Having poor mental health can make you feel like you’re at the lowest point in your life. Your internal and external struggles can take a toll on you and it can be difficult to find someone who you believe understands. A counselor based in Akron can help you with your struggles. 

Akron is Greek for “high point.” In life, you may not feel like you're at your high point, and it feels like the summit is always out of arm’s reach. A counselor can assist you in reaching the top and allowing you to be able to stay there. 

This is Semone Danage's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Ed.S, LPCC-S , BC-TMH
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Coaching
Years of Experience: 13

Are you ready to go to another level? Ready to re-invest in YOU? Need therapy, but want more treatment setting options? Are you a professional looking for therapy? YOU ARE IN THE RIGHT PLACE. Welcome to a space where you can grow - free of judgment, stigma and FULL of opportunity!! I am a professional clinical counselor, with a supervision designation licensed in Ohio and Virginia with 10 years of experience working as a therapist and several years as a clinical supervisor. I have worked in private practice and various community and medical sett...

This is Arielle Ballard's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 13

My passion for counseling is evident to my clients across all ages and backgrounds. I believe all people deserve the chance to be heard without judgement and we all possess the ability to take control of our lives so that positive changes begin to happen. My experience includes over 11 years of diagnostic assessment and treatment of mental health and substance abuse disorders. I am available for individual, couples and family counseling sessions. I have counseled children, adolescents and adults from culturally diverse populations with many symptoms including...

This is Tiffany Kral's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S,MSSA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am a licensed independent social worker with seven years of diverse experience in hospital-based and crisis work. I have worked with clients experiencing suicidal crises, depression, anxiety, anger issues, substance abuse, and with diagnoses of Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, OCD, Schizophrenia, and eating disorders. I also have formal crisis training and nine years of experience working on a suicide crisis hotline for individuals experiencing acute suicidal crisis. I blend cognitive-behavioral and crisis-based approaches to my work. I believe i...

This is Olivia Holiday's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Eating disorders, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 8

I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio with years of experience working with clients of all ages. I am trained in cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, mindfulness, sensory approaches, and narrative therapy. I also teach radically open dialectical behavior therapy (RODBT) for overcontrolled clients. I enjoy helping individuals with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, ADHD, and OCD. My counseling philosophy is integrative, meaning I tailor my approach to each individual’s needs and preferences, ...

This is Jody Davis's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): RN,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: LGBT
Years of Experience: 8

Hello, my name is Jody and I am an OUT TRANSGENDER FEMALE living in Columbus, Ohio. I am here to help you with your mental health concerns, Especially if you are struggling with SEXUALITY or GENDER. I'm an LISW-S here in Ohio. I came out publicly as a Transgender female in 2014 (whew!), and have experience with the emotional, physical, social & spiritual aspects of gender transition. My primary focus on Better Help is to work with TRANSGENDER/GENDER QUEER PEOPLE Ages 18+ who are LOOKING FOR LETTERS RELATED TO GENDER TRANSITION. I can ALSO Work with PARTNERS OF T...

This is Meagan Ray-Novak's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S,MSSA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed independent social worker who has been practicing for ten years. My relevant past experience includes helping individuals and families with life-stage adjustment, mindfulness and emotion regulation, trauma processing and recovery, outpatient eating disorder treatment, LGBTQIA+ specific needs, radical acceptance and motivation enhancement. I have worked in community-based, nonprofit environments within an urban environment as well as in private practice locations in suburban locations. I have a commitment to social justice and helping our communitie...

This is Kelly Cole's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 16

First, I would like to welcome you to BetterHelp it takes a lot of strength to pause, reach out and put yourself first! Second, I would like to introduce myself. I am a licensed indpendent social worker in the state of Ohio. I have been working as a cognitive behavioral therapist for over the last 16 years. I work with individuals ages 13 and up. Over the last 16 years, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. I have helped people with a wide range of problems, including depression, anxiety, relationship issu...

This is Cheryl Stidham's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LCSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky and Ohio. I have a Bachelor of Psychology from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s of Social Work from University of Kentucky. I have at least 11 years of social work and therapy experience. Throughout my career, I have worked as a case manager and therapist serving diverse populations: IDD (Intellectually and Developmentally Disabled), foster care, in-school therapy with students K-12, families in child protective services, persons living with HIV and LGBTQ+, and veterans. I have experience in inpati...

