Harlingen, Texas Therapists

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Ashley Ray
LCSW-S
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Dallas, Texas

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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...
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

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:

Dallas, Texas

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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...
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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...
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Hey there! I’m Stephanie. Licensed clinical social worker. Psychotherapist. Small business owner. I’m here to help you navigate anxiety, life transitions, chronic dissatisfaction and other “stuff” that keeps you stuck from living a...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

My counseling experience spans more than 10 years; but, real life-- and my fair share of mishaps--have equally added to my ability to establish meaningful connections, and help people through difficult times. After graduating from college with a...
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...
Aleesha Washington
M.Ed., LPC-Intern
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you find yourself feeling anxious about what your future holds? Do you desire to learn how to repair damaged relationships or make better choices? If yes, then no need to look any further. You’ve already taken the right steps, and I’d be more...
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Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

If you’ve ever wondered why relationships are so damn hard. You’re in the right place. I get it. I specialize in helping milennial couples tackle relationship issues ranging from dealing with FOMO, marriage and commitment, partner conflict, loss...
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas, Virginia

Amanda Sharp, Ph.D (Doctor of Psychology), Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharp is the founder and owner of Monarch Behavioral Health, PLLC. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology in 2018. She has been conducting assessments and providing...
Eva Ponder
LCSW, Psy.D., HSPP
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Dripping Springs, Texas

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Indiana, Texas

I am a seasoned psychologist who works to make therapy a safe place for healing. I am licensed in Texas, Illinois and Indiana and also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), which allows me to practice across state lines in...
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...
Diana Cabrera-Stewart
LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Are you struggling to find joy and meaning in your role as a mother? Do you feel like your only value is in what you provide for your family? Are you finding it difficult to get up and face the day without the weight of cultural, societal, family,...
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a certified EMDR trained clinician. I'm an emotional guardian and a professional secret keeper. As a therapist, I have worked with individuals, adolescents, and couples. I...
Amy Scarborough
LPC-Intern
In-Person Sessions:

Mansfield, Texas

Amy is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivy LPC-S, RPT-S. Amy has a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Education from Stephen...
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Round Rock, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I get it! On the outside, maybe you seem fine. You’re balancing everything life throws at you...but there are times when you’re overwhelmed. You feel like whatever you do, it doesn’t seem to be “enough.” Everyone around you seems to be...
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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...
Jenet Dove
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

There is a unique story behind every person that details who they are today. When you reflect on your story, you may experience feelings of sadness, grief, shame or anxiety. You look at others and are constantly wondering “how do they keep it all...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas, Georgia

I am a licensed psychologist who is ready to assist you on an insightful journey of rediscovery! I specialize in treating everyday people dealing with everyday problems; no stigma involved. My specialties of stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and...
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...
AP Vo
LMSW
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Are you a couple in crisis, who can’t communicate, who argue, or live in silence? Are you wanting to make your relationship work, but are stuck? Has the stress affected your health, sleep, work, or parenting? Although we think “the kids don’t...
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California, Texas

Hello! My name is Sonia Trefflich. I’m a Bilingual Spanish speaking, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My passion is working with others, especially those who feel damaged and stuck with their pain from past experiences. Furthermore, I have worked...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Lily Kugler is an experienced substance abuse counselor who has worked with countless individuals and families to achieve long-term recovery. Over the course of her seven years as a practicing clinician, she has made waves within the field as an...

An Overview of Mental Health in Harlingen, Texas

The city of Harlingen, Texas is located in Cameron County and is known for having an extremely low cost of living. With a population of 65,467 people in an area of about 40 square miles, Harlingen is the fourth largest city in the Rio Grande Valley.

Home to the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, Harlingen is known for being a great bird watching location. The entire Rio Grande Valley is known for having over 500 species of birds that visitors enjoy seeing. There are also many other recreational activities residents enjoy in Harlingen including many beautiful parks and trails, several public golf courses, opportunities for fishing and hunting, plenty of shopping, and easy access to South Padre beach.

In spite of such natural beauty and activities to enjoy, there are many challenges the community of Harlingen faces including:

  • Poverty: The poverty rate is incredibly high in Harlingen. Overall, 29.8 percent of residents live below the poverty line. The rate is even worst for Hispanic residents, which make up 80.5 percent of the population. Approximately 95 percent of Hispanics are living in poverty.
  • Low Educational Attainment: The high school graduation rate for the city is 73.3 percent and only 17.7 percent of attain a bachelor’s degree or higher. Notably, only 66.12 percent of Hispanics and 59.20 percent of Native Americans graduate high school. Educational attainment has a huge impact on income. While 39.68 percent of high school drop outs are living in poverty, only 3.27 percent of college graduates live in poverty.
  • High Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in Harlingen in 8.6 percent, which is almost five percent higher than the national average. Unemployment can lead to poverty or homelessness and has an adverse effect on one’s mental and physical health. In addition, those with mental illnesses are more likely to become unemployed.
  • High Crime Rates: Harlingen has crime rates higher than both the state and national average. Overall, the crime rate is 49 percent higher than the average in Texas and 62 percent higher than the national average. While Harlingen actually has lower than average violent crime rates, the city has extremely high rates of property crimes.
  • Suicide: The suicide rate in Texas, like the rest of Unites States, has been rising at alarming rates. While the suicide rate in Texas is 12.58 percent, the rate in Cameron County is lower than most other counties in Texas at 36 percent. Even though the area experiences lower than average rates, suicide is still a problem that needs to be addressed in the community.
  • Substance Abuse: About 93 percent of adult Texans struggled with a substance abuse disorder in the past year. Since Texas shares a border with Mexico, drug trafficking is a major issue in the state. Excessive drinking and overdose deaths due to heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, and prescriptions drugs, specifically opioids, are an issue throughout Texas.

Issues live poverty and unemployment can negatively affect one’s mental health. In addition, unresolved mental health issues can result in consequences like dropping out of high school, suicide, and substance abuse. Clearly, there are people in Harlingen who are struggling with mental health concerns and need treatment.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Harlingen, Texas

In order for people in Harlingen to find relief for their mental health concerns, they need to receive help from a mental health professional. Unfortunately, many do not seek out or receive the treatment they need. According to Mental Health America, 56.4 percent of adults who need help for a mental illness do not receive it. In Texas, the percentage is even higher at 62.2 percent.

There are several reasons people don’t access treatment including a stigma surrounding mental health, trouble paying for care, and difficulty finding a professional in their area. 29.19 percent of adults with a disability claimed they could not see a doctor due to costs. Insurance also plays a big factor when it comes to affordability of mental health care. In Harlingen, 24.9 percent of the population does not have health insurance. Additionally, with only one mental health provider for every 1010 people, those with mental illnesses in Texas struggle to find a provider.