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.


Alesia Gonzalez

MA,LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with changing life circumstances, and relationship issues. My counseling style is client-centered. I believe that we all do the best we can in our lives with the tools we are given. I enjoy working with my clients to develop new skills... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with changing life circumstances, and relationship issues. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Shawna Munson

MA,LPC-S
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in an array of areas including community mental health, correctional care, and outpatient veteran care. I have the most experience working with post-traumatic stress, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, military-related issues, and complex trauma/abuse. I believe that one of the most important pieces of therapy is... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in an array of areas including community mental health, correctional care, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Nichelle Ward

LPC
3 years experience
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do you struggle with anger management issues? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you having trouble dealing with the death of a loved one? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am... Read More
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Leah Alviar

MA,LPC
21 years experience
My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. My professional history: I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified school counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. I have held leadership roles in local, regional, and state counseling organizations, am a published author, present at local, state, and national conferences and served as editor for Ph.D. student dissertations. I earned my... Read More
My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. My professional history: I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified school counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 years

Donnie Fenton

M.Ed,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations,... Read More
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Amanda Arnold

MA,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hold a National Certified Counselor license, I also have doctoral level training (projected PhD completion August 2020) in counselor education with a specialty in dissociative trauma and issues affecting veterans. I work with personal issues for family relationships, work challenges, and personal development. Life can be challenging and I work from viewpoint that... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hold a National Certified Counselor license, I also have doctoral level training (projected PhD completion August 2020) in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Natalie Furdek

LPC
8 years experience
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While I'm currently in Central Texas, my roots lie in areas of the state that often lack quality counseling services. It is my goal (and passion) to serve Texans, who, for whatever... Read More
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Sandra Goyco

LPC,RPT,NCC
4 years experience
I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and currently working towards my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy D) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Since I began studying Psychology at the University of Houston, I felt the call to continue learning in order to help my community, reason why I ended also studying Sociology and graduating with two full Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology.... Read More
I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and currently working towards my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy D) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Since I began studying Psychology at the University... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Jazmin Elizondo

LPC
3 years experience
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 3 years of experience in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, concerns in early college career, eating disorders, immigration issues, and many other concerns. My counseling style is compassionate and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and creating a safe space for them to discuss... Read More
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 3 years of experience in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, concerns in early college... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Tiffany Chen

LPC,NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes counseling adolescents (age 13 and up), adults, couples and families. Also expertise in the areas of relationship issues, reconciliation (with self and others), anxiety, depression and Women’s Issues. I provides individual counseling, couples therapy,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 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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