Amarillo, Texas Therapists

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Ashley Ray
LCSW-S
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you feel uncertain of where to begin or where you are going but know that it’s time for you to start taking action? I help men and women who feel stressed, irritable, anxious, and disconnected rapidly achieve peace, ease, freedom and connection...
Alan Rivas
LCSW-S
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

The decision to attend counseling can be a significant moment in one’s life. The choice to seek this kind of support can come about for many reasons. People seek therapy to deal with issues, conflicts, and problems associated with a range of...
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a trauma-informed therapist who utilizes both eastern and western practices to assist in your healing process including ACT, DBT, CBT, as well as yoga, breathwork, and meditation. I earned my Masters of Social Work from Colorado State...
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I help stuck men and women release problematic patterns through guiding them to a deeper and more authentic understanding of their life. Once a pattern is understood and released, I support them in stepping into their own personal power, which is...
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I work with adolescents and adults, including those suffering from depression, low self-esteem, poor body image, social anxiety, those feeling ‘stuck’ in life, and those lacking motivation to live their deepest potential. When you sit in a...
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

When feeling detached and alone, it is only natural to seek support. When you feel like no one understands you, and you feel disconnected from everyone and everything around you, its easy to wonder if you will ever belong. I am here to help you...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

I speak fluent English and Spanish and My formal education and my life experiences have provided me with skills to help others encounter the nature of the barriers that prevent them from finding the true meaning of life and living. You can discover...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Love-Sex-Trust orientation. I work best with those who want to get to the root of the original pain point and rework old patterns, beliefs and behaviors; gaining clarity with the self and more closeness with others. Deal with affairs, unproductive...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

There are times when we experience a lack of emotional balance in our life, which can appear to be accompanied by stress, confusion, a sense of hopelessness or disconnection from families and friends. Challenging and sometimes scary, these moments...
Alison Wynn
LCSW-S
In-Person Sessions:

San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Are you looking for a change? Does your relationship need help? Are you dealing with depression, loss or anxiety? I have over 10 years of experience helping adults, families and adolescents develop strengths, regain confidence and create brighter...
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Round Rock, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Angela Hayes provides life coaching and psychotherapy services to clients in the North Austin/Round Rock/Georgetown/Pflugerville areas as well as across the state of Texas. She offers in-office, phone, and video conference sessions to make services...
Abby Farinde
LPC, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Hello, My name is Abby and I counselor that specializes in working with older teens, young adults and older adults. My training has allowed me to gain exposure to a variety of groups. I am a licensed professional counselor and licensed alcohol and...
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League City, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Bilingual therapist with an eclectic approach so I will use tools from different theories in order for you to get the best outcome possible. And make this experience of self-growth something that you can be proud of.
Leslie Edwards
LMHC, L.P.C
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas, Hawaii

I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Texas as well as a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Hawaii. I have over 15 years of experience working in the counseling field and I’m passionate about helping others! My areas of expertise include...
Stephen Morris
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a fully licensed and experienced psychotherapist and a University of Texas at Austin graduate. I have a master's degree in counseling and also a master's degree in marriage and family counseling. I also have female therapists and coaches on...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, Texas

My clients are very high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their life and I love providing them with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy. I know your time and...
Tiffany Young
LMFT Associate, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

North Richland Hills, Texas

Tiffany Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Beth Ann Contreras. Tiffany has a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from The King’s University. Tiffany is...
Brittany Daniel
M.A., LPC
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Hello my name is Brittany A. Daniel and I am a Licensed professional counselor servicing the Houston, Katy, and Cypress areas.  My education consist of both a bachelors and masters degree in the field of psychology.  As you would like to first...
Seth Houdeshell
LCSW, SAP
In-Person Sessions:

Austin, Texas

Discomfort prompts us to seek change. This feeling may come from an old problem or from old pain that seems to follow you through the years of your life. It may also come from a new problem that has caught you by surprise or left you feeling stuck....
Melody Brooke
LMFT, LPC
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas, Colorado

