Depression Therapists in Akron, OH

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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
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Dana Burghardt
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MAEd, LPCC-S, CDCA
Verified
Akron, OH 44311
I have the most experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.
How we help depends on you. Located in Akron, Ohio, we believe you know yourself, and your child, the best. Therefore, therapy is individually based on what you would like to see change. Our counselors are here for you and we provide the best counseling services to you. We focus on cognitive behavioral therapy among others to help you become the best you can be. We provide counseling services to children, adolescents and adults to treat mental health problems that are interfering with a person’s daily functioning. Our services include individual counseling, family counseling and couples counseling.
I have the most experience working with anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use.
How we help depends on you. Located in Akron, Ohio, we believe you know yourself, and your child, the best. Therefore, therapy is individually based on what you would like to see change. Our counselors are here for you and we provide the best counseling services to you. We focus on cognitive behavioral therapy among others to help you become the best you can be. We provide counseling services to children, adolescents and adults to treat mental health problems that are interfering with a person’s daily functioning. Our services include individual counseling, family counseling and couples counseling.
(330) 624-8604 View (330) 624-8604
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Jaime Kirbawy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPPC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44305  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with clients on issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, and mood disorders.
Hello! My name is Jaime. I have worked as a clinical counselor for over 13 years in a variety of professional settings, including intensive in-home services, intensive outpatient, partial-hospitalization, community and office-based outpatient therapy services, and foster care. I have also worked as a supervisor, assisting in training other counselors.
I enjoy working with clients on issues such as trauma, depression, anxiety, parenting, grief, and mood disorders.
Hello! My name is Jaime. I have worked as a clinical counselor for over 13 years in a variety of professional settings, including intensive in-home services, intensive outpatient, partial-hospitalization, community and office-based outpatient therapy services, and foster care. I have also worked as a supervisor, assisting in training other counselors.
(216) 877-9286 View (216) 877-9286
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Gizelle A Jones
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Akron, OH 44304
Experiencing a life transition? Stress, grief, anxiety, and depression is what everyone shares as they navigate life's difficulties. I am here to assist you. The goal is to help you achieve healthy coping skills and a lifestyle which brings you peace.
Experiencing a life transition? Stress, grief, anxiety, and depression is what everyone shares as they navigate life's difficulties. I am here to assist you. The goal is to help you achieve healthy coping skills and a lifestyle which brings you peace.
(234) 813-4711 View (234) 813-4711
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April Young
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, MFT
Verified
Akron, OH 44313
I see clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, spiritual concerns, adjustment struggles, and relationship issues. I have some training in Lay Biblical Counseling by CCEF and am certified in Prepare/Enrich, which can be used for both premarital and married couples.
I see clients with anxiety, depression, trauma, chronic illness, spiritual concerns, adjustment struggles, and relationship issues. I have some training in Lay Biblical Counseling by CCEF and am certified in Prepare/Enrich, which can be used for both premarital and married couples.
(330) 295-3493 View (330) 295-3493
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LaVesea Clardy
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
LaVesea is passionate about youth; youth who have difficulties with parents and/or family dynamics, anxiety and depression who look forward and are ready to navigate healing. LaVesea works with BIPOC clients who continue to navigate systemic oppression and are prepared to work through how it has effect relationships with others as well as how they view the world. She is also passionate about working with assisting BIPOC navigate and work through depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self- harm.
LaVesea is passionate about youth; youth who have difficulties with parents and/or family dynamics, anxiety and depression who look forward and are ready to navigate healing. LaVesea works with BIPOC clients who continue to navigate systemic oppression and are prepared to work through how it has effect relationships with others as well as how they view the world. She is also passionate about working with assisting BIPOC navigate and work through depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self- harm.
(740) 276-3262 View (740) 276-3262
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OBED Counseling Services, LLC
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPCC, LICDC
Verified
Akron, OH 44307  (Online Only)
My specialties include difficult childhood behaviors, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, women’s issues, trauma, domestic violence and couples and family issues.
We all need help sometimes! And asking for help is healthy!
My specialties include difficult childhood behaviors, parenting challenges, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, women’s issues, trauma, domestic violence and couples and family issues.
We all need help sometimes! And asking for help is healthy!
(330) 574-7554 View (330) 574-7554
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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
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Griffin T Brown
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44313
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or undergoing big life changes, I can help! If you have been drinking or using drugs we can find other ways to cope.
