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.

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


mark

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

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.

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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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