Art Therapy in Akron, OH

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Michelle Miller
Counselor, LPCCs
Verified
Verified
I enjoy bringing art and music into the therapy session, no matter what age you are.
I have experience working primarily with adolescents, teens and young adults. Working with those who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicidal thinking has always been a specialty of mine. I have worked with a range of individuals from kids in a school-based setting to adults who are working to be re-unified with their children. I will work to teach you the skills you need so that you can make healthy changes in your life. Once you are committed to feeling better and living your best life, I will support you in setting goals for yourself and learning the skills you need to achieve those goals.
(330) 787-9307
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Akron, OH 44313
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Julianne Reese
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
With practicing therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based therapy, art therapy , and solution-focused therapy, we will work together to reframe your thought processes and become more familiar with the underlying parts of you that may contribute to overarching feelings of anxiety and other emotions you may experience.
When it comes to individuals that are faced with the challenges of anxiety, stress, depression, relationship and self-esteem issues, I find it helpful to incorporate Cognitive Behavioral Therapies such as reframing our thoughts, practicing radical acceptance, breathing and grounding exercises in addition to mindfulness approaches, and art therapy techniques in order to get a better understanding of the parts of us that are masked by the anxiety, depression, or stress. Together, we will work on identifying the underlining parts of you that may contribute to these overarching feelings.
(234) 265-9516
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Akron, OH 44308
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The Hull Institute
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW, MBA
Verified
Verified
New Beginnings are possible! Sometimes we initiate the changes and open ourselves up to new possibilities. Sometimes those possibilities, masked as scary changes, are thrust upon us. Either way, it is our responsibility to do our best to move through the challenges and ask for help when we need it. New Beginnings Eating Disorders Center and The Hull Institute are here to help you embrace new beginnings and recovery! I work closely with a team of eating disorder specialists including dietitians and art therapists. We also locations in Beachwood, Rocky River, Fairlawn and Strongsville. We accept most major insurance, and we will help you!
(216) 446-7323
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Akron, OH 44333
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Creative Family Wellness
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
We happily incorporate art , music, writing, and movement into sessions and place high value on your strengths and preferences.
I find great reward in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and couples. I have experience with and welcome LGBTQ clients. As a practice we are LGBTQ+ affirming- you are safe here. I enjoy supporting individuals and couples/families in working through conflict, managing symptoms related to depression, anxiety, and trauma. I use evidence-based treatment interventions and tailor our work to you. We offer reasonable self-pay options in addition to accepting most major insurance plans.
(330) 732-8152
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Akron, OH 44313
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$150 per session
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Elizabeth Kobak
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC, ATR-P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in the mental health field as residential support staff, crisis worker, case manager, school-base counselor and counselor/ art therapist for the last 10 years. My passion is working with adolescents and adults to find healing and meaning in their lives by discovering their strengths and gifts. I believe people thrive and grow when they understand their “truths” by learning and discovering what happened to them in their story by encouraging body and mind awareness on their path of healing and personal growth. I help others use creative materials and evidenced-based approaches to unearth their inner wisdom and healing.
(330) 964-5371
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Akron, OH 44301
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Jenna Savago
Counselor, LPCC, ATR, CCTP
Verified
Verified
Art Therapy is a great way to uncover answers to stressors, how to deal with emotions, and learn more about ourselves.
I believe you are the expert of your life, but sometimes even an expert needs help. I am here to help you through the uncertainties, the questions, and the growing process. I utilize various styles and treatment modalities because everyone is different. I have experience providing therapy to adults and use an eclectic approach to fit your needs. It is my belief we can work together to uncover your strengths, bring peace to whatever your struggles are, and to develop skills to move forward on your own terms.
(330) 227-2606
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Akron, OH 44304
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$125 per session
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Catherine Ann Thier
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT-S, LPCC-S
Verified
Verified
Providing virtual individual and group supervision hours to MFT students and those seeking independent licenses. As a bonus, you will receive credit for counseling supervision as I am dually licensed in Ohio. Obtained Approved Supervisor status with AAMFT in 1994. Virtual Sessions forming now at your convenience.
(330) 222-8498
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Akron, OH 44313
$50 per session
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Jen Yensel
Counselor, PhD, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel stressed? Overwhelmed? Need someone to talk to? I pride myself on my listening skills and like to build relationships with my clients. I can help you feel heard, and together, we can help find balance in your life. I have broad experience with clients in inpatient, outpatient, and school settings. My training has provided me the education to treat individuals of all ages and most mental health disorders. If I am not the best fit for you, I'll help you find someone who is.
