Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Grand Prairie, Texas

Find a therapist in Grand Prairie, Texas  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Grand Prairie 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

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

Celine Medlock

LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree in psychology specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. I did my residency with Baylor University at the Star of Hope, a women and family homeless shelter. Some of these individuals were battling... Read More
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Josh Briley

PhD
20 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kathleen Barnes

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief intervention Solution-based focused therapy. My experience is with individuals that struggle from stress and anxiety from everyday life, to severe or mild mental heath symptoms and trauma/PTSD. I believe in providing the hope and support... Read More
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Hoi Moy

MS, LPC
5 years experience
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, but I have the most experience in areas involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personal development, relationship concerns, family concerns, and anger management. I typically take a holistic, multicultural approach when... Read More
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathi Turner

LCSW, ACSW
3 years experience
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of us are taught to be tough and figure things out on our own. Being strong and independent will always be an asset, but those same qualities can help you learn, grow, and change even more... Read More
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Harmon

LCSW-S, LCDC-I
6 years experience
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
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Stephanie Adamson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, parent-child relationships, self-esteem, body... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Grand Prairie, Texas

Amarillo is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.  It is the 15th largest city in the State of Texas, boasting a population of close to 180,000. It is right outside of Dallas so it is close to one of the largest metropolitan centers in the United States. The population is made up of all cultures. About half of its citizens are white and the other half are minorities. In this sense, it is no more unique than any other area in the country.

The median family income in Grand Prairie is over $60,000 which is significantly higher than the rest of the United States. However, this does not mean the city doesn’t have its share of poverty. The poverty level is almost 14%. With the average age being just 32 years old, the city is hoping to improve these numbers over the next decade.

Mental Health Statistics for Grand Prairie

Unlike many other areas in Texas, Grand Prairie is working hard to meet its citizens’ needs for mental health care. They are experimenting with different approaches to care that seem to increase their ability to meet the demands placed on them by their city.

What the experts in Grand Prairie realized is that you cannot treat the body without treating the mind. They are working toward integrating health care and mental health treatment to make sure people are treated as a whole. They have found that with the rise of alcohol and substance abuse, it is important that the resources be offered to people early on.

Impact of Not Receiving Treatment in Grand Prairie, Texas

The number of mental health professionals in Grand Prairie is lower than many cities. There are only about 121 for every 100,000 people in the city. However, there are actually twice as many mental health professionals available as there are primary physicians. Grand Prairie seems to be taking the city’s need for mental health treatment seriously.

A lack of mental health resources can lead to many societal issues, such as:

  • Joblessness
  • Suicide
  • Depression
  • Incarceration
  • Homelessness

Hopefully, the city’s renewed emphasis on securing mental health professionals will help decrease the number of people who are lacking in mental health treatment.

What Makes Grand Prairie Unique When It Comes to Mental Health?

Grand Prairie is situated amongst some very large cities in Texas. It is not that large a city itself, however. It does suffer from the same issues as other cities in the United States. Some of the things that make Grand Prairie unique when it comes to mental health issues include:

  • Culture: Grand Prairie is one of the most humid cities in the country. It is located in the sub-tropical part of the state and its residents suffer from high humidity most of the year. This can lead to breathing problems which, in general, can cause anxiety and other mental health issues. Also, people can only put up with so much of this type of weather before they are frustrated and miserable.
  • Economic: The job market in Grand Prairie is mostly factory work and retail businesses. These jobs don’t pay very well. However, there are a lot of major companies that are located in Grand Prairie. People can get decent jobs and this is why the unemployment rate is not too high.
  • Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in Grand Prairie is only 3.8% which is on par with the national average. It is lower than many other areas in Texas. However, the jobs are not very glamorous. Manufacturing and retail jobs are hard work.
  • Socioeconomic Factors: The median income in Grand Prairie, as mentioned above, is higher than the national average. However, property values are low. The average house is only worth about $132,000. People don’t tend to leave the area because they cannot make a great amount of equity on their homes.

Divorce Rate in Grand Prairie

The divorce rate in Grand Prairie is very low at just 4.9%. This is lower than the national average and half of what the divorce rate is comparable cities in Texas. Part of this is because the average citizen of Grand Prairie is younger. Many haven’t married at all so they have no need to get divorced.

Another reason why this number may seem low is because a lot of younger people simply aren’t getting married. Perhaps if people had access to couples’ counseling, they would be more confident in their relationships and would be willing to marry.

Mental Health Resources in Grand Prairie

Hopefully, the trend of improved mental health resources will continue in Grand Prairie. Like many cities, however, the issue with drug and alcohol abuse is getting worse in Grand Prairie. It is getting harder and harder for people to find mental health resources for these types of issues.

There are about 200 mental health professionals in Grand Prairie. This doesn’t sound like a lot but it is more than many other cities in Texas offer. It is important that people know how to find these resources. Having resources means nothing if people don’t know about them.

E-Counseling Solves the Challenge of Finding a Therapist in Grand Prairie

E-Counseling strives to help provide people with access to mental health resources. The biggest issue with mental health treatment is finding a provider. There is no one-stop resource for mental health resources. It is important that people be able to find mental health information and secure treatment immediately. E-counseling will help make this a reality. Check out our directory of therapists to find the right one for you.