Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Missouri City, Texas

Find a therapist in Missouri City, Texas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Missouri City, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


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

Kimberley Smith

M.Ed., LPC-S
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I work with clients from many different backgrounds, and have experience counseling individuals from age 12 onward, as well as couples and families. My specialty of focus is trauma counseling, but I also have an extensive history of helping with anxiety and depression, as well as relationship difficulties and adjusting to life’s challenges. My counseling style is one of compassion... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Texas. I work with clients from many different backgrounds, and have experience counseling individuals from age 12 onward, as well as couples and families. My specialty of focus... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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

Carrie Fleury

LPC, DCC
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have worked with clients since 2012. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work with people who are experiencing grief or anger. My counseling style is warm and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity and compassion. I am here to work, and I hope you are too. I will meet you where... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and have worked with clients since 2012. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues. I also work with people who are experiencing... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

Rebecca Jarrell

MA, LPC
17 years experience
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 17 years experience in a variety of settings, including: psychiatrist office, inpatient psychiatric hospital and private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree in Counseling from Sam Houston State University. My ultimate goal is to assist my clients in finding healthy ways to improve the quality of their lives. It is my belief that most people already have... Read More
Welcome! I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with 17 years experience in a variety of settings, including: psychiatrist office, inpatient psychiatric hospital and private practice. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Master of Arts degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 17 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

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

Ashley McErlean

LMFT
6 years experience
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as family and society, even when working with an individual. I believe effective therapy is based on faith that every individual or family has the ability to affect change within their own relationships. While I encourage... Read More
As a marriage and family therapist (she/her/hers), I view counseling from a systemic perspective. This means that my focus is not on individuals, but on relationships. The focus of treatment from this perspective is on interactions within systems, such as... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Robin Wagner

M., Ed., Ed.S, NCC
9 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is Nationally Board Certified with over ten years of experience in both public and private settings. My greatest joy is helping clients to find their best sense of self, and I believe that my work is most effective when you are empowered to make meaningful and lasting change. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who is Nationally Board Certified with over ten years of experience in both public and private settings. My greatest joy is helping clients to find their best sense of self, and I... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 years

An Overview of Mental Health in Missouri City, Texas

Missouri City, Texas is a suburb of Houston with a population of approximately 74,497 residents. It forms part of the Houston, Sugar Land, and The Woodlands metro area. A small part of Missouri City occupies Harris County with the majority geographically placed in Fort Bend County. Missouri City is 17 miles from downtown Houston; the two cities share a border.

Missouri City became attractive to black, middle-class families for its lower housing prices and proximity to Houston. Black Entertainment Television named Missouri City a model city for African Americans. In 2018, citizens elected a black woman to represent them, making her both the first black mayor and first female mayor in the history of Missouri City.

Severe weather patterns can affect citizens of Missouri City

Fort Bend County’s natural disasters are far greater than the U.S. average.  President-declared disasters and emergencies are also high. Causes include fires, severe storms, high winds, floods, earthquakes and hurricanes. These natural catastrophes can exacerbate mental illness symptoms and cause people to suffer poverty, loss of life or severe physical injury, followed by anxiety, depression, grief and extreme stress.

Diversity in Missouri City

41.3 percent of Missouri City residents are Black, with 23.4 percent White, 16.6 percent Asian, 15.9 percent Hispanic, with the remaining percentages identifying as two or more races at 2.1 percent, American Indian at 0.2 percent, Pacific Islander at 0.01 percent and Other at 0.2 percent.

Mental Health Challenges in Missouri City

Across the United States, studies reveal that:

  • A fourth of homeless adults who stay in shelters live with serious mental illness and nearly half struggle with substance abuse disorders.
  • Some young people who end up in juvenile court systems have a mental illness.
  • Less than half of adults receive mental health treatment, while roughly half of all children do not receive mental health treatment.
  • Whites receive twice as much mental health treatment access as African Americans and Hispanic populations.
  • By the age of 14, half of mentally ill teens will show symptoms; by age 24, about 75 percent of young people will show symptoms of their mental illnesses.
  • Decades can pass between the onset of mental illness and the time people get treatment.

Of particular concern for Missouri City is the high percentage of African-American and Hispanic citizens who are receiving only half the mental health care resources of other races.

Violent crime is higher in Missouri City than the U.S. average. Types of violent crime include manslaughter, aggravated assault and robbery. Crime can sometimes correlate with mental illness; however, most people with mental health issues are not violent.

Texas has 56 percent less mental health professionals than it needs to provide adequate mental health coverage to residents. Some of the problems facing citizens of Missouri City that prevent them from getting mental health treatment include:

  • Low mental health provider ratios
  • Communication problems
  • Hispanics and African Americans are less likely to receive help
  • Fear of deportation for those who are not American citizens
  • Homeless people are often mentally ill and unable to seek treatment
  • Divorce counseling could save marriages
  • Violent Crime causes many social problems, including mental illness

Help for Teens with Mental Health Issues

Parents in Missouri City can help by noticing signs of mental illness in teens:

  • Cannot concentrate; school grades suffer
  • Normally compliant teen begins taking risks that put self or others in danger
  • Insomnia or desire to sleep all the time
  • Refuses to eat or overeats; large weight loss or weight gain
  • Seems withdrawn, sad, tearful, unmotivated or uninterested in activities
  • Talks about self-harm or desire not to live
  • Complains of fast heart rate, rapid breathing or feeling ill
  • Appears to be using alcohol, drugs or other means of self-medication

Parents can help teens who exhibit any of these behaviors by finding appropriate mental health service providers who can treat the onset of mental illness.

Mental Health Services Are Available

In Fort Bend County, the Indigent Health Care Program’s Missouri City Office provides medical and mental health coverage for individuals with income based at 21% or below the federal poverty level.

Citizens of Missouri City will find the mental health services they need through E-Counseling’s directory. All people deserve to receive the mental health care they need to improve their quality of life.