Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Harlingen, Texas

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

Teresa Adcock

LCSW-S
10 years experience
Reaching out and trying to find a therapist can be one of the hardest things to do when you are feeling in chaos and in crisis. Once you take that first step, it gets easier and progressively easier. Feeling like someone is actually listening to you and focusing on you is so important, especially now days. As a therapist, I focus on each person’s specific needs and I adjust my style accordingly.... Read More
Reaching out and trying to find a therapist can be one of the hardest things to do when you are feeling in chaos and in crisis. Once you take that first step, it gets easier and progressively easier. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

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

Marima Hernandez

LPC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the mind, body, mood, behavior, and environment makes it possible to reclaim your life with a more positive perspective. If you are feeling stressed, looking to make life changes, or need to unload pain in a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Bonnie Lilly

LPC, NCC
3 years experience
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Christian Counseling from the Liberty University in 2012. As a wife, mother, and counselor, I believe that we are all relational beings and need relationships that are encouraging and uplifting! Everything is possible and our... Read More
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 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

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Harlingen, Texas

The city of Harlingen, Texas is located in Cameron County and is known for having an extremely low cost of living. With a population of 65,467 people in an area of about 40 square miles, Harlingen is the fourth largest city in the Rio Grande Valley.

Home to the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, Harlingen is known for being a great bird watching location. The entire Rio Grande Valley is known for having over 500 species of birds that visitors enjoy seeing. There are also many other recreational activities residents enjoy in Harlingen including many beautiful parks and trails, several public golf courses, opportunities for fishing and hunting, plenty of shopping, and easy access to South Padre beach.

In spite of such natural beauty and activities to enjoy, there are many challenges the community of Harlingen faces including:

  • Poverty: The poverty rate is incredibly high in Harlingen. Overall, 29.8 percent of residents live below the poverty line. The rate is even worst for Hispanic residents, which make up 80.5 percent of the population. Approximately 95 percent of Hispanics are living in poverty.
  • Low Educational Attainment: The high school graduation rate for the city is 73.3 percent and only 17.7 percent of attain a bachelor’s degree or higher. Notably, only 66.12 percent of Hispanics and 59.20 percent of Native Americans graduate high school. Educational attainment has a huge impact on income. While 39.68 percent of high school drop outs are living in poverty, only 3.27 percent of college graduates live in poverty.
  • High Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in Harlingen in 8.6 percent, which is almost five percent higher than the national average. Unemployment can lead to poverty or homelessness and has an adverse effect on one’s mental and physical health. In addition, those with mental illnesses are more likely to become unemployed.
  • High Crime Rates: Harlingen has crime rates higher than both the state and national average. Overall, the crime rate is 49 percent higher than the average in Texas and 62 percent higher than the national average. While Harlingen actually has lower than average violent crime rates, the city has extremely high rates of property crimes.
  • Suicide: The suicide rate in Texas, like the rest of Unites States, has been rising at alarming rates. While the suicide rate in Texas is 12.58 percent, the rate in Cameron County is lower than most other counties in Texas at 36 percent. Even though the area experiences lower than average rates, suicide is still a problem that needs to be addressed in the community.
  • Substance Abuse: About 93 percent of adult Texans struggled with a substance abuse disorder in the past year. Since Texas shares a border with Mexico, drug trafficking is a major issue in the state. Excessive drinking and overdose deaths due to heroin, methamphetamines, cocaine, and prescriptions drugs, specifically opioids, are an issue throughout Texas.

Issues live poverty and unemployment can negatively affect one’s mental health. In addition, unresolved mental health issues can result in consequences like dropping out of high school, suicide, and substance abuse. Clearly, there are people in Harlingen who are struggling with mental health concerns and need treatment.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Harlingen, Texas

In order for people in Harlingen to find relief for their mental health concerns, they need to receive help from a mental health professional. Unfortunately, many do not seek out or receive the treatment they need. According to Mental Health America, 56.4 percent of adults who need help for a mental illness do not receive it. In Texas, the percentage is even higher at 62.2 percent.

There are several reasons people don’t access treatment including a stigma surrounding mental health, trouble paying for care, and difficulty finding a professional in their area. 29.19 percent of adults with a disability claimed they could not see a doctor due to costs. Insurance also plays a big factor when it comes to affordability of mental health care. In Harlingen, 24.9 percent of the population does not have health insurance. Additionally, with only one mental health provider for every 1010 people, those with mental illnesses in Texas struggle to find a provider.

E-Counseling Solves the Issue of Finding a Therapist in Harlingen, Texas

For those struggling to find an available mental health provider in Harlingen, Texas, there are resources to help them! E-Counseling’s therapist directory is a great tool for locating a therapist near you.