DeSoto, Texas Therapists

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I work with adolescents and adults, including those suffering from depression, low self-esteem, poor body image, social anxiety, those feeling ‘stuck’ in life, and those lacking motivation to live their deepest potential. When you sit in a...
Ashley Ray
LCSW-S
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

Do you feel uncertain of where to begin or where you are going but know that it’s time for you to start taking action? I help men and women who feel stressed, irritable, anxious, and disconnected rapidly achieve peace, ease, freedom and connection...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

I help stuck men and women release problematic patterns through guiding them to a deeper and more authentic understanding of their life. Once a pattern is understood and released, I support them in stepping into their own personal power, which is...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

I am a trauma-informed therapist who utilizes both eastern and western practices to assist in your healing process including ACT, DBT, CBT, as well as yoga, breathwork, and meditation. I earned my Masters of Social Work from Colorado State...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

When feeling detached and alone, it is only natural to seek support. When you feel like no one understands you, and you feel disconnected from everyone and everything around you, its easy to wonder if you will ever belong. I am here to help you...
Katie Witcher
LMFT- Associate
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Dallas, Texas

My goal is to help you work through obstacles so you can fully live a life you love. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my approach involves understanding the relationship patterns of your life, from the family you were born into to your current...
Casey Leamy
MS Counseling, LMFT
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Dallas, Texas

Nothing in life is one size fits all; therapy is no exception. My first priority is to establish a trusting relationship with you, then together create goals tailored to your individual needs. As humans, we tend to shy away from uncomfortable,...
Rachel Gerbosi
MS Counseling, LPC, LMFT-Associate, LCDC
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Dallas, Texas

My first priority in the counseling process is to ensure a trusting therapeutic relationship between you and I. No two people are the same, and it is my mission for us to work together to establish goals that are personalized to fit your unique...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

If you’ve ever wondered why relationships are so damn hard. You’re in the right place. I get it. I specialize in helping milennial couples tackle relationship issues ranging from dealing with FOMO, marriage and commitment, partner conflict, loss...
Amy Scarborough
LPC-Intern
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Mansfield, Texas

Amy is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivy LPC-S, RPT-S. Amy has a Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University and a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Education from Stephen...
Heather  Craig
LPC-Intern
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Mansfield, Texas

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivey and Dr. Dan Clement. She is a graduate of the Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Heather has an Associates Degree in...
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Arlington, Texas

Ashley received her Master’s of Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University and her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Texas at Arlington. Ashley has experience with play therapy, solution-focused counseling, and...
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Arlington, Texas

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Texas

Whether you are dealing with feelings of hopelessness, depression, or anxiety, a past tragedy, or abuse, Michelle will encourage and guide you toward a path of healing and hope. She believes in creating a safe place where you can learn, grow, and...
Meredith Ivey
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Texas

Meredith Ivey is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supevisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Child Centered Play Therapist- Supervisor. She has been counseling in Arlington for 7 years now. She graduated from the University...
Eddie Osuagwu
LPC, LCDC, US DOT SAP, LPC-Supervisor (LPC-S)
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Mesquite, Texas

Eddie Osuagwu is a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.). He is also a diplomate in addiction treatment; Level III- Diplomate (ADC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor(L.C.D.C.). He has been in the counseling profession for over two...
Melody Brooke
LMFT, LPC
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Texas, Colorado

Melody Brooke is a licensed marriage and family therapist who helps couples and individuals transform their relationships. She’s spent 25 years counseling clients on how to form healthy, satisfying relationships with one-on-one therapy, couples...
Brittany Cruse
LMSW, LPC-Intern
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Brittany is a Licensed Master Social Worker under direct supervision from Lauren Scott LCSW. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s in Social Work, as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Brittany uses an eclectic...
Tiffany Young
LMFT Associate, LPC
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Tiffany Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Beth Ann Contreras. Tiffany has a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from The King’s University. Tiffany is...
Kelsey Poskey
LPC-Intern
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Kelsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the direct supervision of Chris Covington, LPC-S. She received a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from...
Shameela Keshavjee
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
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Southlake, Texas

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Texas

Relationships can be the cornerstone to a happy and fulfilling life. When they hurt, you hurt. But the relationship you want is within reach! It takes dedication and conscious effort, but you can have the relationship of your dreams. As your couples...
Mark DeYoung
LMFT, Ph.D.
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Fort Worth, Texas

