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.


Alicia Winkle

LPC, BC-TMH
7 years experience
Hi! I'm Alicia. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Alabama and Georgia. I also am a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. I have worked with all populations and believe that the key to therapy with any person is respect. I aim to help clients work through their problems to have a more enjoyable life. I use an integrative therapy approach incorporating person centered therapy techniques (focuses on building strong rapport and respect between... Read More
Hi! I'm Alicia. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Alabama and Georgia. I also am a Board Certified TeleMental Health Provider. I have worked with all populations and believe that the key to therapy with any person is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Leslie Powers

MS, LPC
29 years experience
I am Leslie S Powers, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Alabama. I have been in this profession for nearly 30 years, having begun my journey as a Certified Addictions Counselor in 1988. Since then, I have worked in treatment centers and free-standing mental health clinics via private practice, school counseling certification, and contracting with my county's Department of Human Resources. I am a 1994 graduate of Troy University with a Master's degree... Read More
I am Leslie S Powers, a Licensed Professional Counselor from Alabama. I have been in this profession for nearly 30 years, having begun my journey as a Certified Addictions Counselor in 1988. Since then, I have worked in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 29 years

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

Dr. Elizabeth Wood

PhD, LPC-S, NCC
20 years experience
My name is Elizabeth Wood and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. My doctoral degree is from Capella University and is in Human Behavior. I provide counseling for adults, couples, adolescents, substance abuse, mental health, and LGBTQ clients. I utilize person-centered, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal psychodynamic, reality based, and psycho educational... Read More
My name is Elizabeth Wood and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor. I have a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. My doctoral degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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

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

Dr. Magna Porterfield

Ph.D.
26 years experience
I am a psychologist who is licensed in both the states of Alabama and Georgia and I have had the opportunity to work in the field of psychology for several years. I have worked in the both university settings (as a teacher and counselor) as well as in private practice. I have also had the opportunity to travel and share my knowledge through lectures and workshops. I have the most experience in... Read More
I am a psychologist who is licensed in both the states of Alabama and Georgia and I have had the opportunity to work in the field of psychology for several years. I have worked in the both university... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 26 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

Walter Bowers

LPC
20 years experience
My name is Walter Bowers and I am a licensed professional counselor or LPC for short. I have been licensed for more than 20 years and have more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have helped many clients make positive choices regarding problems that they have presented in counseling sessions with me. The approach that I use is rational choice and is based on Robert Glasser's Choice Theory. I teach clients how to apply... Read More
My name is Walter Bowers and I am a licensed professional counselor or LPC for short. I have been licensed for more than 20 years and have more than 25 years of counseling experience. I have helped many clients make... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Dr. Tina Marie Glover

LPC, CRC, CADC
20 years experience
Hello my name is Dr. Glover; I’m originally form San Diego, California. I received my doctorate degree from Oregon State University in Counseling with a specialty in Counselor Education & Supervision. I’m a repeat Alumni of Portland State University receiving a Masters of Science in Counseling with an emphasis on Rehabilitation and Community Counseling and a Bachelor's of Science in Sociology and Psychology. I’m an Nationally Certified Rehabilitation Counselor, a Nationally... Read More
Hello my name is Dr. Glover; I’m originally form San Diego, California. I received my doctorate degree from Oregon State University in Counseling with a specialty in Counselor Education & Supervision. I’m a repeat Alumni of Portland State... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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.