Therapists in Akron, OH

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Photo of Lisa Cioffi, Counselor in Akron, OH
Lisa Cioffi
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Akron, OH 44320  (Online Only)
We all experience difficult times or situations in our lives. Helping you work through these situations in a way that you need is my ultimate goal. My goal as your therapist is to support and help guide you in navigating solutions to struggles that you are facing.
We all experience difficult times or situations in our lives. Helping you work through these situations in a way that you need is my ultimate goal. My goal as your therapist is to support and help guide you in navigating solutions to struggles that you are facing.
(330) 969-8045 View (330) 969-8045
Photo of Melanie Tabak, Licensed Professional Counselor in Akron, OH
Melanie Tabak
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with you to approach all problems with empathy, non-judgement and mindfulness. She helps you explore meaning through trauma, grief and life transitions, helping you process through emotions you feel using an evidence-based practice, including the existential/humanistic perspective and EMDR. For couples therapy, she focuses on helping couples develop a deeper bond, and communicate with one another, using Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Melanie is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with you to approach all problems with empathy, non-judgement and mindfulness. She helps you explore meaning through trauma, grief and life transitions, helping you process through emotions you feel using an evidence-based practice, including the existential/humanistic perspective and EMDR. For couples therapy, she focuses on helping couples develop a deeper bond, and communicate with one another, using Emotion-Focused Therapy.
(234) 224-1983 View (234) 224-1983
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James Edwards-Roberts
Pre-Licensed Professional, SWT
Verified
Akron, OH 44313  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious? Are you having trouble setting and reaching your goals? Are you feeling uneasy about your next steps? If your answer is yes, I believe that although this can be a difficult time, it is also an opportunity for growth. Feeling unsatisfied isn’t a bad thing. It can be the first step to making change and a time for rediscovery.
Are you feeling anxious? Are you having trouble setting and reaching your goals? Are you feeling uneasy about your next steps? If your answer is yes, I believe that although this can be a difficult time, it is also an opportunity for growth. Feeling unsatisfied isn’t a bad thing. It can be the first step to making change and a time for rediscovery.
(330) 632-1308 View (330) 632-1308
Photo of Sara Trembath, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Akron, OH
Sara Trembath
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
I have experience working with all types of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and complex trauma. My secondary specialties include severe chronic mental illness, relationship problems, recovery from previous domestic violence, LTGBQ+ concerns, self-harm, and developmental or attachment wounds from childhood. I continue to take continuing education classes to improve my knowledge and skills in these areas. I especially enjoy working with clients motivated to improve their lives and willing to take responsibility for their success rather than expecting others to do their work.
I have experience working with all types of anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and complex trauma. My secondary specialties include severe chronic mental illness, relationship problems, recovery from previous domestic violence, LTGBQ+ concerns, self-harm, and developmental or attachment wounds from childhood. I continue to take continuing education classes to improve my knowledge and skills in these areas. I especially enjoy working with clients motivated to improve their lives and willing to take responsibility for their success rather than expecting others to do their work.
(330) 521-2971 View (330) 521-2971
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Jonathan Richardson
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Akron, OH 44313
Individuals thrive toward their potential when their relationships are healthy and supportive. Being in healthy relationship is how we, as individuals and families, are sustained in the long term. Relationships that are healthy are consistent, have structure, are interdependent, and provide instruction that fosters individual and collective resiliency and progress. When relationships are in crisis, individuals must be guided toward identifying the behaviors and attitudes that bring on conflict. When this awareness is achieved, change is possible. Here, attention to individual and relationship needs is equally important in the therapeutic process.
Individuals thrive toward their potential when their relationships are healthy and supportive. Being in healthy relationship is how we, as individuals and families, are sustained in the long term. Relationships that are healthy are consistent, have structure, are interdependent, and provide instruction that fosters individual and collective resiliency and progress. When relationships are in crisis, individuals must be guided toward identifying the behaviors and attitudes that bring on conflict. When this awareness is achieved, change is possible. Here, attention to individual and relationship needs is equally important in the therapeutic process.
(216) 452-6379 View (216) 452-6379
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Lorrin Calderon Ingersoll
Counselor, MA, LPCC, IMFT
Verified
Akron, OH 44313  (Online Only)
