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.


Dr. Griena Davis

EdD, LPC, BC-TMH
5 years experience
I strive to enable individuals to realize a happier, healthier, and more successful existence through services that optimizes one's personally defined well being. I provide innovative, responsive, and quality mental health services addressing the obstacles that negatively impact an individual's quality of life such as: Stress and Anxiety; Depression; Relationship Issues; Anger Management; Self-Esteem; Adjustment Issues; Grief and Loss; and Identity Issues. I cultivate a helping relationship that allows the client to define and achieve... Read More
I strive to enable individuals to realize a happier, healthier, and more successful existence through services that optimizes one's personally defined well being. I provide innovative, responsive, and quality mental health services addressing the obstacles that negatively impact an individual's... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Mary Crawford

MA, LPC
8 years experience
I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience working as a individual and group therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, career challenges, mental health diagnoses and addictions. I also helped many people who have experienced physical and emotional trauma and abuse. My counseling style is warm and compassionate. I believe in everyone having the potential... Read More
I am a clinical mental health counselor licensed in Alabama with over 10 years of experience working as a individual and group therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Laura Angers

NCC, LPC, RPT
5 years experience
Hello, I'm Laura! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012 but the focus of my work experience has been with individuals, families and couples equally. I have worked in a group home, in office settings and I have also provided in-home counseling during the past few years. My hope is that whatever... Read More
Hello, I'm Laura! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Registered Play Therapist and a National Certified Counselor. I graduated with a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Counseling in 2012 but the focus of my work experience has been... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Tonya Hillman

MS, LPC
9 years experience
Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards my Ph.d in Counseling Education and Supervision, I have had the opportunity to work with individuals and couples on a multitude of platforms. These platforms include relationship development, coping with anxiety and depression, working to... Read More
Hello, my name is Tonya Hillman and I would love to help guide you through many of life’s challenges. Having worked for nine years as a Licensed Professional Counselor in two states, Missouri and Alabama, and currently working towards... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Dr. Jennifer Ayers

PhD, LPC
22 years experience
Hello- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 24 years. The journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding! I have taken a very nontraditional career path over the years from Nursing, Education, Administration, Consulting, and Counseling. My myriad of professional experiences in both the public and private sectors have equipped me with a unique set of skills, a wealth of knowledge, and clinical expertise to aid others... Read More
Hello- I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been in the helping profession for over 24 years. The journey has been both personally and professionally rewarding! I have taken a very nontraditional career path over the years from Nursing, Education, Administration,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years

Brooke Bowen

MS, LPC
16 years experience
Life can be difficult at times and I'm glad that you're taking the first step and reaching out for help. I'm Brooke and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a double BS degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice (Forensic Investigations), an MS degree in Psychology, and have completed extensive graduate work in Criminal Justice and Community Agency Counseling. I've been in this field since 2003 and have worked in various settings with most all... Read More
Life can be difficult at times and I'm glad that you're taking the first step and reaching out for help. I'm Brooke and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor. I hold a double BS degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice (Forensic... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Denise Gaymon

MS, LPC
7 years experience
Having to face difficult challenges is an expected aspect of life. However, feeling overwhelmed or consumed by these challenges can cause negative feelings such as stress, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. These feelings can negatively impact your ability to function well and can interfere with your overall quality of life. Many people experience these negative feelings, and it is okay to seek and utilize resources that can assist you during difficult times. Counseling is my... Read More
Having to face difficult challenges is an expected aspect of life. However, feeling overwhelmed or consumed by these challenges can cause negative feelings such as stress, anxiety, depression, and hopelessness. These feelings can negatively impact your ability to function well... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lee Hotze

LPC
5 years experience
Hi, My name is Lee Hotze (Hot-zee), LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is here to help you work through life’s challenges and to reach your individual goals. I would first like to congratulate you on taking your first step toward self-care and change, this is the hardest step, and you did it! Counseling provides a wonderful opportunity for self-discovery and growth. This is your journey; you will set the pace, path, and... Read More
Hi, My name is Lee Hotze (Hot-zee), LPC. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is here to help you work through life’s challenges and to reach your individual goals. I would first like to congratulate you on taking your... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Natalie Alexander

LPC
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and, former Case Manager at Sequel Youth and Family Services, a privately owned Individual & Family Services company, which offers treatment options and programs for people with behavioral, and emotional, challenges. I earned my Master's holder in Counseling Psychology from Liberty University, VA. To sail through life's challenges, and cope with one's struggles, I offer diverse solution focused strategies. Proficient in Person-centered therapy, Choice Theory, Brief therapy, and other... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, and, former Case Manager at Sequel Youth and Family Services, a privately owned Individual & Family Services company, which offers treatment options and programs for people with behavioral, and emotional, challenges. I earned my... Read More
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  • Languages: English, French
  • Experience: 6 years

Kari Whatley

LPC
4 years experience
My name is Kari Whatley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I currently operate a private counseling practice that serves a wide range of clients struggling with depression, anger management, anxiety, relationship/couples issues, and other life challenges. I also have full-time experience as a hospice grief counselor working with families experiencing terminal illness, end of life issues, and grief. My approach is to help clients find the tools they need to live the... Read More
My name is Kari Whatley, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Alabama. I currently operate a private counseling practice that serves a wide range of clients struggling with depression, anger management, anxiety, relationship/couples issues, and other life challenges.... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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.