Port Arthur, Texas Therapists

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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

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...
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Dallas, Texas

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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...
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,...
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Eugene, Oregon

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Texas, Oregon

Thank you for taking the time to learn who I am. It takes a lot of courage to reach out & be willing to grow psychologically. I have been on your side of the couch, and I know how helpful therapy has been in my life as well as the life of many...
Kristen Gallien
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Do things seem overwhelming? Are you uncertain? Do you have doubts? Does your mind torment you? Are you confused or even scared? Suffering? If so, you have found the right person. Things CAN get better. I am here to help you regain a sense of...
Amy Scarborough
LPC-Intern
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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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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...
Dawn Mult
LMFT-Supervisor
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I have worked with children, teens and adults for many years on various issues. I’ve been a teacher and a school counselor as well as had my own practice during my long career working with families. I’d love to hear your story and be of some...
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...
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West Lake Hills, Texas

I want to help you create the relationship of your dreams and attract love, peace, and connection into your life. Whether you want to rekindle your relationship, are recovering from infidelity, feel frustrated and distant from your partner, give...
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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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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Texas, Missouri

I am Jenna, founder of Calm Centered Counseling. I would love to walk with you on your journey through solving personal problems and self-discovery. I am here to listen and allow you to feel heard and understood. I want to help you make changes to...
Suzanne Kamfar
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are you a high functioning professional who is feeling exhausted, anxious, frustrated or unhappy? Overwhelming demands of the job (and balancing a home life), can leave you feeling drained, on edge, and interrupt your sleep and ability to take good...
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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...
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Texas

Love-Sex-Trust orientation. I work best with those who want to get to the root of the original pain point and rework old patterns, beliefs and behaviors; gaining clarity with the self and more closeness with others. Deal with affairs, unproductive...
Leslie Edwards
LMHC, L.P.C
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Texas, Hawaii

I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Texas as well as a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Hawaii. I have over 15 years of experience working in the counseling field and I’m passionate about helping others! My areas of expertise include...
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,...
Jessica Glass
LPC, LCDC
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Houston, Texas

As your future therapist, it is my goal to help you work through the things that have been causing problems within your life. I am passionate about servicing you. I believe that everyone can become who they want to be and live a purposeful life. You...
Angela Martinez
IP-LPA, MS
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

I am a Bilingual Licensed Psychological Associate with Independent Practice LPA from Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. I offer therapy in English and Spanish. I earned my Master’s degree of Science in Clinical Psychology in 2007,...
Kelsey Poskey
LPC-Intern
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Kelsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the direct supervision of Chris Covington, LPC-S. She received a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from...
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California, Texas

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, the health of a loved one,...
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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Port Arthur, Texas

Located on the southeast side of Texas with access to the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, Port Arthur, Texas is full of many activities and attractions that both locals and tourists alike enjoy. Residents can experience the beach by visiting Sea Rim State Park and the Port Arthur Boardwalk. Outdoor enthusiasts living in Port Arthur have access to many outdoor activities and exercise opportunities like the several bike and hiking trails in the city, great fishing spots, and a few bird watching hotspots. There are also several popular religious and historical sites to visit including the Museum of the Gulf Coast and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

The community of Port Arthur is part of Jefferson County and has a population of 55,489 people. While residents are able to benefit from a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, the community is struggling in several significant ways For instance, the unemployment rate in Port Arthur is 5.7 percent, which is higher than both the national and state average, and the poverty rate is extremely high at 30.7 percent. The median household income in the city is $32,571, and the per capita income is $18,471.

While there are many factors that play into an individual’s mental health condition, poverty and financial strain are strong indicators of a poor mental health. In addition, poverty and unemployment can also prolong episodes of mental disorders. There are people with mental illnesses in Port Arthur who need to know what resources are available to them in their area.

Mental Health Concerns in Port Arthur, Texas

In the state of Texas, there are approximately 3,196,000 individuals with a mental illness. While many of the issues surrounding mental illness are seen state and nationwide, there are several mental health concerns that are specific to Port Arthur and the surrounding area:

  • Suicide: The suicide rate in the Port Arthur area is around 14 individuals per 100,000 people. This is higher than the rate in Texas as a whole which is at 12 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. The risk is highest among males and older adults.
  • Substance Abuse: In Jefferson County, 92 people died of a drug overdose death in 2018. Crystal methamphetamine is the top used drug in southeast Texas.
  • Incarceration: Like the rest of the country, Texas finds that many of their mentally ill citizens are incarcerated. In fact, the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas and the Dallas County Jail are the top two mental health institutions in the state.
  • Homelessness: The estimated total number of homeless living in Texas was 23,548 people in 2017. Southeast Texas in particular has a growing homeless problem. It is estimated that approximately 45 percent of homeless people countrywide have a mental illness.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Port Arthur, Texas

Although mental health problems are extremely prevalent throughout the United States, an overwhelming percentage of those with mental illnesses are not receiving the help they need. In Texas specifically, 62.2 percent of individuals with a mental illness of any sort reported that they did not receive treatment.

One major issue that gets in the way of people getting the treatment they need is a lack of insurance. In Port Arthur, about 33.4 percent of the population does not have health insurance. Additionally, Texas ranks 50th in mental health workforce availability. There is only one mental health provider for every 1,010 residents which reveals that it is difficult for people to find available mental health providers in their area.

Mental Health Resources in Port Arthur, Texas

For those looking for resources in Port Arthur Texas, there are several available to them. Those in a crisis that are in need of immediate assistance can access several hotlines including the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-SUICIDE), the Texas Health and Human Services Commission number (2-1-1), and the National Youth Crisis Hotline (1-800-448-4663). Other important resources include the City of Port Arthur Health Department, the Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas hospitality center, and the Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas.

In addition, individuals with mental health concerns can benefit from meeting with a therapist. E-Counseling offers an online therapist directory for anyone looking for a professional in their area. Simply search for therapists in Port Arthur and access valuable information about mental health professionals in the city today.