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 Dr. Dale Minor's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): PhD, LPCC-S, LICDCS, CRC, ICCS.
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Years of Experience: 20

Currently, I am the Clinical Director for BDMC & Associates. During my career, I have worked in many capacities in the Mental Health field. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Heath Counselor (LPCC-S) with supervisory designation. I am a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), as well as a License Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor with a supervisory designation( LICDC-S), (ICCS) including international treatment certification. During my tenure at Hocking Community College in Ohio, I served as the Director of Student Development, the Coordinator of Addict...

This is Allison Wallace's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW, MFT
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Greetings! My name is Allison and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for the state of Georgia and a Licensed Independent Social Worker for the state of Ohio. I have obtained a bachelors degree in Social Work from Johnson C. Smith University, a masters degree in social work from Georgia State University and a masters degree in family therapy from Mercer University. I have over 6 years of clinical experience in providing trauma-informed therapy to individuals, couples, and families with a variety of psychiatric, relational, and situational needs and concerns wh...

This is Dr. Carla Stewart's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): DSW, LISW-S
Therapy Specialties: Relationship issues, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 10

I am a licensed social worker. I earned my degree from The Ohio State University College of Social Work. I have lived in Ohio my entire life but have been fortunate enough to travel the world. I have a strong passion to help those struggling with emotional difficulties. I am active in community organizations and volunteer as a patient advocate at the local and national levels. I am also honored to be a volunteer with giveanhour.org, a national network of volunteers providing free mental health services to military personnel and their families who are being affect ...

This is Kevin Kraska'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, Addictions, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 25

Hello, my name is Kevin Kraska and I'm glad you are here! I have been practicing in Columbus, OH for 25 years as a mental health and mindfulness clinician, and I received my Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work from the Ohio State University in 1994. While I have worked with many different populations and age groups, I am a firm believer in sticking with what one is good at doing. For me, that is defined as working with adults 18 and up in a 1-on-1, direct relationship (I do not provide family therapy or couples therapy). Here are some of my specialty area...

This is Shana Cronican'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
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Trauma and abuse, Compassion fatigue
Years of Experience: 5

Hello! My name is Shana Cronican and I completed a Masters in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, a Masters in Social Work with an independent license credential (LISW). With over twenty years of experience, advocacy, education and direct service; my adult life is dedicated to improving the lives of survivors and individuals whom seek guidance and help in order to strengthen their lives, relationships and purpose. I am a tireless advocate for women and girls and other individuals who have experienced violence and/or trauma with expertise in Post Traumatic Stres...

This is Jennifer  Adamson '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, Eating disorders, Self esteem, Coping with life changes, ADHD
Years of Experience: 20

Welcome. If you are unsure about reaching for guidance and support, I encourage you to continue on this path in adding counseling to your journey. I am saying this from a personal and professional standpoint. Prior to becoming a therapist, I was client and believe therapy was a critical part of my recovery and healing. I recommend that you review the profiles of several providers, it is important to have a fit and connection with your therapist. I have a background in education (special education), counseling, real estate, and finance/insurance. I have a...

This is Diana Hartwig'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, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello! My name is Diana Hartwig.I am an independently licensed social worker in Ohio with over 5 years of experience. I received my Master's in Social Work from Youngstown State University in 2014, and hold a Bachelor's degree in counseling as well. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, which includes depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, relationship problems, and trauma. I also have gained experience leading to expertise in grief and loss. My counseling style is approachable and client-centered. I believe in the dignity and worth of all ...

This is Sherri Burkert'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, Addictions, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 12

Hello! My name is Sherri and I have been a therapist for 15 years however have worked in mental health for 20. I have experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization and crisis intervention. I live in Ohio where I was born and raised. I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s in counseling. I have experience in treating substance abuse related issues, depression, bipolar disorder as well as stress and anxiety. My counseling style is warm and inviting and client centered. As your therapist we will deve...

This is Charlotte  Zureick'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 ,LCSW
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Self esteem, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 6

Hello. I have been working in the behavioral health field for almost ten years. I am a licensed clinical social worker. I obtained my Master's Degree in Social Work in 2011 and am licensed in both Ohio and Indiana. I have been providing services virtually for over a year to adults experiencing issues such as anxiety and depression. I take great pleasure in helping people to focus on their strengths and learn to effectively manage their symptoms and take better control of their life. When life feels stressful or overwhelming, it can be very helpful to talk with a ...