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Texas

Dr. Mark DeYoung is Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of Texas. He has been a counselor since 1995. Dr. DeYoung is a dynamic family therapist who has pioneered therapy delivery methods in many unique environments. He has...
Michelle Salzman
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Texas

I'm Michelle. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. I know it is tough to reach out for help but a better life awaits you as you enter counseling. Give me a call or text me at the number provided. These forms of contact with me are...
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Cleburne, Texas

Nancy is an experienced bilingual therapist working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individual adults on a variety of issues. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and PREPARE/ENRICH...
Kami Guidry
MS, LMFT-Associate
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Frisco, Texas

Kami Guidry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate, supervised by Layla Z. Scott, PhD, LMFT, CFLE. Kami attended Texas Woman's University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Master of Science in Family...

An Overview of Mental Health in DeSoto, Texas

Along with Duncanville, Lancaster, and Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Texas, is one of the four suburbs of Dallas that make up the Best Southwest area. Its current population is estimated at 53,525, which represents growth of approximately 9% compared to 49,043 in the 2010 census.

DeSoto is one of the oldest communities in North Texas, having been first settled in 1847. It was named after a dedicated doctor in the original settlement named Thomas Hernando DeSoto Stewart.

A majority of DeSoto residents, 68.3%, identify as African American. Latinos represent the second most populous ethnic group at 17.5%, followed by Caucasians at 12.4%. Females slightly outnumber males at 53.8%, and the median age of DeSoto residents is 39.8, about five years more than the median for Texas.

Economics and Education in DeSoto

DeSoto is a fairly wealthy city. At approximately 11%, the poverty rate is on par with that for the entire country. The median household income of $64,575 exceeds that of the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the country as a whole. However, there are racial and ethnic disparities. African Americans are the largest ethnicity to live in poverty by a large margin, nearly twice that of Caucasians, which are the second-largest minority to live in poverty.

When it comes to education, 28.1% of the population holds at least a bachelor’s degree, while 89.8% have a high school diploma. These statistics are nearly equivalent with the national figures.

Divorce in DeSoto

A split from one’s spouse can represent a significant stressor that can negatively affect one’s mental health. The divorce rate in Dallas County is among the highest in the state. For every 1,000 county residents, there are anywhere from 4.4 divorces to 5.7 on a yearly basis. Though there are not city-specific divorce data for DeSoto, the percentage of southwest Dallas County adults who are either divorced or separated is very high at 13.97%.

Additional Factors Affecting Mental Health in DeSoto

The biggest factors that may affect mental health in DeSoto are probably those related to health and safety.

Crime

The crime rate in DeSoto is 12% higher than the U.S. average and 3% higher than the statewide average for Texas. There is a rate of 3,085 total crimes committed for every 100,000 people in Texas, approximately 400 of which are violent crimes.

Though the rate of motor vehicle crashes in Dallas County is fairly low, there is a moderately high number of driving deaths specifically due to alcohol impairment, approximately 34%.

General Health

Sexually transmitted infections are prevalent in Dallas County. In 2018, there were 649 infections per 100,000 people. On a yearly basis, there are a moderate number of new HIV diagnoses made; 798 per 100,000 in 2018. These statistics have held fairly steady over a five-year period.

Economic Factors

Despite a high median income and low poverty rate, some people in DeSoto struggle financially. In 2018, a moderately high 18.2% of the population of Dallas County experienced food insecurity, although there was no community-level information available. Therefore, the actual prevalence in DeSoto proper may have been lower.

Access to Mental Health Services in DeSoto

At the state level, the number of people with mental illness receiving treatment is a moderately low 38.4%. Cost may be a factor, as 17.9% of adults in Texas hadn’t seen any doctor in the preceding year in 2016 due to cost. However, it may also be that there is a relative shortage of mental health providers in the area. For every one mental health provider in Texas, there are approximately 1,012 potential patients. It is worth nothing that this has improved since 2013 from a ratio of 1,797 to one.

Following reports of serious lapses in patient care, the federal government made a systems improvement agreement with Dallas Behavioral Healthcare Hospital in DeSoto. The agreement gives the government oversight over the facility with a team of independent consultants working to bring the facility back into compliance. In return, the hospital gets to keep its Medicare funding.

Available Mental Health Resources in DeSoto

If you need to access mental health services in an urgent manner, the following resources are available to you:

There are also additional resources available in the larger Dallas-Fort Worth area. Keep looking until you find the help you need.