This is Courtney Zaladziejewski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MRC,CRC,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a family and individual therapist with about 5 years of experience in a wide set of environments and with varying diagnosis. I have experience in assessments, LGBTQ+ friendly counseling, adult individual counseling, group counseling, grief counseling, career counseling, youth counseling, and crisis intervention. I believe that everyone has a purpose in life and understand how difficult and anxiety provoking making the step to choose yourself and allow yourself a chance of understanding and happiness can be. I am here to help you learn to understand your thou...

This is Terri McKoy's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC, LCMHC, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Welcome! Your landing here is on purpose and probably brings you incredible relief! During our lifetime, we have experiences that may cause us to unravel or become distracted from the course of life. I strive to establish a relationship where we can begin the journey to peace. "Peace does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It just means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart"-Author Unknown The goal is to feel whole, safe with a positive self-perception. I have 20 years experience workin...

This is Athena McCaman's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW, LICDC, CCTP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a Social worker and Chemical Dependency Counselor and my education is a masters degree in social work. I have over 10 years experience working with individuals and groups that are experiencing a wide range of mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, PTSD and substance use addiction problems. I have helped many people who have experienced trauma mentally, emotionally and physically. My approach is client centered and I believe in treating people with respect, sensitivity and empathy. I u...

This is Norene  Vello's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MALPCC
Therapy Specialties: Grief, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 18

I am Norene Vello, I am a licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Ohio. I received my Masters in Pastoral Clinical Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary in Ashland, Ohio and have been practicing 19 years. Life is a journey and at certain points, we all need guidance and direction to navigate the bumps and roadblocks along the way. We need fellow travelers to come alongside, to be present, to listen, guide and direct without judgement, criticism, or condemnation. If you allow me, I would like to be that person. I have collaborated with people ag...

This is Peggy Lucas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC-S,LICD-CS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

I am an LPCC-S, LICDC-CS. I graduated from Ohio University in 1980 with a Bachelor Degree in Elementary education and 1995 with a Masters Degree in Education with a focus on Community & Agency Counseling. Prior to that, I worked as a case worker in Muskingum County, Ohio for 6.5 years. I made a decision during that time that I wanted to work in the field of counseling. My first 15 years was spent working with at-risk children and their families. I worked with foster children, their foster parents and their biological parents. I also fostered at-risk children ...

This is Lenny Hughley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

Hi, I'm Lenny Hughley. I am a licensed Independent Social Worker with over 13 years of experience of therapeutic experience. I am kind and compassionate, a good listener and skilled in exploring with clients issues that may positively affect their recovery. My primary experience is working with adults (18+). "The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is today. -- Chinese proverb

This is Sarah Touvell's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, LGBT, Trauma and abuse, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

Hello, I am Sarah Touvell, LISW-S. I received my Bachelors and Master in Social work at Ohio State University and currently live in Columbus, OH. I have been a social worker for 8 years and doing individual therapy for 3 years. I am use the following interventions in my practice CBT, EMDR, DBT, ACT, CPT, Motivational Interviewing , Narrative Therapy and Strengths Based Therapy. I use an eclectic style of therapy which helps each meet each individual's needs and goals. I have experience working with a variety of people that present with a wide range of concern...

This is Stacia Crawford's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.S. Ed,LPCC-s
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 9

Hello, I have 9 years of experience in the field of mental health counseling. I have primarily focused on working with youth , teenagers and young adults along with families. I have many years of experience working with clients with extensive trauma history, family challenges, anxiety and depression. I also have experience working with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. I have specific training in collaborative problem solving, CBT and Trauma informed-CBT. I have experience in trauma informed the techniques and working with clients find the root of...

This is Elizabeth Polley's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 19

I am so glad you are here. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Ohio with 19 years of work experience. I have worked in private practice with individuals, families, and couples. I have also worked in hospitals, schools, community mental health centers, prisons, juvenile detention, nursing homes, and religious organizations. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, family conflicts, relationship issues, substance abuse, teen issues, grief, career counseling, & domestic violence. I use a warm, open, and non-judgmental approa...

This is Brandy  Finfrock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 5

I am licensed in Ohio with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & depression. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

This is Courtney Noster's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

I am licensed in Ohio with 7 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

This is Laura Phenney's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am a licensed clinical social worker. I earned my undergraduate degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and obtained my graduate degree in social work from the University of Akron. I have experience working with a wide range of disorders including chronic illness, somatic symptoms, trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD, developmental delay, adjustment disorder, conversion disorder, psychogenic non-epileptic seizures, school/employment difficulties, bullying and parent-child conflicts. I use multiple approaches during each session including cognitive b...

Having a hard time selecting a therapist in Akron? (Here Is How Our Akron Therapists Can Help)

Finding the right therapist can feel intimidating, but there are simple ways to narrow down your search for the Akron area; especially when you're having a hard time trying to find therapists accepting new clients.

