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 Jamie Matthews's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LMHC-Florida,LPCC-Ohio
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

My name is Jamie Matthews and I have been working as a counselor since 2007, and really enjoy helping people reach their treatment goals. I believe that counseling is about change, and believe people can change any behavior not working in their life. I started my career working in community mental health where I worked with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness, and gained a great deal of experience helping individuals manage symptoms of hallucinations, delusions, severe depression symptoms, and severe anxiety symptoms. From 2007-2015 I did main...

This is Brandalyn Kemp'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 10

I am a family and marriage counselor licensed in Ohio with over 10 years of experience working as a counselor and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I use two treatment approaches CBT and Narrative Therapy. CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) is the most common one amongst therapist as it helps an individual to c...

This is RITA KANAREFF's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LPCC-S,ATR-BC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 18

I am a clinical counselor and art therapist who specializes in the clinical treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss. I special in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and I have advanced training in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). I obtained a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University in psychology and a master’s degree in art therapy from Ursuline College. I am a member of the Buckeye Art Therapy Association (BATA)...

This is Ryan Sargent's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): MSEd.,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I am licensed by the state of Ohio as a Professional Clinical Counselor, license number E.1901524, and hold a master's degree of science in education (MSEd.) in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton. My counseling practice is limited to serving individual adults. My areas of competence are personal and social counseling, career, and educational counseling. I approach the therapeutic process from a holistic, developmental stance considering the way we think, feel, and act. My basic philosophy is that we sometimes become "stuck" on our ...

This is Ashley Daugherty'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, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 3

Hi! My Name is Ashley Daugherty. I am an LISW-S with a national license issued by the state of Ohio and I have a MSW in Social Work. I have 8 years of counseling experience, with 4 years being post-graduate. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including trauma, depression, anxiety, family conflicts, coping with grief and loss, social behavior, and crisis counseling. I am experienced in many counseling techniques and find myself to have an open minded compassionate approach. My counseling style and approach is Holistic/Integrative. The firs...

This is Dr. Elie Cohen's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Grief, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

Hello, and thank you for your interest in my profile and practice. Seeking therapy can be a scary process, and many people are hesitant for a number of reasons. Whether you are dealing with unusually stressful life events, thinking about making changes in your life or relationships, or have been dealing with problematic anxiety or depression for a while, it can be very productive to meet with someone. It is important to find someone with experience, who you can trust, and who is warm and accepting but will also challenge you think outside the box from time to time...

This is Jill Miller's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW-S,LICDC,SAP
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Bipolar disorder, Depression
Years of Experience: 14

ABOUT ME: Hello, my name is Jill Miller and I am a licensed independent social worker, licensed independent chemical dependency counselor and a substance abuse professional in the State of Ohio. I believe that in order to have a successful relationship and outcome with my clients that there needs to be mutual trust, understanding and good rapport. I use one of several therapeutic modalities, depending on what issue one is having in their life. The modalities may include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness-Ba...

This is Markus Douglas's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LICDC
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 25

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker, with 25 years of experience working in the drug and alcohol field and 15 years with individuals with other mental health and life issues. I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and other approaches to help individuals manage and overcome their issues with relationships, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other issues. The first step to overcoming difficult situations is being willing to openly talk about them and then begin to implement changes. I am here...

This is Ashley Hovancsek '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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a family and individual counselor licensed in the state of Ohio and have been providing clinical service for 10 years and supervision for 7 years. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder, family of origin issues, parenting concerns, boundary and communication issues as well as with those who have experience complex trauma. My therapeutic style is warm, nurturing and I focus on identifying and utilizing your strengths to help address the areas you desire to wor...

This is Judea Castillo Winter's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW,LCSW,MSSA
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Grief, Career difficulties, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

Hello and welcome to my profile! My primary approach to practice is based on Humanistic Psychology with an emphasis on Strength Based approaches. I started out as a psych major (BA) and later went into social work with a Master's in Social Work to gain a broad perspective. I am licensed in Montana, Kentucky and Ohio as a LCSW and LISW respectively. I have worked with complex cases and multiple populations (i.e., older adults and their families, Dual Diagnosis and SUD, LGBTQ, forensic, domestic violence, motivational and coaching, depression and anxiety, trauma, ...

This is Lauren  Turner 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Depression
Years of Experience: 4

I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Ohio with 4+ years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including addictions, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma and/or emotional abuse. My therapy style interactive, validating, and welcoming. I believe in treating anyone with kindness, respect, sensitivity, compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognit...

