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.


Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D., LPC
11 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Marima Hernandez

LPC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the mind, body, mood, behavior, and environment makes it possible to reclaim your life with a more positive perspective. If you are feeling stressed, looking to make life changes, or need to unload pain in a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Bonnie Lilly

LPC, NCC
3 years experience
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Christian Counseling from the Liberty University in 2012. As a wife, mother, and counselor, I believe that we are all relational beings and need relationships that are encouraging and uplifting! Everything is possible and our... Read More
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Kelly Brast

LPC-S, LSOTP, CART
16 years experience
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor, Licensed Sex Offender Treatment Provider, and Certified Anger Resolution Therapist. I have over 30 years experience working in the Mental Health field with 16 years as a Licensed Professional Counselor. ... Read More
I am the owner and lead therapist at Kelly's Counseling Services. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston. I am a Licensed... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 years

Rachel Larreta

MA, LMFT, LCDC
7 years experience
Hi there! I’m Rachel, a marriage and family therapist in Austin, Texas. I was inspired to become a therapist by my own experience as a therapy client. During a time in my life when I felt lonely and stuck in an unhealthy relationship, my therapist was able to accept me as I was and validate my experience while also helping me gain insight into what I was doing, why I was doing it, and how... Read More
Hi there! I’m Rachel, a marriage and family therapist in Austin, Texas. I was inspired to become a therapist by my own experience as a therapy client. During a time in my life when I felt lonely and stuck in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Stephanie Adamson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, parent-child relationships, self-esteem, body... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Jamie Morris

LPC
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships, and various other emotional concerns. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and a few others but I am a very person centered counselor. I want to help you in a... Read More
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Ashley McErlean

LMFT
6 years experience
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as family and society, even when working with an individual. I believe effective therapy is based on faith that every individual or family has the ability to affect change within their own relationships. While I encourage... Read More
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Susan Jaros

LCSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in the psychiatric field. My passion is helping others to become their best selves. My approach in helping you, is by actively listening in a non-judgmental manner, providing a safe place for us to identify areas of focus. I combine many therapeutic modalities to develop a specific treatment plan tailored to you and your needs from a Strength Building perspective. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in the psychiatric field. My passion is helping others to become their best selves. My approach in helping you, is by actively listening in a non-judgmental manner,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Robin Wagner

M., Ed., Ed.S, NCC
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is Nationally Board Certified with over ten years of experience in both public and private settings. My greatest joy is helping clients to find their best sense of self, and I believe that my work is most effective when you are empowered to make meaningful and lasting change. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is Nationally Board Certified with over ten years of experience in both public and private settings. My greatest joy is helping clients to find their best sense of self, and I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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.