Maryann Mathai


Maryann Mathai


Professions: Counselor, Mental Health Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: $45 for 90 minute support groups
$95-145 for 50-90 minute individual or family therapy
Free Initial Consultation
Evening Availability


Akron, Ohio 44310

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My Approach to Helping

My therapeutic approach is trauma informed, relational, and experiential.

With compassion and care, I approach every session from a trauma informed lens. My practice is based on the understanding that many clients have suffered overwhelming, traumatic, or adverse childhood experiences regardless of whether they are coming to therapy specifically due to these experience. Research indicates there is a strong relationship between these experiences, substance use disorders, emotional problems, and behavioral problems. Therefore, it is vital our work takes these events into consideration.

As a relational therapist, I believe healing happens when we undo aloneness. Together - previously feared overwhelming emotions can be processed and transformed. Together - we will co-create a safe and secure relationship that can be used as a model for building relationships outside of the therapy room. I will work effortlessly to be attuned to you & intentionally repair when there’s disruption. I truly believe my clients can learn to face any difficulty so long as they are not alone.

I not only want you to KNOW how you feel, but FEEL how you feel. Putting experiences and feelings into words is a critical part of the healing process. However, for many people and especially survivors of trauma, talk therapy alone is not enough. The best way to feel empowered to heal is “to have experiences in the body that contradict those of the overwhelming ones” (Levine). I will gently guide you to develop increasing tolerance for difficult body sensations and suppressed emotions in your body.

I am here to help you process emotions, reframe your perspective, develop your strengths, and teach tools to eliminate symptoms. With curiosity & compassion, we will explore the parts of you that feel conflicted. I'll guide you as you reconnect with yourself and the world again.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Although I work with a range of issues, I specialize in helping trauma survivors heal - those who have survived childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence & partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, harassment, bullying, or any overwhelming emotional or physical violence.

I am passionate about working with clients who feel stuck even after years of therapy.

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Services I Provide

  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    young adults
    trauma survivors

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Breakup
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Control Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Identity Issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Perfectionism
  • Physical Abuse
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Rejection
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Trust Issues
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
  • Art Therapy
  • Attachment-Based Family Therapy (ABFT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Family Attachment Narrative Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Holistic Psychotherapy
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Journal Therapy
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Object Relations
  • Person-Centered Therapy (Rogerian Therapy)
  • Positive Psychology
  • Positive Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalysis / Modern Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT)
  • Relational Psychotherapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Self Psychology
  • Self-Acceptance Training
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
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