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.


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

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

Teresa Adcock

LCSW-S
10 years experience
Reaching out and trying to find a therapist can be one of the hardest things to do when you are feeling in chaos and in crisis. Once you take that first step, it gets easier and progressively easier. Feeling like someone is actually listening to you and focusing on you is so important, especially now days. As a therapist, I focus on each person’s specific needs and I adjust my style accordingly.... Read More
Reaching out and trying to find a therapist can be one of the hardest things to do when you are feeling in chaos and in crisis. Once you take that first step, it gets easier and progressively easier. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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

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

Marima Hernandez

LPC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the mind, body, mood, behavior, and environment makes it possible to reclaim your life with a more positive perspective. If you are feeling stressed, looking to make life changes, or need to unload pain in a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Bonnie Lilly

LPC, NCC
3 years experience
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Christian Counseling from the Liberty University in 2012. As a wife, mother, and counselor, I believe that we are all relational beings and need relationships that are encouraging and uplifting! Everything is possible and our... Read More
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jamie Morris

LPC
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships, and various other emotional concerns. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and a few others but I am a very person centered counselor. I want to help you in a... Read More
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

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.