Our Therapy Journey


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Online Therapy Akron Ohio

At Our Therapy Journey in Akron, Ohio, we take an integrative approach to therapy, and our treatment approach is based on the needs of the individual client. We work to provide a client-centered whole person experience since a safe, confidential, and compassionate environment is essential to the therapeutic process.

We assist in referring clients to qualified medical providers if there is a need for supportive medication management or additional physiological concerns. As therapists, we consider it an honor to create a comfortable, safe space where therapist and client work together to achieve client goals. 


Who We Serve:

We serve a population of 18+ with a computer or smart phone and WiFi capabilities.

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Our Top Specialties

  • Anxiety
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression

  • Emotional Regulation
  • Self-Esteem

Other Concerns

  • Academic Underachievement
  • Addiction and Alcohol Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Asperger’s Syndrome
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality
  • General Sexuality Issues
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
  • …and Many More
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Services and Rates

$100 Per 50 minute Session Video/Audio Session 


Initial Visit Intake/Biopsychosocial Assessment-75-90 minutes $200


Open Path appointments are scheduled on a limited basis however please do not assume you can not afford therapy or let it stop you from inquiring, if I am not the best fit for any reason including financially I will work with you to ensure you get the care you need even if it is not with me! Contact me for details. For more information on what Open Path is and how to sign up go to https://openpathcollective.org/client/.


You may choose to pay for sessions as you use them, or you may find it easier to buy sessions in a monthly package. You may choose audio or video sessions; however, one session must be video per state licensing guidelines. Therapist prefers to have our initial consultation by video to establish initial relationship to ensure you know who you are talking to and ease any concerns you may have.


Insurance:


I do not accept insurance; however, I do accept HSA/FSA/HRA cards.


Payment is due in full at the end of the session and is the full responsibility of the client.

Visa, MasterCard, and Discover, American Express, and PayPal are accepted forms of payment.

Cancellation Policy

Please be informed that you need to notify us at least 24 hours prior to your appointment if you want to cancel your scheduled session. Otherwise, you will be required to pay the full cost of the session.

Once we have scheduled an appointment, please arrive on time. If you are late without proper notice, you may be billed for the difference.

FAQs

Why therapy online? Is it safe?

Studies show it is as effective, and sometimes more effective, than traditional therapy. It allows for mobility, yet maintains privacy, and it is easy and convenient.

With counseling online, the same proven therapeutic techniques are used, but instead of being in the same room, we “see” each other through video conference. 
Because they are video sessions, you can access counseling from your home computer, tablet, work computer, or smart phone. If you choose audio, we simply turn the camera off, you can be active and mobile as we talk.

Online therapy eliminates the barriers of traditional office-based therapy, such as finding childcare, coordinating schedules, fear of being seen at the therapist office, or taking time off work.
This is a powerful option for professionals, business owners, college students, and those that are shy-avoidant type personalities.
  • Flexible scheduling allows you to get counseling for stress, anxiety, and self-doubt when you really need it, such as between meetings, during lunch, or before work.
  • Video counseling sessions means we are still face-to-face, but we don’t have to struggle to be in the same place at the same time.It also means that partners and loved ones can join sessions, if needed, without having to juggle schedules and find times that everyone can be together.
  • E-therapy eliminates travel time to and from the therapist. 

Telehealth provides the unique opportunity to do this without compromising confidentiality. Our services are compliant with the standards of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which governs privacy standards for the electronic transmission of Protected Health Information (PHI).

Will therapy work for me?

Although there are no guarantees, research supports that therapy works for most clients, with many reporting relief from depression, anxiety, relationship problems, and many other issues. Numerous clients also report seeking therapy as a means of personal growth and exploration.

What should I ask myself?

What do I hope to gain from therapy? Will this therapist help me do that? Am I comfortable with this therapist? Would I want to come back? Am I willing to do the work necessary to participate in therapy?

Remember: The most important factor in securing effective therapy is the therapeutic relationship. It should feel comfortable. If after a few sessions it does not feel comfortable, talk to the therapist about it to discover what may be wrong.

How long are the therapy sessions?

Sessions are typically between 45-50 minutes, but may be shorter or longer depending upon the treatment approach and modality.

Are sessions confidential?

Information disclosed by clients is generally held as confidential except for disclosure required or permitted by law. Everything you say is confidential with a few exceptions. Those exceptions include situations where you disclose intention to harm yourself or someone else, or you are involved in the case of child or elder abuse. This is also discussed in further detail along with informed consent at the intake process.

I tried therapy before, and it didn’t work. Why should I try it again?

Sometimes the chemistry between the therapist and client or the therapeutic modality just isn’t a good fit. Much like you sometimes must switch medication, you may need to switch therapists or treatment modalities to achieve success.


Therapy works best when you are open and active; if it is not working for you, it is vital to speak your mind. Therapists are trained to handle your concerns; you do not need to suffer in silence, even if you want to find a new therapist. Terminating the therapeutic relationship is important, so talk with your therapist to ensure a smooth transition.