Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Amarillo, Texas

Find a therapist in Amarillo, Texas  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Amarillo to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D.,LPC
13 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am not able to prescribe medications and I am not a licensed psychologist, so can't provide diagnostic evaluations. I specialize in working with anxiety related disorders such as trauma related to abuse, OCD, panic disorder,... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and have over a decade of experience working with a variety of issues and ages. I have my Master's degree in Counseling and Doctor of Education Degree in Counseling Psychology. I am... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:13 years

Corey Dossey

MA,LPC
3 years experience
Welcome to my profile! You have taken a huge first step in reaching out for help, and I'm honored you are considering me to accompany you on this part of your life journey! A little about me - I live in Houston, Texas and am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I knew almost my whole life that I wanted to be a counselor, because I knew I wanted to help people in a very direct and... Read More
Welcome to my profile! You have taken a huge first step in reaching out for help, and I'm honored you are considering me to accompany you on this part of your life journey! A little about me - I live... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Leticia Cervantes

MA,LPC
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, who has worked in the mental health field over 20 years, in various settings, including: psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice settings, with multiple populations. Each has helped me build an eclectic approach in my therapy. I believe in meeting the client "where they are," and a cookie-cutter approach does not work for everyone. I use cognitive behavioral, dialectic, brief solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques to... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, who has worked in the mental health field over 20 years, in various settings, including: psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice settings, with multiple populations. Each has helped me build... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:5 years

Angie Sheire

MA,LPC
25 years experience
Hi, my name is Angie and I'm a licensed professional counselor with 25 years of experience in the field of psychology. I currently practice in the State of Texas but I am originally from Michigan. That was where I started out working in a residential treatment facility with children and adolescents. After that I worked in partial hospitalization program for adults, a domestic violence shelter and... Read More
Hi, my name is Angie and I'm a licensed professional counselor with 25 years of experience in the field of psychology. I currently practice in the State of Texas but I am originally from... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:25 years

Danielle Coy

LCSW,LCDC
6 years experience
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with over 6 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have participated in helping people overcome concerns including life stressors, relationship problems, addictions, disordered eating, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression or any other issue that is getting in the way of living and experiencing more peace and fulfillment. I enjoy challenging my clients by encouraging a space to deepen one’s thinking and increase... Read More
I am a licensed clinical social worker in Texas with over 6 years of experience working as a psychotherapist. I have participated in helping people overcome concerns including life stressors, relationship problems, addictions, disordered eating, ADHD, OCD, anxiety, depression... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Gloria Dove

LPC,LCDC,NCC
6 years experience
Thank you for reaching out to me today through BetterHelp. It is my pleasure to assist, coach, and/or instruct you, as my client, using empirically proven therapeutic methods. I provide empathetic understanding and unconditional positive regard throughout treatment. I strongly believe that every individual is the expert on their life and holds within them the answers to their life’s problems. It is my hope, that through our therapeutic relationship and rapport from... Read More
Thank you for reaching out to me today through BetterHelp. It is my pleasure to assist, coach, and/or instruct you, as my client, using empirically proven therapeutic methods. I provide empathetic understanding and unconditional positive regard throughout treatment.... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:6 years

Ingrid Johnson

MA,LPC,NCC
18 years experience
Greetings and thank you for reading about me! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 17 years of counseling experience. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work with you to to sort out the details of your life and provide appropriate resources to empower you. I have extensive training on stress and anxiety alleviation techniques. My counseling approach is embedded in person-center therapy.... Read More
Greetings and thank you for reading about me! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 17 years of counseling experience. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work with you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Jay Swedlaw

MS/Ed.S,LMHC,LPC
14 years experience
With several years of experience on the BetterHelp platform, and thousands of clients served, I know that it is not always easy to come to therapy and talk about difficult issues. However, I want to assure you that I am here to help you with whatever life has thrown your way, and I am in this journey to self-improvement with you. Additionally, I want to teach you the skills I use to... Read More
With several years of experience on the BetterHelp platform, and thousands of clients served, I know that it is not always easy to come to therapy and talk about difficult issues. However, I want to assure you that... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:14 years

