Dr. April Etoye
Welcome to my space. I’m so glad you are here! I’m Dr. April E. Stewart, the reserved and introverted Virgo behind April Etoye. I am a God-Fearing Woman, Daughter, Sister, Auntie, and Friend.
I was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN and I am the 3rd of 4 children. I graduated high school in 2003 from the Chattanooga School for the Arts & Sciences.
I went on to attend undergraduate school at Middle Tennessee State University in 2007 and graduate school at the University of Tennessee Knoxville in 2008.
I was then offered my very first job right out of graduate school, which lead me to Nashville, TN where I currently reside.
I Want You to Know…
- Relationships are important to me therefore, I love spending time with family and friends
- I enjoy traveling, shopping, gardening, and crafting
- I love pizza and Chinese food
- My favorite colors are pink, purple, and black
- I’m always in the mood for laughs.
- I hate folding clothes
Overall, I enjoy all the little things in life like finding nacho corn nuts at the Dollar Tree and $5 Aromatherapy sales at Bath & Body Works.
I absolutely love helping others! I have worked as a Social Worker in the Human Services and Criminal Justice fields for nearly 15 years.
I have a variety of knowledge and experience as an Emergency Room Licensed Clinician, Clinical Director of a Substance Abuse Treatment Program, Psychotherapist in Private Practice, and Graduate Adjunct Professor.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Human Services, Specialization in Counseling Studies
- Master of Science in Criminal Justice
- Master of Science in Social Work
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Mandatory Pre-screening Agent
- Human Services Board Certified Practitioner
- Certified Social Worker in Healthcare
Outside of my titles, credentials, accomplishments, and the many hats that I wear — I am unapologetically me!
When reflecting over all that I do, I realized that it’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life. We get so fixated on being everything to everyone else, that we simply forget about ourselves.
When I realized that was happening to me, I made a commitment to myself that I was going to take better care of myself because I need me!
I just want everyone to understand that investing in yourself is NOT selfish! It is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones!
Are You Ready?
They say if you want something different, you must do something different. Well, I want something different and I’m hoping that you do to!
I’m challenging all of us to open up and find the beauty, peace, and freedom in transparency and vulnerability— with ourselves and others. In order to address a thing, we must first realize that it exists.
Together, let’s do work and embrace the life changing journey of showing up for ourselves, so we can show up for others.
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