About Me (Edward T. Novak, LPCC)

I am a certified psychoanalyst, having trained in contemporary psychoanalysis at The National Institute for the Psychotherapies in New York City.

I earned my bachelors degree from the University of Notre Dame and my Masters from the University of Akron. A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in the state of Ohio, I have over 20 years experience working with individuals, groups, adults, adolescents, couples and families. I have training and experience in a wide range of therapy approaches including: psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, counseling, and body psychotherapy.

Currently, in private practice my clients are generally self-referred with issues of depression, anxiety, relationships, trauma and abuse, and sexual issues.

I have a special interest in abuse and trauma (e.g., physical, sexual and emotional abuse, accidents and disasters including war). My treatment approach is based up the most current research and writings on trauma and abuse. This approach integrates neuroscience, attachment research, cognitive science, body psychotherapy, and psychoanalysis into a comprehensive treatment approach for trauma and abuse survivors.

I am a published author, writing on mental health issues. These are listed in my published works section. I have been a member of the Editorial Review Board for the Transactional Analysis Journal from 2009 to the present. I am also the book review editor for the same journal.

My practice is located in Akron, Ohio, please click here for contact information.