Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Houston, Texas

Find a therapist in Houston, Texas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Houston to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

Kasey  Shaw

Kasey Shaw , LCSW,

I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Texas. I have extensive experience assisting individuals overcome traumas including sexual violence and abuse, but have also worked individuals coping with anxiety, depression, bipolar, substance use, ADHD, and general life stress. I am a firm believer that different stages of life require different levels of support and encouragement, and I am ready to walk along side you in whatever stage you may find yourself. I believe tha Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 3 years


Tabatha Gunn

Tabatha Gunn,

I am Tabatha Gunn. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) through the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX. I completed the certification process for LPC Supervision at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. I have been a licensed therapist for 10 years. I have a Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman, LPC, MS, NCC,

Hello, if you're here then you know you need someone to talk to, whether you're feeling down and not entirely sure why, or you're incredibly stressed at work and seem to be taking it out on everyone around you. Whatever brought you here, I'm glad you've taken this step toward finding your inner peace. That first step is always the scariest and I am here to guide you to the peace you are craving in your life. My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in t Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 4 years


Dr. Josh Briley

Dr. Josh Briley, PhD,

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 through life. Some are good and can be built on and strengthened. Others are ine Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 20 years


Stephen Eller

Stephen Eller, MA, LPC,

Hello! First of all, I'd like to acknowledge the bravery it takes to open up to someone else. It's important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you, and I'm hoping that the following information is helpful in making that choice. If you'd like to know more, you are welcome to contact me with questions! I am fully licensed by the state of Texas as a licensed professional counselor, and hold a master's degree in clinical me Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 10 years


Dr. Melissa McKinney

Dr. Melissa McKinney, Psy.D., LPC,

Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read a little bit about me. I am here to help with any problems, no matter how small. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas and have a doctoral degree in Applied Clinical Psychology. I have over 8 years experience working with adolescents, adults and families with varying backgrounds and behavioral issues. I have experience working with adolescents with sever behavioral issues and those involved with the j Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 2 years


Denise Martinez

Denise Martinez, LPC,

Hi! My name is Denise Martinez and I'm a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Texas. I received my Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Argosy University in Dallas. I have been licensed for 3 years now and have enjoyed every moment. My passion for counseling began years ago when I realized that mental illness can affect anyone anywhere. It is important to me that I provide quality therapy to all who seek it. I Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 3 years


Dr. Brad Morris

Dr. Brad Morris, Ed.D., LPC,

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, agoraphobia, and Genera Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 11 years


Debra Lawson

Debra Lawson, LCSW,

Hello. My name is Debra Lawson. I am very happy to have this opportunity to work with you. I have 27 years of experience providing counseling. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Texas 23854). I was in private practice for 6 years during which I provided individual, family and marriage counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Prior to that, I worked in the public sector provid Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 27 years


Robin Campbell

Robin Campbell, M.Ed, LPC,

Counselor, licensed in State of Texas: University of Texas-Austin Pacifica Graduate Institute-Santa Barbara, CA Workshop facilitator Agency setting for seven years Private Practice Depth Psychotherapy/Formal Dream Analysis EFT Tapping for releasing trauma/depressive states The Ten Questions which will tell you if you should stay or leave Introversion/Extroversion modalities a Read More...
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  • Languages: English,
  • Experience: 30 years


Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Houston, Texas

Recognized as the fourth-largest city in the United States as well as the largest city the state of
Texas, Houston boasts a population of 2.3 million residents. Houston is mentioned on several
“best of” lists including the Travel + Leisure magazine’s roundup of America’s Favorite Cities
and the Hotwire.com index of most affordable U.S. vacation destinations. However, the city
faces a variety of issues as it was recently ranked the 2nd worst city in Texas to raise a family.
Considered the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolitan area in the United
States, ahead of New York City, Houston’s multiculturalism is due to the large number of
immigrants that relocate to the area due to the low cost of living, proximity to Latin America and
the city’s role as a hub for refugee resettlements. There are an estimated 575,000
undocumented immigrants that reside within the city area resulting in 8.7% of the population –
double the national average.

Since Hurricane Harvey in 2017, mental health continues to be a topic of conversation. The
recent census reported that a significant portion of the Houston population under the age of 65
( 27% ) does not have health insurance. A 2018 Harvey Impact Study of Serious Psychological
Distress conducted by University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, indicated that
18% of Harris County residents were distressed compared to the 4% of the national average.
That rate increased to 37% if their vehicle was damaged and 48% if the destruction of their
home occurred during the storm. The research found that children experienced higher levels of
separation anxiety from parents and pets, especially those from the Latino population .
Lack of health insurance, experiences from a historic hurricane and everyday issues do attribute
to stress, anxiety, and sleeplessness amongst a host of other mental health issues. Mental
health does not discriminate against race, age or gender and finding the right therapist does not
need to add to that stress or confusion. Whether you or someone you know suffers from anxiety
or bipolar disorder, you do not have to face these issues alone at home, in relationships,or at
work or school. It is important when sharing your thoughts and feelings to make sure that this is
a person that you are comfortable with during your session. First, determine the ailments that
you suffer from while looking for recommendations and our community of trained professionals
can help you demystify the process. When selecting your qualified Houston professional, make
sure that they are local and their office hours are compatible with yours. This ensures success
when scheduling appointments and the ability to keep them with ease during your journey.

Questions to aid you during the research process are:

● Why am I seeking help?
● What are my goals in therapy?
● Am I more comfortable with a man or a woman?
● Are there any personal aspects I’m not willing to discuss?
● Do I want to be able to lead the discussion, or have it led?
● How long do I plan to attend therapy?
● Does my problem need extra specialization?

Your therapy journey is about you and your needs and it is important for you to find the right
chemistry with your therapist. In many cases, a strong relationship with your therapist will aide in
the success of your treatment as they will help you process the challenges that arise in your life.
Our trusted network of mental health professionals will offer a wide array of effective therapies
and treatments that can fit your needs. Whether you suffer from depression or OCD disorders,
you do not have to face these issues alone.

How can we help you find the right therapist for you?

Take time to connect with one of our many therapists in the Houston area by viewing their
profiles, bios, and blog posts on the e-counseling directory. Once you have narrowed down the list of therapists that meet
your needs, locations, and schedule, take time to call them for a phone interview. This step
allows you to see how easy you can converse with them, if you like their style and if they were
empathetic and interested. Taking time to invest in you is important. Individuals with mental
health issues do live successful and productive lives with effective therapy and treatment. We
wish you the best in your personal journey of making a change for a better life.