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.

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

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

Celine Medlock

LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree in psychology specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. I did my residency with Baylor University at the Star of Hope, a women and family homeless shelter. Some of these individuals were battling... Read More
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

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

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

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

Aimee Edwards-Hunter

LCSW
16 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), am licensed and currently live in the state of Colorado, although I also maintain my LCSW licensure in Texas. I studied at the University of Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate (BSW) and graduate degrees (MSSW) in Social Work. Since graduating with my Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) in 2003, I have worked with couples, families, and children in a variety of settings, to... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), am licensed and currently live in the state of Colorado, although I also maintain my LCSW licensure in Texas. I studied at the University of Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 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.