I provide quality mental health care from a culturally sensitive and trauma informed perspective. My goal is to help clients find relief from their mental health struggles and find freedom from relationship issues. I am passionate about assisting clients with a variety of difficulties and work with a diverse array of people to help them cope more effectively, heal trauma wounds, improve communication, and improve relationships in order to lead brighter, meaningful lives moving forward.
I provide quality mental health care from a culturally sensitive and trauma informed perspective. My goal is to help clients find relief from their mental health struggles and find freedom from relationship issues. I am passionate about assisting clients with a variety of difficulties and work with a diverse array of people to help them cope more effectively, heal trauma wounds, improve communication, and improve relationships in order to lead brighter, meaningful lives moving forward.
(330) 862-8466 View (330) 862-8466
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OBED Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LICDC
Verified
Akron, OH 44307  (Online Only)
We all need help sometimes! And asking for help is healthy!
We all need help sometimes! And asking for help is healthy!
(330) 574-7554 View (330) 574-7554
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April Smith
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Akron, OH 44312
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor dedicated to helping people rediscover their inner strengths to work toward their goals. We all go through emotional struggles or challenging stressors that can be overwhelming. We can navigate these struggles together and develop new strategies to cope and thrive. I am honored to help people heal from traumatic events and reclaim their lives, emerging stronger than they ever imagined.
I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor dedicated to helping people rediscover their inner strengths to work toward their goals. We all go through emotional struggles or challenging stressors that can be overwhelming. We can navigate these struggles together and develop new strategies to cope and thrive. I am honored to help people heal from traumatic events and reclaim their lives, emerging stronger than they ever imagined.
(330) 892-9471 View (330) 892-9471
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Tracy A. Burke
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Akron, OH 44313
I offer a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship where we can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors and emotional struggles. I work with a variety of issues beginning in childhood through major adult life transitions, and am experienced with and committed to helping others use resources and inner strengths to transform their lives and reach desired goals. (**Because I am often in sessions with clients until 9PM, the easiest way to reach me is through texting. You may also email or leave a voicemail, but these are often answered in a less timely fashion. Thank you.)
I offer a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship where we can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors and emotional struggles. I work with a variety of issues beginning in childhood through major adult life transitions, and am experienced with and committed to helping others use resources and inner strengths to transform their lives and reach desired goals. (**Because I am often in sessions with clients until 9PM, the easiest way to reach me is through texting. You may also email or leave a voicemail, but these are often answered in a less timely fashion. Thank you.)
(330) 887-9080 View (330) 887-9080
Photo of Sarah L Lahoski, Counselor in Akron, OH
Sarah L Lahoski
Counselor, LPCC, MFT, ACHt, HHP, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44333
Transformative Path is about removing the obstacles in your path. Everyone is on a different path, but all of us have certain obstacles that hold us back form living the best life we can. At Transformative Path we honor the sacredness of each path by treating each individual holistically: mind, body, spirit. There is no way to stop certain things from happening, but you can have enough resources to have a happier, peaceful, loving connected abundant life. When you heal the obstacles, this leaves room for more positive experiences in your life. Are you ready for a better life?
Transformative Path is about removing the obstacles in your path. Everyone is on a different path, but all of us have certain obstacles that hold us back form living the best life we can. At Transformative Path we honor the sacredness of each path by treating each individual holistically: mind, body, spirit. There is no way to stop certain things from happening, but you can have enough resources to have a happier, peaceful, loving connected abundant life. When you heal the obstacles, this leaves room for more positive experiences in your life. Are you ready for a better life?
(216) 600-1374 View (216) 600-1374
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Janaye Guess
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LISW
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
I enjoy working with people who struggle with depression and/or anxiety. Ideally, their goals would be to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. My ideal client would be able to put in the necessary work to accomplish their goals. My therapy style is authentic, empathetic, and validating. I believe in incorporating various treatment modalities that are based on the individual needs of my clients.
I enjoy working with people who struggle with depression and/or anxiety. Ideally, their goals would be to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. My ideal client would be able to put in the necessary work to accomplish their goals. My therapy style is authentic, empathetic, and validating. I believe in incorporating various treatment modalities that are based on the individual needs of my clients.
(740) 720-5180 View (740) 720-5180
Photo of Sharon Hawkins, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Akron, OH
Sharon Hawkins
