McAllen, Texas Therapists

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

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Dallas, Texas

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I am a trauma-informed therapist who utilizes both eastern and western practices to assist in your healing process including ACT, DBT, CBT, as well as yoga, breathwork, and meditation. I earned my Masters of Social Work from Colorado State...
Alan Rivas
LCSW-S
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

The decision to attend counseling can be a significant moment in one’s life. The choice to seek this kind of support can come about for many reasons. People seek therapy to deal with issues, conflicts, and problems associated with a range of...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

I work with adolescents and adults, including those suffering from depression, low self-esteem, poor body image, social anxiety, those feeling ‘stuck’ in life, and those lacking motivation to live their deepest potential. When you sit in a...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

I help stuck men and women release problematic patterns through guiding them to a deeper and more authentic understanding of their life. Once a pattern is understood and released, I support them in stepping into their own personal power, which is...
Ashley Ray
LCSW-S
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

Do you feel uncertain of where to begin or where you are going but know that it’s time for you to start taking action? I help men and women who feel stressed, irritable, anxious, and disconnected rapidly achieve peace, ease, freedom and connection...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

When feeling detached and alone, it is only natural to seek support. When you feel like no one understands you, and you feel disconnected from everyone and everything around you, its easy to wonder if you will ever belong. I am here to help you...
Stephanie Broussard
LCSW, ACHP-SW
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Texas, Texas

Lost? Confused? Afraid? Are you facing a difficult situation and feeling overwhelmed?  A new diagnosis, the death of a loved one, divorce, the teenage years, marriage, the birth of a baby...... Has life thrown you and/or your family a curve ball...
Kristen Suleman
M.Ed., LPC, CCTS
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

People often meet with me because they worry they’re not “good enough”, they worry they aren’t “doing enough”, or because they struggle with out of control thoughts. I often work with individuals seeking support due to trauma,...
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor, and a certified EMDR trained clinician. I'm an emotional guardian and a professional secret keeper. As a therapist, I have worked with individuals, adolescents, and couples. I...
Jessica Glass
LPC, LCDC
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Houston, Texas

As your future therapist, it is my goal to help you work through the things that have been causing problems within your life. I am passionate about servicing you. I believe that everyone can become who they want to be and live a purposeful life. You...
Rachel Eddins
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed or out of control with food? Does food make you feel anxious? Are you tired of food and guilt controlling your thoughts, actions, and behaviors? You CAN break free from unhealthy thinking and eating patterns. I’d...
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Houston , Texas

You can't put your finger on the exact moment that it happened. All you know that the life you are living just doesn't feel like "you" anymore. You work hard. SO. DAMN. HARD. And you've built a beautiful life. So, you ask yourself, "why don't I feel...
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Texas

Love-Sex-Trust orientation. I work best with those who want to get to the root of the original pain point and rework old patterns, beliefs and behaviors; gaining clarity with the self and more closeness with others. Deal with affairs, unproductive...
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Dallas, Texas

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Texas

If you’ve ever wondered why relationships are so damn hard. You’re in the right place. I get it. I specialize in helping milennial couples tackle relationship issues ranging from dealing with FOMO, marriage and commitment, partner conflict, loss...
Randi Waller
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Sometimes the world can feel overwhelmingly negative and makes us want to crawl under the covers and avoid life because it’s just too hard. Sometimes we have a life changing event, one we either didn’t ask for or want, or one that we wanted but...
David Schlosz
LPC, Ph.D.
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Round Rock, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Tiffany Young
LMFT Associate, LPC
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Tiffany Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Beth Ann Contreras. Tiffany has a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from The King’s University. Tiffany is...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Hey there! I’m Stephanie. Licensed clinical social worker. Psychotherapist. Small business owner. I’m here to help you navigate anxiety, life transitions, chronic dissatisfaction and other “stuff” that keeps you stuck from living a...
Francisco Ortiz
L.P.C, MS
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

It can be challenging finding the right therapist. My name is Francisco and I have dedicated my life to helping people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, life transitions, and relationship issues. It is never easy asking for help, and I...
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Cleburne, Texas

Nancy is an experienced bilingual therapist working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individual adults on a variety of issues. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and PREPARE/ENRICH...
Melody Brooke
LMFT, LPC
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Texas, Colorado

Melody Brooke is a licensed marriage and family therapist who helps couples and individuals transform their relationships. She’s spent 25 years counseling clients on how to form healthy, satisfying relationships with one-on-one therapy, couples...
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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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Houston, Texas

I speak fluent English and Spanish and My formal education and my life experiences have provided me with skills to help others encounter the nature of the barriers that prevent them from finding the true meaning of life and living. You can discover...
Alison Wynn
LCSW-S
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

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...

An Overview of 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 percent 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 percent 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 percent. However, the rate of those without health insurance is much higher. More than 32 percent 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 percent. McAllen also has lower-than-average education rates. Only 28 percent of the population possesses a bachelor’s degree.

Another significant statistic about McAllen is its position as a drug transport city. The nearby border makes the city a prime pass point 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 percent of alcohol and 44 percent of cocaine. They are also responsible for the consumption of 40 percent 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 advice, and seek support. This is an excellent resource for people who cannot or do not want to seek professional care.

Challenges of Finding a Therapist in McAllen

It can be daunting to start the search for a new therapist. For patients just beginning to realize that they need therapy, the prospect is downright overwhelming. Thankfully, you do not have to dive in on your own. Our directory makes it easy to find a therapist in McAllen who suits your unique needs.

Insurance companies often offer to match patients with therapists. This seems nice, but it means long wait times and a lot of paperwork. We can help you find a therapist in short order and get you started on treatment as soon as possible.

We also are dedicated to providing all the information you need about local therapists. This makes it possible for you to find a counselor who is the best possible match. McAllen’s growing awareness of mental health needs means more opportunities for care. Our comprehensive directory can match you with a professional to get you started.