LGBTQ+ Therapists in Akron, OH

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Emerson Fetty
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialize in providing LGBTQ -affirming therapy, but honor and appreciate all identities and groups.
I enjoy working with all types of people, but I especially enjoy accompanying those who are part of the LGBTQ + community on their journey in finding their innate sense of worth and belonging. I also love working with young adults as they enter the world and create their own way, which can oftentimes be an overwhelming and difficult experience. There is no problem, too big or too small that can be brought to the therapeutic relationship, as they are all important and have meaning and I intend to honor them all. I will work with you in creating and working towards your goals and aspirations in a relaxed and open environment.
(234) 956-2162
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Akron, OH 44301
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Kira Hayes
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified
Verified
The Affirming Pathways Team is Accepting New Clients! I am Native and a queer identifying therapist and owner of Affirming Pathways. I understand personally and professionally, how important knowledgeable and affirming care is for all. That is why an essential part of my practice is creating a space where you feel welcome, seen, and respected. My goal is to work alongside you in a meaningful therapeutic relationship where you'll feel safe to fully explore areas of difficulty, pain, connection, and growth -without- the strain of not knowing if your therapist acknowledges their privilege or that you'll need to educate on your time.
(740) 240-0927
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Akron, OH 44325
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Jared Sparks
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I am an LGBTQ + affirming therapist and strive to continue educating myself to be a better counselor.
Next week appointments available! I am so glad you are here and advocating for your mental health! This first step is SO important! My main goal is to create a space where you can feel safe to express yourself without judgment and maintain an environment in which you can continue to grow and make changes in your life. I strive to be an accepting and understanding counselor while also challenging my clients to be the best version of themselves they can be. I will meet you where you are at! Counseling can feel scary, but I will work with you to make this feel enjoyable and comfortable!
(330) 642-4751
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Akron, OH 44312
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Tory Trimble
Counselor, MA, LPCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Tory! I have been a practicing mental health clinician for several years and have experience working with people from a broad range of backgrounds, cultures, ages, socioeconomic statuses, and presenting concerns. I am especially passionate about working with young adults, as well as folks in the LGBTQIA + and Ethical Non-Monogamy communities. I believe that the therapeutic relationship between counselor and client is the most important ingredient for meaningful work. I strive to meet clients where they are, and to show up in session as my authentic self. I bring curiosity, kindness, and humor to the therapy space.
(740) 842-7885
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Akron, OH 44308
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Victoria Frazier
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA, LPC
Verified
Verified
I have experience working with clients of all ages dealing with anxiety, trauma disorders, and depression, with a particular passion for LGBTQ+ clients and children ages five and up.
I would be honored to join you on your journey of self discovery and personal growth. I believe in working collaboratively with you to meet you where you are and develop solutions that will best serve you. Together, we will identify strengths that you may not even know you possess and develop insight to begin working towards your goals And, if you are just having a bad day, we can work on your coping skills, too! My hope is that through our work together, we will create an empowering and safe space to tackle whatever you bring to our shared space. I offer a fresh perspective to guide us through what can be an overwhelming process.
(440) 791-2067
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Akron, OH 44325
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Christina Weaver
Counselor, MAEd, LPCC-S
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Christina enjoys working with clients ages 13+ struggling with: sexual abuse, trauma, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, partner/spouse issues, PCOS/hormone issues, transgender concerns in youth & adults, & the LGBTQIA + community. Christina integrates humor & compassion, along with evidence based practices to help clients work towards their goals of mental health wellness. She would love to offer you a safe space to facilitate your growth & healing with the understanding that this journey is unique to you.
(440) 571-7640
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Akron, OH 44303
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Dr. Joe Krivos
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, LPCC-S, LICDC
Verified
Verified
While I work with teen and adult clients from many backgrounds, I focus on LGBTQ + issues in counseling and am committed to a multicultural lens.
Life is messy and can be overwhelming. No matter what concerns you're facing, counseling can help you overcome your challenges. I strive to ensure a safe and collaborative counseling relationship with my clients. I work to help my clients understand who they are and overcome feelings of isolation, hopelessness, and confusion. By discovering and honoring your true self you will be able to achieve a life that's authentic, fulfilling, and happy. I will help you to overcome the challenges that brought you to counseling and to create a bright future for yourself. You do not have to face your challenges alone.
(330) 606-9262
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Akron, OH 44313
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Ariana Nehls
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, CDCA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with children, adolescents, teenagers, young adults, and older adults with various mental health diagnoses. Areas of focus have included: depression, anxiety, grief, gender dysphoria, stress, trauma, substance use, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, and ADHD. I also affirm LGBTQ and have had experience working with LGBTQ clients.
(330) 222-3845
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Akron, OH 44301
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Rachael Wolter
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, LPC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I have advanced training in sexuality issues and am passionate about helping monogamous, non-monogamous, heterosexual, and LGBTQIA + individuals, couples, and partnered systems address intimacy and sexuality concerns in a sex positive manner.
Humans are born wired for connection, it's in our DNA! I specialize and am passionate about helping clients improve their relationships. I believe in inclusion, diversity, and welcome clients from all walks of life. I have a direct, yet respectful style in which I come alongside and work in collaboration with clients every step of the way. Asking for help is often difficult, so I aim to build a strong therapeutic relationship and provide a safe space for clients to explore their vulnerabilities. I believe you are the expert of your life. My goal for our time together is to support you in leveraging strengths and exploring options.