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW , LSW , LICDC
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
I'm not sure I have an ideal client. I believe in meeting a person where they are and moving forward from there. I feel people often come to therapy to help find the best version of themselves. I enjoy helping others find solutions to their problems, helping them identify their strengths, and deciding how to improve their weaknesses.
I'm not sure I have an ideal client. I believe in meeting a person where they are and moving forward from there. I feel people often come to therapy to help find the best version of themselves. I enjoy helping others find solutions to their problems, helping them identify their strengths, and deciding how to improve their weaknesses.
(330) 878-3481 View (330) 878-3481
Photo of April Hankins, Licensed Professional Counselor in Akron, OH
April Hankins
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Akron, OH 44312  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Becoming a mom brings up difficult stuff from our past and changes so much about our identity. Lots of emotions and childhood memories surface and all the while we are trying to parent well, in the midst of being sleep deprived and overwhelmed. You may feel disconnected from your emotions or overcome by them. You may feel like you have lost yourself and don't know how to set boundaries. You want to figure out how to care for yourself well while also showing up as the parent you want to be. Systems in place have made it difficult for moms to thrive, let's find ways to pave the way together.
Becoming a mom brings up difficult stuff from our past and changes so much about our identity. Lots of emotions and childhood memories surface and all the while we are trying to parent well, in the midst of being sleep deprived and overwhelmed. You may feel disconnected from your emotions or overcome by them. You may feel like you have lost yourself and don't know how to set boundaries. You want to figure out how to care for yourself well while also showing up as the parent you want to be. Systems in place have made it difficult for moms to thrive, let's find ways to pave the way together.
(610) 646-5274 View (610) 646-5274
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Mindfulness, Meditation, & Mental Health Therapy
Counselor, MA, Ed, LPC, CR
Verified
Akron, OH 44313
I am a licensed, professional counselor in the state of Ohio. I am able to work with clients presenting with diverse issues related to personal and relational wellness. These issues include anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment to life changes or stressors, depression, trauma and substance use and addiction-related issues. Interventions are an effective strength of mine.
I am a licensed, professional counselor in the state of Ohio. I am able to work with clients presenting with diverse issues related to personal and relational wellness. These issues include anxiety, grief and loss, adjustment to life changes or stressors, depression, trauma and substance use and addiction-related issues. Interventions are an effective strength of mine.
(330) 267-2770 View (330) 267-2770
Photo of Andre McCray, Marriage & Family Therapist in Akron, OH
Andre McCray
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Akron, OH 44313
As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in working with men and couples. With men, I help work through difficulties and create tools in dealing with relationship concerns, communication problems, anger management, parenting efforts, family dynamics, divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, mid-life issues, etc. With couples, I help work through relational frustrations, deal with the aftereffects of infidelity, address co-parenting concerns, and sort out blended family dynamics.
As a marriage and family therapist, I specialize in working with men and couples. With men, I help work through difficulties and create tools in dealing with relationship concerns, communication problems, anger management, parenting efforts, family dynamics, divorce, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, mid-life issues, etc. With couples, I help work through relational frustrations, deal with the aftereffects of infidelity, address co-parenting concerns, and sort out blended family dynamics.
(330) 521-3548 View (330) 521-3548
Photo of Terrance Tufts, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Akron, OH
Terrance Tufts
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
I have served those with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Family Issues, etc. My ideal client is motivated to roll up their sleeves and engage in the therapeutic process. They have an open mind and can practice effective coping skills to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. They can challenge themselves to be vulnerable and practice accountability while processing their problematic thinking patterns and behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental environment. They wish to engage in therapy because they realize that they need to make a change and are willing to take a leap of faith to make it happen.
I have served those with Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar, Schizophrenia, Family Issues, etc. My ideal client is motivated to roll up their sleeves and engage in the therapeutic process. They have an open mind and can practice effective coping skills to improve their overall functioning and quality of life. They can challenge themselves to be vulnerable and practice accountability while processing their problematic thinking patterns and behaviors in a safe and non-judgmental environment. They wish to engage in therapy because they realize that they need to make a change and are willing to take a leap of faith to make it happen.
(740) 638-0752 View (740) 638-0752
Photo of Margo Gregor, Psychologist in Akron, OH
Margo Gregor
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44304
