Therapists in Harlingen, TX and Nearby Locations

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The Woodlands, Texas

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Texas

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. Life doesn't allow us to go back and fix what we have done wrong in the past, but it does allow us to live each day better than our last. The best is yet to come. Join this...
Cardona Mitchell
LPC, Ed.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, surviving narcissistic abuse, depression, and more. I believe that you are...
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Texas

Hello! My name is Samira Pizarro. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 and received my LCSW license in 2022. I love watching tv/movies, playing games and reading. Do you...
Ciara Weddborn
LPC, BCN/QEEG-DL
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am Bilingual (Spanish/English) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I see therapy as a collaborative effort of gaining insight, self-awareness and a better understanding on how to approach life. I believe that counseling begins with...
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Georgia, Texas

My clients are very high-functioning, motivated, and committed to making changes in their life and I love providing them with tools and techniques so that they can reach their potential and ultimately stop coming to therapy. I know your time and...
Andrea Cox
LCSW-S
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Hello! I am a LCSW-S in San Antonio, Texas and I love being a therapist. I am part owner of an amazing office, Northeast Counseling Center, PLLC and enjoy the clients I see in my office and via telehealth platforms. Please check out my website or FB...
Jenet Dove
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

There is a unique story behind every person that details who they are today. When you reflect on your story, you may experience feelings of sadness, grief, shame or anxiety. You look at others and are constantly wondering “how do they keep it all...
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Arlington, Texas

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Texas

Whether you are dealing with feelings of hopelessness, depression, or anxiety, a past tragedy, or abuse, Michelle will encourage and guide you toward a path of healing and hope. She believes in creating a safe place where you can learn, grow, and...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Dr. Ross received her Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Virginia. After graduation, she worked as a mental health associate at the Menninger Clinic, a residential psychiatric facility located in Houston. Dr. Ross then went on to pursue a...
Tiffany Young
LMFT Associate, LPC
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Tiffany Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Beth Ann Contreras. Tiffany has a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from The King’s University. Tiffany is...
Kelsey Poskey
LPC-Intern
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Kelsey is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Intern under the direct supervision of Chris Covington, LPC-S. She received a Masters of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor’s of Science in Animal Science from...
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Austin, Texas

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Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. As a psychotherapist, I seek to integrate my own experiences and background into my work as Counselor. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent time outdoors hunting and fishing...
Kami Guidry
MS, LMFT-Associate
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Frisco, Texas

Kami Guidry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate, supervised by Layla Z. Scott, PhD, LMFT, CFLE. Kami attended Texas Woman's University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Master of Science in Family...
Stephanie Broussard
LCSW, ACHP-SW
In-Person Sessions:

Texas, Texas

Lost? Confused? Afraid? Are you facing a difficult situation and feeling overwhelmed?  A new diagnosis, the death of a loved one, divorce, the teenage years, marriage, the birth of a baby...... Has life thrown you and/or your family a curve ball...
Eva Ponder
LCSW, Psy.D., HSPP
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Dripping Springs, Texas

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Indiana, Texas

I am a seasoned psychologist who works to make therapy a safe place for healing. I am licensed in Texas, Illinois and Indiana and also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), which allows me to practice across state lines in...
Heather  Craig
LPC-Intern
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Mansfield, Texas

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivey and Dr. Dan Clement. She is a graduate of the Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Heather has an Associates Degree in...
Lisa Sells
L.P.C, MA
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Texas, Virginia

You are anxious and stressed. You feel like no matter how hard you try, it’s just not good enough. You’re feeling overwhelmed by life; thinking that others’ problems are more serious and you don’t want to bring anyone down by sharing your...
Katie Witcher
LMFT- Associate
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Dallas, Texas

My goal is to help you work through obstacles so you can fully live a life you love. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my approach involves understanding the relationship patterns of your life, from the family you were born into to your current...
Dr. Kimberly James
Licensed Psychologist -Texas, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology
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Houston, Texas

I am a licensed psychologist, leadership coach and career counselor with expertise in empowering individuals and groups to recognize their strengths, create successful action plans and realize satisfying and dynamic lives and careers. I enjoy...
Heidi Sawyer
LPC 172
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Roswell, Georgia

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Georgia, Texas

Heidi graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Texas. Prior to her focus on mental health, she obtained her undergraduate...
Aleesha Washington
M.Ed., LPC-Intern
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you find yourself feeling anxious about what your future holds? Do you desire to learn how to repair damaged relationships or make better choices? If yes, then no need to look any further. You’ve already taken the right steps, and I’d be more...
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a certified EMDR trained clinician. I'm an emotional guardian and a professional secret keeper. As a therapist, I have worked with individuals, adolescents, and couples. I...
Kristen Matthews
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Do things seem overwhelming? Are you uncertain? Do you have doubts? Does your mind torment you? Are you confused or even scared? Suffering? If so, you have found the right person. Things CAN get better. I am here to help you regain a sense of...
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Round Rock, Texas

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Texas

I get it! On the outside, maybe you seem fine. You’re balancing everything life throws at you...but there are times when you’re overwhelmed. You feel like whatever you do, it doesn’t seem to be “enough.” Everyone around you seems to be...

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.

Despite 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% of residents live below the poverty line. The rate is even worse for Hispanic residents, who make up 80.5% of the population. Approximately 95% of Hispanics are living in poverty.
  • Low Educational Attainment: The high school graduation rate for the city is 73.3% and only 17.7% attain a bachelor’s degree or higher. Notably, only 66.12% of Hispanics and 59.20% of Native Americans graduate high school. Educational attainment has a huge impact on income. While 39.68% of high school dropouts are living in poverty, only 3.27% of college graduates live in poverty.
  • High Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate in Harlingen is 8.6%, which is almost 5% higher than the national average. Unemployment can lead to poverty or homelessness and hurts 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% higher than the average in Texas and 62% higher than the national average. While Harlingen 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 the United States, has been rising at alarming rates. While the suicide rate in Texas is 14.18%, the rate in Cameron County is lower than most other counties in Texas at 6.9%. 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% 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 prescription drugs, specifically opioids, are an issue throughout Texas.

Issues like 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. 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

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% of adults who need help for a mental illness do not receive it. In Texas, the percentage is even higher at 62.2%.

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% 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 the affordability of mental health care. In Harlingen, 24.9% 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.