This is Orienta Eison'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, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Depression, ADHD
Years of Experience: 22

Orienta Nicole Eison is the founder of Emerging Spirit Counseling Services in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is dually licensed in OH and KY as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. Ms. Eison has helped clients heal, change and grow for over twenty years through therapeutic counseling interventions. She specializes in individual and family counseling for children and women, helping to promote safe and healthy lifestyle choices.

This is Kristine Quallich's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD
Therapy Specialties: LGBT, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Coaching, ADHD
Years of Experience: 15

Welcome, I am a licensed psychologist in the state of Ohio. I am also a Certified School Psychologist who has worked for over 20 years in the field of education helping families and students with academic, behavioral, and social-emotional issues. I have also worked in a community-based therapy setting helping adults with anger management, employment matters that can be managed, and family concerns. I provide primarily cognitive-behavioral services with a focus on client-centered practices. I have extensive training in a range of modalities including family-t...

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

I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2011 with a Master's Degree in Social Work. I am currently a Licensed Independent Social Worker and a Licensed Independent Chemical Addiction Counselor. I have worked in a variety of public and private treatment facility offering both mental health and addiction therapy. I use a combination of therapeutic approaches including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Client Centered, Schema Therapy, Solution Focused, Trauma-Based, and Cognitive Behavioral therapy, as well as others when indicated. My guiding philosophy ha...

This is Ryan Witkowski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues
Years of Experience: 10

I can help if...A small voice in your head tells you that something big needs to change. If you are tired of your internal experience of your self not matching the person that you live as day-to-day. If you feel exhausted comparing yourself to others, wanting to live the way you see other people living, yet struggling to make consistent and meaningful change. I can help guide and be with you as you recover from the lies and loss of trauma. These traumas and emotional imprints so often derive from our family or origin, current and past intimate relationships and th...

This is Maria Ward's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I have additional credentials and specialty in working with adolescent who have experienced traumatic situations, and am a Certified Adolescent Trauma Professional. I enjoy helping young individuals find their voice and comfort in advocating for themselves. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environmen...

This is Elizabeth  Moore 's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Parenting issues
Years of Experience: 8

I am licensed in Ohio with 8 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, coping with addictions, family conflicts, & trauma and abuse. 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 Kendra Bobulski's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 12

I am licensed in Ohio with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, borderline personality disorder, bipolar disorder, anxiety, & 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 sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

This is Lucinda  Rhoads's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 27

I am licensed in Ohio with 27 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, depression, motivation, self esteem, and confidence. I also have experience working with coping with life changes. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. 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 ...

This is Emily Franko's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Anger management, Self esteem, Depression, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 15

I am licensed in Massachusetts, Ohio and Virginia, with 15 years of professional, clinical work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, anger management, 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. 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.

Having a hard time selecting a mental health professional in Akron? (How we 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, marriage and family therapy, or couple’s therapy; just search 'therapist near me in Akron' and find the one 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.
 
Mental health professionals that have a private practice or provide therapy services for professional counseling can help improve healthy relationships and communication skills whether that be working through life's obstacles and life issues in couples counseling, changing negative thinking patterns, or just providing a listening ear. Verified Akron therapists can provide licensed marriage counseling, compassionate counseling, tailor to individual needs (such as discussing healing, children, or other adults), and will help create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor. Verified Akron counselors help adults with healing (from physical ailments such as chronic pain, as well as mental illness).


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 in online therapy. You can work through various symptoms, disorders or condition, and even get a diagnosis from the comfort of your own home. 
 
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 work stress management, anxiety, depression, grief, etc)... take a look at our available therapists above and find a individual or marriage and family therapist that is right for you.
 
Counseling services, wellness services, online therapy, relationship counseling, and individual counseling through a licensed therapist can help treat postpartum depression, feeling lost or feeling stuck, difficult relationships, and helping people live their best lives. If you're looking for a therapist, Akron has many professionals who provide client centered individual counseling both in person and through online therapy. Gain more insight into in your life than you would through an eclectic approach or motivational interviewing. In Akron, therapy is easily accessible and just a click away. A clinical psychologist, licensed psychologist, or board approved supervisor can help you develop new coping strategies through modern therapy, therapeutic services, and a holistic approach.


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). While helping to develop 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 who you see everyday.

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 44320 or the surrounding zip codes (shown below), take a look at other available therapists through nearby cities listed at the bottom of this page.

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Take some time to learn more about our therapists and counselors to clearly understand our services. If you have questions for us, please reach us on our contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

Emergency Situations:

If you are experiencing a crisis or any other person may be exposed to danger due to an issue that is an emergency - don't use this site's online services. Verified Akron therapists can help women, children, and young adults, as well as anyone experiencing a crisis or emergency.

