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.


Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Lindsay Lientz

LPC
23 years experience
I’m glad you're here! My name is Lindsay Lientz, and I’m a professional counselor. Before I say anything else, it’s important to welcome and congratulate you. Asking for help is not easy for everyone. You’ve taken a bigger step than you realize in simply beginning your search. Soon I believe you’ll find out just how far you can go toward making your life what you really want it to be, so congrats on taking that... Read More
I’m glad you're here! My name is Lindsay Lientz, and I’m a professional counselor. Before I say anything else, it’s important to welcome and congratulate you. Asking for help is not easy for everyone. You’ve taken a bigger step than... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 23 years

Dee Jones

MA, LMFT
15 years experience
Hi, my name is Dee Jones and I am licensed in the state of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe every single human being is created with value, purpose, and potential. Sometimes those get locked up in grief, depression, negative thinking, negative emotions, or destructive behavior patterns. I have a passion for helping people unlock healing and growth so they can share the best version of themselves with the world. I especially enjoy... Read More
Hi, my name is Dee Jones and I am licensed in the state of Texas as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I believe every single human being is created with value, purpose, and potential. Sometimes those get locked up in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Rebecca Jarrell

MA, LPC
18 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 18 years experience in a variety of settings, including: psychiatrist office, inpatient psychiatric hospital and private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University. My ultimate goal is to assist my clients in finding healthy ways to improve the quality of their lives. It is my belief that most people already have... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 18 years experience in a variety of settings, including: psychiatrist office, inpatient psychiatric hospital and private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D., LPC
11 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Marianne McCarthy

M.Ed., in, Counseling, Psychology, Licensed, Professional, Counselor, (LPC)
10 years experience
Since 2006, my experience has been growing in guiding and supporting folks in overcoming the psychological barriers of severe mental diagnoses, trauma, anxiety, grief and bereavement, aging and death concerns, anger, self-harm and suicidal ideation, abuse, and parenting and behavior training, with specializations in men's issues and relationship problems. I learn what the individual is seeking to gain and create a therapeutic approach unique to that individual. I'm trained in several modalities including Cognitive Behavioral... Read More
Since 2006, my experience has been growing in guiding and supporting folks in overcoming the psychological barriers of severe mental diagnoses, trauma, anxiety, grief and bereavement, aging and death concerns, anger, self-harm and suicidal ideation, abuse, and parenting and behavior... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Stephanie Sigler

MS, LPC
3 years experience
In a world full of choices you have the ability to hand select a therapist that is perfect for your situation and your individual needs. I feel that the relationship between the therapist and the client is vital for a successful outcome; especially, when working through hard situations. My goal is to provide an environment of healing and wellness where you feel safe to express your concerns, innermost feelings, and share your thoughts when facing... Read More
In a world full of choices you have the ability to hand select a therapist that is perfect for your situation and your individual needs. I feel that the relationship between the therapist and the client is vital for a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Dawn Eaden

M.Ed., LPC
14 years experience
Hello there... I am Dawn Eaden. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; licensed in Texas and Georgia. I received my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1996. I earned my Masters in Education in Counseling from Texas Southern University in 2005. I have an extensive amount of work with families involved with foster care and possess 14 years of experience providing case management,... Read More
Hello there... I am Dawn Eaden. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor; licensed in Texas and Georgia. I received my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston State University in 1996. I earned my Masters... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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

Dr. Elizabeth Frisby

M.Ed., Ed.D., LPC-S
25 years experience
Congratulations on taking the first steps to a healthier, happier you. Taking this step means you are ready for change to happen, even though change can be intimidating and frightening. This is a courageous step and I commend you for taking that first step! I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 25 years of experience. I have worked with clients with a wide range of challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship... Read More
Congratulations on taking the first steps to a healthier, happier you. Taking this step means you are ready for change to happen, even though change can be intimidating and frightening. This is a courageous step and I commend you... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 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.