School of Counseling

Chima Family Center, home to the Department of Counseling


Welcome to the School of Counseling.

We are located on the edge of campus in our own building, giving easy access to our facilities for our students, and for the clients we serve in our in-house high-tech training facility, The Center for Individual and Family Counseling. We serve approximately 600-800 clients each year and serve as a practicum site for about 100 master’s and doctoral students each year.

The School of Counseling is one of seven schools in the College of Health Professions (CHP) at The University of Akron. We value inter-professional activities, and students have the benefit of taking classes in the College of Health Professions.

The School of Counseling is exclusively a graduate school, with two doctoral programs (Counseling Psychology, Counselor Education and Supervision: Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy track & Counselor Education track) and four master’s programs (Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy, School Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Classroom Guidance). We have a number of accreditations:

  • Counseling Psychology – APA
  • Counselor Education and Supervision: Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy track – CACREP/COAMFTE
  • Counselor Education and Supervision: CE – CACREP
  • Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy (master’s program) – CACREP and COAMFTE
  • School Counseling – CACREP
  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling – CACREP
  • Classroom Guidance – N/A

We have some innovative and dedicated faculty, committed to helping students pursue their desired program of study in preparation for their chosen profession. Our faculty is also actively engaged in research and service activities, and some hold offices at the state and national level in their professional organizations.

Our Mission Statement

The faculty in the School of Counseling has as its mission the goal of training students who:

  • display a respect for human dignity.
  • exhibit a commitment to fulfillment of their individual potential.
  • show an understanding of educational and counseling processes with knowledge in their specific field of endeavor.
  • apply ethical and competent behavior in the use of counseling skills.
  • acquire and use knowledge of the roles and functions of others working in related fields.
  • possess and display maturity in self-development.
  • understand issues and trends of a multicultural and diverse society.

Clinic for Individuals and Families


School of Counseling

The C. P. and Cornelia Chima Family Center

27 S. Forge Street

Akron, OH 44325-5007

Phone: 330-972-7779

Fax: 330-972-5292          

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