April Genovese, M.A.
Associate / Psychological Assistant
Direct Phone (612) 888-4886
David Plotkin, PhD and Associates

Meet the Staff
April Genovese received her Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Sciences at
California PolytechnicUniversity of Pomona and continued her education by
earning a Masters of Psychology from Pepperdine University. April is
currently attending Azusa Pacific University, where she is in advanced
standing as she works towards completing her doctorate (PsyD) in Clinical
Psychology with an Emphasis in Family Psychology.

April is currently working on research at UCLA’s Semel Institute’s, Anxiety
Disorder Clinic on Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Bipolar Depression
as well as Social Anxiety and Rumination. She is currently being certified for
another study with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation and Obsessive-
Compulsive Disorder. Her past research interests have included complex
trauma and resiliency factors.

April’s clinical experience includes working with children, adolescents, and
adults with complex trauma, depression, panic disorder, social anxiety,
obsessive-compulsive disorder, adjustment disorders, and stress, as well as
other areas of focus. April uses cognitive behavioral therapy from a family
therapy lens, which focuses on treating the whole person. She is also trained
in other modalities (mindfulness, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral
therapy, exposure response prevention, play therapy, psychodynamic) as
she likes to tailor her treatments to meet her client’s unique needs. April has
worked in various settings that include outpatient psychiatric, community
mental health, university counseling, private practice, and high school
counseling. April currently works under the supervision of David Plotkin, PhD.