Therapists in McAllen, TX and Nearby Locations

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Hello! My name is Samira Pizarro. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 and received my LCSW license in 2022. I love watching tv/movies, playing games and reading. Do you...
Cardona Mitchell
LPC, Ed.D.
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Texas

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, surviving narcissistic abuse, depression, and more. I believe that you are...
Ciara Weddborn
LPC, BCN/QEEG-DL
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Texas

I am Bilingual (Spanish/English) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I see therapy as a collaborative effort of gaining insight, self-awareness and a better understanding on how to approach life. I believe that counseling begins with...
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The Woodlands, Texas

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Texas

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. Life doesn't allow us to go back and fix what we have done wrong in the past, but it does allow us to live each day better than our last. The best is yet to come. Join this...
Eddie Osuagwu
LPC, LCDC, US DOT SAP, LPC-Supervisor (LPC-S)
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Mesquite, Texas

Eddie Osuagwu is a Licensed Professional Counselor (L.P.C.). He is also a diplomate in addiction treatment; Level III- Diplomate (ADC) and Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor(L.C.D.C.). He has been in the counseling profession for over two...
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Bryan, Texas

I am 63 years young. I have worked as a clinical social worker/psychotherapist in the Brazos Valley since 1988. I have a good "grapevine" of local professionals, so I often help clients with information/referral to resources for on-going support...
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West Lake Hills, Texas

I want to help you create the relationship of your dreams and attract love, peace, and connection into your life. Whether you want to rekindle your relationship, are recovering from infidelity, feel frustrated and distant from your partner, give...
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Houston, Texas

Everyone runs into difficulty in life. At times we are hit with situations that feel unbearable, or we just feel 'stuck'. This is often worse for men because of the stigma around therapy and counseling. Generally, men struggle to ask for help and...
Malia Hagen
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
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I believe that every therapeutic issue we face comes back to relationships. Some of our struggles are in relationships themselves: with our partners, our parents, our children, our friends, our bosses, and most importantly with ourselves. Some...
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Is your relationship/marriage on the verge of driving you crazy? Do you say one thing but they often hear something else? Are you a blended family that simply isn't blending? Or, do you feel trapped by the pain of your past and need help getting...
Alison Wynn
LCSW-S
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San Antonio, Texas

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Are you looking for a change? Does your relationship need help? Are you dealing with depression, loss or anxiety? I have over 10 years of experience helping adults, families and adolescents develop strengths, regain confidence and create brighter...
Brittany Daniel
M.A., LPC
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Houston, Texas

Hello my name is Brittany A. Daniel and I am a Licensed professional counselor servicing the Houston, Katy, and Cypress areas.  My education consist of both a bachelors and masters degree in the field of psychology.  As you would like to first...
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League City, Texas

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Bilingual therapist with an eclectic approach so I will use tools from different theories in order for you to get the best outcome possible. And make this experience of self-growth something that you can be proud of.
Rachel Gerbosi
MS Counseling, LPC, LMFT-Associate, LCDC
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Dallas, Texas

My first priority in the counseling process is to ensure a trusting therapeutic relationship between you and I. No two people are the same, and it is my mission for us to work together to establish goals that are personalized to fit your unique...
AP Vo
LMSW
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are you a couple in crisis, who can’t communicate, who argue, or live in silence? Are you wanting to make your relationship work, but are stuck? Has the stress affected your health, sleep, work, or parenting? Although we think “the kids don’t...
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Austin, Texas

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Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. As a psychotherapist, I seek to integrate my own experiences and background into my work as Counselor. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent time outdoors hunting and fishing...
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas, Virginia

Amanda Sharp, Ph.D (Doctor of Psychology), Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharp is the founder and owner of Monarch Behavioral Health, PLLC. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology in 2018. She has been conducting assessments and providing...
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Bellaire, Texas

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Texas

I am a licensed psychologist practicing in the Houston area. I help people who struggle with sleep issues but feel at the mercy of their insomnia. I also help people who are managing a serious health condition (e.g., cancer, GI disorders, chronic...
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Texas, Missouri

