Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Bryan, Texas

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


Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D., LPC
11 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: 11 years

Mackenzie Balderaz

MA, LMFT, EMDR, Trained
5 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the presenting concern might be anxiety and depression, I believe that anxiety is related to the future, and depression is about the past. If you tackle either the past or the future, the concerns subside. The... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Hoi Moy

MS, LPC
5 years experience
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, but I have the most experience in areas involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personal development, relationship concerns, family concerns, and anger management. I typically take a holistic, multicultural approach when... Read More
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Marima Hernandez

LPC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the mind, body, mood, behavior, and environment makes it possible to reclaim your life with a more positive perspective. If you are feeling stressed, looking to make life changes, or need to unload pain in a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Kelly Brast

LPC-S, LSOTP, CART
16 years experience
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field with 16 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. ... Read More
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Jamie Morris

LPC
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships, and various other emotional concerns. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and a few others but I am a very person centered counselor. I want to help you in a... Read More
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Rod Lind

M.A., NCC, LPC
25 years experience
I’m glad/pleased you have taken the opportunity to check out some of these profiles. I am Rod Lind, Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 25 years of counseling experience working in a variety of settings to include a chemical dependency clinic working with parolees and probationers, co-facilitating a sex offenders group, a university counseling providing mental health and career counseling, working with soldiers and family members both on post and in private practice. I have... Read More
I’m glad/pleased you have taken the opportunity to check out some of these profiles. I am Rod Lind, Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 25 years of counseling experience working in a variety of settings to include a chemical dependency... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Brandee Smith

M.S., LPC, LCDC
3 years experience
My dual clinical licensure and specialized training allow me to competently employ clinically appropriate, evidence-based approaches to therapy. Working with diverse groups of client populations and issues is an ongoing professional priority. Through these experiences, my appreciation of the uniqueness of each client continues to grow. Continuing education, life experience, and a desire to positively impact the lives of others, whether in crisis or transition, combine to enhance my effectiveness as a therapist. My professional experience... Read More
My dual clinical licensure and specialized training allow me to competently employ clinically appropriate, evidence-based approaches to therapy. Working with diverse groups of client populations and issues is an ongoing professional priority. Through these experiences, my appreciation of the uniqueness... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Susan Jaros

LCSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in the psychiatric field. My passion is helping others to become their best selves. My approach in helping you, is by actively listening in a non-judgmental manner, providing a safe place for us to identify areas of focus. I combine many therapeutic modalities to develop a specific treatment plan tailored to you and your needs from a Strength Building perspective. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in the psychiatric field. My passion is helping others to become their best selves. My approach in helping you, is by actively listening in a non-judgmental manner,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Ruth Helpert-Nunez

LCSW, LMFT
38 years experience
I received my MSSW in 1981. Since then I have worked as a child placement specialist with CPS, but primarily I have worked as a psychotherapist with either community mental health agencies working with outpatient mental health issues (child, adolescent and adult), and a boys residential treatment center. Since 1999 I have maintained a solo private practice in Bryan, Texas. Read More
I received my MSSW in 1981. Since then I have worked as a child placement specialist with CPS, but primarily I have worked as a psychotherapist with either community mental health agencies working with outpatient mental health issues (child, adolescent and adult), and a boys residential treatment center. Since 1999 I have maintained a solo private practice in Bryan, Texas. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 38 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Bryan, Texas

Bryan, Texas, is part of Brazos County and the Bryan-College Station metropolitan statistical area (MSA). The city is home to 80,552 people with an average age of 30 years. Bryan’s population is diverse with 39.9 percent identifying as White alone, 39.3 percent Hispanic, and 16.4 percent Black alone. The balance of the people identify themselves as some other race representing 2 percent or less of the population. The city’s residents include 12,968 people (15.3 percent) who were born outside the United States. Most of the households (60.2 percent) in Bryan, Texas, are made up of families.

Controlling criminal activity is an area where Bryan has made great strides but still has a long way to go. While the crime rate in Bryan declined between 2002 and 2016, it remained at 304.8 incidents per 100,000 in the population, slightly higher than the rate for the country as a whole (280.5). Theft and property crimes make up the vast majority of the offenses.

Community Health Assessment Report for Bryan, Texas

The 2016 Brazos Valley Health Status Assessment Report was compiled and assembled by the Center for Community Health Development, part of the School of Public Health at Texas A&M University. It identified some specific areas of concern related to mental health services, their availability, and their accessibility for the residents of Bryan and Brazos County.

Most of Brazos County is designated as a Health Professional Shortage Area for mental health specialists. This means that the federal government finds such providers to be in critically short supply in this area. Such a finding is not uncommon for the rural areas of the country. The ideal ratio of mental health professionals to clients in a given area is one provider for every 370 clients. In the Brazos Valley, the best ratio identified was one professional for every 1,190 clients.

This lack of qualified professionals is a barrier that keeps Bryan residents from accessing the care they need. Access to mental health care was cited as a major health concern by Brazos County residents who participated in the Community Discussion Groups as part of the 2016 study. A lack of adequate public transportation and language barriers emerged as primary factors that keep families from seeking help.

Poverty as a Barrier to Accessing Mental Health Services in Bryan, Texas

The median family income for Bryan residents in 2016 was $38,539. This is significantly lower than the state average ($56,565), and almost one quarter of the population (24.4 percent) lives at or below the federal poverty level. When the low unemployment rate of 3.5 percent is taken into account, a picture emerges of a community made up of the working poor and underemployed. Many in the population are day laborers who work for rates that may not constitute a living wage and offer nothing in the way of health insurance or other benefits.

While churches and non-profit organizations may offer mental health services to low income residents, those working at or near the minimum wage may earn just enough to disqualify them from free or reduced rate services. Even if the family does qualify, wait times for an appointment are long. Those experiencing a mental health crisis turn to the hospitals and emergency rooms.

Poor and/or uninsured residents face significant difficulty in accessing mental health services. In Brazos County, 22 percent of the population was still uninsured even after the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Reasons given for not carrying coverage primarily related to the expense, high copays, and limited coverage. Paying out of pocket for mental health services is out of the question for most residents.

Finding Help with Mental Health Challenges in Bryan, Texas

People seek the assistance of a mental health professional to deal with family stressors, behavioral Issues, addiction, thoughts of self-harm, and other reasons. No matter what brings you to your search, it’s important to find a therapist or counselor you are comfortable working with if you hope to get the most out of the relationship. The online directory from E-Counseling.com can help you with your search. You’ll find a list of available providers, along with a picture, detailed credentials, level of experience, and a personal statement written by the professional. Taken together, all of this can help you make the best choice for you or your loved one.