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.

Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman, LPC, MS, NCC

Hello, My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the great state of Texas. I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals struggling to find balance under the yoke of depression and/or attempting to function with symptoms of anxiety. I help guide them through the darkest time in their lives and come to realize that there is hope for a symptom free future. Often these individuals find that Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years


Ashley Wallace

Ashley Wallace, LCSW

Welcome! My name is Ashley Wallace and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6years 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 adults Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


Renee Senn

Renee Senn, LCSW, MVF-CSW

I have been a social worker for more than 30 years and enjoy working with people when they are struggling with an issue. The thought that I will be part of your journey is exciting for me. I have worked 15+ years with adults and children experiencing chronic illness and another 10 years working with the TX Army National Guard. In working with the military, I had the honor of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years


Stephen Eller

Stephen Eller, MA, LPC

Hello! First of all, I'd like to acknowledge the bravery it takes to open up to someone else. It's important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you, and I'm hoping that the following information is helpful in making that choice. If you'd like to know more, you are welcome to contact me with questions! I am fully licensed by the state of Texas as a licensed professional counselor, and hold a master's Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Kimberley  Smith

Kimberley Smith, M.Ed., LPC-S

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


stephanie broussard

Stephanie Broussard , LCSW, ACHP-SW

If you are ready to move out of survival mode, and are looking for an authentic, caring, and compassionate therapist to support you on your journey, I believe I have the expertise to support you in every age, stage, and challenge of life.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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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