Melody Brooke is a licensed marriage and family therapist who helps couples and individuals transform their relationships. She’s spent 25 years counseling clients on how to form healthy, satisfying relationships with one-on-one therapy, couples...
Randi Waller
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Sometimes the world can feel overwhelmingly negative and makes us want to crawl under the covers and avoid life because it’s just too hard. Sometimes we have a life changing event, one we either didn’t ask for or want, or one that we wanted but...
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Dr. Huddleston is a dedicated professional, firmly grounded in effective therapy, assessment, and consulting practices, striving to provide clients with the highest quality of care. Through a combination of compassion, knowledge, and respect, she...
Andrea Cox
LCSW-S
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Hello! I am a LCSW-S in San Antonio, Texas and I love being a therapist. I am part owner of an amazing office, Northeast Counseling Center, PLLC and enjoy the clients I see in my office and via telehealth platforms. Please check out my website or FB...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Today’s families and relationships are very difficult to maintain with such a fast paced society. Everyday there are stressors and different areas in our lives that need our attention. There does not seem to be enough time to take care of...

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo is the biggest city in the Texas panhandle. It is the 14th largest city in the State of Texas, boasting a population of close to 200,000. Unlike a lot of other developed cities in Texas, Amarillo is much more rural than you would expect. The city has suffered a serious economic depression over the last decade which has led to a serious poverty issue amongst its residents.

The per-capita income for Amarillo is under $29,000 which isn’t much different than the national average. However, this number is low when you consider the poverty rate is not much less than this.

Over 30% of the population of Amarillo is Hispanic. This helps explain why so many people in the city are unable to receive mental health treatment. It is a fact that non-English speaking people face greater barriers when it comes to getting mental health information.

Mental Health Statistics for Amarillo

There is a pervasive problem in Amarillo for people not receiving the mental health treatment they need. A great part of the problem is that many residents live on the outskirts of the city where there just aren’t many mental health professionals.

Some of the biggest mental health issues in Amarillo are anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and depression. In an effort to improve access to mental health care in the Panhandle, Texas has recently passed a bill to improve mental health resources. However, the effects of this bill have certainly not been felt yet.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Amarillo, Texas

Due to the predominance of the Hispanic population along with the low-income level in Amarillo, there is a great number of people who don’t receive the mental health treatment they need. There are currently about 171 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Texas. These numbers are not as impressive when you look at the Panhandle area.

Economic depression and lack of communication are the biggest contributors to a lack of mental health treatment. This can lead to numerous problems, including:

  • Substance abuse issues
  • Unemployment
  • Homelessness
  • Suicide

Hopefully, the new government initiatives will help in this area, but the improvements are going to take years.

What Makes Amarillo Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

The flat prairie lands of Amarillo give off the impression of lazy days and hard work. However, the nature of the land is just one more reason why people are more susceptible to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

  • Culture: Amarillo does not share the same climate as the rest of Texas. The city experiences extremely cold lows (below 0) and even more extremely high days. Because of the flat land, there is nowhere to hide from the extreme temperatures.
  • Demographics: The percentage of non-English speaking, Hispanic population in Amarillo is close to 60%. This lends itself to a lack of information to mental health resources.
  • Unemployment Rate: Although the unemployment rate in Amarillo is technically only 3.0%, the issue is that there are thousands of people who have never been legally employed. The number of migrant workers and unemployable people in the city is staggering.
  • Socioeconomic Factors: The per-capita income and median-household incomes are so low in Amarillo, that they lead to serious mental health issues. The problem is compounded when you consider that so many people in Amarillo have no money or access to mental health resources.

Divorce Rate in Amarillo

The divorce rate in Amarillo is almost 11%. This is a bit higher than the rest of the population but this isn’t surprising when you consider the recent economic depression in Amarillo. This number also does not account for the undocumented marriages and divorces in the Panhandle.

One reason the divorce rate isn’t higher than the already high number of 11% is the Amarillo actually publishes the names of everyone who gets divorced. Getting divorced is already a scary, painful and frustrating process. This is compounded greatly with the shame factor of having your divorce broadcasted for all to see.

If couples had access to mental health counseling, the divorce rate would likely be lower. There would also be less shame associated with the decision to divorce if people were counseled on how to best handle the situation.

Mental Health Resources in Amarillo

With the economic depression taking place in the Panhandle right now, it is to be expected that people are going to suffer from mental health issues. Anxiety, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia are the most prevalent mental health disorders in Amarillo.

There are about 350 mental health professionals in Amarillo. The problem is that they are located in the city and are not readily available to the thousands of people living on the prairies.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Amarillo

E-Counseling wants to help people have access to mental health treatment. While the city of Amarillo works hard to improve access to care, E-Counseling is working hard to get the information into the hands of people who desperately need help.