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.

Carolyn Jones

Carolyn Jones, LPC, RN, CEDS, CEDRN

Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's in Nursing in 1978 from the University of Nebraska and my Master's Degree in Counselor Education in 1994 from the University of Wyoming. I have had the opportunity to work with older adolescents and Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Dr. Josh Briley

Dr. Josh Briley, PhD

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Ashley Harmon

Ashley Harmon, LCSW-S, LCDC-I

Welcome! My name is Ashley Wallace and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6years 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 adults Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Linette Tovar

Linette Tovar, LPC

Sometimes a person can feel lost after experiencing a traumatic event. Coping with all of the confusing thoughts, emotions, and behaviors can be difficult. Depression, anxiety, and other emotional disturbances can set in, causing disruptions at work, school, and home. I aim at helping clients feel heard, understood and whole again. Every individual is unique, thus requiring individualized treatment. I use a combination of different modalities to help meet the needs of each individual. Some Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dr. Ashley Streeter

Dr. Ashley Streeter, LPC, NCC

Dear Future Client, Welcome and make yourself at home. Though this is an online platform, our chat space is yours to make yourself comfortable and at home. I truly hope you feel hopeful, safe, and warm as I believe those feelings are needed to support change and healing. If I can do anything to help create such an environment for you, please let me know. I am a licensed professional counselor in the states of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Dora Cumpian

Dora Cumpian, M.Ed, LPC

I pursued my Master's Degree in Counseling and later my License as Professional Counselor in Texas. I believe that counselors help people grow. When a person wants to change it is the perfect opportunity for a counselor to help. I am a person centered-existentialist with plenty of experience with transitional counseling. I am an enthusiastic road cyclist and believe on nature and adventure processes. Read More...
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  • Languages: English, Spanish
  • Experience: 8 years

Kathi Turner

Kathi Turner, LCSW, ACSW

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Michelle Williams

Michelle Williams, LPC

Welcome to the start of your new life. My name Michelle Williams, I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, Texas. With today's stigma and false beliefs about counseling, many individuals go without help. Others wait till all else fails before getting help. However, no matter when you seek help you should be able to do so with a professional who is willing to understand and listen to your story and help you on a Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 4 years

Debra Lawson

Debra Lawson, LCSW

Hello. My name is Debra Lawson. I am very happy to have this opportunity to work with you. I have 27 years of experience providing counseling. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Virginia Commonwealth University and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Texas 23854). I was in private practice for 6 years during which I provided individual, family and marriage counseling to children, adolescents and adults. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Tabatha Gunn

Tabatha Gunn,

I am Tabatha Gunn. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor (LPC-S) through the Texas State Board of Professional Counselors. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Texas in Denton, TX and my Master’s Degree in Counseling at Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth, TX. I completed the certification process for LPC Supervision at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. I have been a licensed therapist for 10 years. Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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.