Pharr, Texas Therapists

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The Woodlands, Texas

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Texas

Always remember that your present situation is not your final destination. Life doesn't allow us to go back and fix what we have done wrong in the past, but it does allow us to live each day better than our last. The best is yet to come. Join this...
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Texas

Hello! My name is Samira Pizarro. I am a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Texas. I graduated from Western Kentucky University in 2017 and received my LCSW license in 2022. I love watching tv/movies, playing games and reading. Do you...
Randi Waller
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Sometimes the world can feel overwhelmingly negative and makes us want to crawl under the covers and avoid life because it’s just too hard. Sometimes we have a life changing event, one we either didn’t ask for or want, or one that we wanted but...
Jessica Eiseman
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

I attempt to create a calming, safe, supportive space that also allows for some humor. I am both guiding and collaborative. Together we will create a plan, practice skills, and find solutions so that you can live the life that you desire. Together...
Eva Ponder
LCSW, Psy.D., HSPP
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Dripping Springs, Texas

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Indiana, Texas

I am a seasoned psychologist who works to make therapy a safe place for healing. I am licensed in Texas, Illinois and Indiana and also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), which allows me to practice across state lines in...
Meredith Ivey
LPC-Supervisor 1
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Texas

Meredith Ivey is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supevisor as well as a Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor, and a Child Centered Play Therapist- Supervisor. She has been counseling in Arlington for 7 years now. She graduated from the University...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

I am a Professional Life and Career Coach turned Therapist. I am passionate about helping people find a balance between thinking and feeling and helping them find the tools needed to start feeling better. As a Coach for the last 10+ years, I have...
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Austin, Texas

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Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. As a psychotherapist, I seek to integrate my own experiences and background into my work as Counselor. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent time outdoors hunting and fishing...
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League City, Texas

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Texas

Bilingual therapist with an eclectic approach so I will use tools from different theories in order for you to get the best outcome possible. And make this experience of self-growth something that you can be proud of.
Andrea Cox
LCSW-S
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas

Hello! I am a LCSW-S in San Antonio, Texas and I love being a therapist. I am part owner of an amazing office, Northeast Counseling Center, PLLC and enjoy the clients I see in my office and via telehealth platforms. Please check out my website or FB...
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Arlington, Texas

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Texas

Whether you are dealing with feelings of hopelessness, depression, or anxiety, a past tragedy, or abuse, Michelle will encourage and guide you toward a path of healing and hope. She believes in creating a safe place where you can learn, grow, and...
Leslie Edwards
LMHC, L.P.C
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Texas, Hawaii

I am a Professional Counselor licensed in Texas as well as a Mental Health Counselor licensed in Hawaii. I have over 15 years of experience working in the counseling field and I’m passionate about helping others! My areas of expertise include...
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Texas, Georgia

I am a licensed psychologist who is ready to assist you on an insightful journey of rediscovery! I specialize in treating everyday people dealing with everyday problems; no stigma involved. My specialties of stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are you a teen or young adult who overthinks, worries too much, has difficulty focusing because of stress, or fears you're falling behind? Do college, choosing a career path, managing relationships or life transitions feel overwhelming? The pressure...
Katie Witcher
LMFT- Associate
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Dallas, Texas

My goal is to help you work through obstacles so you can fully live a life you love. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, my approach involves understanding the relationship patterns of your life, from the family you were born into to your current...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

I work with people who have spent their whole lives being “strong” and have decided they’re ready to finally have support. It’s time to enjoy the life you’ve worked so hard through! Our sessions will be real connection and conversation...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Have stressors in your relationship with your spouse, partner, kids, or elderly parents taken their toll on you? Are worries about your marriage, parenting, or care giving making you feel exhausted, anxious, unsupported, or doubting yourself and...
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Eugene, Oregon

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Texas, Oregon

Thank you for taking the time to learn who I am. It takes a lot of courage to reach out & be willing to grow psychologically. I have been on your side of the couch, and I know how helpful therapy has been in my life as well as the life of many...
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Texas

Is your relationship/marriage on the verge of driving you crazy? Do you say one thing but they often hear something else? Are you a blended family that simply isn't blending? Or, do you feel trapped by the pain of your past and need help getting...
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Arlington, Texas

Ashley received her Master’s of Education in Counseling from Tarleton State University and her Bachelor of Science in Education from The University of Texas at Arlington. Ashley has experience with play therapy, solution-focused counseling, and...
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas, Virginia

