Akron, Ohio Therapists

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.

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Painesville, Ohio

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Ohio, South Carolina

I am here to help! I know life can have many challenges, and I approach in helping you with those difficulties by teaching you skills and helping you approach life mindfully. I incorporate meditation and yoga for those who want to combine mental...
Laurie Mandel
MSN, CNP, PMHNP
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

*ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS * I am dedicated to providing you comprehensive, empathetic, personalized care. I believe in the connection between mental and physical health and wellness. I want to help you develop a growth mindset. Let's work together to...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

Dr. Teresa Rogers (she/her) is the owner of The Relationship Center in North Canton, OH. She is a graduate from the University of Akron with a Doctorate of Philosophy, specializing in marriage and family therapy. Dr. Rogers is a licensed Independent...
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Elyria, Ohio

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Ohio

Shelle’ Monique Mathis is a native of Elyria, a mother of two beautiful children, and an ’83 graduate of Elyria High School. She obtained a certificate as a Paralegal from Tri-City Community college, an Associates of Arts degree from Lorain...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

I am Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Ohio. I have a Masters of Divinity and a MA in Professional Counseling. I am a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP). In therapy, I focus...
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Middleburg Hts, Ohio

In spite of your best efforts, life can sometimes overwhelm you. Whether problems are recent or longstanding, I can help. My 25 years in the profession has afforded me knowledge and experience with a broad range of issues. My practice emphasizes the...
Brian Nowak
LPCC-S 2
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Parma, Ohio

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) and a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor (LICDC) in the State of Ohio. I have worked in both mental health agencies and drug treatment facilities, since I graduated from the...
Rodney Long
MSSA, LSW
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

Hi! My name is Rodney Long and I’m a local therapist, writer, and speaker. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Malone University and my master’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. You can read about my background here, in an article...
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Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

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Ohio

Christina Hoehn-Shackelford earned a Master of Science Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Community Counseling from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and Legal Studies from Heidelberg University (formerly...
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Stow, Ohio

I am here to guide you on the path of Self-Healing and mental wellness. Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs...
Robin Leichtman
LPCC-S 2, Ph.D.
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Lyndhurst, Ohio

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

Robin is a licensed independent therapist providing mental wellness counseling by way of a positive, holistic approach. She believes that counseling is a collaborative effort in which she supports individuals in improving the quality of their life....
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Ohio

Dr. Faur is a licensed psychologist in Ohio specializing in the treatment of anxiety disorders, PTSD and depression. She gained diverse experience working with children, adolescents and adults during graduate training, fellowship in Psychiatry at...
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Ohio

I have an affinity for working with college students and young adults. I blame it on my past experience as an educator at my local high school! I fully understand the stressors that being a student can bring and I want to help YOU not just survive...
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Rocky River, Ohio

Navigation through life, love, relationships and it's ebbs and flows can be challenging. The issues of life and love are complex and can make us experience symptoms of stress, depression, and anxiety to name a few. I help guide couples and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

Are you experiencing difficulties and feel STUCK? Do you feel like you need someone to help you figure out how to move forward? I have been a therapist for over 10+ years and have focused on helping clients' develop personal goals and accountability...
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Beachwood, Ohio

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Ohio, Maine

Over 25 years of clinical, supervisory and management experience in the behavioral healthcare field. Publications in the field of mental health, NAMI Professional of the Year in 1997. Work with a range of behavioral health needs and challenges....
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Ohio

Ellen has 30 years of experience working with clients. Her style is more coaching than therapy. The pillars of her work are: - You have all of the answers inside of you. I can show you how to uncover your blocks to find them. - Your thoughts create...
Patrick Santilli
LPCC 15, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

My inquisitive approach to treatment helps you focus on what you can control and find a balance in your life through introspection, understanding, and patience. I have prior training in dialectical behavioral therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy...
Doris Rhodes
MA, LPC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Ohio

I am a Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 2017; providing professional counseling services to clients in the greater Cleveland area. In the current environment, utilizing online platforms for counseling; I am able to provide my Clinical Services...

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.

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.