Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Corpus Christi, Texas

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

Angela Cook-Hoekwater

Angela Cook-Hoekwater, MA, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in Michigan with over 10 years of experience working as a trauma counselor and creativity coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, grief and LGBT. I also helped many people who have experienced physical, including sexual, trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Lisa Smith

Lisa Smith, M.S., LPC

I am a licensed professional counselor with over 6 years of experience ( 3 years Bachelor's level and three years Master's level) in North Dakota working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, OCD, Anger Management and ADHD. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Anne Douglas

Anne Douglas, MS, LMFT, AAMFT-Fellow

I am a psychotherapist who is licensed in Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as individual psychotherapy. I am a graduate of Northwestern University (Evanston, Illinois), The Family Institute at Northwestern University, and The Institute for Psychoanalysis (Chicago). I have been mentored personally by several of the top Family Therapy theorists in the United States. While obtaining my graduate degrees and certifications at Northwestern, I was awarded with an Honorarium to lecture and teach Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years


Krysten Rohlik

Krysten Rohlik, MS, LPC

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children in individual, group, and in-home settings. I also have over a decade of experience working as a case manager for elderly, disabled, and developmentally disabled individuals and providing mental health support as well as crisis intervention. I have experience working with a wide range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, aging/loss of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years


Lisa Kreag

Lisa Kreag, MSW, LCSW

Thank you for reaching out to BetterHelp on your journey to experience better emotional and mental health. My name is Lisa Zouvelos Kreag and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I have my Master of Social Work degree from Indiana University. I have 13 years experience as a Licensed Clinical Social worker practicing with individuals, children, adolescents and families in the areas of abuse, neglect, substance abuse, mental illness, physical illness Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 19 years


Dr. Pamela Bratton

Dr. Pamela Bratton, PhD

I am a Florida Licensed Psychologist and I work with adults and mature teens. I use a variety of therapeutic modalities, providing a warm supportive environment where treatment is customized to best suit each individual. Sessions are collaborative and based on a fundamental respect for each client’s unique circumstances, talents, and goals. During my long career I have Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 35 years


Leann Moore

Leann Moore, LMFT, Certified, Clinical, Trauma, Professional

Hi, I am a licensed family therapist with the state of California. I have six years of experience. I am also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional which means I am trained to help those who have experienced trauma, grief and/or loss. Along with trauma, I have experience with anxiety, depression, relationship struggles, self-esteem problems and those road bumps in life we all face. Sometimes we feel stuck, not sure which direction we should Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Dr. Nichole  Schermerhorn

Dr. Nichole Schermerhorn, LMHC

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York State. I hold a Doctorate degree in Psycholoy and a Master's degree in Human Services Counseling. I have been in practice for over 20 years and I really enjoy helping people. My counseling style is warm, positive, conversational and collaborative. I have worked in a variety of settings providing psychotherapy for those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, stress management, career struggles, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years


Dr. Anna Jetton

Dr. Anna Jetton, PsyD

Hi! My name is Anna and I am so glad you are here. I have been in the counseling field for 16 years, and in that time I have had the opportunity to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, prisons and various community agencies. Each experience not only helped me develop my expertise and skill set, but more importantly, I realized how much I love helping people achieve their desired personal growth. I am Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years


Stephanie  Morin

Stephanie Morin, LMSW

Hello! My name is Stephanie and I am an LMSW practicing in the state of Michigan. I have been working in the mental health field for 10 years with children, adolescents and adults with various backgrounds. I have extensive experience working with survivors of trauma. I also have worked with clients experiencing issues with depression, anxiety, stress, family issues and anger. I provide a welcoming environment and I believe in treating everyone with respect. My Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


 Mental Health Statistics and Care Resources in Corpus Christi, Texas

Located on the coast of south Texas, Corpus Christi is the eighth most populous city in the state. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates its 2017 population at 325,605 residents, a 6.7% increase over the population size in 2010. Corpus Christi is the county seat for Nueces County, however the city boundaries also encompass portions of Aransas, Kleberg, and San Patricio counties.

According to the Census Bureau statistics, Corpus Christi trails behind the state and national averages in several socioeconomic categories relevant to the state of mental health and access to care for its residents. The annual per capita income in Corpus Christi is $26,109, which is lower than the $27,828 average for the state and almost $30,000 average for the United States. Additionally, a higher percentage of Corpus Christi’s population lives below the poverty line (16.6%) as compared to the average for Texas (15.6%) and the entire country (12.3%).

Mental Health Challenges in Corpus Christi, Texas

In the 2018 State of Mental Health in America report, MHA estimates that around 40 million Americans (or 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.) suffer from some form of mental health or behavioral disorder. Many of these individuals however are unable to receive the necessary care due to various reasons, such as lack of income or insurance, or even shortage of mental health care providers in the area. The percentage of uninsured residents in Corpus Christi for example is almost 21%, which is slightly higher than the state average of 18.6%. That number however is twice as high as the average for the United States (10.2%).

Additionally, the 2016 Coastal Bend Health Needs Assessment released by Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi reports that mental health issues are on the rise in this community. According to their survey results, 52% of the respondents stated that they’ve had episodes of poor mental health in the past 30 days, a staggering increase from 27% in 2013. When cross-referenced with socioeconomic factors such as income, the survey found that individuals with incomes less the $50,000 had on average a higher number of poor mental health days than those making over $50,000.

Another factor creating a challenge is the shortage of mental health care providers in Texas. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, while Nueces County has 202 licensed chemical dependency counselors and 344 licensed professional counselors, there are only 22 psychiatrists and 91 psychologists.

Available Mental Health Care Resources in Corpus Christi, Texas

Reaching out for help with emotional or mental health issues is especially difficult when there are limited options in the community. Some of the organizations in the area offering mental health services include the Nueces Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities, NAMI Greater Corpus Christi, and Coastal Plains Community Center.

Also referred to as Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County, the Center for Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities assists individuals of all ages suffering from mental and intellectual disabilities. The services facilitated by the center at various locations include assessment and referrals, rehabilitation and behavioral therapy, medication management, skills training, employment assistance and crisis hotlines.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI Greater Corpus Christi is an affiliate of NAMI Texas, a nonprofit organization that provides advocacy, education and support to individuals and families affected by mental illnesses. NAMI Texas offers a variety of programs including peer and family support groups, seminars and speaker series, and research studies.

The Coastal Plains Community Center is another local organization providing support to individuals with intellectual disabilities. The center’s services are designed to empower people with disabilities to be as independent as possible in the community. The organization also caters to residents with mental illnesses such as depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Coastal Plains has a crisis hotline open to any resident who may need help or care with an emotional or behavioral issue.

Selecting a Mental Health Care Professional in Corpus Christi, Texas

Additional mental health professionals and organizations in Corpus Christi can be found in our directory. We strive to list only the most reputable providers as our mission is to help community members find the right professional for themselves or a loved one struggling with mental illness, disability or substance abuse.

When evaluating providers, consider their area of specialization, their reputation in the community, feedback from other patients, and other factors such as availability of appointments, convenience of location, office hours, and insurance acceptance.