Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Fort Worth, Texas

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


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

Rebecca Jarrell

MA, LPC
17 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 17 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 17 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: 17 years

Matthew Jones

MSCC, LPC, NCC
5 years experience
Welcome! To take this step to better yourself is the beginning of a journey and the destination is up to you. It takes a great amount of courage to admit to needing help and even more to seek it out. As a therapist, I am a teammate or guide on this journey to who you would like to become. I would like you to get to know me a little and... Read More
Welcome! To take this step to better yourself is the beginning of a journey and the destination is up to you. It takes a great amount of courage to admit to needing help and even more... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Mackenzie Balderaz

MA, LMFT, EMDR, Trained
5 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the presenting concern might be anxiety and depression, I believe that anxiety is related to the future, and depression is about the past. If you tackle either the past or the future, the concerns subside. The... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Ebonii Nelson

MS, LPC
3 years experience
Well hello, and welcome to step one of the therapeutic process - finding a therapist. Take a deep breath, and trust your gut. My name is Ebonii Nelson, and I'm an LPC in Texas. In my work, my goal is to enable my clients to live in the here-and-now, take notice of their own experiences, and harness the power that already resides inside in order to create change and live happier, healthier lives. I believe... Read More
Well hello, and welcome to step one of the therapeutic process - finding a therapist. Take a deep breath, and trust your gut. My name is Ebonii Nelson, and I'm an LPC in Texas. In my work, my goal is... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kelly Brast

LPC-S, LSOTP, CART
16 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Ashley McErlean

LMFT
6 years experience
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as family and society, even when working with an individual. I believe effective therapy is based on faith that every individual or family has the ability to affect change within their own relationships. While I encourage... Read More
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Shannon Collier

LCSW-S
10 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I have over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of needs including depression, anxiety, life changes, career challenges and children/adolescent issues. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating anyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion, and I don't believe in stigmatizing labels. My approach combines cognitive-behavioral... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Texas. I have over 10 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a wide variety of needs including depression, anxiety, life... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Jamie Morris

LPC
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships, and various other emotional concerns. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and a few others but I am a very person centered counselor. I want to help you in a... Read More
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Mary Smith

M.A., L.P.C., -, S
41 years experience
My name is Mary Magdalene Smith and am known as Magdalena which is my middle name in Spanish. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach in Texas. I have been a Counselor for 41 years. My counseling style is primarily person centered and I am a good listener, culturally sensitive and very supportive of the client and of their Counseling goals. Though I have extensive experience working with men... Read More
My name is Mary Magdalene Smith and am known as Magdalena which is my middle name in Spanish. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach in Texas. I have been a Counselor for 41 years. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 41 years

Nancy Giraldo

LCSW
20 years experience
I believe in helping individuals find meaning and purpose for their lives. I want to create a safe non-judgemental environment where people can openly discuss their struggles and find relief by learning new coping skills. I practice from an evidence-based approach, seeking to individualize treatment to meet the needs of my clients. Read More
I believe in helping individuals find meaning and purpose for their lives. I want to create a safe non-judgemental environment where people can openly discuss their struggles and find relief by learning new coping skills. I practice from an evidence-based approach, seeking to individualize treatment to meet the needs of my clients. Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 20 years

Dr. Mark DeYoung

LMFT, Clinical Fellow American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Distance Credentialed Counselor Completed Level III, Practicum training for Gottman Method Couples Therapy
24 years experience
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. Read More
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. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 24 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Fort Worth, Texas

The massive city of Fort Worth has recently become the 15th largest city in the country, as per the latest census. With a population just shy of one million residents, Fort Worth is always swarming with activity. However, the ability to boast about being a large city often comes at a price. Soaring population rates amongst a bevy of other circumstances, including unemployment and a low frequency of high school graduations, have negatively impacted the citizenry’s mental health. Fort Worth is a part of Tarrant County. According to an official county statement, statement.“The number of cases filed each year has increased at the rate of approximately 10 percent per year since 2010,” in relation to involuntary mental health commitment. The problem of an increasingly poor mental health rate is exacerbated by policies established by local and federal governments.

An Overview of Mental Health in Fort Worth, Texas

Fort Worth is experiencing what many experts dub a “mental health crisis.” The prevalence of mental illnesses ranging from depression to schizophrenia has proven to be detrimental to the social structure of the city. But, what besides a sharp, steady rise in population is contributing to this dilemma? According to Fort Worth’s school district as well as the Texas Education Agency, the city’s high school graduation rate fell notably below the state average of 85.9 percent.

The city’s sub-par high school graduation rate is likely severely affecting people’s mental health. Poor mental health and the act of dropping out of high school have a relationship that goes both ways; the presence of mental illness in students increases the dropout rate while dropping out increases the likelihood of mental health issues appearing, according to researchers in Canada. “Older teens living with depression are twice as likely to drop out of high school than their peers without depression.”

The lack of high school graduates also puts a strain on Fort Worth’s economy. While the city is fortunate enough to have an unemployment rate of 4 percent, which is the same as the national average, it’s undeniable that poverty, homelessness, and destitution rear their ugly heads all too often. All curses concerning mental health, statistically speaking. In Tarrant County, homelessness is on the rise. Unfortunately for those who fall victim to being without a home, there is a high chance of developing or worsening a mental illness relating to abuse. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless,  Homeless, 38 percent of those living on the streets are addicted to alcohol with 26 percent abusing different substances.

Also behind homelessness and an influx of poor mental health is Fort Worth’s high rate of divorce. In fact, according to a Tarrant County study, almost 20 percent of those homeless reached that state because of a divorce/separation. In terms of remedy, many times it’s best to avoid divorce, a high-contributing factor to someone’s mental health. For those experiencing a stressed relationship where separation is anticipated, it’s advisable to investigate counseling, both in couples and single format.

In the case of Fort Worth, the county has predicted that the city’s veteran population also contributes to the poor mental health rate. According to Tarrant County, Fort Worth’s veteran population sits at roughly 118,000, with more than 22 percent living with a disability of some form.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Fort Worth, Texas

Undoubtedly, the city of Fort Worth is suffering from a substance abuse problem, like much of America, indicative by just it’s rising homeless population. According to statistics presented by the state of Texas, it was revealed that “only 10% of the 134,000 county residents who need treatment for substance use disorder will receive it.” This astonishingly low number is caused by many things, including a lack of effective treatment processes provided by the local government.

While the Affordable Care Act has slightly improved Fort Worth’s health insurance enrollment rate, the issue of health care persists in the area. 20 percent of the Fort Worth population is without health insurance.

The state of also Texas is experiencing a massive shortage of therapists and other mental health professionals alike, prompting plans for improvement. Until then, residents are going to have to make due with what is available at the time.

Mental Health Resources in Fort Worth, Texas

Facilities that specialize in mental health attempt to be as publicly accessible as possible. Mesa Springs is an esteemed Fort Worth-based mental health center specializing in the treatment of addiction. Additionally, places like MHMR Tarrant, which offer a wide array of mental health services, are also available.

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