Our Team

The staff of Counseling For Change is diverse and most have attained at least a Master’s degree in his chosen field. CFC is also a teaching facility and offers internships to students from the University of Southern Indiana, IVYTech, and others. CFC provides “hands on” learning opportunities to as many as eight interns each semester. CFC believes that ongoing training is an important part of staff development, and all therapists are offered opportunities to attend seminars and workshops to keep up on the latest treatment protocols.
James Akin, LCSW, LCAC<br/>Clinical Director

James Akin, LCSW, LCAC
Clinical Director

James Akin is a practicing therapist with over ten years of experience in the treatment of addiction and mental health. Mr. Akin specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young adults. In addition, he has extensive experience working with the homeless population.

Akin is a graduate of the University of Southern Indiana, holding a Master of Social Work from that university. He obtained licensing from the State of Indiana both as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselor. He is also certified by the Academy of Certified Social Workers. Mr. Akin is a certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist as well as a DMHA Approved Compulsive Gambling Treatment Counselor.

As the Clinical Director of CFC, Akin oversees and directs the clinical staff. Beyond this role, Akin acts as a mentor to both interns and younger staff members. In addition, he continues to meet with clients in both group and individual settings.

Mr. Akin is the current President of the Vanderburgh County Substance Abuse Council. He has been a member of the council for the past several years and takes an active role in the activities of the organization.

Mr. Akin is a member of both the Vanderburgh County Treatment Court and the Vanderburgh County Children in Need of Services (CHINS) Court.

Mr. Akin specializes in the treatment of addiction, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and personality disorders. Mr. Akin employs an array of treatment modalities to include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy.

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