I am so happy you found me! Perhaps something doesn't feel "right" in your life. Maybe you feel particularly stressed or sad and don't know why. I offer a unique approach to counseling in which I integrate humor with well researched methods of helping people. Together we can navigate the curveballs that life throws your way. After helping thousands of people in my career, I have found that everyone has strengths. Together we will harness your strengths and strive to create the life you deserve. You deserve hassle-free, individualized care!
If you are experiencing depression, anxiety, or undergoing big life changes, I can help! If you have been drinking or using drugs we can find other ways to cope.
I am so happy you found me! Perhaps something doesn't feel "right" in your life. Maybe you feel particularly stressed or sad and don't know why. I offer a unique approach to counseling in which I integrate humor with well researched methods of helping people. Together we can navigate the curveballs that life throws your way. After helping thousands of people in my career, I have found that everyone has strengths. Together we will harness your strengths and strive to create the life you deserve. You deserve hassle-free, individualized care!
(330) 532-7523 View (330) 532-7523
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Nadege Howerton
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified
Akron, OH 44303
Nadege is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families through school-based therapy and outpatient settings.  Nadege views therapy as a joint venture where shared knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions. Nadege works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives.  She works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, family changes, parenting, self-esteem, trauma, and is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Nadege received her undergraduate degree
Nadege is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, and families through school-based therapy and outpatient settings.  Nadege views therapy as a joint venture where shared knowledge and skills are combined to create solutions. Nadege works from a collaborative, strengths-based approach, assisting and supporting clients to be the author of their own lives.  She works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, disruptive behaviors, relationship challenges, family changes, parenting, self-esteem, trauma, and is LGBTQIA+ friendly. Nadege received her undergraduate degree
(330) 859-4407 View (330) 859-4407
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Mary Riposo
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44320
Taking the step to engage with therapy is the first step toward prioritizing your self care. I am passionate about supporting clients in learning skills to help manage and overcome their struggles and create a better life for themselves and the ones they love. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem or trauma related issues or have a desire to improve insight and communication skills, I have experience that can be beneficial to you. I also work with LGBTQ clients and their partners and those trying to better understand their sexuality. I have experience with personality disorders, coping with chronic illness as well
Taking the step to engage with therapy is the first step toward prioritizing your self care. I am passionate about supporting clients in learning skills to help manage and overcome their struggles and create a better life for themselves and the ones they love. If you are dealing with anxiety, depression, self-esteem or trauma related issues or have a desire to improve insight and communication skills, I have experience that can be beneficial to you. I also work with LGBTQ clients and their partners and those trying to better understand their sexuality. I have experience with personality disorders, coping with chronic illness as well
(234) 206-2407 View (234) 206-2407
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Trajectory Counseling LLC
Counselor, MS, LPCC, CCTP
Verified
Akron, OH 44312
I specialize in trauma therapy but also see patients with depression and anxiety.
Hello! I have been counseling for 10 years. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ordained Minister and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have open availability M-W and even some counseling slots Sunday from 2-5pm. If you want counseling for PTSD or Trauma related problems, depressions or anxiety. I see people in Akron from my home in-person but the initial assessment is online.
I specialize in trauma therapy but also see patients with depression and anxiety.
Hello! I have been counseling for 10 years. I am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Ordained Minister and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have open availability M-W and even some counseling slots Sunday from 2-5pm. If you want counseling for PTSD or Trauma related problems, depressions or anxiety. I see people in Akron from my home in-person but the initial assessment is online.
(330) 521-3742 View (330) 521-3742
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Premala Tara Jones
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Akron, OH 44313
Do you feel unseen, misunderstood, or unheard? Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or loss? Do you feel alone? If you could relate to any of those questions, I'd like to come along side you and provide a safe place where you can feel seen, understood, and heard. Seeing you for more than just your emotional distress, but also looking to see what may be at the root of the issue is important to helping you walk through such hard times. I will strive to understand what your concerns are and work collaboratively with you towards your personal growth goals.
Do you feel unseen, misunderstood, or unheard? Are you dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief or loss? Do you feel alone? If you could relate to any of those questions, I'd like to come along side you and provide a safe place where you can feel seen, understood, and heard. Seeing you for more than just your emotional distress, but also looking to see what may be at the root of the issue is important to helping you walk through such hard times. I will strive to understand what your concerns are and work collaboratively with you towards your personal growth goals.
(330) 859-6607 View (330) 859-6607
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Robert Crook
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW
Verified
Akron, OH 44304
