Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Beaumont, Texas

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


Alesia Gonzalez

MA,LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with changing life circumstances, and relationship issues. My counseling style is client-centered. I believe that we all do the best we can in our lives with the tools we are given. I enjoy working with my clients to develop new skills... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with changing life circumstances, and relationship issues. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Shawna Munson

MA,LPC-S
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in an array of areas including community mental health, correctional care, and outpatient veteran care. I have the most experience working with post-traumatic stress, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, military-related issues, and complex trauma/abuse. I believe that one of the most important pieces of therapy is... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in an array of areas including community mental health, correctional care, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Nichelle Ward

LPC
3 years experience
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do you struggle with anger management issues? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you having trouble dealing with the death of a loved one? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am... Read More
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Leah Alviar

MA,LPC
21 years experience
My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. My professional history: I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified school counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. I have held leadership roles in local, regional, and state counseling organizations, am a published author, present at local, state, and national conferences and served as editor for Ph.D. student dissertations. I earned my... Read More
My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. My professional history: I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified school counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Donnie Fenton

M.Ed,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations,... Read More
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Amanda Arnold

MA,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hold a National Certified Counselor license, I also have doctoral level training (projected PhD completion August 2020) in counselor education with a specialty in dissociative trauma and issues affecting veterans. I work with personal issues for family relationships, work challenges, and personal development. Life can be challenging and I work from viewpoint that... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hold a National Certified Counselor license, I also have doctoral level training (projected PhD completion August 2020) in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Natalie Furdek

LPC
8 years experience
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While I'm currently in Central Texas, my roots lie in areas of the state that often lack quality counseling services. It is my goal (and passion) to serve Texans, who, for whatever... Read More
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Sandra Goyco

LPC,RPT,NCC
4 years experience
I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and currently working towards my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy D) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Since I began studying Psychology at the University of Houston, I felt the call to continue learning in order to help my community, reason why I ended also studying Sociology and graduating with two full Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology.... Read More
I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and currently working towards my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy D) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Since I began studying Psychology at the University... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Jazmin Elizondo

LPC
3 years experience
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 3 years of experience in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, concerns in early college career, eating disorders, immigration issues, and many other concerns. My counseling style is compassionate and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and creating a safe space for them to discuss... Read More
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 3 years of experience in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, concerns in early college... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 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 Beaumont, Texas

For many, the pretty southern city of Beaumont, Texas serves as the classic example of southern living. According to 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city is home to approximately 119,000 people. While Beaumont may not be on the same scale as Dallas, for example, there is still an impressive amount of people living there. It is not hard to miss the appealing factors of Beaumont. The available amenities are easy to find and are very accessible. Around almost every street corner is a good place to grab a bite to eat or have a fun shopping experience. Entertainment is also quite abundant, making plans on how to spend free time a breeze. With a bevy of museums and buildings with rich histories, it is difficult to go bored.

The most common motivational factor behind one’s decision to move his or her family to a new town has to do with a job opportunity. In Beaumont, the situation is identical. Typically, people choose to move there because of a promotion or new job altogether. However, not everyone who is searching for employment will be able to find it. Moreover, those who do manage to land a job are not always able to maintain it; for example, layoffs happen regularly. In fact, the job market in the area is quite poor relative to the rest of the nation. Beaumont’s economic problems are ancillary to another complex issue. Experts are saying the city of Beaumont is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s break down what that means, how Beaumont is dealing with mental health problems, and how you can get in contact with a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Beaumont, Texas

Unfortunately, an overall deterioration of mental health is something the country as a whole has to deal with. An especially alarming recent report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests a whopping 50 percent of Americans are diagnosed with a mental health condition during the course of their life. Texas is not pushing through the crisis with much grace. A 2017 report commissioned by Mental Health America ranks Texas amongst the top 60 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness/mental health condition refers to any psychiatric disorder one can be diagnosed with. For example, bipolar disorder or clinical depression. So, what is negatively impacting the mental health of Beaumont residents, specifically?

Firstly, Beaumont’s economy is not in an ideal position at the moment. Plenty of people are experiencing the harshness of living on low or no income. As mentioned before, the rate of jobless individuals is quite high relative to neighboring cities in similar situations. Of course, unemployment breeds poverty. Beaumont is not an exception. According to Area Vibes, the city of Beaumont’s poverty level is almost 40 percent higher than the national average. Regrettably, the link between poverty and mental health is quite significant. Poverty is known to exacerbate the experience of living with mental illness as well as cause mental health conditions. As per a recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Services and Administration (SAMHSA), American adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a mental illness. It is without a doubt that the sub-par state of Beaumont’s economy is negatively affecting the city’s overall state of mental health.

Beaumont also has an important crime problem. According to statistics sourced from the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city of Beaumont is 90 percent higher than the national average. Violent crime, in particular, is something Beaumont experiences disproportionately more than much of the rest of the United States. Unfortunately, crime negatively contributes to the poverty rate as well as the mental health of Beaumont. It is no secret that areas with less crime enjoy a less stressfully high rate of mental illness.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Beaumont, Texas

The harsh reality of the situation is that more and more Americans are finding the process of reaching out to a therapist as being troublesome. Experts are partly blaming the nationwide shortage of mental health care professionals ready to provide treatment to patients. They are also pointing fingers at ineffective public policy, poverty and unemployment, and stigma surrounding mental illness/treatment.

In the case of Beaumont, Texas, poorly crafted and ineffective public policy is causing many to go through life without insurance. According to 2017 data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the rate of individuals who lack any form of insurance is more than three times the national average, coming in at almost 25 percent. In other words, one out of every four people living in Beaumont has an absence of health insurance. A good portion of people without health insurance are also low-income earners. This means that the out-of-pocket expense of counseling simply is not an option as it is not economically feasible.

Mental Health Resources in Beaumont, Texas

Thankfully, there is some good news from all of this. Because of the worsening state of mental health in the city, officials have taken notice and recognized the need for improvement. As the government allocates more funds to combat the issue, more organizations open their doors in the area to people who are in need of mental health care. Renowned institutions such as the Baptist Beaumont Behavioral Health Center dedicate their resources to servicing the community with a focus on mental health. The Spindletop Center is another mental health clinic that offers services to both adults and youths in need.

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