If you need Domestic Violence support, please contact The National Domestic Hotline at 1-800-799-7233

If you need Substance Abuse support, please contact the Substance Abuse and MH Services Administration at 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

If you need Sexual Abuse support, please contact the Rape, Abuse, Incest National Network at 1-800-656-4673

Call the 24 hour National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at +1 (800) 273-8255 or 911 which can provide you with immediate help for an emergency call or visit the nearest emergency room.

Other zip codes that the counselors near 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

Some other commonly asked questions can be found below:

How do I know I should get a therapist?
 
Modern therapy and psychotherapy have many benefits, regardless of the resources you may or may not have, or a service you have received in the past. The connection between brain, body and behavior is what effects everything in your life and therapy can help you see results in improving your attention and reaction to a specific thing. Whether it be someone wanting to learn more about their own mind and patterns, or specific situations in terms of well-being and friend struggles, searching for a 'therapist near me' or a 'therapist near Akron' can help you find a counselor near you or the closest locator to any counselors and psychiatrists. 
 
How much does a therapist cost?
 
Therapist prices differ, and one good way to learn more is by looking up "therapists around me" or "Akron's therapists" to learn about prices in your city or state, and who takes health insurance. You can also specify for a male or female counselor, or anything specific you're looking for in regards to money and therapy options and what might be an eco-friendly option.
 
How do I see a therapist for the first time?
 
One great way to prep for your first therapy session is by reading a lot of information on therapy-- articles by an author or experts on therapy can help you study some tips or a specific example of what to pay attention to in your first appointment. In fact, one great example of a case of someone with a great level of expertise who has written about therapy is the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone by Lori Gottlieb. Learning about the tools to tackle life challenges and the importance of putting in the effort in therapy sessions will help you make the most of the opportunity and potential self-discovery journey.
 
Should I go to therapy if I feel fine?
 
While you may look fine on the outside or through your instagram, that doesn't always mean we feel fine 100% of the time. A therapist can help you gain power over your life and emotions and be a helping hand and trusted source while you navigate day-to-day experiences and small growth opportunities. Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies can help you improve your self-esteem, work through values and relationships (such as with your parents), and overall gain a better sense of the world and how you see it. The success you may find through therapy is dependent on your process, if you are in-office or out-of-office, as well as who your provider is, what medication you are on, what fear you have, etc.
 
People also go to therapy for very specific things such as bullying, getting diagnosed with autism, wanting to learn mindfulness, having a specific nature or "spirit" they want to nurture and work on, trouble with office workers, phobia of doctors, and any other principles they are interesting in working through.
 
Is crying in therapy a breakthrough?
 
While for some crying in therapy might not be the normal, for others who perhaps experience mood disorders or even schizophrenia, crying could be a natural occurrence in each session. The groups you are in, the adolescents memories and experiences you've had, and the education you've received can all play a role into your emotions and emotional state throughout therapy.
 
Are therapists worth it?
 
We are all on a different path with our life, as each human is unique in the advice they want (or don't want) in areas of their life. Therapists, however, have the ability to help you find your potential through re-training your mind through methods such as CBT, or you can see a SEP (Somatic Experiencing Professional). For example, a number of patients who are battling sleep insomnia, difficulty with medications, troublesome behaviors, or overuse of drugs or alcohol have found help for their disorder through online therapy and telehealth. Many studies outline the risk in addition to the reward of seeing providers and specialists virtually, and overall the reviews show that the availability and areas of expertise from online therapists make it feel like they are on your team, and are a positive addition to your life.
 
Do therapists judge you?
 
The separation and boundaries between you and a therapist make it so that therapists are never there to judge you-- they are there to help you work through coping mechanisms, self-understanding, various stresses, and how your beliefs might impact your decisions and lifestyle. 
 
How much does a therapist cost near Akron, Ohio?
 
Each therapist might differ per state, but BetterHelp offers therapy throughout the US in many cities- including, but not limited to: New York, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, San Diego, Philadelphia, Miami, Chicago, Boston, Phoenix, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Washington, DC, Tampa, League City, Seattle, Detroit, Orlando, Atlanta, and even University of Houston. You can also search states by their state code (such as MD or AZ) to find more on specific cities in the state. Having access to clinical psychology over zoom can open doors to another modality, such as in-app messaging. The scale of price and plan may differ with each area code, but BetterHelp's main belief is that therapy should be accessible wherever, whenever.
 
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