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.

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


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


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. 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


Renee Senn

Renee Senn, LCSW, MVF-CSW

I have been a social worker for more than 30 years and enjoy working with people when they are struggling with an issue. The thought that I will be part of your journey is exciting for me. I have worked 15+ years with adults and children experiencing chronic illness and another 10 years working with the TX Army National Guard. In working with the military, I had the honor of Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 22 years


Dr. Mary Beaver

Dr. Mary Beaver, PsyD, LPC, NCC

I am a licensed professional counselor and board certified in Texas. I have over 14 years of experience in working in the mental health field. I have worked in a culturally diverse client population who have presented with a variety of issues, mental illness, and career challenges. I have helped active duty military and veterans, as well as trauma-related issues. My counseling style is one of non-judgmental and genuineness. I believe in treating others Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 14 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


Stephen Eller

Stephen Eller, MA, LPC

Hello! First of all, I'd like to acknowledge the bravery it takes to open up to someone else. It's important to find a therapist who is a good fit for you, and I'm hoping that the following information is helpful in making that choice. If you'd like to know more, you are welcome to contact me with questions! I am fully licensed by the state of Texas as a licensed professional counselor, and hold a master's Read More...
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 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


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 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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