About Us


PCS is a non-profit organization that has served the Greater Akron community since 1963. Through the years, we have been recognized as a strong advocate of children, youth, and families, continually exploring innovative ways of providing professional therapeutic and community support services. Since 1998, PCS has joined efforts with local school districts to provide School-Based Therapy to the children in Northeast Ohio.

We currently serve the children in:

  • Akron Public Schools
  • Barberton City Schools
  • I CAN Schools
  • Imagine Schools
  • Norton City Schools
  • Woodridge Local Schools
  • Tallmadge Schools

These collaborations have made School-Based Therapy our largest endeavor. We also provide Outpatient Services for people of all ages at our Barbara M. Vassel Comprehensive Care Center at 147 Park St. in Akron.

With our mission to provide mental health and addiction services that support the individual, their family, and the community as they try to understand and solve difficult issues in their lives, PCS operates under the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services and is an accredited COA (Council on Accreditation) mental health agency. As a non-profit agency, we are certified to provide behavioral health counseling and therapy, mental health assessments, medication management, and community psychiatric supportive treatment (CPST).

PCS has successfully served many clients for over 40 years, and this venture continues to grow. In 1998, we provided services to approximately 175 clients with a clinical staff of seven. Today, we are actively serving nearly 2,500 clients. Of our nearly 150 employees, over 100 serve as direct line staff, providing therapy and community psychiatric supportive treatment.