Amy Hanson-Akins is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory Endorsement providing individual, family and group therapy. She maintains a private practice in Perrysburg and Findlay, Ohio.
With over 20 years in the medical/mental health field and with 12 years experience as a therapist, including leadership and supervisory positions, she is currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among her areas of expertise are eating disoders, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, mind-body medicine, perinatal bereavement, mindful eating, lifestyle changes around chronic illness and body image issues.
In addition to being a therapist, Amy has presented to general and professional audiences and provided continuing education workshops speaking on the topics of eating disorders, body image and mindful eating.
Amy is an interactive therapist utilizing evidenced based therapy such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused and Cognitive Based Mindfulness Therapy. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. She integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.
University of Wyoming, Master Social Work
Midland Lutheran College, BA Sociology/Behavioral Science
Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, Marriage & Family Therapist Board - LISW-S
Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, D.C. - Professional and Advanced Professional Training
Am I Hungry?, Mindful Eating Licensed Facilitator
Resolve Through Sharing, Perinatal Bereavement
Binge Eating Disorder Association, conference attendance
Academy for Eating Disorder, conference attendance
Professional Activities and Memberships
National Association of Social Workers (NASW) National and Ohio chapters
Academy for Eating Disorders (AED)
Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP)
National Association of Males with Eating Disorders (N.A.M.E.D.)
National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA)