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.


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

Kimberley Smith

M.Ed., LPC-S
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I work with clients from many different backgrounds, and have experience counseling individuals from age 12 onward, as well as couples and families. My specialty of focus is trauma counseling, but I also have an extensive history of helping with anxiety and depression, as well as relationship difficulties and adjusting to life’s challenges. My counseling style is one of compassion... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I work with clients from many different backgrounds, and have experience counseling individuals from age 12 onward, as well as couples and families. My specialty of focus... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

Marima Hernandez

LPC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the mind, body, mood, behavior, and environment makes it possible to reclaim your life with a more positive perspective. If you are feeling stressed, looking to make life changes, or need to unload pain in a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Carrie Fleury

LPC, DCC
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have worked with clients since 2012. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work with people who are experiencing grief or anger. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I am here to work, and I hope you are too. I will meet you where... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have worked with clients since 2012. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work with people who are experiencing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Rebecca Jarrell

MA, LPC
17 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 17 years experience in a variety of settings, including: psychiatrist office, inpatient psychiatric hospital and private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University. My ultimate goal is to assist my clients in finding healthy ways to improve the quality of their lives. It is my belief that most people already have... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 17 years experience in a variety of settings, including: psychiatrist office, inpatient psychiatric hospital and private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 years

Stephanie Adamson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, parent-child relationships, self-esteem, body... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jamie Morris

LPC
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships, and various other emotional concerns. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and a few others but I am a very person centered counselor. I want to help you in a... Read More
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Ashley McErlean

LMFT
6 years experience
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as family and society, even when working with an individual. I believe effective therapy is based on faith that every individual or family has the ability to affect change within their own relationships. While I encourage... Read More
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Robin Wagner

M., Ed., Ed.S, NCC
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is Nationally Board Certified with over ten years of experience in both public and private settings. My greatest joy is helping clients to find their best sense of self, and I believe that my work is most effective when you are empowered to make meaningful and lasting change. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is Nationally Board Certified with over ten years of experience in both public and private settings. My greatest joy is helping clients to find their best sense of self, and I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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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