please go to

Couples Retreats
In 2020, Dr. April created "Vacation Counseling" - a couples retreat services that focuses on helping couples reconnect.
In Vacation Counseling, Dr. April and another counselor or two provide intense couples counseling sessions using a variety of techniques and methods. So far it is has been 100%. The retreat options are virtually or in Cape Coral or in Costa Rica. For more information about Vacation Counseling, please go to

Dr. April has release a series of Ebooks on Improving Intimacy and the books can be found on Amazon.

Clinical Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Gottman Couples Therapy
Positive Sex Therapy
Intimacy Therapy

Areas of Interest

Relationship Therapy
Extramarital Affairs
Intimacy and Sex Issues
Emotional Support Animal Documentation
Couples Retreats
Couples Intensives


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  • Sarasota Office
  • Virtual
  • Fl Virtual

Mondays – 8 am to 6 pm
Wednesdays – 8 am to 6 pm
Fridays - 8 am to 6 pm

Saturdays/Sundays Intensives Retreats - One Couple At A Time - 9 am to 5 pm
Couples Intimate Retreats - Fridays - Tuesdays

  • Female
Languages Spoken
  • English
Counseling Type
  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Adolescents/Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Older Adults
  • Young Adults
  • Women
  • Couples
Rates for Couples/Family
  • $201 - $225+ per hour

2019 Sex Therapy Certification from Modern Sex Therapy
2014 Doctor of Education in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University
1998 Specialist of Education in Counseling from Florida State University
1998 Master of Science in Counseling from Florida State University
1994 Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Finance from Florida State University


Florida Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Qualified Supervisor – MH 9682
Florida Certified Sex Therapist
New Jersey Licensed Professional Counselor NJDCATEMP-018111
New York Licensed Mental Health Counselor 011345-01
Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor 8035 - 125
National Certified Counselor – NCC 644849
Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider- 1038
Certified School Counselor
Florida Certified Sex Therapist
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)


Level 3 Gottman Training
Sex Therapy
Working with Infidelity
Working with Non-Monogamy
Sexuality, Rituals, and Healing
Intimate Partner-Violence
Level 2 Gottman Training
Fundamentals of Kink
Sexual Betrayal
Telehealth training for mental health professionals
Ethics in working with alternative relationships and family systems
Trauma and addiction and family treatment
Suicidality: A growing concern
Gottham Couple Therapy Level One - Bridging the Couple's Chasm
Parenting in the 21st Century
Qualified Supervisor Continuing Education
Emotional Support Animal Documentation
Gender, Orientation, and Identity Issues
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Legal, Ethical, and Forensic Issues in Sex Therapy
Sexual Abuse Treatment
Developmental Sexuality
Diagnosis of sexual dysfunctions
Domestic Violence
Medical Marijuana
Trauma Model Therapy
Animal Assisted Interventions and Theory
Medical Errors
Counselors in the Courtroom
Creative Couples Counseling Techniques
Experiential Activities with Families in Crisis
Incorporating Forgiveness Practice in Counseling
Black Hair and Mental Health
How to Use Levity in Counseling
The Impact of Trauma
Is there a book within you
Male survivors of child sexual abuse
Protecting Families and Homes of Suicidal Youth
Overview of Sex Therapy and Diagnosis
Sexual Development
Mental Illness and Sexuality
Sex and Aging
Diagnosis of Female Sexual Dysfunction and Treatment
Burnout and Mindfulness
Mental Illness and Sexuality
Sexuality in the Elderly
Diagnosis Treatment of Male Dysfunction
Queer Affirmative Therapy
Cultural Sensitivity
Integrating Couples and Sex Therapy
Out of Control Sexual Behavior
What To Do When A Patient Walks Through the Door: Putting Theory Into Practice
Millennials, High Achievers and Sex: An Overview Intersection of Sexuality and Religion
What’s Next for Sex? How the Latest Innovations in SexTech are Transforming the Ways We Mate, Relate and Masturbate
Somatic Sex Therapy
More Tech, More Talking: How Evolving Sex Tech Impacts Fidelity Agreements
Pills and Skills:Treatment of 21 Century Clients with Complex Sex Problems and Coexisting Mental Conditions
Sexual Attitude Reassessment
Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationship & Sexuality
Ethics in Sex Therapy
History of Sex Research

Medical Factors Relating to Sexuality
Treatment of Sex Offenders
Diversities in Sexual Expressions
BDSM and Kink
Ethics and Boundaries
From Grief to Healing: Coping with Various Types of Loss
Counseling Children
Substances of Abuse
Porn and Sex Addiction
Cancer and Sexuality
Human Sexual Response

Distance Counseling Training by Renewed Vision Counseling Services
Distance Counseling in Florida by Tanya Johnson
Neuroscience: Effective Treatment Options for ADHD by Dr. Mabel Loez
High Speed, Drug-Free Treatment for Anxiety Disorders by Dr. Burns

Codependency: A More Pervasive Disease by Linda Meyerholz
Psychopharmacology by Dr. Monica Robles
Spirituality by Dianne Durante
American Counseling Association National Conference
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy by Dr. Kelly Wilson

Recognition and Prevention of Medical Errors by Dr. Jerry Williamson
Professional and Ethical Responsibility by Margot Escott, LCSW
Substance Abuse and Prescription Pills by Alejandro Garcia-Barbon
Psychotherapy Relationships That Work by Dr. John C. Norcross
Obstacles in Multicultural Counseling by Kelly Bushey

The Many Manifestation of Addiction by Dr. Claudia Black
Building a Strategic Practice by Judi Sylvia
Integrative Mindfulness by Madeline Ebelini


Domestic Violence of Mental Health Providers
The Efficacy of Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD by Dr. Edna B. Fau
Applying Marital Research to Couples by Dr. Hofmann

Overview of Bereavement, Grief, and Mourning
DSM – Diagnosis in Clinical Practice: Current Principles of DSM – 5

Psychodrama by Margot Escott, LCSW
Technology, Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts for Counselors by Dr. Sabella
Calling on Collaboration with Local Services
Reality Therapy with Dr. Robert Wubbolding

Psychotherapy by Dr. Donald Meichenbaum
Rapid Trauma Resolution
Playing with the Idea of Play Therapy


Florida Certified Sex Therapist
National Certified Counselor – NCC 644849
Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider- 1038
Florida Certified Sex Therapist
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT)

Cape Coral Office:
1404 Del Prado Blvd, Unit 135
Cape Coral, FLORIDA 33990

Sarasota Offices:
1487 2nd Street Suite C-4
Sarasota, FL 34236
(239) 565-6921

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