We all experience difficult challenges and transitions which can cause painful feelings and disrupt our lives. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, collaborative, and professional relationship to help you navigate these challenges. My focus is on helping client’s explore themselves, gain insight, and ultimately make changes that align with their unique goals. Whether you are looking to improve your relationships, manage anxiety/depression, increase academic or career path satisfaction, work on longstanding difficulties or just to understand yourself more fully, I aim to offer a space that promotes growth and positive outcomes.
We all experience difficult challenges and transitions which can cause painful feelings and disrupt our lives. My goal is to provide a safe, supportive, collaborative, and professional relationship to help you navigate these challenges. My focus is on helping client’s explore themselves, gain insight, and ultimately make changes that align with their unique goals. Whether you are looking to improve your relationships, manage anxiety/depression, increase academic or career path satisfaction, work on longstanding difficulties or just to understand yourself more fully, I aim to offer a space that promotes growth and positive outcomes.
(330) 590-5458 View (330) 590-5458
Photo of Plumb Line Counseling, Licensed Professional Counselor in Akron, OH
Plumb Line Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Akron, OH 44303
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy providing support to those who are having challenges balancing their lives due to life stressors. Life stressors may include the inability to organize your daily life, make simple decisions, focus and concentrate because of areas that have become unbearable; s current loss that includes employment, a sudden death, an anniversary of a loved one passing. Children, adolescents, adults, and families that have these symptoms and who want to bring their lives back into balance are who I enjoy working with. Working together makes us a team that helps create support that brings about the balance. Together you will reach your goals.
I enjoy providing support to those who are having challenges balancing their lives due to life stressors. Life stressors may include the inability to organize your daily life, make simple decisions, focus and concentrate because of areas that have become unbearable; s current loss that includes employment, a sudden death, an anniversary of a loved one passing. Children, adolescents, adults, and families that have these symptoms and who want to bring their lives back into balance are who I enjoy working with. Working together makes us a team that helps create support that brings about the balance. Together you will reach your goals.
(234) 203-0159 View (234) 203-0159
Photo of Lynette M Kreidler, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Akron, OH
Lynette M Kreidler
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, M, Ed, LPCC
Verified
4 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44333
You find yourself in the middle of life asking yourself - "is this all there is?" You got the degrees and career, bought the house and picket fence, have the partner and maybe kids. It feels like you're doing all the right things, but you're not happy. It feels like a set up! You're anxious and angry and don't like the person you've become. You don't know what you like, want or need or how to ask for those things. You lost your voice, your sense of personal power and parts of your soul. Your sense of purpose and direction seems clouded. It hurts and you don't know how to make it better.
You find yourself in the middle of life asking yourself - "is this all there is?" You got the degrees and career, bought the house and picket fence, have the partner and maybe kids. It feels like you're doing all the right things, but you're not happy. It feels like a set up! You're anxious and angry and don't like the person you've become. You don't know what you like, want or need or how to ask for those things. You lost your voice, your sense of personal power and parts of your soul. Your sense of purpose and direction seems clouded. It hurts and you don't know how to make it better.
(330) 818-7529 View (330) 818-7529
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Livinwell Counseling Service
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Akron, OH 44313  (Online Only)
I have 20+years of experience working within the lives of others, and understand the struggles of life and the feelings of being alone, guilt and shame from other-imposed or self-imposed choices, and the struggle in knowing where to begin to turn it around. My ideal client is ready to begin a healing journey, willing to use the insight and skills gained in therapy and take healthy risks to facilitate the cycle of change. They will have the ability to tolerate being kindly challenged when they are sabotaging their own therapeutic goals.
I have 20+years of experience working within the lives of others, and understand the struggles of life and the feelings of being alone, guilt and shame from other-imposed or self-imposed choices, and the struggle in knowing where to begin to turn it around. My ideal client is ready to begin a healing journey, willing to use the insight and skills gained in therapy and take healthy risks to facilitate the cycle of change. They will have the ability to tolerate being kindly challenged when they are sabotaging their own therapeutic goals.
(330) 574-4779 View (330) 574-4779

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Number of Therapists in Akron, OH

200+

Average cost per session

$125

Therapists in Akron, OH who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Trauma and PTSD
73% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
66% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH
73% Medical Mutual
72% Aetna

How Therapists in Akron, OH see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Akron?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.