Eps 270: Mental Spring Cleaning with Dr. Aprile Andelle


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My guest today is Dr. Aprile Andelle!

Dr. Andelle is a black woman licensed psychotherapist with over 9 years and 10,000+ hours of experience in “deep dive healing” work with amazing clients all around the world. 

She hosts the ‘Do I Need Therapy™? Podcast Show available on Apple and Google Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher, and speaks to her community openly, loudly, and proudly about mental health, love and life, PLUS the process of therapy, and the strength found in asking for help. 

She teaches amazing, highly ambitious women, and women of color, the skills of *long-lasting* positive mental health in overcoming stress, overwhelm, anxiety, depression, and trauma, including her “Every April” psychological spring cleaning course offered every springtime, in April to support the fierce, yet sensitive woman achieve positive mental health all year long. 

She specializes in online and virtual therapy and offers mental wellness support for all through her mental health masterclasses, courses, and meditations.

She is a world traveler currently based in Miami, loves all things declutter and minimal lifestyle—except plants… She says, “you can never have too many plants and green stuff” —  is described as “that unique kind of person who makes lifelong friends in 24 hours or less”, and can often be found on Instagram watching endless reels of laugh-out-loud, therapy memes and reenactments or enjoying a “deep, campfire-style” conversation on Clubhouse.

Takeaways from the show:

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  • Aprile’s journey to becoming a therapist

  • Psychological cleaning program

  • Maintaining a positive, steady state of mental health

  • Feelings are temporary

  • Think before you speak

  • Responsive vs. reactive

  • Inner voice

  • Being inside of possibility vs. drowning in uncertainty

  • 3 steps of psychological spring cleaning

  • Vulnerability is what makes you brave

  • Marie Kondo your mind

  • Recommit to your goals

Where to find Aprile:

Website | Instagram

Use code JoyfulCourage21 for a  50% discount on a discovery session with Dr. Aprile!

What does Joyful Courage mean to you?

Joyful courage to me means being able to experience every single day me, authentically, doing exactly what brings me joy, whether I have courage or not I’m going to step into it because on the other side there is joy. Oh and lots of green stuff and water! I think joyful courage is just really living an authentic life that leads you to joy.

See you next week!! 🙂


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