Amy specializes in anxiety and panic, depression, grief, divorce, gay/lesbian issues, co-dependency, and couples.
Darrell Adkins, Psy.D., LMFT
Darrell specializes in anxiety, depression, grief and loss, LGBTQ+, couples therapy, end of life planning, adjustment disorders, trauma, CBT/DBT, stress management, PTSD, and human sexuality.
John Leedy, D.Min, LPCC
Chief Operating Officer, Board of Directors
John joined Akron Family Institute as a therapist 35 years ago and became a part of the Administrative Team at its inception. He is now retired from therapy.
Kristen Krivach, MA, LPCC
Kristen specializes in anxiety, trauma, depression, ADHD, grief and bereavement, chemical dependency, expressive/art therapy, adjustment issues, and LGBT.
Mandy Kirsch, MA, LPCC-S
Administrative Team, Board of Directors and Therapist
Mandy specializes in family issues, depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, self-harm, LGBTQ, adjustment disorders, women's issues, and mood disorders.
Ashley Holbert, PhD
Clinical Director, Board of Directors, Therapist
Ashley specializes in counseling adults, couples, depression, anxiety, forensic issues, psychological assessments & testing and substance abuse.
Etta Brooks, MSSA, LISW-S, LICDC
Administrative Team, Board of Directors, Therapist
Etta specializes in counseling couples, families, co-dependency, grief, dependency and addiction, anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, women's issues, gay/lesbian issues, step-families, and adjustment issues.
Joyce Giovannelli, PhD
Administrative Team, Board of Directors, and Therapist
Joyce specializes in Asperger's, high functioning Autism, counseling children, adolescents, families and couples, women's issues, depression and anxiety.
Kristin Wenum, LISW-S
Kristin specializes in depression, anxiety, trauma, adjustment disorders, social and communication skills issues, ADHD and self-esteem issues, solution-focused and behavioral therapy. She sees children, adolescents, and adults.
Matthew Montagner, LISW, LICDC
Matt specializes in anxiety, depression, PTSD, chemical dependency, co-occurring disorders, LGBTQ+ issues, anger and stress management, couples and family therapy.
Beth Palmer, M.Ed., LPPC-S, CDCA
Beth specializes in depression, anxiety, stress management, adjustment disorders, grief, anger management, trauma, and communication skills.
John Hovan, MA, LPCC-S, LICDC
John specializes in anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, ADHD, PTSD, adolescents, marriage and family, personality disorders, grief, trauma, spiritual issues, substance use and behavioral issues (gambling, sexual, gaming).
Kristen Hamilton, M.Ed, LPCC
Kristen specializes in families, anxiety, depression, adjustment disorders, co-dependency, ADHD, stress management and spirituality.
Lynsey Yard, LISW
Lynsey specializes in trauma, depression, anxiety, adjustment, stress management, EMDR, CBT, and DBT.
Michelle N. Gary, MA, LPCC
Michelle specializes in trauma, family systems, counseling children, sexuality, anxiety and depression.