McAllen, 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...
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

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...
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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...
In-Person Sessions:

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
In-Person Sessions:

Dripping Springs, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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
In-Person Sessions:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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 McAllen

Mental health services in McAllen, Texas, are in great need of expansion. The Rio Grande Valley faces many challenges in providing mental health care. One challenge is that up to 56 percent of adults with mental disorders do not seek treatment. This may be because of cost, access, stigma, or doctor shortage.

McAllen has suffered for several reasons. However, the shortage of doctors is one of the most significant. Recent estimates put the number of mental health care professionals in the Rio Grande Valley at 46 per 100,000 people. The actual number of McAllen residents with mental disorders is equal to the national average. The real problem lies in helping these people access care.

This shortage has had many far-reaching effects. Studies from 2009 showed evidence of poor outpatient care in psychiatric facilities. There were high rates of readmission, as high as 26.72 percent at Doctors Hospital.

Efforts are being made across the region to provide better mental health care. There is an active push to provide low-cost or free treatment throughout the Valley.

Effects of Education, Divorce Rates, and Other Criteria

There is a high need for more mental health care resources in McAllen. Many residents fall into demographics that typically need access to therapy. These include people in poverty, divorced or separated couples, and those with addictive behaviors.

The unemployment rate in McAllen is just above 6 percent. However, the rate of those without health insurance is much higher. More than 32 percent of all people up to the age of 65 have no health insurance of any kind. More than a quarter of McAllen’s population lives below the poverty threshold. Divorce rates are low at just under 10 percent. McAllen also has lower-than-average education rates. Only 28 percent of the population possesses a bachelor’s degree.

Another significant fact about McAllen is its position as a drug transport city. The nearby border makes the city a prime pass point for heroin and methamphetamine. Young people especially reported using more heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. This is significant in shaping a picture of the mental health of the region. The National Bureau of Economic Research says there is a strong link between substance abuse and mental health disorders. Those with mental illness account for the consumption of 38 percent of alcohol and 44 percent of cocaine. They are also responsible for the consumption of 40 percent of cigarettes.

Mental Health Resources in McAllen

In recent years, the Rio Grande Valley has led a campaign for better mental health care. In 2017, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine opened a new psychiatric program. The goal of this is to provide more mental health professionals for the area. Tropical Texas Behavioral Health also expanded its services to more than 31,000 locals in 2017.

Other treatment centers offer free mental health care to those who need it. Hope Family Health Center is one of these facilities. It serves about 2,000 patients a year and continues to expand. Facilities like these are revolutionizing the mental health care industry in McAllen.

Hope Family has also recently implemented a new program called Warm Line. This program aims to offer support to patients going through temporary mental crises. Warm Line matches patients to people who have had similar experiences. The purpose is to talk, ask advice, and seek support. This is an excellent resource for people who cannot or do not want to seek professional care.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in McAllen

It can be daunting to start the search for a new therapist. For patients just beginning to realize that they need therapy, the prospect is downright overwhelming. Thankfully, you do not have to dive in on your own. Our directory makes it easy to find a therapist in McAllen who suits your unique needs.

Insurance companies often offer to match patients with therapists. This seems nice, but it means long wait times and a lot of paperwork. We can help you find a therapist in short order and get you started on treatment as soon as possible.

We also are dedicated to providing all the information you need about local therapists. This makes it possible for you to find a counselor who is the best possible match. McAllen’s growing awareness of mental health needs means more opportunities for care. Our comprehensive directory can match you with a professional to get you started.