Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Killeen, Texas

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

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones, LPC, RN, CEDS, CEDRN

Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's in Nursing in 1978 from the University of Nebraska and my Master's Degree in Counselor Education in 1994 from the University of Wyoming. I have had the opportunity to work with older adolescents and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 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 Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Ashley Harmon

Ashley Harmon, LCSW-S, LCDC-I

Welcome! My name is Ashley Wallace and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6years 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 adults Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Linette Tovar

Linette Tovar, LPC

Sometimes a person can feel lost after experiencing a traumatic event. Coping with all of the confusing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can be difficult. Depression, anxiety, and other emotional disturbances can set in, causing disruptions at work, school, and home. I aim at helping clients feel heard, understood and whole again. Every individual is unique, thus requiring individualized treatment. I use a combination of different modalities to help meet the needs of each individual. Some Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Ashley Streeter

Dr. Ashley Streeter, LPC, NCC

Dear Future Client, Welcome and make yourself at home. Though this is an online platform, our chat space is yours to make yourself comfortable and at home. I truly hope you feel hopeful, safe, and warm as I believe those feelings are needed to support change and healing. If I can do anything to help create such an environment for you, please let me know. I am a licensed professional counselor in the states of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dora Cumpian

Dora Cumpian, M.Ed, LPC

I pursued my Master's Degree in Counseling and later my License as Professional Counselor in Texas. I believe that counselors help people grow. When a person wants to change it is the perfect opportunity for a counselor to help. I am a person centered-existentialist with plenty of experience with transitional counseling. I am an enthusiastic road cyclist and believe on nature and adventure processes. Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 8 years

Kathi Turner

Kathi Turner, LCSW, ACSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, LPC

Welcome to the start of your new life. My name Michelle Williams, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas. With today's stigma and false beliefs about counseling, many individuals go without help. Others wait till all else fails before getting help. However, no matter when you seek help you should be able to do so with a professional who is willing to understand and listen to your story and help you on a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 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. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 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. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

An Overview of Mental Health Resources in Killeen Texas

Cities big and small across the United States share one undeniable commonality – the need for adequate mental health resources and professionals. Though each community is somewhat different with regard to the issues faced, most people seeking the help and guidance of a trained mental health professional want to know one thing – ‘Can I trust this person to help me?’ Killeen Texas is no different but it does have one overwhelming component that most cities don’t: a large military population.

Killeen’s neighbor to the north is the U.S. Army’s Fort Hood, one of the largest military installations, in the world. More than 200,000 military personnel and their families are stationed at Ft. Hood adding to the nearly 140,000 residents of Killeen, of which a great number work on base or are retired military themselves.

Mental Health Statistics for Killeen

A general sense of wellness and well being and knowledge that everything is going to be alright are signs of good mental health. Modern day stresses that most of population experience such as financial insecurity and an understanding that while basic needs might be met, there is still a want to have added creature comforts. The median income of $48,000 in Killeen Texas is lower than the national average by more than $10,000, possibly leading to some of the areas mental health issues.

However, because of Killeen’s large military population, the area suffers from an overabundance of suicide, especially among service members. Among civilian mental health professionals there are just 192 per 100,000 people in Bell County, in which Killeen sits. Of that, there are only 88 listed licensed therapists in Killeen itself.

Killeen’s Mental Health Differences

Killeen residents suffer from a variety of mental health related issues, much like anywhere else in the United States. Issues driving poor mental health range from lower income than the national average, extended family separations, infidelity and retail cost of living.

  • Recent studies establish a correlation between depression, anxiety and substance use with financial stress, which Killeen residents may have due to the lower than average household income.
  • Killeen and the surrounding Bell County area are known for having a higher than average retail cost of living, meaning the price of goods is equal to large metro areas on the east coast.
  • Neighboring Ft. Hood has a population greater than Killeen, many of which are regularly deployed overseas, increasing the rate of separated families.

Divorce Rate in Killeen Texas

Slightly more than half of the population is married. Killeen Texas has a low divorce rate at approximately 11 percent. This low percentage may be the result of the median age of the population sitting at just 28 years old. Many marriages may be relatively new and studies show that getting married later in life can lead to healthier relationships.

A low marriage rate of just under 7 percent may also account for the low number of divorces. With marriage rate so low it’s no wonder there are just 41 marriage and premarital counselors in Killeen.

Mental Health Resources in Killeen

Currently, there are approximately 130 licensed therapists and mental health counselors in the Bell County, of which Killeen Texas is located. That’s just one professional per 2,669 people in the area, 4.5 times higher than the national average of 590:1.

Challenges of Finding a Compatible Therapist in Killeen

With just 130 mental health professionals easily found on the Internet, it may be hard to to know if you are simply being forced to settle for who’s available. Nearly all of the available mental health professionals in Killeen and Bell County Texas have an online presence, with many using local and national review sites to display positive reviews.

Community outreach organizations, insurance and health providers often offer a referrals to local Killeen mental health professionals. Unfortunately, this means you will be required to go through the formal paperwork process long before you have an opportunity to meet with you therapist. If you decide that this person isn’t good fit for you, you’ll likely need to start the process over to some degree.

The directory is designed with helping find the right mental health professional for you in mind. It’s nice to get a general sense of a mental health professional’s expertise, experience and personality before you meet them. Our primary goal is give you the details and information you need to make an educated decision as to who you want to see to help guide you through your issues.