I am Jenna, founder of Calm Centered Counseling. I would love to walk with you on your journey through solving personal problems and self-discovery. I am here to listen and allow you to feel heard and understood. I want to help you make changes to...
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Missouri City, Texas

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Texas

Does anxiety run your life? Do you avoid certain situations or find yourself consumed with worry about a number of things in your life? Has your anxiety prevented you from achieving the goals you once envisioned for yourself? Has your anxiety...
Jessica Eiseman
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

I attempt to create a calming, safe, supportive space that also allows for some humor. I am both guiding and collaborative. Together we will create a plan, practice skills, and find solutions so that you can live the life that you desire. Together...
Heidi Sawyer
LPC 172
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Roswell, Georgia

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Georgia, Texas

Heidi graduated from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida with a Master of Science in Professional Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia and Texas. Prior to her focus on mental health, she obtained her undergraduate...
David Schlosz
LPC, Ph.D.
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Round Rock, Texas

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Texas

David J. Schlosz, Ph.D, NCC, LPC I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and am a father of three incredible teens. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and bring an international and multicultural perspective...
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I’m Dr. Kelli Wright and I have worked as a clinical psychologist in my own private practice since 2003. My doctoral training in both the research and practice of psychology was completed at the University of Houston, Loma Linda Veterans...

Mental Health in McAllen

Mental health services in McAllen, Texas, are in great need of expansion. The Rio Grande Valley faces many challenges in providing mental health care. One challenge is that up to 56% of adults with mental disorders do not seek treatment. This may be because of cost, access, stigma, or doctor shortage.

McAllen has suffered for several reasons. However, the shortage of doctors is one of the most significant. Recent estimates put the number of mental health care professionals in the Rio Grande Valley at 46 per 100,000 people. The actual number of McAllen residents with mental disorders is equal to the national average. The real problem lies in helping these people access care.

This shortage has had many far-reaching effects. Studies from 2009 showed evidence of poor outpatient care in psychiatric facilities. There were high rates of readmission, as high as 26.72% at Doctors Hospital.

Efforts are being made across the region to provide better mental health care. There is an active push to provide low-cost or free treatment throughout the Valley.

Effects of Education, Divorce Rates, and Other Criteria

There is a high need for more mental health care resources in McAllen. Many residents fall into demographics that typically need access to therapy. These include people in poverty, divorced or separated couples, and those with addictive behaviors.

The unemployment rate in McAllen is just above 6%. However, the rate of those without health insurance is much higher. More than 32% of all people up to the age of 65 have no health insurance of any kind. More than a quarter of McAllen’s population lives below the poverty threshold. Divorce rates are low at just under 10%. McAllen also has lower-than-average education rates. Only 28% of the population possesses a bachelor’s degree.

Another significant fact about McAllen is its position as a drug transport city. The nearby border makes the city a prime passpoint for heroin and methamphetamine. Young people especially reported using more heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. This is significant in shaping a picture of the mental health of the region. The National Bureau of Economic Research says there is a strong link between substance abuse and mental health disorders. Those with mental illness account for the consumption of 38% of alcohol and 44% of cocaine. They are also responsible for the consumption of 40% of cigarettes.

Mental Health Resources in McAllen

In recent years, the Rio Grande Valley has led a campaign for better mental health care. In 2017, the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine opened a new psychiatric program. The goal of this is to provide more mental health professionals for the area. Tropical Texas Behavioral Health also expanded its services to more than 31,000 locals in 2017.

Other treatment centers offer free mental health care to those who need it. Hope Family Health Center is one of these facilities. It serves about 2,000 patients a year and continues to expand. Facilities like these are revolutionizing the mental health care industry in McAllen.

Hope Family has also recently implemented a new program called Warm Line. This program aims to offer support to patients going through temporary mental crises. Warm Line matches patients to people who have had similar experiences. The purpose is to talk, ask for advice, and seek support. This is an excellent resource for people who cannot or do not want to seek professional care.