Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Mission, Texas

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

An Overview of Mental Health in Mission, Texas

Mission, Texas is a largely Hispanic community of 82,200 people. 87.5 percent of residents are Hispanic, 81.1 percent’s native language is non-English and approximately 20 percent are non-U.S. citizens. Just 10.7 percent of the population is white. Nearly 30 percent of the population is foreign born.

As of 2016, the median household income in Mission was $40,945, which is significantly lower than the state’s median household income of $56,565. The poverty rate in this Southern Texas town is 24 percent, 10 percent greater than all of the United States. More than a quarter of the population does not hold a high school diploma, and less than a quarter of the population possesses a bachelor’s degree. The largest industries in Mission are healthcare and social assistance and educational services. The highest paid industry is mining, quarrying, oil and gas extraction.

Mission is a densely populated city, with a population density that is 2,453 percent higher than the national average. It is the 420th largest city in the United States. Each of these numbers is bleak and explains the mental health crisis that is occurring in Texas, particularly in the Southern region.

Mental Health Concerns in Mission, Texas

Texas’s mental healthcare has reached the point of crisis. According to reports from 206, approximately 1 million Texans are afflicted by a serious mental health condition, including depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder. At least half a million children younger than 17 years of age live with severe emotional disturbance.

According to data from an October 2016 report, approximately 1.6 million adults and 181,000 children aged 12 to 17 are plagued by a substance abuse disorder. On average, Texas spends approximately $1.4 billion in emergency room costs and $650 million more in court costs to address both substance abuse disorders and mental illness.

Drinking is another common problem in Hidalgo County. According to the stats, the driving deaths involving alcohol are at 27.9 percent. The violent crimes rate in the region is 311.9 per 100,000 individuals, which is extremely high.

Hidalgo’s suicide rate is 5.5 to 12 per every 100,000 individuals. The rate is slightly lower than that of the United States’ average rate.

Factors That Contribute to Mission’s Mental Health Concerns

Though mental illness can crop up in just about anyone at any time regardless of his or her socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, gender or other identifying factors, there are several risk factors for mental illness in the Mission community. Some such factors include the following:

  • Integration: Nearly 30 percent of Mission’s residents are foreign born. More than 80 percent either do not speak English or do not speak English as a first language. These residents may encounter difficulty communicating with others, finding employment or simply establishing relationships outside of the home.
  • Poverty: Nearly a quarter of the Mission population lives in poverty and those that do not live in poverty make far less than the national average. Poverty is one of the greatest contributing factors of mental illness.
  • Substance Abuse: Substance abuse is a huge problem in the Southern part of Texas. Substance abuse can perpetuate existing mental health disorders and create disorders in minds in which mental illness is not present.
  • Lack of Higher Education: Higher education usually equates to more job prospects and better pay. The majority of Mission residents have no more than a high school diploma, if that.
  • Overcrowding: Mission’s population density is one of the highest in the nation. The lack of personal space can lead to feelings of claustrophobia, anxiety and other mental health problems.

Mental Health Resources in Mission

Texas is one of the worst states when it comes to care and treatment of mental illness. In fact, when it comes to access to care, Texas ranks at number 50. The only state that ranked below it was Mississippi (D.C. was included in the survey). Texas does not make it easy for those with mental illness to access the care they desperately need. That’s where E-Counseling comes in.

E-Counseling strives to provide the residents of Mission and beyond with easily accessible, quality mental health care. If you or a loved one lives with a behavioral, emotional or mental disorder, refer to E-Counseling’s directory to find a compassionate professional who can help you overcome your issues and move forward with your life.