Pharr, 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

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...
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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

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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...
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 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.