Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Mesquite, Texas

Find a therapist in Mesquite, Texas  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Mesquite 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

Eddie Osuagwu

LPC, LCDC, SAP,
20+ years experience
Many years of experiences have given him ample opportunity to help children, adolescents and adults with unique and difficult life experiences. Years of working in the behavioral health has prepared him to effectively work with individuals who are suffering from mental health challenges. His story, education and training have equipped him to empower people to overcome the psychological burden; past or current. Read More
Many years of experiences have given him ample opportunity to help children, adolescents and adults with unique and difficult life experiences. Years of working in the behavioral health has prepared him to effectively work with individuals who are suffering from mental health challenges. His story, education and training have equipped him to empower people to overcome the psychological burden; past or current. Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20+ years

An Overview of Mental Health in Mesquite Texas

Finding a mental health professional you can easily relate to can be challenging regardless of what city you live in. Mesquite, Texas presents challenges just like any place in the U.S. The good news is that there are dozens of trained professionals in the Mesquite area ready and waiting to help guide you through the tough times.

Known as the Rodeo Capital of Texas, Mesquite is a bustling suburb of nearly 144,000 residents. Located on the eastern edges of Dallas County, the city has been granted the title of Playful City USA five times in recent history, including 2017 due to its 76 parks and two recreational areas. There’s no shortage of things to do In Mesquite with downtown Dallas just minutes away, as well as near proximity to Lake Ray Hubbard and Love Field.

Mental Health Statistics for Mesquite

A general sense of well-being and that everything is going to be fine, regardless of most circumstances are signs of excellent mental health. Unfortunately, 6 percent of the population have suffered a major depressive or anxiety episode in the past year. Additionally, more than 8 percent of the population aged 12 and older are classified as having substance abuse and co-occurring disorders in the past year.

Suicide is the third leading cause of death for children ages 14 to 17 nationwide, and Dallas County is no different. In fact, youth suicide rates have escalated in recent years. Latest numbers show that 10.2 percent of the population completed suicide in the last year alone. A sharp increase from the 2.4 percent for years 2012-2015.

What Makes Mental Health Different in Mesquite?

Mesquite is similar to the problems facing residents of any metropolis area such as Dallas. However, living in the outlying areas of such a big city can create stressors not found in the inner city areas. Long commute times, traffic, a similar cost of living while not earning as much are just some of the reasons people in Mesquite may experience mood disorders such as anxiety and depression.

  • Studies show a parallel between financial stress and mental health issues.
  • Dallas and surrounding communities such as Mesquite are known for their relatively low median income of just $22,610.
  • Causes for suicide in Mesquite are linked to untreated mental illness.
  • Studies show lower-income residents are may suffer crippling mental illness but not have access to mental health care. Mesquite have a poverty percentage of 8 percent.
  • Research shows that sitting in traffic is linked to poor mental health and possibly contributes to an increase in aggression and crime.

Divorce Rate in Mesquite

Mesquite has an average divorce rate of 11 percent. The median age is 32 years old, which may account for a somewhat stable marriage and divorce rate. Studies have show that those getting married later in life are more likely to stay together. A lower poverty rate may also account for couples staying together as financial stresses are a known leading cause for separation and divorce.

A plenitude of marriage counselors in the area may also account for why the divorce rate is relatively stable. With hundreds of marriage counselors in Dallas County, there’s plenty of mental health professionals available to help people find help married people find resolutions prior to seeking legal remedies.

Mental Health Resources in Mesquite

There are three dozen mental health professionals in Mesquite, with hundreds more in Dallas County. Overall, Texas is  said to have a shortage of therapists, the number of licensed professionals available in Mesquite is well below the  minimum national threshold.

Finding a professional in Mesquite or any of the communities in the Greater Dallas area shouldn’t be a problem if you don’t mind a little bit of a drive. Hospitals, clinics and non-profit organizations are a plenty, even if your insurance doesn’t cover all of the costs.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Mesquite

Hundreds of mental health providers are easy to find online. However, most all of them have websites boasting how effective their services are and a great number of them come with social reviews. Popular sites such as Yelp Yellow Pages have a host of therapists, all carrying some form of positive review so it can be hard to decide which professional is right for you.

Health insurance providers often offer referrals to licensed therapists nearby. This however comes with a lot of paperwork and red tape, just to get your first visit. If you don’t like the person you meet with, you may not be given another choice or you might find it exhausting to change therapists. Even more problematic is if your need is urgent. So, how do you pick the right person for the job of helping you with your issues?

Our directory is designed to make the process of finding a therapists in Mesquite easier. If you’re seeking a mental health provider you can trust, and relate to, try our directory where you can find all the information you need to make an informed, educated decision about your mental healthcare.