(216) 208-5102
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Office is near:
Akron, OH 44303
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Kent Psychological Associates
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
Verified
Kent Psychological Associates, formerly Gary Robinson and Associates, specializes in counseling and psychological services for children, adolescents, and adults. Since 1985, Kent Psychological Associates has held a reputation in Portage and surrounding counties for providing the highest quality psychological services.
(330) 593-4073
Office is near:
Akron, OH 44305
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Alexandria Hudeck
Pre-Licensed Professional, PsyD
Verified
Verified
I have a special interest in working with individuals who are looking to understand, challenge, and work through their past to help improve their present. I believe that in order to move forward, you must first understand what is holding you back and how to overcome those barriers. I challenge my clients to understand themselves from a place of compassion and responsibility so that they may move forward with the tools and skills they need to achieve the life that they want.
(234) 272-3995
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Akron, OH 44333
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$140 per session
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Cerina N Woodall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I specialize in helping people reframe their thinking in order to overcome past traumatic experiences, familial conflict, and low self-esteem.
(216) 677-1798
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Akron, OH 44301
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$120 (individual)$150 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Spenik Counseling & Consulting
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW-S
Verified
Verified
Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, substance use, or have daily life challenges, I am here to help you learn how to be your best self! Life presents many challenges and never be afraid to ask for help. Many children and adults have struggled due to social isolation, due to COVID. Many of my current clients have struggled with addiction, depression, and anxiety because of past trauma. It may be sexual abuse as a child, witnessing violence, being involved in an accident, struggling just to get out of bed for the day. Don't give up on yourself, you deserve to live your best life. Just remember today is the day!
(330) 304-4531
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Akron, OH 44333
$150 (individual)$200 (couples)
Not accepting new clients
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Alexandra M Kelly
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My area of interest is working with children, adolescents, and early adult age clients. I have experience working in community mental health agency settings with children and adolescents. I have extensive experience working with behavioral issues and developmental delays. I enjoy using therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectal Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused, and Person Centered approaches.
(234) 218-4131
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Akron, OH 44301
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David S. Pennington
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW
Verified
Verified
Life can get so full of things that take away from what's important. If you've got questions-- good! Sounds like you are ready to find your answers! Let's explore this path for a more fulfilling, enjoyable journey! Let's take time for what's important and bring clarity in your life back into focus. Faith is important and we include this if you are open to it.
(330) 294-3182
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Office is near:
Akron, OH 44319
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Natalie Jean Monago
MSEd
Residential, detox, outpatient, telehealth, and medication assisted therapy. Ideal clients for ARK Behavioral Health are those men and women struggling with mental drugs and/or alcohol. We do exceptional work with those who have mental health issues, such as bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, schizophrenia, and others. ARK Behavioral Health is National. We have centers in New England and Ohio.
(440) 271-8407
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Akron, OH 44333
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Rachel Long
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MAEd, LPCC
Verified
Verified
Are you stuck thinking about the past and just can't seem to move forward? Have you had traumatic experiences hoping they will erase from your mind, only to be continually triggered? Are you willing to do the hard work it takes to process, accept, and heal? Are you finally ready to to make some changes that will put you on a path to the life you are worthy of living? Rachel helps individuals who have gone through various traumas process, recognize their beliefs about those situations and help them realize how it has caused them to feel about themselves. She believes in the importance of focusing on the unique needs of each person.
(330) 739-8976
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Akron, OH 44312
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$125 (individual)$125 (couples)
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Julie Goch
Counselor, MA Ed, LPCC
Verified
Verified
If you have a child who is withdrawn, who has anxiety about going back to school that comes through with stomach aches or nail biting, or who has expressed a desire to hurt his or herself or end their life, you are not alone. I provide a space for healing for children just like yours. Through expressive arts such as painting, molding clay, creating collages, and/or sketching, children can find their voice and identify emotions. We also utilize play through kinetic sand, card games, board games, puppets, and building blocks in order to find confidence and courage. I understand what your child is going through and want to help.
(216) 810-3199
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Akron, OH 44301
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$110 (individual)$125 (couples)

