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 Natalie Grabowski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

Hello! My name is Natalie Grabowski. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor licensed in the state of Ohio. I gained my Master’s of Arts in Counseling from John Carroll University and my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology from Cleveland State University, both located in Ohio. I have been in the helping profession for over four years, working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including those struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, crisis intervention, couples, parenting, and trauma. My...

This is Jessica Nye's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MS,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem
Years of Experience: 5

At some point in our lives, we are faced with unexpected challenges. For some people, these challenges can seem overwhelming and the burden can be too much to carry alone. My job is to assist you in lifting these burdens and train you in developing a personal inner strength. I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in Ohio. I have over five years of experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. My specialties include self-esteem issues, relationship problems, and...

This is Sirena Robinson-Luczak's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW, LISW-S,LICDC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 5

Hi! My name is Sirena and I'm a Licensed Independent Social Worker. I graduated from Ohio State with my Bachelor's Degree in 2008, from Capital University Law School with my JD in 2011 and from Ohio University with my Master's in Social Work in 2014. Since then, I have practiced extensively with a variety of populations. I primarily work with adults, and have a lot of experience in trauma processing, couples work, and working with those who have both mental illness and a history of substance abuse. I have worked with teenagers and families, couples, individuals, L...

This is Jennifer Marando's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 24

I believe that each one of my clients is unique therefore I use an eclectic counseling style to help you work towards your individual goals. I follow evidenced based practices such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Motivational Interviewing. I will incorporate numerous theories and techniques throughout a session depending on what we are working on and how you feel they fit with your needs. Most importantly, I am here to listen. I have over 24 years of counseling experience and have a strong background in working with a...

This is Heath Ridenbaugh's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hey there! My name is Heath I appreciate your courage to seek out help. I have enjoyed working in the mental health field for 6 years now and I'm licensed in the State of Ohio. I have experience with children, adolescents, and adults from all backgrounds. I have experience working with an array of issues including depression, anxiety, anger control, and co-occurring disorders (mental health and substance use). I also have some experience working with trauma and grief and loss. My approach is very person centered, cognitive behavioral, and solution focused. ...

This is William Besterman IV's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Grief, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 5

I am a social worker in Florida with 5 years experience. I have worked with crisis and suicide prevention for the past few years. My specialties include substance abuse counseling and grief and loss counseling. I find that I am able to understand my clients in ways that others cannot. With a technique that incorporates finding one's own Inner Strength and uncovering things that they do not know about themselves. It is important to realize the positive qualities of not only yourself but your life in general and use that as the basis to better yourself. It is time t...

This is Dr. Nicole Jones's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC,CCMHC,NCC
Therapy Specialties: Family conflicts
Years of Experience: 19

Hello, I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with licenses in the states of Ohio, Mississippi, North Carolina and Georgia. I am a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and I have a PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision. I am a member of the America Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. These organizations keep me abreast of the current trends and research to better assist my ever evolving client. I have over 18 years of experience utilizing an array of skill sets and theoretical orientations, such as Cognitive...

This is David Spann's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW,LICDC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Coaching
Years of Experience: 29

Welcome to the process! Mr. Spann has a unique blend of education and experience providing opportunities for those he serves to experience emotional and spiritual growth and change, and freedom from obstacles to growth due to trauma, mental health, anxiety, persistent mental illness or chemical dependency disorders. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Psychology and his Master's degree from Florida Gulf Coast University. His clinical experience in outpatient, residential and hospital setting, including Naval Hospital with Activ...

This is Jennifer  Turk's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S,RYT-200
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching
Years of Experience: 20

With over 20 years of experience I have dedicated myself to helping women therapeutically heal, achieve developmental growth and find peace. *I am a clinical specialist in the areas of adjustment and transitional phases, anxiety disorders, grief and loss, stress management, trauma and wholistic treatment options. *I have a strong clinical confidence and foundation in the areas of depression, eating disorders, general life management, relationships issues, sexual abuse and trauma to the brain. Trained and experienced in four treatment modalities; my ...

This is Dr. Jeannine Ray's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD,LMFT,BCBA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

All people experience difficulties and challenges at some point in their lives. Working through the challenges of creating a more fulfilling and happier life can be both difficult and rewarding. I appreciate the courage needed to take those first steps toward change. If you are ready to take that step, I will provide a safe space for you, and I am here to support you and help you become healthy and empowered. I have 13 years of experience working with individuals and families as a family therapist and behavior analyst. I am a practicing psychotherapist and ho...

