THROWBACK THURSDAY: Eps 270 with Dr. Aprile Andelle

Thursday Throwback!

This week we are revisiting Episode 270. This show originally came out in April of 2021. Offers and products mentioned during the show are likely outdated.


My guest 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.

Where to find Aprile:

Website | Instagram

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Takeaways from the show
  • 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

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Grounded in the work of Jane Nelsen and Adlerian Theory, Positive Discipline centers relationship, encouragement and the practice of life skills, with an overarching theme of trusting the process and recognizing mistakes as opportunities to learn and grow.

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