Rashad Skinner

LCSW
10 years experience
I pride myself on meeting my client where they are emotionally. My down-to-earth conversation style applies to all walks of life. I believe therapy can be a conversation between friends with affirmation when needed, a direct discussion, or simply a light sense of humor. Life is full of moments. I am here to help the leap from this moment to the next.... Read More
I pride myself on meeting my client where they are emotionally. My down-to-earth conversation style applies to all walks of life. I believe therapy can be a conversation between friends with affirmation when needed, a direct discussion, or simply a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Tiffany Chen

LPC,NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes counseling adolescents (age 13 and up), adults, couples and families. Also expertise in the areas of relationship issues, reconciliation (with self and others), anxiety, depression and Women’s Issues. I provides individual counseling, couples therapy,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Amarillo, Texas

Amarillo is the biggest city in the Texas panhandle. It is the 14th largest city in the State of Texas, boasting a population of close to 200,000. Unlike a lot of other developed cities in Texas, Amarillo is much more rural than you would expect. The city has suffered a serious economic depression over the last decade which has led to a serious poverty issue amongst its residents.

The per-capita income for Amarillo is under $29,000 which isn’t much different than the national average. However, this number is low when you consider the poverty rate is not much less than this.

Over 30% of the population of Amarillo is Hispanic. This helps explain why so many people in the city are unable to receive mental health treatment. It is a fact that non-English speaking people face greater barriers when it comes to getting mental health information.

Mental Health Statistics for Amarillo

There is a pervasive problem in Amarillo for people not receiving the mental health treatment they need. A great part of the problem is that many residents live on the outskirts of the city where there just aren’t many mental health professionals.

Some of the biggest mental health issues in Amarillo are anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia and depression. In an effort to improve access to mental health care in the Panhandle, Texas has recently passed a bill to improve mental health resources. However, the effects of this bill have certainly not been felt yet.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Amarillo, Texas

Due to the predominance of the Hispanic population along with the low-income level in Amarillo, there is a great number of people who don’t receive the mental health treatment they need. There are currently about 171 mental health professionals for every 100,000 people in Texas. These numbers are not as impressive when you look at the Panhandle area.

Economic depression and lack of communication are the biggest contributors to a lack of mental health treatment. This can lead to numerous problems, including:

  • Substance abuse issues
  • Unemployment
  • Homelessness
  • Suicide

Hopefully, the new government initiatives will help in this area, but the improvements are going to take years.

What Makes Amarillo Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

The flat prairie lands of Amarillo give off the impression of lazy days and hard work. However, the nature of the land is just one more reason why people are more susceptible to depression, anxiety and other mental health issues.

  • Culture: Amarillo does not share the same climate as the rest of Texas. The city experiences extremely cold lows (below 0) and even more extremely high days. Because of the flat land, there is nowhere to hide from the extreme temperatures.
  • Demographics: The percentage of non-English speaking, Hispanic population in Amarillo is close to 60%. This lends itself to a lack of information to mental health resources.
  • Unemployment Rate: Although the unemployment rate in Amarillo is technically only 3.0%, the issue is that there are thousands of people who have never been legally employed. The number of migrant workers and unemployable people in the city is staggering.
  • Socioeconomic Factors: The per-capita income and median-household incomes are so low in Amarillo, that they lead to serious mental health issues. The problem is compounded when you consider that so many people in Amarillo have no money or access to mental health resources.

Divorce Rate in Amarillo

The divorce rate in Amarillo is almost 11%. This is a bit higher than the rest of the population but this isn’t surprising when you consider the recent economic depression in Amarillo. This number also does not account for the undocumented marriages and divorces in the Panhandle.

One reason the divorce rate isn’t higher than the already high number of 11% is the Amarillo actually publishes the names of everyone who gets divorced. Getting divorced is already a scary, painful and frustrating process. This is compounded greatly with the shame factor of having your divorce broadcasted for all to see.

If couples had access to mental health counseling, the divorce rate would likely be lower. There would also be less shame associated with the decision to divorce if people were counseled on how to best handle the situation.

Mental Health Resources in Amarillo

With the economic depression taking place in the Panhandle right now, it is to be expected that people are going to suffer from mental health issues. Anxiety, depression, bipolar and schizophrenia are the most prevalent mental health disorders in Amarillo.

There are about 350 mental health professionals in Amarillo. The problem is that they are located in the city and are not readily available to the thousands of people living on the prairies.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Amarillo

E-Counseling wants to help people have access to mental health treatment. While the city of Amarillo works hard to improve access to care, E-Counseling is working hard to get the information into the hands of people who desperately need help.