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(862) 227-4302
Comprehensive Operational Management & Training

Traumatic Stress Specialist - Disaster Mental Health

Operations & Training

Learn more about how to provide professional support to victims of disaster situations. I am a nationally certified clinical social worker with extensive field experience. I provide consultation on operations and training in disaster preparedness and response throughout the United States and internationally.

Operations & Training


There are many factors to consider before becoming a disaster responder. Learn how to maintain your own mental health while helping others. A full guideline is available upon request.



Book a free one-hour telephone consultation to learn more about disaster mental health.
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About April Naturale, MSW, Ph.D.

I am a licensed, independent clinical social worker, with a doctorate in clinical social work, based in Orleans, Massachusetts. I am licensed in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Texas. I am also nationally certified by the ACSW. It has been my privilege over the past 30 years to work with individuals and families suffering from various types of psychological distress and emotional problems, as well as the effects of disasters, trauma, and violence. I provide clinical supervision to therapists and am well-versed in cognitive behavioral treatment, operational and psychological debriefing, stress management, and secondary traumatic stress interventions for individuals and organizations.

I earned my MSW from Columbia University and my Doctorate from New York University where I studied the effects of secondary traumatic stress in those who have responded to the 9/11 disaster. I am the former Statewide Director of Project Liberty, the crises counseling and public education program launched by the New York State Office of Mental Health in response to the World Trade Center attacks.

I have served as a health and mental health administrator in hospital settings, was the Director of Network Development for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Director of the BP Oil Spill Distress Helpline (which is now the national Disaster Distress Helpline) and the 9/11 10th Anniversary Healing and Remembrance program. I am a Senior Technical Specialist at ICF International, currently the architect of the Boston Marathon Bombing Behavioral Health Response Plan. As I travel extensively, it is best to reach me via email: anaturale@aol.com. My direct phone number is +1 (973) 818-2553.


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