April C. Byers

April C. Byers - Registered Psychologist

April C. Byers

Registered Psychologist

April has been a Registered Psychologist since 2004 and is currently in private practice. She trained as a Family Mediator through the Legal Education Society of Alberta. She holds a B.Sc. in Psychology, an M.Sc. in Neuroscience and has also completed postgraduate work in the areas of Neuropsychology, Complex Trauma, Social Justice, Educational Psychology, Psychotherapy, and Rehabilitation and Disability Studies. She has extensive training in assessment and psychotherapy and works with children, adults and families.

Her initial training was in neuropsychological and mental health assessment. She later branched into psycho-educational assessment as well as assessment of trauma and addictions. In addition to her focus of helping patients with IBS at The Tummy Clinic, she has expertise in neural plasticity and recovery of function. She has helped many patients with attention and memory, concussion and brain injury, intellectual disability, developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, learning disabilities, ADHD, dysregulated behaviour and mood disorders.

April has worked in many capacities and settings over the years including hospital, community, rehabilitation, school settings and private practice. She currently works with Veterans and their famfamilies, Indigenous persons and survivors of complex trauma. She was the Executive Director for the Southern Alberta Brain Injury Society and was successful in obtaining significant annual funding for non-profit organizations who serve Albertans living with brain injury. April has also worked with families and parents for Family Justice Services both as a Family Mediator and as a clinician for 10 years and was
involved in a voluntary capacity for the provincial initiative, Reformulation of Family Justice Services for 5 years. April has taught courses, given seminars or presented locally as well as internationally. She can be heard on the CBC’s Alberta@noon show as a guest speaker at times throughout the year, addressing topics related to relationships and families. Due to her strong interest in neuropsychotherapy, she continues formal training in brain therapy modalities including neurostimulation, neurofeedback, photobiomodulation and wearable technologies.

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Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by a variety of symptoms, including cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, and diarrhea or constipation, or both. IBS is a chronic condition that you’ll need to manage long term. The cause is not well understood.

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