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.

Kasey  Shaw

Kasey Shaw , LCSW,

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I have extensive experience assisting individuals overcome traumas including sexual violence and abuse, but have also worked individuals coping with anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance use, ADHD, and general life stress. I am a firm believer that different stages of life require different levels of support and encouragement, and I am ready to walk along side you in whatever stage you may find yourself. I believe tha Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 3 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. I have a Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman, LPC, MS, NCC,

Hello, if you're here then you know you need someone to talk to, whether you're feeling down and not entirely sure why, or you're incredibly stressed at work and seem to be taking it out on everyone around you. Whatever brought you here, I'm glad you've taken this step toward finding your inner peace. That first step is always the scariest and I am here to guide you to the peace you are craving in your life. My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in t Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 4 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 through life. Some are good and can be built on and strengthened. Others are ine Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 20 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 degree in clinical me Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years

Dr. Melissa McKinney

Dr. Melissa McKinney, Psy.D., LPC,

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me. I am here to help with any problems, no matter how small. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have a doctoral degree in Applied Clinical Psychology. I have over 8 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families with varying backgrounds and behavioral issues. I have experience working with adolescents with sever behavioral issues and those involved with the j Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 2 years

Denise Martinez

Denise Martinez, LPC,

Hi! My name is Denise Martinez and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Dallas. I have been licensed for 3 years now and have enjoyed every moment. My passion for counseling began years ago when I realized that mental illness can affect anyone anywhere. It is important to me that I provide quality therapy to all who seek it. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 3 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, agoraphobia, and Genera Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 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. Prior to that, I worked in the public sector provid Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 27 years

Robin Campbell

Robin Campbell, M.Ed, LPC,

Counselor, licensed in State of Texas: University of Texas-Austin Pacifica Graduate Institute-Santa Barbara, CA Workshop facilitator Agency setting for seven years Private Practice Depth Psychotherapy/Formal Dream Analysis EFT Tapping for releasing trauma/depressive states The Ten Questions which will tell you if you should stay or leave Introversion/Extroversion modalities a Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 30 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.