Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Denton, Texas

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


Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

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

Carolyn Jones

LPC, RN, CEDS, CEDRN
27 years experience
Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's in Nursing in 1978 from the University of Nebraska and my Master's Degree in Counselor Education in 1994 from the University of Wyoming. I have had the opportunity to work with older adolescents and... Read More
Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 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

Hoi Moy

MS, LPC
5 years experience
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, but I have the most experience in areas involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personal development, relationship concerns, family concerns, and anger management. I typically take a holistic, multicultural approach when... Read More
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working... 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

Mackenzie Balderaz

MA, LMFT, EMDR, Trained
5 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the presenting concern might be anxiety and depression, I believe that anxiety is related to the future, and depression is about the past. If you tackle either the past or the future, the concerns subside. The... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Denton, Texas

The delightful city of Denton, Texas serves as a fantastic example of the joyous nature of small-town living. A 2017 report from the U.S. Census Bureau tells us there are only a little over 100,000 people living in Denton. The population is diverse and educated, enjoying typical southern middle-class lives. Amenities within the city are bountiful and easy to access. Around almost every corner is a good place to grab a bite to eat, get some shopping out of the way, or even catch a show. Downtown is notoriously vibrant and easily walkable. The town seems to frolic in culture given the fact several major music and art events prop up every year.

Research indicates that the primary reason a family chooses to move to Denton is identical to most other major metropolitan areas in America: a job opportunity. However, not everyone in Denton is able to receive a job, regardless of their willingness to participate in the job market. Additionally, those that do manage to land a job will not necessarily be able to maintain it. Layoffs happen every day. Unfortunately, the city of Denton is not immune to economic troubles. The unemployment rate in the city is almost 15 percent higher than the national average. However, the woes of a slow economy are ancillary to another complex, long-lasting issue. Experts are saying the United States, and Denton, particularly, is experiencing a “mental health crisis.” Let’s take a look at what mental health looks like in Denton, what is causing the status-quo to be so poor, and go over what you can do to reach out to a local therapist if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Denton, Texas

As mentioned before, the concern of mental health is not one exclusive to Denton. In fact, the entire state of Texas is feeling the effects of a worsening mental health crisis. As per a 2017 report published by Mental Health America, Texas ranks amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness in both adults and youths. Moreover, a study from the National Alliance on Mental Illness suggests that roughly one in five Americans suffers from a mental illness. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any diagnosable psychiatric/behavioral condition, ranging in severity. For example, clinical depression and bipolar disorder. So, what exactly is contributing to make Denton’s mental illness rates so high?

Firstly, Denton’s economy is less than ideal for a majority of people living there. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average income per capita in the city of Denton is almost 20 percent lower than the national average. The high cost of living in the area does not help the situation either.

Jobs are also hard to come by, relative to the rest of the country. The unemployment rate in Denton is a significant 14 percent higher than national average. Of course, unemployment tends to breed poverty. Unfortunately, Denton is no exception in that regard. There is also a notable statistical link between poverty and mental illness.  According to a recent study commissioned by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a mental health condition than those with higher income. Research suggests that poverty may also intensify the experience of mental illness because of the lack of resources available to put towards treatment options, such as counseling.

A strong economy is essential to a population resilient to exceedingly high rates of mental illness. Regrettably, the economic situations of many in the region reflect a failure in that area.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Denton, Texas

The unfortunate reality is that plenty of people in America are finding it increasingly difficult to find a high-quality therapist ready to help. That in large part because of a nationwide shortage of mental health professionals ready to care for patients. A staggering statistic in this field comes from the National Institute of Mental Health. They estimate that a majority of mentally ill Americans do not receive any form of treatment, despite a possible necessity. Experts also point fingers at poorly executed public policy, poverty, and stigma as being reasons for the abysmally low number of people who receive mental health care.

Denton’s problems concerning the lack of access to mental health care heavily stems from bad legislative policies. As per 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, roughly 12 percent of people in the county are going through life without any form of health insurance. Absence of insurance coupled with low-income is a reality many Americans are facing daily. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of therapy sessions are simply unaffordable, and thus, not considered.

Mental Health Resources in Denton, Texas

Thankfully those living in Denton have a pretty good number of institutions to choose who to receive mental health assistance from. For example, the well-known University Behavioral Health Hospital of Denton is a local psychiatric hospital providing a wide array of services to those in the area. Premier Care Behavioral Health Clinic is a mental health clinic that’s been servicing the community for years. They focus on treating mental illness in both adults and youths.

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