April Ilkmen, Ph.D., LMFT

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinic Director
Division: Family and Consumer Sciences
Unit: Human Development and Family Sciences
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 154
Office Phone: 815-753-1543
Email: eilkmen@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 633: Internship in Community Agencies: Marriage and Family Therapy
  • HDFS 639: Practicum: Family Theory
  • HDFS 691: Assessment in Marriage and Family Therapy


  • Ph.D., Adler University
  • Master's degree, Adler University
  • B.A., University of Ottawa

Certification and Licensure


Research Interests

  • Acculturation
  • Social justice
  • Experiences of women across identities and dimensions of culture

Clinical Interests

  • Emotionally focused therapy
  • Psychodynamic models
  • Personality Disorders and Relationship Issues

Contact Us

College of Health and Human Sciences
Wirtz Hall 227

The Dean's Office is open for face-to-face meetings by appointment only.

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