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.


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

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

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

Rod Lind

M.A., NCC, LPC
25 years experience
I’m glad/pleased you have taken the opportunity to check out some of these profiles. I am Rod Lind, Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 25 years of counseling experience working in a variety of settings to include a chemical dependency clinic working with parolees and probationers, co-facilitating a sex offenders group, a university counseling providing mental health and career counseling, working with soldiers and family members both on post and in private practice. I have... Read More
I’m glad/pleased you have taken the opportunity to check out some of these profiles. I am Rod Lind, Licensed Professional Counselor. I have 25 years of counseling experience working in a variety of settings to include a chemical dependency... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 25 years

Brandee Smith

M.S., LPC, LCDC
3 years experience
My dual clinical licensure and specialized training allow me to competently employ clinically appropriate, evidence-based approaches to therapy. Working with diverse groups of client populations and issues is an ongoing professional priority. Through these experiences, my appreciation of the uniqueness of each client continues to grow. Continuing education, life experience, and a desire to positively impact the lives of others, whether in crisis or transition, combine to enhance my effectiveness as a therapist. My professional experience... Read More
My dual clinical licensure and specialized training allow me to competently employ clinically appropriate, evidence-based approaches to therapy. Working with diverse groups of client populations and issues is an ongoing professional priority. Through these experiences, my appreciation of the uniqueness... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Susan Jaros

LCSW
20 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in the psychiatric field. My passion is helping others to become their best selves. My approach in helping you, is by actively listening in a non-judgmental manner, providing a safe place for us to identify areas of focus. I combine many therapeutic modalities to develop a specific treatment plan tailored to you and your needs from a Strength Building perspective. ... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 20 years experience in the psychiatric field. My passion is helping others to become their best selves. My approach in helping you, is by actively listening in a non-judgmental manner,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 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.