College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Dr. April Young is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and is Nationally Certified. She holds a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision, a M.A. in Community Counseling as well as a MBA in Operations Management. During her Ph.D. and her M.A. program, her studies emphasized Marriage and Family Counseling.
Dr. Young has served as a Director of Marriage and Family Training Programs as well as an Assistant Professor. She is currently a Faculty Supervisor and the Student Support Coordinator for the School of Counseling at Walden University. In addition, she maintains a small private practice providing support to individuals, couples, and families. Her background is rich in serving verities of client issues including marital challenges, family disputes, crises, addictions, as well as grief and loss.
Dr. Young has a strong passion for the counseling profession evidenced by a strong history of being active in professional counseling associations. She has served as Treasurer, President-Elect, President, Past-President, and Faculty Advisor for Chi Sigma Iota as well as Newsletter Editor, Media Chair, President-Elect, President, Past-President for the Colorado Counseling Association. In addition she served as the Western Region Chair for the American Counseling Association. She frequently attends and presents at state, regional, and national counseling associations, often co-presenting with colleagues and students. She is always eager to collaborate with colleagues and students for research projects leading to presentations at conferences and publications. Her research areas include domestic abuse, trauma and recovery, resiliency, mindfulness practice, spirituality, supervision, and advocacy for the counseling profession.