Pharr, Texas Therapists

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Dallas, Texas

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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...
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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

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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...
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Round Rock, Texas

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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...
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...
Abby Farinde
LPC, MS
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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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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...
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Austin, Texas

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Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. As a psychotherapist, I seek to integrate my own experiences and background into my work as Counselor. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent time outdoors hunting and fishing...
Brittany Daniel
M.A., LPC
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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...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

"Empowering people with life changing conversations" Has it been difficult for you to pay attention to things, feeling as though the weight of the world is on your shoulders? Have you noticed anxiety, depression and stress creeping up on you more...
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Houston, Texas

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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...
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Missouri City, Texas

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Texas

Does anxiety run your life? Do you avoid certain situations or find yourself consumed with worry about a number of things in your life? Has your anxiety prevented you from achieving the goals you once envisioned for yourself? Has your anxiety...
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Houston, Texas

Constant fighting, distance, and loss of romance are just a few symptoms of ineffective communication. I believe our emotions are one of the biggest forms of communicating with our significant others. When we find ourselves struggling to acknowledge...
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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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...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are your child or teen’s emotions or behaviors out of control? Are they -- having tantrums or fights, talking back, self-harming, threatening suicide, running away, or refusing to follow rules? Calls from their teachers or other parents,...
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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...
Francisco Ortiz
L.P.C, MS
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Texas

It can be challenging finding the right therapist. My name is Francisco and I have dedicated my life to helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. It is never easy asking for help, and I...
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas

Thinking about therapy? Need guidance so, you are not alone, in the dark searching aimlessly for answers and solutions through blogs, chat-rooms and self-help books; trying to discover the right questions, let alone, the answers. Counseling provides...
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Houston, Texas

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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...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Do you feel like your life is passing you by? Do you feel trapped in a career or in relationships that drain the life out of you? Do you feel it is impossible to make the changes you need to move forward? It would be my privilege to support you in...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

My name is Shannon Martin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am naturally encouraging, compassionate and empathic. I enjoy supporting and guiding my clients in making healthy decisions that propel them to live happier lives. I specialize...
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Texas

Is your relationship/marriage on the verge of driving you crazy? Do you say one thing but they often hear something else? Are you a blended family that simply isn't blending? Or, do you feel trapped by the pain of your past and need help getting...
Andrew Roberts
LMFT, CCTP
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Houston, Texas

Andrew Roberts, MA, LMFT, LMFT received his B.S. of Psychology and Minor of Marriage and Family Studies from Brigham Young University-Idaho. He received his M.A. of Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Andrew...

An Overview of Mental Health in Pharr, Texas

Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, the city of Pharr is located in southern Hidalgo County.  Pharr city limits reach to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge that spans the Texas-Mexico border and is the primary entry port between Mexico and the United States.

The Texas cities of Pharr, McAllen and Edinburg plus the town of Reynosa in Mexico form an active metropolitan area. Pharr is approximately 13 miles from the port of entry into Mexico at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, the world’s largest structure connecting two countries. It is a major international shipping route. Large trucks full of produce cross the bridge and pass through Pharr. Some trucks carry more than legal commodities.

Pharr is Vulnerable to Drug Addiction

During one impressive drug-bust, the U.S. Customs and Borders Protection Agency inspected a semi-truck laden with tomatoes. Underneath the produce, they found a 45 million dollar cache of methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine—an infinitesimal amount of the illegal drugs trafficked across the Pharr-Reynosa bridge through Pharr on its way to distribution points across the nation.

Drug addiction has a severe impact on mental illness in the Pharr metro area. Police in Pharr are committed to keeping their schools and city drug-free. C.A.P.E.—Community Awareness and Police Enforcement—is a campaign set up by the Pharr police department to help community members safely report drug activity to police. The police also embrace The Truth About Drugs program that challenges Pharr residents to create a drug-free world.

Law enforcement agencies also sponsor numerous engaging activities and use sophisticated media techniques to motivate Pharr community members to join the war on drugs. Police saturate all age groups from elementary school through high school with numerous anti-drug education programs, fun recreation and informative media to neutralize drug addiction. The goal is to create partnership and trust between police and citizens.

Difficulties in Obtaining Mental Health Treatment in Pharr

Latest census data shows Pharr’s population is at 79,487 with 93.7 percent Hispanic, 5.8 percent White and 0.5 percent are other or identify as racially mixed. The predominant languages are Spanish at 88 percent and English at 11.8 percent. Nearly 24 percent of people in Pharr are not legal residents of the United States.

At 34.0 percent, the overall poverty rate in Pharr is nearly three times higher than the national poverty level and significantly higher than the 20.7 percent total poverty rate for Texas. Poverty is highest among Hispanics and lowest among Native Americans. Hidalgo County’s poverty rate is 33.5 percent, and 45.5 percent of the county’s children live in poverty. Some of the poorest counties in America exist near the border of Texas and Mexico according to the U.S. census.

The citizens of Pharr are vulnerable to issues shared by residents of Texas towns along the Mexico border which make it difficult for them to obtain mental health services, including:

  • Prevalence of non-English speaking citizens reduces treatment options
  • The fear among non-U.S. residents of the likelihood of deportation
  • A higher crime rate than 75 percent of U.S. cities
  • Easy access to controlled substances and illegal drugs
  • Parents do not recognize symptoms of childhood mental illness
  • Schools teach physical health but do not address mental health issues
  • It can take ten years from the onset of mental illness to receive a diagnosis
  • The stigma of mental illness prevents people from seeking help
  • Medical benefits often do not cover mental health treatment
  • Extreme poverty prevents treatment
  • Families do not understand they can use pro bono help
  • There is an acute shortage of mental illness treatment providers

Mental Health Services Are Available

In the Rio Grande Valley, one in every five children and one in five adults deals with severe mental illness. Over 60 percent of these citizens do not receive treatment. These numbers are in line with mental health treatment challenges in the majority of U.S. towns and cities.

To combat the dire lack of mental health care, the University of Texas medical school recently began a psychiatric residency program while their psychology department will offer a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology with a treatment clinic for the community. Other mental health treatment venues provide low-cost or free access.