Minority Behavioral Health Group (MBHG) is a community health agency that consists of psychologists, counselors, pastors, case managers, and administrative personnel who are committed to providing culturally appropriate and comprehensive behavioral health services to Summit, Portage, Stark, Franklin and Cuyahoga counties.

Minority Behavioral Health Group was established in 1998 to provide mental health services for the various growing minority populations in Summit County. MBHG was the first and only African-American nationally accredited and state certified community mental health agency in the state of Ohio.


  • The primary goal of MBHG is to provide behavioral health services to an often under-served African-American community; and other minority communities.
  • The professional staff shares the cultural and ethnic backgrounds of the individuals served and have a unique understanding of the client’s worldview.
  • An African-centered philosophy of treatment and education is utilized to promote wellness in the individual, family, and community.
  • Our services are designed to promote human potential and encourage spiritual growth.


    • To provide culturally appropriate individual and group behavioral health services to persons who may be experiencing psychological, behavioral, or emotional difficulties.
    • To provide education and preventive programming which promotes the psychological well-being of minority people.

    • To provide consultative services to mental health agencies and other organizations; enhancing their knowledge of treatment to ethnically diverse people.

    • To conduct research regarding culturally specific treatment and outcomes.

    School-Based Services

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    Prevention Services

    Our prevention services promote the health and safety of individuals and communities by reducing or delaying the onset of behavioral health problems.

    In-House Services

    We offer in-house services including Individual, Family and Group Counseling, Mental Health Assessments, Medical Referrals and more.

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    1293 Copley Rd. Akron, OH 44320