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.

April Grimes

LCSW
7 years experience
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, based on your unique needs. I am open-minded, authentic, direct, and compassionate. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, LGBTQ youth and adults, families, couples, groups, and individuals experiencing mild to major psychological stress. I offer... Read More
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy,... 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

Celine Medlock

LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree in psychology specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. I did my residency with Baylor University at the Star of Hope, a women and family homeless shelter. Some of these individuals were battling... Read More
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Josh Briley

PhD
20 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for help in their struggles. My approach to counseling is to focus on you as an individual. Each person I work with has strengths and coping skills he or she has utilized to get... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kathleen Barnes

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief intervention Solution-based focused therapy. My experience is with individuals that struggle from stress and anxiety from everyday life, to severe or mild mental heath symptoms and trauma/PTSD. I believe in providing the hope and support... Read More
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathi Turner

LCSW, ACSW
3 years experience
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of us are taught to be tough and figure things out on our own. Being strong and independent will always be an asset, but those same qualities can help you learn, grow, and change even more... Read More
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Harmon

LCSW-S, LCDC-I
6 years experience
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and received both my Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. My current full-time role is working with primarily young... Read More
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Stephanie Adamson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, parent-child relationships, self-esteem, body... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Aimee Edwards-Hunter

LCSW
16 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), am licensed and currently live in the state of Colorado, although I also maintain my LCSW licensure in Texas. I studied at the University of Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate (BSW) and graduate degrees (MSSW) in Social Work. Since graduating with my Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) in 2003, I have worked with couples, families, and children in a variety of settings, to... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), am licensed and currently live in the state of Colorado, although I also maintain my LCSW licensure in Texas. I studied at the University of Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 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.