April Lancit, LMFT

Core Faculty
Director, Marriage & Family Therapy Master’s Program; Assistant Professor
School of Arts and Sciences, Marriage & Family Therapy

A Philadelphia native, April Lancit-Harmon knew from an early age that she was meant to be a therapist.  As a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT) with a Master’s degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Drexel University, she offers her expertise in systemic theory, marriage and family therapy and mental health. Mrs. Lancit-Harmon is a strong advocate for mental health and faith-driven practices. Her clinical interest has included providing compassionate and intimate conversations that facilitate access to mental health-related services to black and brown communities who would not otherwise have access. April specializes in couple therapy and black and brown mental health. 

In her role as CEO and former executive clinical director of April Lancit and Associates, her work has focused on normalizing the conversation around mental health in the black and brown communities and has served over 300 couples and families since opening her practice in 2014. 

In addition to her master’s degree, Mrs. April Lancit-Harmon earned both her Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from LaSalle University. She also holds certifications in cognitive therapy, CBITS, systemic theory, post-traumatic stress management and psychological first aid.  

Mrs. Lancit-Harmon clinical interest has included helping to change the stigma that sits within the black and brown community as it pertains to mental health. April specializes in couple therapy. April has earned the title as a clinical fellow through the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT), and AAMFT Approved Supervisor, a committee member of the Drexel University Black Alumni Council, and a member of the International Association for Women. April has previously worked as a former adjunct professor and clinical supervisor at Drexel University Couple & Family Therapy program and training clinic. As one of her passions is to inspire the next generation of therapists, she has been honored to be a keynote speaker at the AAMFT Minority Fellowship conference and has guest lectured at LaSalle University, Texas A&M University, and Towson University. She has also spoken at various events related to the subject matter of mental health hosted by NBC Universal, Comcast, WURD Radio, Vituity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, The Philadelphia Writing Project, and The Links Incorporated.  Outside of Lasalle April enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends, as well as moments of silence, meditation, exploration, music, and writing. She is grateful for the fulfillment she finds in her life and the opportunity to share it with her husband, daughter, and son. 


  • PMFT 614 Working with Families 
  • PMFT 624 Marital and Couple Therapy
  • PMFT 690/691/692 Professional Seminar  

Areas of Expertise  

  • Couple Therapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Black and Brown mental health practices
  • Black Women’s mental Health
  • Psychotherapy  


  • Master of Marriage and Family Therapy, Drexel University (June 2010)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, La Salle University (May 2006)
  • Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts, La Salle University (January 2006)