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Paige Slovisky
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Verified
I use internal family systems, trauma informed CBT, mindfulness-based interventions, and art therapy .
My speciality is working with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, and childhood wounds. I am passionate about creating a safe space to help clients find freedom from their wounds & struggles in a holistic way. Many clients I see, start therapy wanting to decrease their anxiety and depression symptoms, but leave their therapy journey with a better understanding of the root issues that their symptoms stem from. They have increased self-awareness and self-compassion. They are able to set healthy boundaries and understand how to care for themselves, while finding health and well-being in their lives and relationships.
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Fairlawn, OH 44333
$159 per session
Not accepting new clients
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Jay Prospal
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I use many techniques to strengthen my client's sense of self: solution focused talk therapy, Telehealth, sandtray, and art therapy .
I am accepting new clients. NOW OFFERING TELEHEALTH VIDEO SESSIONS to provide clients a safe space to process their feelings during this stressful and challenging COVID-19 outbreak. I specialize in healing trauma with adults, adolescents, and children. I encourage you to reach out for help if you are feeling anxious, isolated, and grieving so many of the losses we are currently facing. COVID-19 has impacted us all, and it is important that we establish and stay connected to our support network. We all struggle with negative thoughts, and it is my hope to help clients replace these negative beliefs with more adaptive ones.
(330) 357-5788
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Office is near:
Stow, OH 44224
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$100 per session
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ip.counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC
Verified
Verified
Empathetic. Direct. Professional. Supportive. 150+ cases of healed clients. "A journey of 1000 miles must begin with a single step." Thank you for stopping- this is your safe space. Therapy is a very personal experience, so it’s important that you feel comfortable with your therapist. Probably, you experience some kind of stress, sadness, relationship difficulties, trauma, or maybe you just need to talk to someone. You might want to learn how to manage your anxiety more effectively, or you may want to learn to regulate your mood, and I am here to help and support you in accomplishing your goals.
(234) 206-4967
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Fairlawn, OH 44333
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$100 per session

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Art Therapy

How does art therapy work?

The process of making art allows people to express themselves. Art-making can take many forms, such as painting, collage, or sculpting. The therapist asks questions that the work elicits, such as how the person felt while creating their piece, or if any memories surfaced that they can discuss. The therapist will then work with the patient to process their experience, understand themselves better, and work toward change.

Does art therapy help with trauma?

Art therapy can be a valuable treatment option for those suffering from trauma. Traumatic experiences such as combat, rape, or childhood abuse can be so painful that articulating them can be too scary or painful; creating art allows people to express themselves without words, and tell their story in a different way. The physical nature of creating art can also help people feel rooted in the body, which may benefit those who feel disconnected from their body in the aftermath of trauma.

How long does art therapy last?

The duration of art therapy varies, but a common length for treatment is 10 to 15 weekly sessions. Some people may see improvement in just a few weeks, while others may choose to remain in therapy longer term. Patients should periodically discuss their goals with their therapist to make sure the two are aligned on process and progress.

What are the limitations of art therapy?

Art therapy is helpful for many people, but a limitation is that it doesn’t have as robust an evidence base as other forms of therapy, such as cognitive behavioral therapy or acceptance and commitment therapy. The evidence on art therapy is mixed; some research demonstrates its benefits, while other research suggests that it has little impact on patients.