Speaker & Presenter

Public Speaking

I began public speaking early in my career on topics that I continue to feel passionate about. From how to deliver genuine empathy (mirroring), to how to help children regulate and better understand their emotions, I truly enjoy presenting. Below is my CV. Feel free to contact me for further information on my availability and fees.

Speaker and Presenter


Curriculum Vitae

Website: http://Anxietycbt.com
Email: aprilvmoran@icloud.com
Office: 1122 Kenilworth Drive, Suite 100
Towson, MD 21204
Office voicemail: 410-881-3921

Beck Institute - Cognitive Behavior TherapyAcademy of Cognitive and Behavioral TherapiesAnxiety and Depression Association of AmericaClaire Marie FoundationNASW - National Association of Social WorkersInternational OCD Foundation


Georgetown University Child Development Center, Washington, DC
• Graduate Internship, September 1993 – May 1994

The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC
• Master of Social Work, Advanced Standing Student, May 1994
CSWE accredited program, course work: Clinical Social Work, concentration in Family theory and practice

West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
• Bachelor of Social Work, May 1993
CSWE accredited program


The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Beck Institute CBT Master Certified Clinician 2023

SPACE Program Provider Training, (Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions) Eli Lebowitz, 2022

The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy; Beck Institute CBT Certified Clinician, 2020

Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Reid Wilson Workshop for Treatment of Panic Disorder, Washington, D.C., 2018

IOCDF Pediatric Behavioral Therapy Training Institute, completion of a 21-hour program in cognitive behavioral therapy, specifically ERP for children and adolescents with OCD and related disorders, Los Angeles, CA, 2016


Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW), Maryland, 1993-95.
Licensed Certified Social Worker Clinical (LCSW-C) State of MD, #09182, 1995 – present
Maryland Board of Social Work Licensed Supervisor, 2018 – present

Professional Affiliations

Beck Institute Faculty 2020 – present
International OCD Foundation 2017 – present
Anxiety and Depression Association of America 2017- present
Diplomate, The Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Diplomate, 2014 – present
National Association of Social Workers 1993- present


The Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy, participation, and completion in the Beck Supervision Program, 04/2013 – 04/2014

Aureen Wagner, PhD, case consultation in ERP to treat OCD, 11/2016 – 01/2018


• Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with a focus in treating Anxiety Disorders and OCD in Children, Adolescents and Adults

• Parent and Relational Education around the connection between anxiety and empathy

Professional Positions


2020 – present

Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy
Bala Cynwyd, PA
• Provides supervision in CBT for supervisees seeking certification by the Beck Institute


January 1999 – June 2003

Lower School Counselor
Friends School of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD 21210

  • Responsible for the oversight and execution of the counseling program in the pre primary and lower school (approximately 400 children)
  • Implemented school wide conflict resolution program, developed and taught parenting classes, coordinator and co-leader of the peer education program
  • Developed family divorce and separation, friendship, social skills, sibling rivalry and stress management groups for grades Pre-K through fifth grade

Social Worker

April 1995 – November 1996

Harbor Hospital, Department of Social Work
Baltimore, MD 21225

  • Social Worker for Med/Surg, Ortho/Neuro, and Emergency Room.
  • Provided coordinated services to patients and their families utilizing a multidisciplinary approach to ensure continuity of care from hospital to post hospital environment
  • Provided clinical services, psychosocial and psychiatric assessments, discharge planning, crisis intervention, information and referral, high-risk screening and counseling of patients and families for adjustment to illness and bereavement
  • Developed and facilitated a monthly support group for caregivers
  • Team Leader for Social Work Department. Operated as a resource to staff for case management issues and troubleshooting difficult cases
  • Monitored high-risk liability and denied cases while intervening for expeditious discharge planning
  • Conducted hospital wide education/orientation concerning departmental functions


1996 – 2008 part time.  2009 – present 

April V. Moran, LCSW-C, LLC
Towson, MD
• Providing Treatment, Training, and Supervision in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with a focus on Anxiety Disorders, OCD, Depression, and a broad range of emotional, behavioral and adjustment problems



Oct. 1995 – Nov. 1996 part-time / Nov. 1996 – Aug. 1998 full time

Harbor Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry
Baltimore, MD 21225

  • Provided individual, family, child, and group therapy for clients with PTSD, depression, anxiety, and panic disorder, grief and codependency issues
  • Designed and facilitated group therapy for teenage mothers coping with parenting and relationship issues. Caseload of 30 clients weekly
  • Consulted for psychiatric in patients at Harbor Hospital
  • Collaborated with psychiatrists, and substance abuse counselors


July 1994 – April 1995

Community Team Coordinator for Treatment Foster Care
The Martin Pollak Project Inc.
Baltimore, MD 21230

  • Provided in home family and child therapy to families in West Baltimore, utilizing Enriched Structural Family Therapy Model
  • Coordinated treatment team plans quarterly and annually
  • Monitored, educated, and facilitated parenting skills with foster families
  • Recruited, trained, and supervised the mentoring families
  • Planned and convened monthly support group for foster families

Social Work Internship

Sept.1993 – May 1994

Therapist on a multidisciplinary team
Georgetown University Child Development Center
Washington, DC 20006

• 20 hours/week. Evaluation and treatment of families of children with developmental disabilities
• Coordinated clinical services
• Conducted case management, psychosocial assessments, integration of reports.
• Assessment of individual, family, and community potential to support aftercare plan
• One way mirror training in family therapy


Moran, A.V. (2022, October, November, December and 2023, January). Essentials of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Presented four separate two-day webinars for the Beck Institute. 

