Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Longview, Texas

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


Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

April Grimes

LCSW
7 years experience
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, based on your unique needs. I am open-minded, authentic, direct, and compassionate. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, LGBTQ youth and adults, families, couples, groups, and individuals experiencing mild to major psychological stress. I offer... Read More
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Carolyn Jones

LPC, RN, CEDS, CEDRN
27 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Dr. Josh Briley

PhD
20 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kathleen Barnes

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief intervention Solution-based focused therapy. My experience is with individuals that struggle from stress and anxiety from everyday life, to severe or mild mental heath symptoms and trauma/PTSD. I believe in providing the hope and support... Read More
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Hoi Moy

MS, LPC
5 years experience
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, but I have the most experience in areas involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personal development, relationship concerns, family concerns, and anger management. I typically take a holistic, multicultural approach when... Read More
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathi Turner

LCSW, ACSW
3 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Harmon

LCSW-S, LCDC-I
6 years experience
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years 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... Read More
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Mackenzie Balderaz

MA, LMFT, EMDR, Trained
5 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the presenting concern might be anxiety and depression, I believe that anxiety is related to the future, and depression is about the past. If you tackle either the past or the future, the concerns subside. The... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Longview, Texas

Longview is a cozy little town of 81,522 in eastern Texas about 130 miles from Dallas. It has a suburban feel with adequate shopping and dining. Nearby Lake Cherokee provides plenty of opportunities for swimming, boating and fishing. The downtown area features a number of historic landmarks. Residents and visitors can learn more about local history at the Gregg County Historic Museum. As with nearly everywhere in Texas, sports are popular, especially with youth.

The town benefited from the discovery and development of the East Texas Oil Field. The local economy continues to be influenced by the state of the oil and gas industry.

Mental Health in Longview

Life in Longview can be challenging for some residents. In addition to regular stressors of daily life, these east Texans face some unique issues. This part of the state has been ranked as the least healthy in Texas in a recent survey.

  • Poverty: 3% of Longview residents live below the poverty line. This population is likely to need mental health services but have the hardest time accessing them.
  • Crime: Gregg County has the third highest homicide rate in Texas. Anyone who has been a victim of crime or who fears the nearby violence could benefit from mental health services to help cope with post-traumatic stress (PTS), anger, fear and other emotions.
  • Obesity: A local community health needs assessment (CHNA) listed obesity as the main health challenge facing the region. Obesity can lead to a variety of other physical health challenges, but the mental health aspect shouldn’t be overlooked either.
  • Substance Abuse and Addiction: The CHNA also listed substance abuse as a problem in Longview and Gregg County. Mental health services may be able to help anyone dealing with the effects of addiction.
  • Community Health Resources: Many residents lack the proper nutrition and access to healthy activities in order to live a physically and mentally healthy lifestyle. The CHNA identified that the lack of community health resources may play a role.
  • Economic Downturn: Since the local economy is so dependent on the oil and gas industry, any downturn in prices can hit residents. Economic downturns can be an especially stressful period for individuals and families.

Mental Health Resources in Longview

Texas ranks poorly across the United States in terms of access to mental health care resources. Despite these state-wide shortages, there are counselors in the Longview area.

Counselors in Longview have been qualified as licensed clinical social workers, licensed professional counselors and licensed psychologists. A few therapists have doctorate degrees in clinical psychology as well. Given their wide training backgrounds, these counselors can pull from a variety of therapy modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based practices.

They have helped clients navigate complex traumas, cope with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, ADHD, bipolar, OCD, panic disorder, agoraphobia and general life stress and career challenges. They have worked with adults, children and families in a variety of care settings. These therapists know that each client is unique and will work with you to develop a care plan that meets your needs.

The Challenge of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Longview

The cost of mental health services may seem prohibitive to some residents in Longview. The 22.7% of residents who don’t have health insurance and the 18.3% living in poverty may find it to be especially difficult to get the care they need. There are alternative offerings that may be able to help those facing a cost barrier seek help. Non-profits and community groups sometimes offer free services such as help lines and support groups as well as counseling on a sliding-scale basis based on income. Text- and video-based services may also be more affordable.

The large Spanish-speaking population in Longview may also face an obstacle to treatment. While it’s increasingly popular to provide services in Spanish, this offering is not guaranteed. Even if these residents speak English as a second language, it’s always better to conduct therapy sessions in a native language.

Find a Therapist in Longview

To make the search for a therapist easier, we put together a detailed therapist directory. Our listing includes experienced care providers who have worked with individuals and families in the Longview area. They can be trusted to provide a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to share and process whatever you’re going through.