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Dr. April Brown, PhD, MPH is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in treating disorders in early childhood and strengthening the parent-child relationship amid challenging dynamics, such as emotion dysregulation, problem behaviors, and developmental disabilities. She also specializes in intergenerational trauma and childhood adversity and assists individuals in understanding how their childhood experiences affect their caregiving relationships, parenting philosophy, and influence parental anxiety. Dr. Brown utilizes evidence-based techniques grounded in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Children (DBT-C), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) to meet client needs.

Dr. Brown is passionate about using the parent-child relationship as a point of intervention while treating a range of disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder, selective mutism, and generalized anxiety. She collaborates with clients to engage in mindful parenting and to increase their confidence in their ability to implement the treatment strategies and behaviors necessary to produce desired results.

In 2016, Dr. Brown earned a Master’s in Public Health from Emory University with a focus on Behavioral Science, where she studied the association between parental discipline tactics and child outcomes over time. Dr. Brown began her doctoral training at Emory University in 2016, completing her M.A. in Clinical Psychology in 2018 and her Ph.D. in the summer of 2022. During her time at Emory, she engaged in research exploring the impact of childhood adversity on adolescents’ physiological stress response and their responsiveness to Multisystemic Therapy (MST). She also studied the intergenerational impact of maternal childhood adversity on parenting and child emotional reactivity and self-regulation during toddlerhood.

During her clinical training, she completed extensive training in psycho-educational and diagnostic assessment and engaged in individual, group-based, and parent-based therapy with diverse clients ranging from childhood to early adulthood. Dr. Brown completed her predoctoral internship at the Emory University School of Medicine’s Child and Adolescent Mood Program, where she utilized DBT-C, CBT, ACT, and parent management training for the treatment of anxiety, mood, and behavioral disorders. She recently completed her postdoctoral residency in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Emory, where she specialized in assessing and treating mood, anxiety, behavioral, and developmental disorders among children ages 0-5 with complex trauma and/or perinatal alcohol & substance exposure.

Dr. Brown is originally from Mississippi but warmly calls Atlanta home since enrolling at Spelman College in 2009. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring holistic health, hiking nature trails, and spending time with friends and family.

  • 2013: Received a B.A. in Psychology from Spelman College
  • 2017-2019: Clinical trainee at the Emory University Psychological Center
  • 2016: Earned an M.P.H. in Behavioral Science from Emory University
  • 2018: Earned an M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Emory University (APA-accredited)
  • 2018: Clinical Extern at within the Fulton County Jail Competency Restoration Unit
  • 2018-2019: Clinical Extern with Dekalb County School District
  • 2021: Completed a Predoctoral Internship in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology at the Emory School of Medicine Child and Adolescent Mood Program (APA-accredited)
  • 2022: Earned a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Emory University (APA-accredited)
  • 2022-2023: Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow at Emory School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
  • 2022: Completed Mothers & Babies training with The Institute for the Advancement of Family Support Professionals, an evidence-based program aimed at preventing postpartum depression
  • 2022: Completed training in the Newborn Behavioral Observation (NBO) System, an infant-focused assessment designed to sensitize parents to their baby’s competencies and bids for communication
  • 2023: Completed training in Parents Interacting with Infants (PIWI), an evidence-based intervention designed to promote infant development and increase parental competence
  • 2023: Completed training in the DC:0-5 Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood with the GA Association for Infant Mental Health
  • 2023: Completed training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) under Dr. Marianne Celano
  • 2023: Licensed as a Psychologist in the state of Georgia
  • 2023: Completed Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE) intensive training
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