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
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 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... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in both Ohio and Kentucky. I have been providing counseling services for 5 1/2 years in both face to face and virtual platforms. During my time I have been able to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Melissa Fowler

M.Ed., LPCC-S
6 years experience
Welcome to my profile. Thank you for looking into getting help, this is the first step for overall wellness and it takes a lot of courage. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself before we get started on our journey to wellness. I graduated from a state college in Ohio with both my BA and master’s degrees. I am licensed in mental health counseling for all ages... Read More
Welcome to my profile. Thank you for looking into getting help, this is the first step for overall wellness and it takes a lot of courage. I would like to tell you a little bit about myself before... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Robin Brock

MSW, LISW
16 years experience
Is it time for a more fulfilling and peaceful life? Do you need to feel strong, confident and capable again (or for the first time)? Do you need help hearing your own voice so that you can make clear decisions? Welcome! I am a licensed social worker in Ohio with over 15 years experience working as a counselor. I have worked with a wide range of concerns including depression, stress, family and relationship... Read More
Is it time for a more fulfilling and peaceful life? Do you need to feel strong, confident and capable again (or for the first time)? Do you need help hearing your own voice so that you can make clear... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Matthew McGuire

LISW
6 years experience
Creating a space for self acceptance and validation is a big first step of what I intend to facilitate as a therapist. If you feel something, then it is valid. With these principles as the back drop, we are able to begin the difficult, but worthwhile work of therapy: making the subconscious parts of ourselves more conscious. From a treatment modality perspective, I utilize CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.... Read More
Creating a space for self acceptance and validation is a big first step of what I intend to facilitate as a therapist. If you feel something, then it is valid. With these principles as the back drop, we are... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Jessica Nye

MS, LPCC
5 years experience
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,... Read More
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Nancy DiStefano

LISW-S
30 years experience
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker from the State of Ohio. My passion is helping people get to where they want to be. With over 30 years experience in the mental health and addiction fields, I have done therapy with individual adults, couples, families, children and adolescents to meet whatever issues they are struggling with. I have expertise in depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship and addiction issues. I am experienced in mental health issues,... Read More
I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker from the State of Ohio. My passion is helping people get to where they want to be. With over 30 years experience in the mental health and addiction fields, I have done... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Dr. Nancy Delaney

PhD, PC
30 years experience
Welcome to my profile page! My official title is Dr. Nancy Delaney, PhD, PC. Please call me Nancy. I believe that mutual respect and a comfortable relationship is essential to helping you successfully achieving goals and grow as a person. My clients describe me as down-to-earth and easy to talk to. That's what I work to achieve. Counseling can be challenging, confusing and scary at times. My priority... Read More
Welcome to my profile page! My official title is Dr. Nancy Delaney, PhD, PC. Please call me Nancy. I believe that mutual respect and a comfortable relationship is essential to helping you successfully achieving goals and grow... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Tamera Anderson

LISW
5 years experience
Hi! My name is Tamera Anderson and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work from Miami Oxford University in 2016. I have 5 years of experience working in community based agencies, helping to empower children, adolescents and adults experiencing life stressors, emotional challenges and more . I recognize a lot of challenges and emotions individuals face could stem from their... Read More
Hi! My name is Tamera Anderson and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker in the state of Ohio. I graduated with my Masters of Social Work from Miami Oxford University in 2016. I have 5 years of experience... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Marando

MA, LPCC-S
24 years experience
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... Read More
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,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

James Bunch

LPCC
6 years experience
I have six years of experience counseling clients with a variety of struggles, personalities, and life experiences as well as counseling in group settings. Each counseling experience brings challenges and victories and I consider it an honor and privilege to come alongside individuals or couples in need. I personally see my role as counselor as an opportunity to serve. With this in mind my goal is to listen, to understand and to dive... Read More
I have six years of experience counseling clients with a variety of struggles, personalities, and life experiences as well as counseling in group settings. Each counseling experience brings challenges and victories and I consider it an honor and privilege... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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. Ohio is one of the top five states in the U.S. with the highest rates of overdose deaths related to opioids. 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.