Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Laredo, Texas

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

Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman, LPC, MS, NCC

Hello, My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the great state of Texas. I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals struggling to find balance under the yoke of depression and/or attempting to function with symptoms of anxiety. I help guide them through the darkest time in their lives and come to realize that there is hope for a symptom free future. Often these individuals find that Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Giselle Arambula  Alexander

Giselle Arambula Alexander, LCSW

Aloha! I have over 15 years of providing culturally appropriate psychotherapy and social services to individuals and families in Texas, California, and Hawaii. I earned my MSW from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005. In 2010, I became a fully licensed LCSW in the state of Texas and subsequently completed training to become a LCSW Clinical Supervisor. I also earned a LCSW in the state of California in 2016. My training and experience comes from a varied background Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

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

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, Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Ashley Wallace

Ashley Wallace, LCSW

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

Kimberley  Smith

Kimberley Smith, M.Ed., LPC-S

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I work with clients from many different backgrounds, and have experience counseling individuals from age 12 onward, as well as couples and families. My specialty of focus is trauma counseling, but I also have an extensive history of helping with anxiety and depression, as well as relationship difficulties and adjusting to life’s challenges. My counseling style is one of compassion Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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

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 and skills Artists, writers, fears & allowing the self to emerge in the creative process Hello to everyone! I'm a licensed counselor in Texas with 30 years in the areas of relationships/marriage, identification of core values, the Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Hayley Quinonez

Hayley Quinonez, MA, LPC

Hi! My name is Hayley Quinonez. I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 3 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have experience in working with clients involving a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, trauma, PTSD and self-esteem issues. I also have worked with people with borderline tendencies and bipolar disorder. "Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

stephanie broussard

Stephanie Broussard , LCSW, ACHP-SW

If you are ready to move out of survival mode, and are looking for an authentic, caring, and compassionate therapist to support you on your journey, I believe I have the expertise to support you in every age, stage, and challenge of life.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 years

Finding Mental and Behavioral Health Care in Laredo, Texas

Located on the north bank of the Rio Grande river in southern Texas, Laredo is the tenth-most populous city in the state with 260,654 residents as per the 2017 U.S. Census Bureau estimates. Laredo is the county seat for Webb County and also the third-most populous city on the United States – Mexico border after San Diego and El Paso. Laredo is also one of the least diverse cities in the United States with 95.4% of its population identifying as Hispanic or Latino. Additionally, more than one-fourth of its residents reported as being born outside of the United States.

One of the biggest factors affecting Americans’ ability to seek mental health care is health insurance. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that a staggering 32.3% of Laredo’s population under 65 years of age does not have health insurance. This percentage is significantly higher than the average of 19.4% for the state of Texas, and more than three times the average for the United States (10.2%).

The Census Bureau statistics are similar in the Persons Living in Poverty category with nearly one-third of Laredo’s population living below the poverty line (31.3%), compared to 14.7%  for Texas and 12.3% for the entire country. The median household income in Laredo ($39,548) is also considerably lower than the averages for both Texas and the United States, which are both in the $55,000 range.

Mental Health Statistics in Laredo, Texas

According to County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, 14% of Webb County’s adult residents reported having frequent mental distress, which is defined as 14 or more days of experiencing stress, depression or any other emotional problems in the last 30 days. This percentage is slightly higher than the overall average for the state of Texas, which is 11%.

The CDC’s 500 Cities Project: Local Data for Better Health also reports that Laredo’s residents engage in unhealthy behaviors such as binge drinking, smoking, and lack of sufficient sleep at rates similar to the averages for the United States. However, when it comes to obesity and lack of leisure physical activity, Laredo largely exceeds the average percentages for the country. Such unhealthy behaviors are often closely correlated to mental illnesses and emotional problems in the population, and could also be a telltale sign for the absence of proper care for individuals suffering from such conditions.

Another report published by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) looks at the mortality rates caused by mental and substance use disorders. The mortality rate per 100,000 residents in Webb County is 3.0 for females and 16.8 for males, compared to 8.2 and 18.7 respectively for the entire United States.

Mental Health Resources and Options in Laredo, Texas

The residents of Laredo and Webb County have several options when it comes to access to mental and behavioral health care.

The City of Laredo Health Department’s Erasing Barriers program offers mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, case management and group counseling along with many other health services. All services of the Erasing Barriers program are offered free of charge to Laredo residents.

Border Region Behavioral Health Center is a local not-for-profit agency servicing individuals with mental illnesses and retardation in Webb and the surrounding counties. The agency helps more than 3,500 residents suffering from mental illnesses such as bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. Border Region also has a 24-hour crisis helpline.

Another local not-for-profit organization offering free substance abuse treatment and behavioral health services is PILLAR. The volunteer team of mental health professionals at PILLAR includes a psychiatrist, a psychologist, licensed professional counselors and graduate students from local universities.

The National Alliance on Mental Illness also has a Laredo chapter. The organization’s goals are to educate the population about mental illnesses and eliminate the public misconceptions associated with it. NAMI Laredo offers peer-to-peer, family-to-family, group counseling and educational programs to the residents of Webb County.

In addition to these organizations, Laredo has a number of private mental health professionals and licensed counselors. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Laredo has 40 clinical and school psychologists and 30 substance abuse and behavioral health counselors.

Our professional directory features top rated mental and behavioral care specialists in the area who can treat conditions such as depression, stress, bipolar disorder and substance abuse. We are here to help you find the right professional on your journey to a better mental health for yourself or a loved one.