April Bryden, M.S., LPC-A, CBIS
Licensed Professional Counselor – Associate supervised by Dottie Claggett, M.A., LPC-S
Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS)
Bachelor's of Arts in Applied Psychology, Pace University
Master of Science in Education, School Psychology, Long Island University
Continued Master of Science in Counseling, Lamar University/Amberton University
Pace University Society of Fellows
My counseling and assessment experience include diagnosing, educating, and assisting clients with cognitive functioning deficits, learning differences, and trauma. As a Certified Brain Injury Specialist, I help people adjust to changes in cognitive functioning due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), cerebrovascular accident/infarct, or degenerative disease. My goal of therapy is to offer a supportive environment for clients to learn how to cope with life changes, difficulty thinking (cognitive deficits), and emotional instability, by providing functional education, coping skills, and emotional self-management skills. I am well trained in ADD/ADHD assessment and strategies, as well as, personality profiles, individual aptitude, and behavior checklists, which assist in gaining more insight for the client and their physician.
I have over 13 years of experience in the mental health field. I earned my
Masters of Science in School Psychology from Long Island University and
completed my internship in New York, administering diagnostic psychological,
developmental, and educational assessments, as well as quantitative
measurement through inventories and scales. I have over eight-years of
experience working with a diverse population in behavioral health with
positions in evaluation and referral, discharge planning, and as a research
assistant which involved extensive patient interaction. After moving to
Texas, I worked for a nationally known neuropsychologist as a psychometrist
and cognitive rehabilitation coordinator, administering diagnostic
neuropsychological, psychological, developmental, and educational
assessments, as well as managing a cognitive rehabilitation program. During
this time, I became a Certified Brain Injury Specialist and acquired a Texas
Professional Counseling license.
Michelle Lechtman-Katz, MS, RD, LD, CDE
Dietitian/Certified Diabetes Educator/Clinical Research CoordinatorMichelle Lechtman-Katz is a bilingual Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the State of Texas since 2002. She is a Certified Diabetes Educator since 2011. She has an undergraduate degree from the University of Costa Rica and a Master’s degree from Texas Woman’s University, both in Nutrition. She completed her internship in an exclusive program at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas. She has a range of experience for over 15 years with both adults and children in nutrition counseling for obesity , bariatric, weight management, diabetes , reactive hypoglycemia, ADHD, PCOS to cholesterol disorders.
She offers nutritional counseling to individuals who are seeking a higher level of personal support or support for their family members. She has coordinated several clinical research trials in diabetes, obesity, and hyperlipidemia.
Michelle likes to spend her free time with her 2 active kids. She also enjoys jogging, long walks, Barre/Pilates and spending time with her friends and family.
If you are interested in an On-line appointment with Michelle, please contact our office and we will help set up your appointment.