April Knipfer, LICSW
Lead Therapist, After School Intensive Outpatient Programs
Post Master’s Training:
Master’s Degree: University of Minnesota: Masters of Social Work
Bachelor’s Degree: University of Wisconsin – River Falls: Bachelors of Social Work
Licensure: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker
April has worked as a Social Worker and a Needs Assessment Counselor at PrairieCare. She has experience providing case management, assessments, individual, group, and family therapy, in addition to psychoeducation, and skills training. April has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient, PHP, Day Treatments, schools, homes, and outpatient.
April believes in using a strengths-based and systems approach in her work with children/adolescents and their families. She uses elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and person-centered approaches. April believes that families are resilient, and have many strengths that can be utilized to improve their overall functioning. She has a special interest in mindfulness-based practices.
In her spare time, April enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, spending time outside, and watching the Minnesota Vikings. She also loves animals, especially her cats.
SPECIAL CLINICAL INTERESTS
Autism Spectrum Disorder