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.


Krista McKelvin

LPC, CSC
15 years experience
I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in both Oklahoma and Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a vocational counselor and psychotherapist. My experience includes providing counseling services to teens and adults. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting problems, and career challenges. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. I describe my... Read More
I am a licensed professional counselor licensed in both Oklahoma and Texas with over 15 years of experience working as a vocational counselor and psychotherapist. My experience includes providing counseling services to teens and adults. I have worked... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 15 years

Natalie Furdek

LPC
8 years experience
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While I'm currently in Central Texas, my roots lie in areas of the state that often lack quality counseling services. It is my goal (and passion) to serve Texans, who, for whatever... Read More
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 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

Nicole Sheppard

LPC
8 years experience
Hello Amazing Future Client, I welcome you with open arms to a place of serenity and strength, total acceptance, experienced counsel, and a non-judgmental listening ear. Whether your journey has led you down a path of emotional, mental or physical pain, I want you to know that asking for help is one of the most honorable things you can do for yourself. I applaud you in your decision to take care... Read More
Hello Amazing Future Client, I welcome you with open arms to a place of serenity and strength, total acceptance, experienced counsel, and a non-judgmental listening ear. Whether your journey has led you down a path of emotional,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 8 years

Leticia Cervantes

MA, LPC
5 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, who has worked in the mental health field over 20 years, in various settings, including: psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice settings, with multiple populations. Each has helped me build an eclectic approach in my therapy. I believe in meeting the client "where they are," and a cookie-cutter approach does not work for everyone. I use cognitive behavioral, dialectic, brief solution-focused, and mindfulness techniques to... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas, who has worked in the mental health field over 20 years, in various settings, including: psychiatric hospitals, mental health clinics, and private practice settings, with multiple populations. Each has helped me build... Read More
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 5 years

Jennifer Parker

LPC
3 years experience
Hello! I am glad you are here. You have come to my page because there is some type of struggle in your life right now. The search for support is a brave step and an important step. I am here to help you navigate this part of your journey by supporting you along the way. Here is a little more information about me: I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and I have been... Read More
Hello! I am glad you are here. You have come to my page because there is some type of struggle in your life right now. The search for support is a brave step and an important step. I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

April West

LPC
18 years experience
My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life. All from the comfort of your couch. All you need is a smart phone, tablet, or computer and we can connect. My career started as a classroom teacher and school counselor. I currently have over 20 years experience working with students and families. In addition to my school... Read More
My goal as a therapist is to find solutions that work for you on an individual basis, helping you to discover the true potential of your life. All from the comfort of your couch. All you need is a smart... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 18 years

Jane Williamson

34 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Texas with over 30 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction and living with a loved one who experiences these difficulties. I also helped many people who have experienced physical trauma or emotional abuse. My client's tell me I am warm and interactive. I believe in... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) licensed in Texas with over 30 years of experience working as a psychotherapist and life coach. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, addiction... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 34 years

Saundra Robinson

MA, LPC, NCC
3 years experience
My name is Sandy and I am a mental health counselor. I specialize in helping individuals with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Fear, and Relationships. I also have experience in addressing Trauma and Abuse, Self-Esteem, Grief, family conflict, and career issues. I currently have the following credentials: National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology and a graduate degree -... Read More
My name is Sandy and I am a mental health counselor. I specialize in helping individuals with Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Fear, and Relationships. I also have experience in addressing Trauma and Abuse, Self-Esteem, Grief, family conflict, and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Rashad Skinner

LCSW
10 years experience
I pride myself on meeting my client where they are emotionally. My down-to-earth conversation style applies to all walks of life. I believe therapy can be a conversation between friends with affirmation when needed, a direct discussion, or simply a light sense of humor. Life is full of moments. I am here to help the leap from this moment to the next.... Read More
I pride myself on meeting my client where they are emotionally. My down-to-earth conversation style applies to all walks of life. I believe therapy can be a conversation between friends with affirmation when needed, a direct discussion, or simply a... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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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