First, research what type of therapy you’d like to pursue BEFORE trying to find a therapist or psychologist. Maybe that’s psychodynamic, cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, family therapy, or couple’s counseling; just pick the Akron therapist that is right for your needs. Next consider whether the gender of your therapist matters, the types of therapy they're most experienced with, and then finally choose a therapist located near you in the city of Akron, or elsewhere in the Summit county or state of Ohio.


What is the cost difference between conventional therapy and working with one of our listed therapists above?

The United States has many therapists who are comfortable charging $200 or more per session, and in some instances you might find that the average price of a therapy session in Akron, OH ranges from $85-$150.

Some therapists in the state of Ohio will work on a sliding scale, meaning they’ll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With our therapists serving both the city of Akron and elsewhere throughout the state of Ohio, you can expect significantly more affordable options with sessions ranging from $60 to $90 per week (billed every 4 weeks).


Did you know our therapists are not limited to in-person visits?

Online therapists, including all those listed above (all of which are in the United States) able to work with people like you in or around Akron offer creative forms of communication to help people like you receive the best type of treatment for your needs.

Whether that’s via in-app messaging with your therapist, video sessions where you see you one another and talk about your problems, live chat or phone sessions, you and your therapist will find the best way to address your mental health challenges.

So if you're dealing with things like relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy, you want to work with one of our experienced cognitive behavioral therapists (specializing in behavioral health), assistance with eating disorders, or support with other common mental health issues (like stress, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a therapist that is right for you.


How to know if therapy is right for you?

One of the rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is that they are listening to your feelings. Our friends and loved ones often hear us, but they may have a hard time providing objective guidance in the way a therapist can; which can be extremely valuable due to the fact that many therapists have experience helping others through similar difficult times.

A therapist wants to support you toward a healthier emotional state, no matter what you're dealing with (including behavioral health concerns, grief, anxiety, depression or stress). In addition to developing healthier emotions, another benefit of therapy is you have a safe space to discuss problems that you may be hesitant to talk about with people in your everyday life.

Many people have sensitive topics to discuss; possibly an addiction or an issue with their relationship that they’re ashamed to speak about with their friends and/or partner. A Akron therapist can help you confront these kinds of issues and find ways to face them and heal.

With more than 197633 people in the city of Akron, OH finding a therapist can be both costly and hard to do. Our goal with the list of therapists shown above is to get you the support you need. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 44313 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists in the popular nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

Other FAQs:

What is the difference between a therapist and a psychologist?

Both a therapist and a psychologist can help with some of the most challenging times in life. Often times, a psychologist will work along side a psychiatrist who is also a doctor in order to have medication prescribed if needed for a patient's care; but this is not always to case. At the end of the day, both mental health care professionals can provide the different types of therapy that someone needs.

So if you're looking for a professional, it's likely that one of our therapists can be of assistance and help you feel comfortable and confident with online counseling. Our counseling services will connect you with a licensed professional that is ready to work with clients like you to form a helpful therapeutic relationship.

Whether you are here looking for a a child psychologist in Akron, couples counseling in Akron, family conflict therapy in Akron, or a marriage counselor open to working with individuals in you area... BetterHelp can assist you, possibly in new ways that you haven't tried using technology.

Are therapists covered by insurance?

Therapy with a clinical psychologist is often NOT covered by health insurance. While only some health plans in the USA cover counseling in Akron, this does not have to make your search for therapists in you area a challenge. The reason is our new ways of using technology like text, video, phone, and live chat options have made it easier for therapists working with individuals like you easier and much more affordable; as described above.

With that in mind, you can feel comfortable to look at the list of available therapists on our platform ready to both help and work with clients like you; all while building a healthy therapeutic relationship designed to assist you. When it comes to working with a BetterHelp therapist on our platform, it's important to keep in mind that the services offered here normally are not covered by health insurance, Medicaid or Medicare.

Therapists... what exactly do they do?

Therapy, aka psychotherapy and/or counseling, on the BetterHelp platform is basically the process of working and meeting with a licensed clinical psychologist online. Whether you're looking for a couples counseling session, or cognitive behavioral therapy... we have counselors that are actively working with individuals like yourself and are able to work with you.

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Other zip codes that therapists in or around Akron, Ohio can serve:

44301, 44302, 44303, 44304, 44305, 44306, 44307, 44308, 44309, 44310, 44311, 44312, 44313, 44314, 44315, 44316, 44317, 44320, 44325, 44326, 44328, 44334, 44372, 44396, 44398