April Ellis, LCSW

Clinic Director

April Ellis, LCSW, HTR is a highly dedicated and compassionate social worker with over two decades of experience in hospitals and outpatient environments. Equipped as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Horticultural Therapist (HTR), April specializes in the well-being of adults and seniors. Through a client centered approach, April provides specialized care for adults dealing with depression, anxiety and acute psychiatric problems. Her expertise lies not only in understanding the intricacies of psychiatric conditions but also in the unique challenges faced by older individuals in these circumstances. Her mission is to enhance the quality of life for her clients, promoting mental health, emotional stability, and a sense of purpose.

Throughout her career, April has earned a reputation for collaborating closely with multidisciplinary teams, including psychiatrists, nurses, and occupational therapists, to develop holistic treatment plans that address the unique needs of each individual. Her communication skills and empathy enable her to foster meaningful connections with both clients and their families, ensuring a comprehensive and compassionate approach to care. One of April’s standout talents is her incorporation of horticultural therapy into her practice. April utilizes her horticultural therapist credentials to design innovative therapeutic programs that encourage sensory engagement, relaxation, and a renewed sense of vitality for her clients. Beyond her professional commitments, April remains an avid advocate for mental health in her community. Frequently participating in educational workshops, lectures, and support groups, April firmly believes that with the right assistance and understanding, everyone can lead fulfilling and enriching lives, regardless of the obstacles they may encounter.

In her downtime, April enjoys tending to her garden, meditating, and playing with her pet ducks. She carries her passion for horticultural therapy into her personal life, reinforcing her belief that the simple act of nurturing plants brings profound healing and joy to all.