McAllen, Texas Therapists

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Hello! My name is Samira Pizarro. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 and received my LCSW license in 2022. I love watching tv/movies, playing games and reading. Do you...
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The Woodlands, Texas

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Texas

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. Life doesn't allow us to go back and fix what we have done wrong in the past, but it does allow us to live each day better than our last. The best is yet to come. Join this...
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League City, Texas

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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.
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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Colorado, Texas

Hello, I'm Keli. I've spent the majority of my adult life serving in the health care field. Thirteen years in Emergency Medical Services as an EMT and Paramedic. The past 10 years, I've completed or obtained three degrees: Bachelor of Science in...
Danielle Lee
LPC 172, LPCS 2
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Louisiana, Texas

I'm registered with the LPC Board in Louisiana, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Also, I am licensed in the state of Texas as a LPC. My theoretical backgrounds are Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapy. I feel that these...
Rachel Gerbosi
MS Counseling, LPC, LMFT-Associate, LCDC
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Dallas, Texas

My first priority in the counseling process is to ensure a trusting therapeutic relationship between you and I. No two people are the same, and it is my mission for us to work together to establish goals that are personalized to fit your unique...
Jenet Dove
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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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...
Dr. Kimberly James
Licensed Psychologist -Texas, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
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Houston, Texas

I am a licensed psychologist, leadership coach and career counselor with expertise in empowering individuals and groups to recognize their strengths, create successful action plans and realize satisfying and dynamic lives and careers. I enjoy...
Jasandra Oeffinger
MA, LPC-Supervisor
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Seeking therapy doesn’t mean you’re failing. Instead, it may mean you’re ready for personal growth & lasting transformation. When you feel overwhelmed, on edge, & pressured to “get it right," it’s tough to live the life you...
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Round Rock, Texas

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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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San Antonio, Texas

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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...
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Dallas, Texas

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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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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...
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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...
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Cypress, Texas

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Texas

Helping individuals discover their best self is a passion that I hold dearly. I believe there is importance in nurturing oneself, fostering a positive self-image, and believing in yourself. I am very passionate about helping you realize your true...
Katherine Portillo
MEd, LCDC, LPC-I
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League City, Texas

My therapeutic focus is centered to every client's needs and personal situation. I like to focus on reframing thoughts and emotions and educating clients on resources that will make their life more manageable and help each client reach a sense of...
Meredith Ivey
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Texas

Meredith Ivey is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supevisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Child Centered Play Therapist- Supervisor. She has been counseling in Arlington for 7 years now. She graduated from the University...
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Houston, Texas

Everyone runs into difficulty in life. At times we are hit with situations that feel unbearable, or we just feel 'stuck'. This is often worse for men because of the stigma around therapy and counseling. Generally, men struggle to ask for help and...
Mark DeYoung
LMFT, Ph.D.
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Fort Worth, Texas

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Texas

Dr. Mark DeYoung is Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. He has been a counselor since 1995. Dr. DeYoung is a dynamic family therapist who has pioneered therapy delivery methods in many unique environments. He has...
Heather  Craig
LPC-Intern
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Mansfield, Texas

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivey and Dr. Dan Clement. She is a graduate of the Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Heather has an Associates Degree in...
Kami Guidry
MS, LMFT-Associate
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Frisco, Texas

Kami Guidry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate, supervised by Layla Z. Scott, PhD, LMFT, CFLE. Kami attended Texas Woman's University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Master of Science in Family...
Melody Brooke
LMFT, LPC
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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...
Casey Leamy
MS Counseling, LMFT
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Dallas, Texas

Nothing in life is one size fits all; therapy is no exception. My first priority is to establish a trusting relationship with you, then together create goals tailored to your individual needs. As humans, we tend to shy away from uncomfortable,...

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.