Moran, A.V. (2022, January).  Stop the Stigma Panel Discussion for Mental Health. Participated in a panel for The Catholic Community of South Baltimore, MD.

Moran, A.V. (2021, February).  An Introduction to Managing Anxiety during COVID. Designed and created a four-part video series for The Catholic Community of South Baltimore, MD.

Moran, A.V. (2021, January). Treating School Age Anxiety in the Age of Covid.  Designed and presented a 3-hour webinar for 125 School Social Workers with Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore, MD.

Moran, A.V. (2018, February). Sexuality and Self-Attachment.  Designed and presented a 2-hour seminar for high school girls attending Bryn Maur, Baltimore, MD.

 Moran, A.V. (2017, August). Understanding and Responding to the Mental Health and Moods of Adolescent Girls.  Designed and presented a two-hour seminar to teachers and administration on how to connect empathy and problem solving, St. Timothy’s Boarding School, Stevenson, MD.

Moran, A.V. (2016, August). Relationships: A Road Map. Designed and presented a seminar for Juniors and Seniors at Good Counsel High School for opening meetings, Olney, MD.

Moran, A.V. (2015, August). Moments of Choice. Designed and presented a seminar for Juniors and Seniors at Good Counsel High School for opening meetings, Olney, MD.

Moran, A.V. (2013, October). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety Disorders.  Designed and presented a 3-hour undergraduate class, Department of Social Work, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD.  

Moran, A.V. (2003-2014). Sexuality and Good Decision Making. Designed and presented a 2-hour yearly seminar for Senior high school girls attending Bryn Maur, Baltimore, MD

Moran, A.V. (2001- 2004). Powerful Parenting. Instructor for a 16-hour parenting 
skills course for the Institute for Family Education, September 2001, November 2001,              
March 2002, May 2002, June 2003.

Moran, A. V. (2003, February). Conflict Resolution in Elementary Schools. Presented a 2-hour staff development seminar for Ruxton Day School, Ruxton, MD.

Moran, A.V. (2002, October).  Stress Management for Teachers. Designed and presented a 2 -hour seminar for AIMS (Association of Independent Maryland Schools) at The Baltimore         Convention Center, Baltimore, MD.

Dorr, A. V. (2000, February). Conflict Resolution in Elementary Schools. Presented a three -hour staff development seminar for Gibson Island Country School on February 22, 2000.

Dorr, A. V. (1999 – 2000). Managing Distress and Conflict in the Workplace. Designed and presented three-hour seminar to Physicians and office staff members of The Medical Society of Virginia at 15 locations: Exmore, Norfolk, Kilmarnock, Williamsburg, Charlottesville, Richmond, Arlington, Manassas, Martinsville, Lynchburg, Norton, Radford, Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Winchester, VA. 

Dorr, A. V. (1999, January). Social Work Liability, Practicing Due Diligence, Developed and presented a 3-hour seminar for the members of the National Association of Social Work for Continuing Education Units, Baltimore, MD.

Dorr, A. V. (1998). On the Job Stress Management, Designed and presented a 3-hour seminar to Physicians and office staff members of the Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland, at 10 locations: Lanham, Columbia, Cumberland, Hunt Valley, Waldorf, Westminster, Salisbury, Frederick, Easton, Rockville, MD. 

Dorr, A. V. (1997-1998).  Developed and presented a series of seminars for the Harbor Hospital Center’s Speakers Bureau: Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland.

  • Stress Management for the Office Manager, April 20, April 21, 1998
  • Supporting the Caregiver, Jan. 25, 1997 
  • Adolescent Drug Awareness, April 4, 1997 
  • Depression: A Treatable Illness, Oct. 23, 1997 
  • Stress Management Techniques, Nov. 18, Nov. 20, 1997 


Pro Bono Counseling Project, 1996 – present
Claire Marie Foundation Advisory Board 2016 – present
Girl Scouts of Central Maryland Troop Leader 2008 – 2020
Girl Scouts Volunteer of Excellence Award, April 2015
Girl Scouts, The President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2016
Girl Scouts, The President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2017
Girl Scouts, The President’s Volunteer Service Award, 2018


• Adolescents, Young Adults, Cancer and Anxiety; Finding Control Amid COVID
• Election Anxiety Beck Institute Blog Election Anxiety


FOX45 Television Station, Baltimore, MD
FOX45 Morning News:
• Parents Coping with College Students, May 25, 2014

WBAL Television Station, Baltimore, MD
WBAL Sunday Morning News:
• Coping with Loss The Grieving Process, February 16, 1998
• Bipolar Mood Disorder, May 11, 1997
• Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Oct. 14, 1997
WBAL Thursday Noon News:
• Coping with the Holiday Blues, Dec. 18, 1997
• Anxiety and Panic Disorder, Oct. 28, 1997