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.

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...
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 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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...
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 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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...
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 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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...
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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years


Ashley Harmon

Ashley Harmon, LCSW-S, LCDC-I

Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years 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 Read More...
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years


April Grimes

April Grimes, LCSW

You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, based on your unique needs. I am open-minded, authentic, direct, and compassionate. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, LGBTQ youth and adults, families, couples, groups, and individuals experiencing mild to major psychological stress. I offer Read More...
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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...
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 Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years


Brandee Smith

Brandee Smith, M.S., LPC, LCDC

My dual clinical licensure and specialized training allow me to competently employ clinically appropriate, evidence-based approaches to therapy. Working with diverse groups of client populations and issues is an ongoing professional priority. Through these experiences, my appreciation of the uniqueness of each client continues to grow. Continuing education, life experience, and a desire to positively impact the lives of others, whether in crisis or transition, combine to enhance my effectiveness as a therapist. My professional experience Read More...
My dual clinical licensure and specialized training allow me to competently employ clinically appropriate, evidence-based approaches to therapy. Working with diverse groups of client populations and issues is an ongoing professional priority. Through these experiences, my appreciation of the uniqueness Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years


Kelly Brast

Kelly Brast, LPC-S, LSOTP, CART

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...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years


Shannon Gooch

Shannon Gooch, MA, LPC

Do you find yourself battling feelings of hopelessness? Are you overwhelmed or facing anxiety due to the matters of your life? Are you doubting yourself? I am here to help you. My name is Shannon Gooch and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I have extensive experience working with adults, families, at risk youth and adolescents. I have earned a Read More...
Do you find yourself battling feelings of hopelessness? Are you overwhelmed or facing anxiety due to the matters of your life? Are you doubting yourself? I am here to help you. Read More...
  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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.