(234) 217-5345
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Akron, OH 44333
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Mary Riposo
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
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
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Akron, OH 44312
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Nadege Howerton
Marriage & Family Therapist, IMFT
Verified
Verified
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
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Akron, OH 44303
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Anderson R Hawes
Counselor, LPCC, LICDC, LSW
Verified
Verified
Accepting new clients! - adults, families/couples, teens & children - Depression, anxiety/panic/phobia, bipolar, grief, abuse/childhood trauma/PTSD, relationship (divorce/break-ups, child-teen parenting, LGBT ), work/school (job loss, ADD/ADHD learning problems), Chemical Dependency Assessment & Treatment (alcohol, heroin/opioid, marijuana, meth, smoking, gambling, legal (DUI, possession, theft, etc.
Finding a compassionate and non-judgmental therapist is the first step to improve your quality of life and help you achieve outcomes that meet both present and future goals! I am an experienced Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Licensed Social Worker & Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor - with advanced professional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Clinical Hypnosis, Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma Recovery & Addictions - providing specialized psycho-social assessment, substance abuse assessments & effective treatments: addictions (heroin, opioid, rx drugs, alcohol, DUI, smoking, gambling, compulsive disorders), mental health, bi-polar, trauma recovery, depression, anxiety, family/couples/divorce, personality, emotional & adjustment problems. Free phone consultation!
(330) 391-7509
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Akron, OH 44303
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Creative Family Wellness
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
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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Sara Satterlee
Counselor, MA, LPCC-S
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
She works with transgender , gender fluid, and gender questioning adolescents and adults.
Sara graduated from Walsh University in North Canton with a Master's degree in Counseling and Human development and has a background in Psychology and Sociology. Additionally, she is a licensed School Counselor. She has experience working with adults and adolescents in both a school-based and office setting. She has also worked as a behavior coach with children and adolescents with emotional and behavioral problems.
(330) 366-8278
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Akron, OH 44301
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Scott Brinkman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LISW
Verified
Verified
I provide non-judgmental,highly positive and safe environment for you to explore your concerns and become best version of yourself. My clients describe me as encouraging, loving, motivating and professional.. through therapy, my clients establish and achieve their personal and interpersonal goals. I treat clients with depression,anxiety, grief, PTSD, sexual abuse, personality disorders, relationship issues, etc in many populations including LGBT . I treat various forms of addiction from video games to gambling.I believe in celebrating what makes us different.I am proud to say that I have experience & training in various settings.
(440) 745-8577
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Akron, OH 44302
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Kimberlee Barrella
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, MEd, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I have a soft spot for working with adolescents and young adults, especially young women and individuals from the LGBTQ + community. We collaboratively work together to identify goals and to create a plan to move toward them. In counseling, we work on enhancing self-esteem, self-worth, and independence by targeting negative beliefs. Clients and I have worked through a host of concerns including anxiety, depression, OCD, adjusting through life transitions, breakups, and identity issues.
(234) 230-1889
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Akron, OH 44303
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Lisa Audino
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CADC, CCTP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Verified
2 Endorsed
I specialize in Borderline personality disorder, PTSD/Trauma, and co-occurring challenges. My scope of practice includes LGBTQ + concerns, couples (nonmonogamy), and mood disorders. A desire to change is often forged in hardships that are overwhelming, painful, and cause suffering. It can be a difficult path to navigate alone. A therapeutic relationship based on trust, open communication, respect, and empathy is fundamental to overcoming struggles. Whether it is during a transition, an acute stressor, or severe mental illness, I provide a supportive, safe, and non-judgmental environment for youth, adults, families, and couples.
(833) 666-4935
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Akron, OH 44301
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Amanda Bushaw
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello! Reaching out for help is not always easy. Congratulations on taking this step in your life! My name is Amanda and as a Licensed Professional Counselor I provide a safe place for all individuals to exist without judgment. Healing is sometimes a complex process, and I believe all people have a right to heal safely. I primarily work with children, adolescents, families, and couples that are working through a variety of problems. I work with concerns such as depression, anxiety, ADHD, trauma, identity development, self-esteem, relationship building, behavioral concerns, and more.
(330) 654-6596
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Akron, OH 44312
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Jamie Billie
Licensed Professional Counselor, MEd, LPC, CHT, CYT-200
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
My ideal client is someone who recognizes a need for change. Struggling with trauma, intrusive thoughts, self-harming, gender/sexuality issues, loneliness, big emotions such as sadness, anger, and anxiety, identity crisis, connection with spirituality/religion, personal relationships, life stressors, and connecting with inner child/self. My goal is to meet you where you are at, support you in your current struggles, and work together in meeting your best self.
(330) 970-2860
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Akron, OH 44325
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Edward T Novak, LPCC
Counselor, LPCC
Verified
Verified
I am a certified psychoanalyst and I work exclusively with individuals wanting long-term treatment to address lifelong suffering. I offer both contemporary psychoanalysis and embodied psychotherapy, as appropriate, to address mind, body, and emotional issues that continue impact your current life and relationships. This approach is designed to expand treatment beyond short-lived symptom relief into transforming the actual origins of your issues, symptoms, and daily suffering. You can learn more about me and the ways I practice by visiting my website: www.edwardnovak.com
(330) 685-9391
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Akron, OH 44313

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