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.


Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

April Grimes

LCSW
7 years experience
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, based on your unique needs. I am open-minded, authentic, direct, and compassionate. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, LGBTQ youth and adults, families, couples, groups, and individuals experiencing mild to major psychological stress. I offer... Read More
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 years

Carolyn Jones

LPC, RN, CEDS, CEDRN
27 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 years

Dr. Josh Briley

PhD
20 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kathleen Barnes

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief intervention Solution-based focused therapy. My experience is with individuals that struggle from stress and anxiety from everyday life, to severe or mild mental heath symptoms and trauma/PTSD. I believe in providing the hope and support... Read More
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Hoi Moy

MS, LPC
5 years experience
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, but I have the most experience in areas involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personal development, relationship concerns, family concerns, and anger management. I typically take a holistic, multicultural approach when... Read More
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathi Turner

LCSW, ACSW
3 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Harmon

LCSW-S, LCDC-I
6 years experience
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years 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... Read More
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

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

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

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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