Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Akron, Ohio

Find a therapist in Akron, Ohio that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Akron to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Brittany Fleischer

MAEd.,LPCC-S
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and 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... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and 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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Natalie Grabowski

LPCC
7 years experience
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 seven years, working with children, adolescents, and adults. I have worked with a wide variety of clients and issues, including... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Lisa Fox

MA,LPCC-S
27 years experience
Life can be very difficult, at times, and situations develop when a person can feel "stuck" and have difficulty seeing a way out. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and aim to generate a comfortable environment which will eliminate that "under the microscope" feeling, some people tell me they fear when seeking counseling. I initiate counseling with person centered, solution oriented strategies, which will allow the client to begin... Read More
Life can be very difficult, at times, and situations develop when a person can feel "stuck" and have difficulty seeing a way out. I utilize an eclectic approach to counseling and aim to generate a comfortable... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:27 years

Stanley Fireman

M.,Ed,LISW-S
40 years experience
I have experience in clinical counseling for over 40 years in private practice and in hospitals. During the last 20 years, I worked in multiple hospital outpatient clinics all part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I treated patients with Pain Management issues, anger management, depression, anxiety, abuse, domestic violence, opiate dependence/addiction, alcohol dependency, family systems, and stressors that affect life changes and other situations that... Read More
I have experience in clinical counseling for over 40 years in private practice and in hospitals. During the last 20 years, I worked in multiple hospital outpatient clinics all part of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation where I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:40 years

Monica Birsen

MA,LPCC-S
20 years experience
I work with clients on two levels. In the short-term I help clients examine thought and lifestyle patterns and behaviors and work to make changes through therapies such as CBT, DBT and other psychological approaches, so that you can both train your brain to think more positively, as well as build more positive experiences in to your life. In the long term, I can help you explore how your past... Read More
I work with clients on two levels. In the short-term I help clients examine thought and lifestyle patterns and behaviors and work to make changes through therapies such as CBT, DBT and other psychological approaches, so that you can... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:20 years

Diana Uthenwoldt

LISW
5 years experience
I am a mental health therapist that has really honed in my craft for focusing on trauma recovery and addiction, as well as police culture. I enjoy working with individuals who have been dually diagnosed with mental health issues and addiction to find healthier coping skills and ways to manage stress and trauma triggers. My goal as a therapist is to help clients find ways to be the person they want to be and build... Read More
I am a mental health therapist that has really honed in my craft for focusing on trauma recovery and addiction, as well as police culture. I enjoy working with individuals who have been dually diagnosed with mental health issues and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Rebecca Clinton

LCSW
10 years experience
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and counseling focusing on life challenges. My goal is to create a warm and comfortable environment allowing the therapeutic relationship to grow. I utilize cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)... Read More
Hello! I am so happy to meet you! A little about me: I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years experience working with variety of populations from individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. My therapeutic approach is to... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Dr. Laurie Navin

EdD,PCC-S
17 years experience
Thanks for reaching out! It's not always easy to ask for help, but we all need to feel supported and understood in times of crisis or when experiencing a problem that becomes overwhelming. By being your own advocate, you will be able to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to reach your full potential and have a fresh outlook on life. I specialize in treating adults and couples who are experiencing a... Read More
Thanks for reaching out! It's not always easy to ask for help, but we all need to feel supported and understood in times of crisis or when experiencing a problem that becomes overwhelming. By being your own advocate,... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:17 years

Katie Reed

M.Ed.,PCC
15 years experience
Seeking help is one of the most difficult steps in making changes in our lives. Give yourself credit for taking that step. I am a licensed as a professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. I worked for five years in a community mental health setting, and have worked for 10 years in a small private group practice. I work from a primarily cognitive-behavioral perspective, but I pull techniques from other theories, such as... Read More
Seeking help is one of the most difficult steps in making changes in our lives. Give yourself credit for taking that step. I am a licensed as a professional clinical counselor in the state of Ohio. I worked for five... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:15 years

Timothy Welch

LPCC,NCC,MAC
20 years experience
Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I work together to decide what is best for you. Your current emotional struggle does not have to define your future. Working together, my hope is to help empower, encourage and educate you in finding resolution... Read More
Hello! It can be a scary process to start therapy and I will do my best to respect who you are and what goals you are seeking. I believe therapy should be a two way street where you and I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:20 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Akron, Ohio

Akron is located around 30 miles south of Cleveland in Ohio. Akron’s the fifth largest city in Ohio, and it’s located in Summit County. Akron is in what’s considered the Great Lakes region, and it’s just around 40 miles south of Lake Erie. The city is home to the University of Akron and a portion of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. Current Fortune 500 companies with headquarters in Akron include Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company and FirstEnergy. Goodyear actually just build their new world headquarters in the city, and they are one of the largest private employers in Akron.

Mental Health Concerns in Akron

As with essentially any city in America, Akron isn’t without its problems and concerns. First, for not just Akron but the entire state of Ohio, there is a significant problem with opioids and opioid overdose deaths. There were more than 3,600 opioid overdose deaths in Ohio in 2016. That led to a rate of 32.9 deaths per 100,000 people in the state. That was well above the national rate of 13.3 deaths per 100,000 individuals. The death rate from opioid-related overdoses has tripled in Ohio since 2010. In 2015, there were an estimated 85.8 opioid prescriptions written in Ohio per 100 people. The national average was 70 prescriptions per 100 individuals.

Among youths aged 12 to 17, there was an estimated 10.3 percent in Ohio who reported having a major depressive episode at least once in the year before the year a survey was taken. The survey was from the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality. The same study showed that from 2013 to 2014, there were around 434,000 adults in Ohio who reported having a serious mental illness. Of those people, only 47 percent received either mental health treatment or counseling. The majority, 53 percent, did not receive counseling or mental health treatment.

While the divorce rate in Ohio has trended down since 1990, in 2015 it was still fairly high at 3.1 divorces per 1,000 residents of the state.

To add to the stress that many individuals, families, and households may be seeing in Akron, there are other concerns as well. For example, while most of the nation has seen substantial upticks in household income and many regions have seen declining poverty rates, Akron hasn’t necessarily followed those trends. According to Census Bureau data released in 2016, the median household income had actually fallen 0.5 percent from the previous year. The poverty rate grew 3.2 percent in Akron during that time, and there was an estimated 26 percent of all residents of the city living below the poverty level.

Recently there was a news story that gained national attention regarding the suicide of a 10-year-old boy in Akron. According to reports, the school year had seen a spike in the number of suicides among young people in the Akron-Canton metro area. The number of suicide deaths among young people in the area doubled from the previous year, leading to intervention from public health officials.

Mental Health Resources in Akron

While there are certain statistics that can paint a troubling picture in Akron, there are mental health resources available as well. For example, the Summit County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADM) Board funds many mental health agencies in the area. Most of these counseling services are provided at a reduced rate, typically based on a sliding scale.

Akron Children’s Hospital Behavioral Health Emergency Service treats children and teens who go to the ER because of behavioral or mental health disorders. The Akron Family Institute provides mental health services specifically aimed at relationships within families. There are also nonprofits like the Choices Community Center. The Choices Community Center offers services including recovery and support groups, and NA and AA meetings. There are many private practices available as well.

Akron Therapist Directory

Whether you’re struggling with problems in your marriage or a family relationship, you are having problems with substance abuse, or you have a mental condition such as major depressive disorder, understanding that help is available in Akron is critical.

With that in mind, we put together the above Akron therapist directory. The care providers included in the above list are high-quality behavioral health specialists including psychiatrists, psychologists, and counselors. The hope with the directory is that it streamlines your search for a care provider who matches your needs.