Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Odessa, Texas

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

For many, the lively city of Odessa, Texas is the pinnacle of southern living. The people are genuine and kind, while the amenities are abundant and easy to access. Around just about every street corner is a good place to get some shopping done, grab a bite to eat, and more. People regularly gather for good times at local bars and eateries for social gatherings and sports viewings. Also, if you are the type of person who prefers walking or biking over driving to a destination, you will be pleased to know Odessa is quite accommodating, with many of the neighborhoods being decently walkable.

According to 2017 statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city of Odessa is home to roughly 117,000 people. More notably, the population of Odessa is increasing by almost 20 percent every decade or so. It is no surprise to see lots of families flocking to the area given how appealing it is. However, Odessa is not free of all troubles. The city’s high crime rate is especially troubling, as experts are saying it is ancillary to another complex issue a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over, in detail, what that means, why mental health has become such a pressing issue for Odessa, and what you can do to get in contact with a licensed therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Odessa, Texas

Unfortunately, the concern of mental illness is one much of America is experiencing. An especially revealing study from Johns Hopkins Medicine estimates a whopping 26 percent of Americans experience a mental health condition during any given year. Narrowing the scope of the statistics, unfortunately, fails to provide more hopeful results. As per a 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, the state of Texas as a whole ranks in the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness and a lack of access to care. So, what is contributing to the problem in Odessa, in particular?

First of all, Odessa has a significant crime problem. According to the most recent statistics provided by the FBI, the overall crime rate in the city is more than 45 percent higher than the national average. Violent crimes, specifically, occur at a disproportionately high rate relative to most American cities in similar conditions. Unfortunately, the relationship between crime and mental health is not insignificant. Areas that enjoy low rates of crime also see less mental illness, and vice versa. Unfortunately, Odessa is no exception in that regard. While local officials are taking action against the city’s crime problem, results are slow and a solution is not going to come to fruition overnight. In the meantime, though, Odessa’s crime rate is decreasing by roughly 15 percent each year. It could be worse – some cities experience more crime as time goes on.

Economic problems are also present in Odessa. Plenty of people in the area are living paycheck to paycheck or dealing with being unable to find a decent paying job, regardless of their willingness to participate in the labor market. As a result of sub-par fiscal health, the average income per capita in Odessa is a little lower than the national average, while the cost of rent and number of people per household is significantly higher than the rest of the nation.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Odessa, Texas

A harsh reality is many people across the country are finding the process of reaching out for mental health care as being troublesome. A recent report published by the National Institute of Mental Health estimates almost 60 percent of mentally ill Americans receive no treatment whatsoever during any given year. Experts are partly blaming the low amount of mental health care Americans get on the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing treatment.

In the case of Odessa, specifically, county officials are pointing fingers at ineffective legislation, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness as being crucial barriers to access to care. An inhabitant of Odessa is around three times as likely to be living with no form of health insurance. A good chunk of those with an absence of insurance are also low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not economically feasible.

Mental Health Resources in Odessa, Texas

Thanks to attention from both state and federal entities, the government is directing more funds geared at combating mental illness. More organizations that emphasize the importance of treating mental health conditions are popping up around the state. Odessa residents are fortunate to have a good number of these institutions to choose from when looking for assistance. For example, PermiaCare is a local mental health clinic servicing the community and those in need. Bridges Behavioral Health is another clinic in the area offering similar resources to both youths and adults in the Odessa area.

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