Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Dallas, Texas

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

Kasey  Shaw

Kasey Shaw , LCSW,

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I have extensive experience assisting individuals overcome traumas including sexual violence and abuse, but have also worked individuals coping with anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance use, ADHD, and general life stress. I am a firm believer that different stages of life require different levels of support and encouragement, and I am ready to walk along side you in whatever stage you may find yourself. I believe tha Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 3 years


Tabatha Gunn

Tabatha Gunn,

I am Tabatha Gunn. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) through the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX. I completed the certification process for LPC Supervision at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. I have been a licensed therapist for 10 years. I have a Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman, LPC, MS, NCC,

Hello, if you're here then you know you need someone to talk to, whether you're feeling down and not entirely sure why, or you're incredibly stressed at work and seem to be taking it out on everyone around you. Whatever brought you here, I'm glad you've taken this step toward finding your inner peace. That first step is always the scariest and I am here to guide you to the peace you are craving in your life. My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in t Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 4 years


Dr. Josh Briley

Dr. Josh Briley, PhD,

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 through life. Some are good and can be built on and strengthened. Others are ine Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 20 years


Dr. Melissa McKinney

Dr. Melissa McKinney, Psy.D., LPC,

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me. I am here to help with any problems, no matter how small. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have a doctoral degree in Applied Clinical Psychology. I have over 8 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families with varying backgrounds and behavioral issues. I have experience working with adolescents with sever behavioral issues and those involved with the j Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 2 years


Dr. Brad Morris

Dr. Brad Morris, Ed.D., LPC,

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, agoraphobia, and Genera Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 years


Denise Martinez

Denise Martinez, LPC,

Hi! My name is Denise Martinez and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Dallas. I have been licensed for 3 years now and have enjoyed every moment. My passion for counseling began years ago when I realized that mental illness can affect anyone anywhere. It is important to me that I provide quality therapy to all who seek it. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 3 years


Debra Lawson

Debra Lawson, LCSW,

Hello. My name is Debra Lawson. I am very happy to have this opportunity to work with you. I have 27 years of experience providing counseling. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Texas 23854). I was in private practice for 6 years during which I provided individual, family and marriage counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Prior to that, I worked in the public sector provid Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 27 years


Dr. Mary Beaver

Dr. Mary Beaver, PsyD, LPC, NCC,

I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified in Texas. I have over 14 years of experience in working in the mental health field. I have worked in a culturally diverse client population who have presented with a variety of issues, mental illness, and career challenges. I have helped active duty military and veterans, as well as trauma-related issues. My counseling style is one of non-judgmental and genuineness. I believe in treating others with respect and h Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 14 years


Robin Campbell

Robin Campbell, M.Ed, LPC,

Counselor, licensed in State of Texas: University of Texas-Austin Pacifica Graduate Institute-Santa Barbara, CA Workshop facilitator Agency setting for seven years Private Practice Depth Psychotherapy/Formal Dream Analysis EFT Tapping for releasing trauma/depressive states The Ten Questions which will tell you if you should stay or leave Introversion/Extroversion modalities a Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 30 years


Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Dallas

The city of Dallas is massive, ranking 9th most populated among the United States and is the third most populated city of the state of Texas itself, with San Antonio and Houston being the only two that are more populated. According to 2010 Census data, the population of Dallas is 1.1 million. The population and the diversity of Dallas can result in quite a difficult search for mental health professionals. This guide will help you find mental health professionals with different specializations that will make your search for a mental health professional much easier.

Do you need a mental health professional?

There is no shame in seeking out a mental health professional to address any mental health issues you may have. Even something that people think are minuscule such as stress from the workplace, losing a partner or lack of having a partner in your life can affect other areas in your life. Seeing a mental health professional is not just reserved for people who have endured unfortunate or traumatic events in their lives. They exist for anybody who is troubled, no matter how “insignificant” the trouble could be. All things considered, if you believe you might need to see a mental health professional, then you probably do need to see one.

Facts about Dallas that could affect mental health

Dallas is a very large city, and unless you are living in the core of the city, it will be necessary to possess reliable transportation to get where you need to go. This can get stressful, as the city contains quite a bit of winding highways and side roads that surround the core. It costs quite a bit to live in the city, with apartment rent averaging roughly $1000for a one bedroom apartment. buying a home is not cheap either, with the average value being right around $200,000.

This can make things quite stressful if you are not making enough money to truly enjoy life in Dallas. Although most mental health professionals are not financial consultants, it can be argued that seeing one can calm some of the stresses that can come from working and making enough money to live properly in this city. This will allow you to get more work finished in a shorter amount of time as well as possibly look for a better job that can pay you more.

While most of the statistics conditions that could be stressful and troubling such as divorce and unemployment are rather low compared to the rest of the state as well as the United States, which is good, there are still things about the city that could affect mental health. For example, if you happen to be divorced or unemployed in the city, it places you in a minority which can affect mental health. Nobody likes to feel like they do not belong, and if this feeling like you do not measure up to your employed and married citizens, it can cause some serious mental health issues such as anxiety or even depression.

What Can a Mental Health Professional Do?:

Despite people still believing that there is a stigma surrounding people who have made the decision to go to therapy, there are many things that mental health professionals can do that you think you can do yourself. One of the biggest “secrets” that people do not know about is that some of the most successful people on the planet hire mental health professionals. This is easy to tell just by the way they act. There are those who do not hire mental health professionals. We all know what happens to them. There is absolutely no shame in deciding to come to a mental health professional if you believe you need one. If some of the most successful people on the planet do this, then why can’t you?

Going back to the previous example of being single and jobless, this can cause a lot of stress for a person even though both of those conditions appear easy to remedy. After all, how much effort can it really take to find a job and a partner? It isn’t that it is impossible to do these things on your own, but rather it is the pressure that you place on yourself that can make this so difficult and overwhelming. For proof of this, ask anybody who has been jobless or dateless for over a year how “easy” it is to find a job or a partner.

What the majority of mental health professionals do is twofold. First, they provide unbiased responses to your questions and/or your concerns. If you tell your overly macho or overly sensitive friend or family member about your concerns, you are not likely to get an objective solution. Second, like any coach, mentor, or consultant, they assist in organizing and reshaping your negative thought patterns brought on by current unfavorable situations or previous unfortunate events that took place.

Where to find a mental health professional and what to expect?

There are a plethora of therapists and counselors in the Dallas area who are committed to any realm of mental health. Although health insurance is required for many of these, there are some who are willing to make exceptions. Getting help from a mental health professional does cost money, but it is money well spent, as when you do this, you are investing in the one thing that you should always be able to trust: yourself. Take a look at the e-counseling.com to find a therapist for you.