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

Greetings! I am a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) as well an Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in Georgia with original roots from Ohio. I am a Vietnam-Era Veteran with experience working with veterans and the homeless population. Although my expertise is with Substance Abuse; I am skilled in Mental Health issues as well (PTSD, Depression, Anxiety Disorder, Bipolar Disorder; etc). My skills include CBT, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing along with knowledge in other Therapy Modalities. I ha...

This is Diana Orns-Grant'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, Addictions, Trauma and abuse, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 8

I am a mental health therapist with 8 years experience in the field. I am currently licensed in the state of Ohio. I have experience working with a variety of populations in mental health and addiction. I am familiar helping people struggling with anxiety, depression, mood disorder, trauma and attachment issues. I believe the therapeutic relationship with my client is important to the healing process. At this time I have mostly opening between the hours of 12-4. Evening appointments have filled up pretty fast. I am hoping to find some cleints that could sched...

This is Alisha Dennis-Brinson'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, Addictions, Relationship issues, Depression, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 11

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Ohio with over 11 years of experience. I have worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and a wide variety of concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, adjustments to new life circumstances, and substance abuse. My counseling style is client centered and empathetic. I believe in using tools that will best help the client become aware of their inner strength as they work on their journey to wellness. My goal is to provide a safe and affirming space for my clients to explore their th...

This is Dr. Joanna Kristeva's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LCSW,LISW,PhD
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Self esteem, Depression
Years of Experience: 9

Dr. Joanna Kristeva specializes in the treatment of personality disorders and she is trained in cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy approach to modalities. Her multicultural background helps her to apply person-centered and strength-based treatment modalities. Dr. Kristeva is a psychotherapist with nine years of direct clinical experience. She is also trained in dialectical behavioral therapy and holistic medicine. Dr. Kristeva is NY, OH licensed psychotherapist and board certified alternative medical practitioner. She holds a postgraduate degree from New York Univ...

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 Carole Kaufman'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, Family conflicts, Grief, Depression
Years of Experience: 20

Carole is an experienced and highly effective independently licensed social worker whose ability to easily establish a warm and trusting relationship makes her uniquely qualified to treat the various mental health issues clients present. Recently retired from both a private practice and the Cleveland Clinic, where she worked in inpatient geriatric and adult psychiatry, Carole is ready and eager to resume providing counseling services to clients in need. Carole has specialized in maternal and child health and completed an intensive one year post graduate train...

This is Mary Mayle's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): LISWS
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Depression
Years of Experience: 15

I believe every person has a story, and every story has purpose. Your experiences matter. Who you are matters. We all have things that become obstacles, but it is when those obstacles interfere with our ability to live each day to its fullest that we need support to address them. I have worked with all people of all ethnicities, religious affiliations, ages, and states of health to address anxiety, depression, and stressful social dynamics. I provide a safe non-judgmental space to share what is in your heart, and work together to process that into actionable ...

This is Kenoctaya  Lindsey'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, Depression
Years of Experience: 7

Hello! It takes a lot of courage to reach out and ask for help or advice, and I am grateful that you have taken the next step in making a change in your life. I am a licensed independent social worker in the state of Ohio with over 7 years of experience. I have experience working with individuals who may have anxiety, depression, and major life changes, to name a few. I have had the opportunity to work with children in foster care and their families, residential, adults who have anxiety or depression dealing with chronic illness. My therapy style is warm, emp...

This is Kimberly  Lockwood'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, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Coping with life changes
Years of Experience: 3

I have experience in community mental health, which deals with a variety of mental health issues. I use a variety of approaches, all of which treat the client as the expert in their own lives and I am there to assist and process life's events. I offer biofeedback/mindfulness approaches as well as ACT, CBT and CPT. I'm also a Level I Gottman couple's counselor. I am experienced with client 16 years old and up, as well as families and couples.

This is Gina Sinito's avatar and link to their profile
One Of Many Online Therapists Serving - Akron, Ohio (Akron, OH)
Type Of Therapy License(s): ATR,LPCC
Therapy Specialties: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Depression
Years of Experience: 22

I'm a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio. I'm also a Registered Art Therapist. I've been a practicing Counselor for about twenty two years. I know that seeking counseling takes courage and a willingness to be vulnerable. I'm honored to support you on your journey of personal growth. The focus of my work is humanistic and client-centered. Basically this style emphasizes the importance of being your authentic self in order to lead your most fulfilling life. I work to have an empathic understanding for my clients. I typically w...

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
Therapy Specialties: Addictions, Trauma and abuse
Years of Experience: 3

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...

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 44326 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