Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in McKinney, Texas

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


Tamara Johnson

MSSW,LCSW
3 years experience
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working with children, adults, families, and Veteran populations. Several years ago, I experienced some setbacks related to a loss of a long-term relationship which caused lots of grief, financial hardship and multiple stressors including new... Read More
Hello, my name is Tamara Johnson, I am a licensed clinical social worker licensed in the state of Texas, Mississippi and Tennessee. I graduated from the University of Texas Arlington in 2004. I have over 16 years of experience working... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Dr. Pamela Morris

PhD
25 years experience
Hello, My name is Dr. Pamela Morris and I'm a licensed psychologist in Texas and Wisconsin. I've been a Psychologist for 25 years, working with issues ranging from personality disorders, trauma and abuse, relationship and intimacy issues, self esteem and identity development, addictions, parenting, anxiety, depression and serious mental illness. I enjoy helping others through rough times and situations. I have been described as supportive, caring,, open-minded, and compassionate, with a pretty good sense of humor.... Read More
Hello, My name is Dr. Pamela Morris and I'm a licensed psychologist in Texas and Wisconsin. I've been a Psychologist for 25 years, working with issues ranging from personality disorders, trauma and abuse, relationship and intimacy issues, self esteem and identity... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:25 years

Donnie Fenton

M.Ed,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations,... Read More
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Natalie Furdek

LPC
8 years experience
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While I'm currently in Central Texas, my roots lie in areas of the state that often lack quality counseling services. It is my goal (and passion) to serve Texans, who, for whatever... Read More
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Ingrid Johnson

MA,LPC,NCC
18 years experience
Greetings and thank you for reading about me! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 17 years of counseling experience. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work with you to to sort out the details of your life and provide appropriate resources to empower you. I have extensive training on stress and anxiety alleviation techniques. My counseling approach is embedded in person-center therapy.... Read More
Greetings and thank you for reading about me! I am a licensed professional counselor and a certified school counselor. I have 17 years of counseling experience. I offer a safe, non-judgmental environment. I work with you... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:18 years

Kelsey Schad

MA,LPC
3 years experience
Welcome! It takes a brave individual to seek out counseling support and I commend you for taking this step. There is something in your life that has initiated this search and I want to help you throughout your journey. Here is a little about me and how I plan to support you. I have a master's degree in psychology as well as counseling from Houston Baptist University (HBU) and am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
Welcome! It takes a brave individual to seek out counseling support and I commend you for taking this step. There is something in your life that has initiated this search and I want to help you throughout your journey. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Lorena Peaslee

MS,NCC,LPC
3 years experience
"I don't know what to do or who to turn to", is this something that you have found yourself saying? If so, I would be privileged to help you take those initial steps towards a healthier you. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. I have 3 years of experience working with many people and families in their time of need such as anxiety, depression, self-harming behaviors, stress, anger management, ADHD, ODD, PTSD.... Read More
"I don't know what to do or who to turn to", is this something that you have found yourself saying? If so, I would be privileged to help you take those initial steps towards a healthier you. I am... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Torrenzo Moore

MA,LPC
5 years experience
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes or challenges that alter our perspective on life, which directly impact our mental, emotional, and social well-being. By promoting a safe, judgement free, and shame free environment, my aim is to allow you the freedom... Read More
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Tiffany Chen

LPC,NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes counseling adolescents (age 13 and up), adults, couples and families. Also expertise in the areas of relationship issues, reconciliation (with self and others), anxiety, depression and Women’s Issues. I provides individual counseling, couples therapy,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Yumi Couper

LCSW,4004,64031
7 years experience
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and ability to truly work through the issues are of utmost importance. I believe everyone has something to work through in their lives. By providing evidence based therapy and unconditional positive regard, I have been... Read More
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Overview of Mental Health Resources in McKinney, Texas

People living with mental health issues in McKinney, Texas, face many challenges. Statewide estimates put the number of Texans with mental illness at 1 in 5. Almost 4 percent of the state’s 26.9 million people have a severe mental illness that affects them every day. This includes conditions like bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or depression. More than 20 percent of children between the ages of 9 and 17 suffer from a diagnosed mental illness.

Mental health resources throughout the state vary wildly. Texas ranks 32nd out of all 50 states and the District of Columbia for its mental health services. This makes it a place that is in drastic need of better access to mental health care.

Of the adults in Texas suffering from mental illness, only 38.3 percent seek treatment. This means that the large majority is not receiving any mental health care at all in any form. In McKinney, one cause may be that until 2017, most treatment was outsourced to Dallas.

In July 2017, Collin County received a new mental health facility, Life’s Path Mobile Crisis Unit. Life’s Path has a total of 22 beds. Eight of these are in a locked unit designed for patients undergoing severe mental health crises. They are made to hold patients for up to two days. The unlocked unit is for stays up to eight days. The facility is fully staffed and under observation. It aims to help patients reorient themselves during times of distress, so they can return to normal life.

There are only 90 mental health professionals per every 100,000 people in Collin County. This can create a challenge for those looking for mental health care. Officials are becoming more aware of the mental health crisis. They are seeking ways to draw more attention to mental health issues. Many programs also look to give residents easier access to professional counseling services.

Effect of Education, Divorce, Poverty, and Other Contributing Factors

The poverty rate in Collin County is much higher than the national average at 6.95 percent. Studies show that as poverty levels rise, mental health issues increase. People in poverty are also much less likely to seek treatment.

Nine percent of the population of Collin County is divorced. Divorce is one of the most difficult stressors that can occur in someone’s life. It is often a contributor to anxiety, depression, and other mental health difficulties.

Fifty percent of Collin County residents hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Education tends to make individuals more likely to seek professional mental health care.

The opioid overdose rate in Texas in 2016 was 4.9 per 100,000 people. This is much lower than many other states in the nation but not an insignificant factor in public health. The total drug overdose rate was 10.1 per 100,000 people. The self-harm and interpersonal violence mortality rate is 6.4 for females and 19.7 for males.

Mental Health Resources in McKinney

Collin County has an active movement toward educating the public about the need for mental health resources in McKinney. The Collin County Mental Health Managed Counsel Program advocates for better care for prison inmates in the county. The program also seeks to educate public officials who work with these individuals. Recent studies show that roughly 4,000 inmates in Collin County need treatment for mental illness.

The program also hosts the Collin County Mental Health Symposium every November. Now in its fourth year, the symposium discusses ways to approach mental health treatment on a local level. It also investigates how to make services more accessible to patients. It aims to educate medical personnel, police and detention officers, and legal representatives. The symposium’s goal is to improve McKinney’s mental health services, so people never go without treatment that they need.

The Challenges of Finding Mental Health Care in McKinney

We know that starting out on the journey to finding mental health care is intimidating. That is why we offer a comprehensive, easy-to-use directory for mental health professionals. Our directory will help you get in touch with a qualified counselor in McKinney. Insurance companies often claim to be able to match patients with counselors. However, this means you do not have the ability to choose your own provider. Our local mental health directory can get you started on treatment long before your insurance can. Start today to match with a counselor in McKinney, Texas.