Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in El Paso, Texas

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


Tamara Johnson

MSSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adults, families, and Veteran populations. Several years ago, I experienced some setbacks related to a loss of a long-term relationship which caused lots of grief, financial hardship and multiple stressors including new... Read More
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Pamela Morris

PhD
25 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Pamela Morris and I'm a licensed psychologist in Texas and Wisconsin. I've been a Psychologist for 25 years, working with issues ranging from personality disorders, trauma and abuse, relationship and intimacy issues, self esteem and identity development, addictions, parenting, anxiety, depression and serious mental illness. I enjoy helping others through rough times and situations. I have been described as supportive, caring,, open-minded, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor.... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Pamela Morris and I'm a licensed psychologist in Texas and Wisconsin. I've been a Psychologist for 25 years, working with issues ranging from personality disorders, trauma and abuse, relationship and intimacy issues, self esteem and identity... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:25 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

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

Ingrid Johnson

MA,LPC,NCC
18 years experience
Greetings and thank you for reading about me! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 17 years of counseling experience. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work with you to to sort out the details of your life and provide appropriate resources to empower you. I have extensive training on stress and anxiety alleviation techniques. My counseling approach is embedded in person-center therapy.... Read More
Greetings and thank you for reading about me! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 17 years of counseling experience. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work with you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Kelsey Schad

MA,LPC
3 years experience
Welcome! It takes a brave individual to seek out counseling support and I commend you for taking this step. There is something in your life that has initiated this search and I want to help you throughout your journey. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in psychology as well as counseling from Houston Baptist University (HBU) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
Welcome! It takes a brave individual to seek out counseling support and I commend you for taking this step. There is something in your life that has initiated this search and I want to help you throughout your journey. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lorena Peaslee

MS,NCC,LPC
3 years experience
"I don't know what to do or who to turn to", is this something that you have found yourself saying? If so, I would be privileged to help you take those initial steps towards a healthier you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have 3 years of experience working with many people and families in their time of need such as anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, stress, anger management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD.... Read More
"I don't know what to do or who to turn to", is this something that you have found yourself saying? If so, I would be privileged to help you take those initial steps towards a healthier you. I am... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Torrenzo Moore

MA,LPC
5 years experience
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes or challenges that alter our perspective on life, which directly impact our mental, emotional, and social well-being. By promoting a safe, judgement free, and shame free environment, my aim is to allow you the freedom... Read More
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 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

Yumi Couper

LCSW,4004,64031
7 years experience
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and ability to truly work through the issues are of utmost importance. I believe everyone has something to work through in their lives. By providing evidence based therapy and unconditional positive regard, I have been... Read More
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Mental Health Concerns and Care Resources in El Paso, Texas

El Paso is the sixth most populous city in the state of Texas. Located in the far western corner of the state, El Paso boasts a population of over 683,000 residents as per the U.S. Census Bureau 2017 estimates. The Census Bureau also reports that the city’s statistics in categories such as median household income, persons living in poverty, and uninsured individuals are worse than the averages for the state of Texas. The median household income in El Paso is a little over $43,000, whereas the average for the state is $54,727, and a staggering 21% of El Paso’s residents live below the poverty line, compared to a 15.6% average for the state. Additionally, almost 25% of the population has no health insurance, a percentage much higher than the average of 18.6% for the state. These factors create several challenges for the residents of El Paso when it comes to mental health care.

The State of Mental Health in El Paso, Texas

According to MHA’s 2018 State of Mental Health in USA report,1 in 5 American adults, or approximately 40 million people, have some type of mental health issue. Unfortunately, the majority still lacks consistent and beneficial access to care. While some of the reasons for the lack of care are socioeconomic in nature, another contributing factor is the glaring shortage of mental health care providers in some states.

Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living reports a mental health provider rate for El Paso county at 79 providers per 100,000 population, compared to averages of 99 providers for the state of Texas and 214 providers for the entire United States. Behavioral health care shortage was also identified as one of the top 5 community needs in the University Medical Center of El Paso’s 2016-2018 Community needs  Plan.

Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living also reports that 18.9% of El Paso county’s residents complained of poor mental health five or more days in the past month and 12.5% reported frequent mental distress, which is defined as experiencing stress, depression and emotional problems for 14 or more days in the past month. This value is slightly higher than the average for Texas (10.6%), but slightly lower than the U.S. average (15%).

While experiencing an occasional down day is normal, any persistent emotional trouble or mental distress can have negative and long-lasting impact on all aspects of life including holding a job, attending school, maintaining personal relationships and enjoying leisure activities. If you have noticed such patterns of recurring depression or poor emotional state in yourself or a loved one, it is important to seek the help of a mental health professional.

Mental Health Care in El Paso, Texas

Mental health professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, and licensed clinical social workers and counselors. Paso del Norte Institute for Healthy Living reports the following numbers for mental health professionals practicing in El Paso county as of 2017:

  • 174 licensed clinical social workers
  • 505 licensed professional counselors
  • 38 licensed psychiatrists
  • 42 licensed psychologists
  • 514 nurse practitioners

The City of El Paso lists several behavioral health  resources on its web site.

These organizations provide a variety of mental health services including psychiatric evaluations, counseling, rehabilitation, medication management, and treatment for depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, anxiety and other more severe mental disorders.

To address the behavioral health care shortages in the county, the University Medical Center of El Paso has also planned for a new Psychiatric Liaison Service focusing on providing psychiatric care, counseling and nursing at its community-owned hospital.

Finding a Mental Health Professional in El Paso, Texas

Reaching out for help with mental health issues such as depression and substance abuse is difficult, especially when there is already a shortage of trusted professionals to choose from in your area. Nevertheless, it is important to find someone you feel comfortable with. The success of treatment is largely dependent on the trust level and openness with your therapist. Take a moment to also research the provider’s reputation online and read reviews by other patients.

We strive to feature the most reputable mental health providers in our directory, and we hope that our list of professionals in El Paso, Texas will help you find the right professional for yourself or a loved one in need.