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.

Kelly Freeman

Kelly Freeman, LPC, MS, NCC

Hello, My name is Kelly and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the great state of Texas. I have over 5 years of experience working with individuals struggling to find balance under the yoke of depression and/or attempting to function with symptoms of anxiety. I help guide them through the darkest time in their lives and come to realize that there is hope for a symptom free future. Often these individuals find that Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Giselle Arambula  Alexander

Giselle Arambula Alexander, LCSW

Aloha! I have over 15 years of providing culturally appropriate psychotherapy and social services to individuals and families in Texas, California, and Hawaii. I earned my MSW from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2005. In 2010, I became a fully licensed LCSW in the state of Texas and subsequently completed training to become a LCSW Clinical Supervisor. I also earned a LCSW in the state of California in 2016. My training and experience comes from a varied background Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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

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

Dr. Brad Morris

Dr. Brad Morris, Ed.D., LPC

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 years

Ashley Wallace

Ashley Wallace, LCSW

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

Kimberley  Smith

Kimberley Smith, M.Ed., LPC-S

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...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 9 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

Robin Campbell

Robin Campbell, M.Ed, LPC

Counselor, licensed in State of Texas: University of Texas-Austin Pacifica Graduate Institute-Santa Barbara, CA Workshop facilitator Agency setting for seven years Private Practice Depth Psychotherapy/Formal Dream Analysis EFT Tapping for releasing trauma/depressive states The Ten Questions which will tell you if you should stay or leave Introversion/Extroversion modalities and skills Artists, writers, fears & allowing the self to emerge in the creative process Hello to everyone! I'm a licensed counselor in Texas with 30 years in the areas of relationships/marriage, identification of core values, the Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 30 years

Hayley Quinonez

Hayley Quinonez, MA, LPC

Hi! My name is Hayley Quinonez. I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas with over 3 years of experience working in the counseling field. I have experience in working with clients involving a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, substance abuse issues, trauma, PTSD and self-esteem issues. I also have worked with people with borderline tendencies and bipolar disorder. "Courage is contagious. Every time we choose courage, we make everyone around us Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

stephanie broussard

Stephanie Broussard , LCSW, ACHP-SW

If you are ready to move out of survival mode, and are looking for an authentic, caring, and compassionate therapist to support you on your journey, I believe I have the expertise to support you in every age, stage, and challenge of life.

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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 12 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.