This is Brittany Fleischer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MAEd. LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 7

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 6 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to assist many individuals struggling with a wide variety of struggles including depression, anxiety, low self esteem, severe and persistent mental health symptoms, relational and family concerns, and substance abuse issues. My approach to counseling in each and every session is one that is focused on meeting the individual where they are. I am focused ...

This is Kimberly Hauser's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,MSW,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 14

Hello! My name is Kimberly Hauser. I earned my undergraduate degree in Psychology and my Master of Social Work and Master of Psychology degrees from the University of Cincinnati. I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker with a Supervisory endorsement. I have over 14 years experience working as a therapist. My focus has been on working with teens, young adults, individuals and families to address a wide variety of concerns related to anxiety, depression, self esteem, parenting, life choices, changes and times of transitions and family issues. I work ...

This is Josh Reed's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPC-MHSP,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 6

Hi! My name is Josh Reed. I currently live and am licensed in the state of Tennessee, but I have spent the majority of my time as a Licensed Professional Counselor and life in Ohio (and currently hold dual licensure with TN and OH). I received my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2014. I have five years of experience working with clients dealing with questions about depression, anxiety, substance abuse, anger, mood disorders, marriage and relationship concerns, grief, parenting concerns, end of life concerns, and stage of life concerns. I work with ...

This is Julia D'Agostino's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSW,LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi, I'm Julia, and I'm passionate about helping folks navigate challenging situations and finding safety and purpose. I've been working in healing practices for over a decade, and became licensed to provide mental health services as a social worker in 2012. My practice involves working with others to find freedom from major life struggles. I draw primarily from client-centered modalities, including Narrative, Relational-Cultural and Solution-Focused, and I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and mindfulness meditation. My appro...

This is Darcel Elliott's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA,LPCC,LSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

I have been employed as a Counselor since 2007. Since this time, I have supported many individuals and families obtain identified goals. Prior to entering the field of counseling, I worked as a Social Worker. As a Social Worker, I had the opportunity to nurture professional qualities that have aided in my transition to counseling. Developing trusting relationships is the foundation of a positive counseling experience. I recognize and embrace the uniqueness in each of my clients. Although I practice from a theoretical background that includes person-centere...

This is Amanda Derheimer's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MA, LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Parenting issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome, and thank you for taking the time in learning more about me! My name is Amanda and I am a licensed professional clinical counselor in the State of Ohio. I graduated from Walsh University with a Masters degree in Counseling and Human Development with a Mental Health Specialty. I have 15 years experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in a variety of settings such as outpatient, crisis intervention, school, and currently private practice. I have experience working with a broad range of clinical issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, f...

This is Kara Peterson'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: Parenting issues, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My name is Kara Peterson and I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the Dayton, Ohio area with a supervisory endorsement. I have worked in the field for over 7 years - with clients of all ages and backgrounds and with various needs. My counseling approach is welcoming while challenging. I use a combination of supportive, cognitive behavioral, solution-focused, and strengths based approaches and will tailor my approach based on your needs. I believe that counseling is a collaborative experience and I will work with you to help you identify your per...

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

I am an independently licensed social worker in Ohio and health coach with over 13 years of experience working with people to take power over their lives. I have worked with people of all ages with a wide range of concerns including psychotic disorders, depression, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence, relationship issues, change of life challenges, addiction disorders, parenting problems, hoarding disorder, and many others. Additionally, I have extensive experience helping first responders (public safety officials, such as police and fire) recover from and cope ...

This is Gregory Pollock's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): M.Ed.,L.P.C.C.-S.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 24

Thank you for visiting my profile. I am Gregg and I am a Professional Clinical Counselor licensed to practice in the State of Ohio. I have 24 years of experience in a variety of different settings including outpatient, inpatient, and residential focusing on the treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. I have a worked with a wide range of clientele focusing on issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Panic, OCD, marital/relationship problems, parenting, trauma, abuse survivors, ADHD, Autism, and intellectual/developmental disabilities. I believe it ...

This is Dr. Dwonna Thompson Lenoir's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): Psy.D.,LPCC-S
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 19

I am committed to helping people find the strength inside themselves to triumph in relationships, overall functioning and living a balanced life. I have worked with various populations, including adults, families and other specialized groups. Clients have presented with issues such as anxiety, depression, communication problems, marital concerns, parenting, ADHD, eating disorders, grief/loss, self-injury and social skills development. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. I believe in the power ...

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 $40 to $70 per week (billed monthly).


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 sms texting 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 today. If you’re looking for a nearby therapist close to 44304 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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Emergency Situations:

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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