Dr. April Brown is the Doctor of Intimacy. She is a Relationship Therapist, Author, and Podcast Host that specializes in couples counseling through Gottman, intimacy and sex therapy, relationship trauma through EMDR, anxiety, depression, and emotional support animals.  Her credentials included  Licensed Mental Health Christian Counselor; Board Certified-TeleMental Health Provider; Certified Sex Therapist; a National Certified Counselor, Gottman Trained Therapist – Level 1, 2, and 3; American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapist (AASECT); EMDRIA-Approved EMDR Therapist, and a Florida Qualified Supervisor. She has a thriving private practice in Cape Coral and Sarasota called Cape Coral Therapists, Florida and a couples retreat business called Vacation Counseling in Florida and Costa Rica.  In addition, she has a podcast called Bringing Intimacy Back.   Lastly she is the author of a series of Improving Intimacy books available on Amazon and intimacy quizzes called Partner Intimacy Quiz and Personal Intimacy Quiz.  She holds a Master’s and a Specialist degree in Counseling and Human Systems and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology.

Dr. April specializes in multiple areas. Her specialties include (1) couples seeking marriage/relationship counseling to strengthen their bonds, gain a better understanding, resolve conflicts, and improve their relationship;  (2) individuals struggling with trauma,  intimacy, spirituality, anxiety, and depression; (3) providing emotional animal support (ESA) documentation when needed.   Relationships are hard work and Dr. April knows it! She strives to create an environment where clients can rediscover themselves individually and as a couple. Reach your potential and harness the happiness that you wish for and deserve. Dr. April’s mission is to increase intimacy for all. 

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Bringing Intimacy Back, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit, is dedicated to inspire, enlighten, and encourage intimate connections. Dr. April Brown provides an engaging atmosphere to discuss ways to enhance intimacy in one’s relationships; including with oneself, partners, families, friends, and spirit.

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Dr. April Brown provides excellent services. We were referred to her and had our premarital counseling with her. She is professional, uses evidence based assessment tools and overall does an excellent job.

-The Smiths

My husband and I were lucky enough to attend an intimacy couple’s retreat with Dr. April Brown at Peace Retreat in Costa Rica. She is so knowledgeable, compassionate, understanding and easy to talk to. She gets to the root of any issue and gives you new and helpful tools to use, while creating a path towards positive change. She helped my husband and I understand each other better, and helped us work through 12 years of unresolved issues. I can confidently say that she helped save our marriage. I am truly grateful for all Dr. Brown has done for me and my family.

-Hannah Shopoff

I love my sessions with Dr. April. She is very kind and considerate and makes me feel at home. She counsels in a non- judgmental manner allowing me to remain autonomous in care and decision making. I have been seen by her for a year and a half and I will say that I am a much better person because of her guidance. Highly recommended therapist.

-Dani Mason


Are you wanting a personalized retreat that focuses on your specific needs and goals in your relationship?

Vacation Counseling will help you and your partner find a new perspective to face your issues head-on. Grow together and find new hope for the future. Dr. April Brown and team of experienced counselors offer Vacation Counseling. During your retreat you will learn how to strengthen your communication, deepen your understanding of one another, spice up your intimacy and transform inevitable relationship conflicts so you can rebuild, reconnect and renew your relationship. Schedule a FREE 15-minute consultation with one of our counselors to learn more.


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Read Dr. April’s Book Series, Improving Intimacy, Available in Kindle, Audible, and Paperback!

Virtual Counseling

Are you feeling overwhelmed or depressed? Need Relationship Counseling, but schedules don’t allow you come to Dr. April’s office in Cape Coral because..

  • You are stuck at work
  • Your location is outside the area of Lee or Collier County
  • There is no one you can depend on to watch your children
  • You feel more comfortable at your location

If so, contact Dr. April Brown, a Board Certified TeleMental Health Online Counselor. You can request an appointment today, or Learn More About Counseling Services.