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Top 10 therapists in Akron, OH

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Aspire Professional Counseling

Aspire Professional Counseling

New on Thervo
Offers online services
2 hires on Thervo
7+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
From 2000-2019, David provided over 15,000 hours of therapy for individuals and couples in a variety of therapeutic settings.He has recieived advanced training and has in-depth experience counseling and teaching in several areas related to mental health and the learning process. David's experience and training over the years support him in multiple areas of counseling expertise, including: trauma and childhood abuse; depression and anxiety; adverse childhood expereinces; childhood emotional and behavioral disturbance; and couples counseling I enjoy helping individuals and couples discover they can face, resolve, and move beyond emotional and ...
Nancy Douglass,LSW.  .

Nancy Douglass,LSW. .

Offers online services
23 hires on Thervo
34+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
John W. says, "Nancy has been a fantastic resource for my 15-year-old daughter. After only a month, I am seeing a difference in her self-confidence and outlook. She is becoming easier to relate to, more talkative, and more pleasant in her interactions. I am so happy I found Nancy and my daughter is too!" Read more


Offers online services
9 hires on Thervo
8+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
Savannah P. says, "He’s an excellent Tharapist, for not going at all to see someone he’s done a great job from the first session till now, he works with you down to the root of your problems to try to see where it all started. He helped me feel confident in myself and learning more about myself than I ever knew and opened up my mind to situations and scenarios as well as words I never would have through of. I highly recommend him for anyone going through depression or any type of life situations that you feel the need to talk to someone about. He’s the best and very understanding and works with you on anything. " Read more
Associates In Family Wellness - Anderson R Hawes, LPCC, LICDC, LSW

Associates In Family Wellness - Anderson R Hawes, LPCC, LICDC, LSW

New on Thervo
Offers online services
28+ years in business
Serves Akron, OH
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 diso...

Your Therapy and Counseling questions, answered

Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thervo.

How much does therapy cost?

Therapy costs $50 to $250 per session if not covered by insurance, depending on your location. Prices are on the high end of the range in major metropolitan areas like Los Angeles and New York. The average cost of therapy with insurance is $20 to $50 per session for the copay.

Online therapy membership plans cost $40 to $70 per week and typically include 24-hour support through texting, phone, video, or online chat.

Can therapists prescribe medication?

Therapists are licensed psychologists or counselors but are not medical doctors, and in most states in the U.S. they are not allowed to prescribe medication. Only five states allow licensed psychologists to prescribe medication—Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, and New Mexico—and psychologists in these states must complete additional psychopharmacology training and certification.

In the rest of the U.S., only a medical doctor can prescribe medication. Psychiatrists attend medical school and can prescribe medication, but they typically do not provide talk therapy or counseling services.

Can a therapist diagnose ADHD, autism, depression, or other conditions?

A licensed therapist can give a mental health diagnosis in all states except Indiana and Maine. However, the therapist must refer clients to a psychiatrist or other medical doctor if the condition requires medication. Consult a therapist near you if you have concerns about ADHD, anxiety, depression, autism, or other mental health conditions.

Can I use my Health Savings Account (HSA) for therapy?

You can use your HSA or FSA for therapy if you have a billable diagnosis—such as depression or bipolar disorder—and the therapy is deemed medically necessary. You can't use your HSA or FSA for marriage or family counseling, grief counseling, or therapy for stress management.

Can I see my therapist while traveling?

You can see your therapist while traveling only if your therapist is licensed or legally permitted to practice in the state you're physically located in at the time of the session. Not all states allow interstate therapy practice. Check with your therapist before you leave to confirm they can provide telehealth services across state lines.

How often should I go to therapy?

Most therapists recommend starting with one session per week. After your first session, your therapist will work with you to decide on a schedule that will most benefit you. Some issues require only a few sessions, while others require more extensive treatment.

How can I choose the best therapist near me?

When seeking therapy or mental health care, follow these tips to help you find the right therapist for you:

First consider the type of therapy you'd prefer. Common therapy styles and modalities include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy

Choose therapists who specialize in treating your condition. Then:

  • Ask for recommendations from your medical provider.
  • Read reviews on Thervo and Google.
  • Confirm the therapist is licensed to practice in your area.
  • Meet with the therapist for an initial session to make sure their personality and treatment style is a good fit for you.

What questions should I ask therapists?

Ask these questions to help you find a therapist who is the best fit for you:

  • How long have you been practicing, and what are your certifications?
  • What therapy style or modalities do you practice?
  • What is your philosophy as a therapist?
  • What does a typical therapy session look like?
  • Are you more directive or guiding as a counselor?
  • Do you give homework or reading assignments?
  • How do you determine success in therapy?
  • What is your success rate in treating past clients with this issue?
  • Will you see me if I run into problems between sessions?

Reviews for Akron therapists

Recent success stories from people in the Akron area.
Moricia S.
Nancy is fantastic and has been there for me through some very difficult times. I would recommend her to anyone looking to heal.
Nancy Douglass,LSW. .
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