Most of us have been there: spinning our wheels trying to outrun our past, struggling to get out of bed and make it through the day, internally crippling under the weight of just so many thoughts and expectations, struggling to just feel like yourself from one day to the next. If you’re tired of fighting these battles alone, I want to help. As a mental health therapist, my goal is to help clients overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Most of us have been there: spinning our wheels trying to outrun our past, struggling to get out of bed and make it through the day, internally crippling under the weight of just so many thoughts and expectations, struggling to just feel like yourself from one day to the next. If you’re tired of fighting these battles alone, I want to help. As a mental health therapist, my goal is to help clients overcome trauma, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders.
(234) 657-4096 View (234) 657-4096
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BF Empowerment Center
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified
Akron, OH 44311  (Online Only)
BF Empowerment specializes in helping you reach your goals. Our specialty is helping those dealing with stress, feeling over-whelmed, trauma, relationship concerns, financial concerns, anxiety, and depression. We develop a plan to move you from feeling stressed and over-whelmed to feeling in control again. We work to improve your relationships with your loved ones and yourself. If you are feeling stuck and do not know where to turn. We will help you lighten the burden. We do not judge you because our goal is to help you accomplish your goals whatever they may be. You'll be able to face new challenges with greater confidence.
BF Empowerment specializes in helping you reach your goals. Our specialty is helping those dealing with stress, feeling over-whelmed, trauma, relationship concerns, financial concerns, anxiety, and depression. We develop a plan to move you from feeling stressed and over-whelmed to feeling in control again. We work to improve your relationships with your loved ones and yourself. If you are feeling stuck and do not know where to turn. We will help you lighten the burden. We do not judge you because our goal is to help you accomplish your goals whatever they may be. You'll be able to face new challenges with greater confidence.
(330) 427-4921 View (330) 427-4921
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Taylour Kidd
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Akron, OH 44312
I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress management, managing care tasks, ADHD, trauma, adjustment and life changes, and addiction.
I work with adults and adolescents who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress management, managing care tasks, ADHD, trauma, adjustment and life changes, and addiction.
(330) 708-7857 View (330) 708-7857
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Alisha Gilmore
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
Akron, OH 44333  (Online Only)
We all experience difficult times or situations in our lives. Helping you work through these situations in a healthy way is my goal. I offer a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship where we can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors. I specialize in anxiety and depression but also have experience in treating personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, addictions, grief, couples, families, sexuality, relationship concerns, parenting, and child therapy. I have worked with diverse cultures and people of all ages.
We all experience difficult times or situations in our lives. Helping you work through these situations in a healthy way is my goal. I offer a safe, compassionate, nonjudgmental relationship where we can work together toward growth and healing of life stressors. I specialize in anxiety and depression but also have experience in treating personality disorders, mood disorders, trauma, addictions, grief, couples, families, sexuality, relationship concerns, parenting, and child therapy. I have worked with diverse cultures and people of all ages.
(330) 583-1193 View (330) 583-1193
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Christina R Hall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LISW-S
Verified
Akron, OH 44333
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional management, poor self-esteem, experiencing grief and loss; who are motivated and open to change and doing homework, and who desire to be a healthier version of themselves.
I enjoy working with clients who may be struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, emotional management, poor self-esteem, experiencing grief and loss; who are motivated and open to change and doing homework, and who desire to be a healthier version of themselves.
(740) 227-8168 View (740) 227-8168
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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
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BF Empowerment Center LLC
Pre-Licensed Professional, CT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Akron, OH 44311
BF Empowerment specializes in helping you reach your goals. Our specialty is helping those dealing with stress, feeling over-whelmed, trauma, relationship concerns, financial concerns, anxiety, and depression. We develop a plan to move you from feeling stressed and over-whelmed to feeling in control again. We work to improve your relationships with your loved ones and yourself. If you are feeling stuck and do not know where to turn. We will help you lighten the burden. We do not judge you because our goal is to help you accomplish your goals whatever they may be. You'll be able to face new challenges with greater confidence.
BF Empowerment specializes in helping you reach your goals. Our specialty is helping those dealing with stress, feeling over-whelmed, trauma, relationship concerns, financial concerns, anxiety, and depression. We develop a plan to move you from feeling stressed and over-whelmed to feeling in control again. We work to improve your relationships with your loved ones and yourself. If you are feeling stuck and do not know where to turn. We will help you lighten the burden. We do not judge you because our goal is to help you accomplish your goals whatever they may be. You'll be able to face new challenges with greater confidence.
(330) 578-7639 View (330) 578-7639

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Depression Therapists

What is the goal of therapy for depression?

Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognize and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.

What happens in therapy for depression?

Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.

What therapy types help with depression?

Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioral activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.

Can therapy for depression be done online?

Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.

How effective is therapy for depression?

Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.