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.


Berit Gemar

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I... Read More
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Andrea Patterson

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Andrea Patterson and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years experience working with various populations including people experiencing substance abuse, adults with special needs and most recently, working with people in psychiatric crisis in a medical setting. I do have a specialty in substance abuse and mood disorders and also have a vast amount of experience working with people who have co-occurring mental and physical health issues.... Read More
My name is Andrea Patterson and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years experience working with various populations including people experiencing substance abuse, adults with special needs and most recently, working with people in psychiatric crisis... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Noel Curry

LPC
5 years experience
Hello there and welcome! You’re here and you are taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It’s not a mistake that you’re right here, right now. Something brought you to this platform at this time in your life and you’re exactly where you need to be in this moment. Let’s discover what that is and see if this feels like a good fit. My name is Noel Curry and I am... Read More
Hello there and welcome! You’re here and you are taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It’s not a mistake that you’re right here, right now. Something brought you to this platform at this time in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Rev. Larry VanHook

DM,M.Div,MA
5 years experience
Hello! I am excited to be considered as your counselor and friend! I have spent the last 25+ years counseling many diverse people as a minister, Army and hospital chaplain, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a doctorate in management and three Master degrees (counseling, religion, ministry), but I also hold a passion for help people who feel lost, broken, abandoned, anxious, or traumatized. I am deeply concerned for the... Read More
Hello! I am excited to be considered as your counselor and friend! I have spent the last 25+ years counseling many diverse people as a minister, Army and hospital chaplain, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Donnie Fenton

M.Ed,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations,... Read More
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Trina Frazier

MS,LPC
5 years experience
Greetings and welcome. First, I would like to say that it takes a lot of courage to make this step to get help with life's experiences. Thank you for showing so much strength. Here's some information about me. I have a Masters in Juvenile Forensic Psychology (2011) and am currently an Licensed Professional Counselor. During my collegiate career, I completed two internships in very different locations so that I could increase my range of experience across... Read More
Greetings and welcome. First, I would like to say that it takes a lot of courage to make this step to get help with life's experiences. Thank you for showing so much strength. Here's some information about me. I have a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Angel King

M.Ed.,LPC,NCC
6 years experience
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas (Go Cowboys!), I come from family of teachers. I began my professional career as a teacher for 9 years before becoming a school counselor for 4 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Ok and my Master's degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Traveling is my most favorite thing to do, and if there's a beach involved, I'm... Read More
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas (Go Cowboys!), I come from family of teachers. I began my professional career as a teacher for 9 years before becoming a school counselor for 4 years. I received my undergraduate degree in... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

Torrenzo Moore

MA,LPC
5 years experience
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes or challenges that alter our perspective on life, which directly impact our mental, emotional, and social well-being. By promoting a safe, judgement free, and shame free environment, my aim is to allow you the freedom... Read More
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Tiffany Chen

LPC,NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes counseling adolescents (age 13 and up), adults, couples and families. Also expertise in the areas of relationship issues, reconciliation (with self and others), anxiety, depression and Women’s Issues. I provides individual counseling, couples therapy,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Yumi Couper

LCSW,4004,64031
7 years experience
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and ability to truly work through the issues are of utmost importance. I believe everyone has something to work through in their lives. By providing evidence based therapy and unconditional positive regard, I have been... Read More
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and... 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.