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Meet April


April Eldemire is a highly regarded licensed Marriage & Family Therapist based in Fort Lauderdale, FL. With more than 10 years of experience and advanced training in evidence-based methods for couples therapy, she is recognized as one of the leading couples therapists in the region.

April's Specialties, at a Glance: Couples & Relationship Therapy, Bringing Home Baby Educator, Emotionally-Focused Therapy, Conflict Analysis & Resolution, Marriage & Family Therapy, and Gottman-Method Couples Therapy.

A Word from April:

Relationships are not always easy. Humans are independent thinkers. So, merging the independent outlooks of two individuals with unique beliefs, life experiences, and habits isn't always a seamless process. Couples commonly get stuck, unable to make sense of their relationship or understand their partner. I work with couples who need a safe space to work through existing periods of conflict, reconnect on stable ground, and step away from relationship distress.

As a relationship therapist, I believe in the transformative power of proven strategies to overcome challenges in a relationship. I strive to help couples strengthen their relationship in a non-judgmental space. This unconditional regard enables individuals to identify and understand their emotions, strategies, and goals based on evidence-based practices.

My goal is to provide support, enhance motivation, and instill hope while navigating the natural developmental changes and life transitions that couples face. Experiences such as starting a new career, parenting evolving children, or managing feelings of loss and grief can often leave us feeling alone and vulnerable. In couples counseling, we can bridge the gap, communicate more openly from the heart, and work through the tough seasons of life together, rekindling the secure base that we all need to thrive in our relationships.

Background and Education

April Eldermire is a seasoned Marriage & Family Therapist based in Fort Lauderdale, FL, who has dedicated over a decade to assisting individuals, couples, and families navigate their personal and relational challenges. Specializing in couples and new-parenthood transitions, she holds expert training in Gottman-Method Couples Therapy and Emotionally-Focused Therapy—both research-backed approaches designed to enhance friendship, reduce conflict, and strengthen bonds between partners.

April's academic credentials include a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Florida State University (2004) and a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, with a minor in Conflict Analysis & Resolution, from Nova Southeastern University (2007). Her extensive education and national presence highlight her commitment to helping couples achieve healthy, resilient relationships.

April's Professional Affiliations and Media Presence

If you're facing relationship struggles or an anticipated change in life circumstances, an experienced therapist can help. Contact me for a free individual, family, or couples counseling consultation. Also, sign up for my Couples Thrive Tip Sheet for expert advice and resources for relationship support.

April is a licensed marriage counselor and family therapist serving Florida particularly Fort. Lauderdale, Davie, Plantation, Coral Ridge, Rio Vista, Victoria Park, Oakland Park, Pompano Beach, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Hollywood, and surrounding areas. Her services includes individual therapy, pre-marital counseling, Marriage Therapy, divorce counseling or therapy, Depression Therapy, couple and family counseling.


My first thought when I wake up in the morning is…

“Either I run this day, or this day runs me. But first, coffee."

After that, “I think I might need another cup in order to get this right."

My heart glows when I’m able to help couples renew their relationships and rebuild trust…

My heart breaks when I see individuals doubt themselves and not live up to their full potential.

When my clients can trust me enough to share their most intimate life experiences, tender vulnerabilities and deepest longings with me…

I feel moved, privileged and honored to work with them.

In my world, self-acceptance is an absolute necessity.

To know one's self is to be able to 'show up' fully and authentically in relationships.

Wine and cheese- any day of the week- is always a fabulous idea.

Instagram portrayals of "happily ever after" never tell the full story, so don't base finding true love on an unrealistic, half-truth notion.

Human connection and acceptance are at the core of who we are as human beings.

At the end of the day, reflecting on my success at work and how present I was as a parent matter, but what matters the most is accepting that, even on the days where I may have made mistakes or lost my cool instead, I remember that I am an imperfect work in progress.