Amanda Sharp, Ph.D (Doctor of Psychology), Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharp is the founder and owner of Monarch Behavioral Health, PLLC. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology in 2018. She has been conducting assessments and providing...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Are your child or teen’s emotions or behaviors out of control? Are they -- having tantrums or fights, talking back, self-harming, threatening suicide, running away, or refusing to follow rules? Calls from their teachers or other parents,...
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Texas, Washington

Licensed in TX, WA, ID, OR. I have made my home and established a private practice in the Pacific Northwest. Through my work, I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other...
David Schlosz
LPC, Ph.D.
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Round Rock, Texas

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Texas

David J. Schlosz, Ph.D, NCC, LPC I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and am a father of three incredible teens. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and bring an international and multicultural perspective...

An Overview of Mental Health in Pharr, Texas

Nestled in the Rio Grande Valley, the city of Pharr is located in southern Hidalgo County.  Pharr city limits reach the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge which spans the Texas-Mexico border and is the primary entry port between Mexico and the United States.

The Texas cities of Pharr, McAllen, and Edinburg plus the town of Reynosa in Mexico form an active metropolitan area. Pharr is approximately 13 miles from the port of entry into Mexico at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge, the world’s largest structure connecting two countries. It is a major international shipping route. Large trucks full of produce cross the bridge and pass through Pharr. Some trucks carry more than legal commodities.

Pharr is Vulnerable to Drug Addiction

During one impressive drug bust, the U.S. Customs and Borders Protection Agency inspected a semi-truck laden with tomatoes. Underneath the produce, they found a 45 million dollar cache of methamphetamines, heroin, and cocaine—an infinitesimal amount of the illegal drugs trafficked across the Pharr-Reynosa bridge through Pharr on its way to distribution points across the nation.

Drug addiction has a severe impact on mental illness in the Pharr metro area. Police in Pharr are committed to keeping their schools and city drug-free. C.A.P.E.—Community Awareness and Police Enforcement—is a campaign set up by the Pharr police department to help community members safely report drug activity to police. The police also embrace The Truth About Drugs program that challenges Pharr residents to create a drug-free world.

Law enforcement agencies also sponsor numerous engaging activities and use sophisticated media techniques to motivate Pharr community members to join the war on drugs. Police saturate all age groups from elementary school through high school with numerous anti-drug education programs, fun recreation, and informative media to neutralize drug addiction. The goal is to create partnership and trust between police and citizens.

Difficulties in Obtaining Mental Health Treatment in Pharr

The latest census data shows Pharr’s population is at 79,487 with 93.7 percent Hispanic, 5.8 percent White, and 0.5 percent other or identify as racially mixed. The predominant languages are Spanish at 88 percent and English at 11.8 percent. Nearly 24 percent of people in Pharr are not legal residents of the United States.

At 34.0 percent, the overall poverty rate in Pharr is nearly three times higher than the national poverty level and significantly higher than the 20.7 percent total poverty rate for Texas. Poverty is highest among Hispanics and lowest among Native Americans. Hidalgo County’s poverty rate is 33.5 percent, and 45.5 percent of the county’s children live in poverty. Some of the poorest counties in America exist near the border of Texas and Mexico according to the U.S. census.

The citizens of Pharr are vulnerable to issues shared by residents of Texas towns along the Mexico border which make it difficult for them to obtain mental health services, including:

  • Prevalence of non-English speaking citizens reduces treatment options
  • The fear among non-U.S. residents of the likelihood of deportation
  • A higher crime rate than 75 percent of U.S. cities
  • Easy access to controlled substances and illegal drugs
  • Parents do not recognize symptoms of childhood mental illness
  • Schools teach physical health but do not address mental health issues
  • It can take ten years from the onset of mental illness to receive a diagnosis
  • The stigma of mental illness prevents people from seeking help
  • Medical benefits often do not cover mental health treatment
  • Extreme poverty prevents treatment
  • Families do not understand they can use pro bono help
  • There is an acute shortage of mental illness treatment providers

Mental Health Services Are Available

In the Rio Grande Valley, one in every five children and one in five adults deals with severe mental illness. Over 60 percent of these citizens do not receive treatment. These numbers are in line with mental health treatment challenges in the majority of U.S. towns and cities.

To combat the dire lack of mental health care, the University of Texas medical school recently began a psychiatric residency program while their psychology department will offer a Ph.D. program in clinical psychology with a treatment clinic for the community. Other mental health treatment venues provide low-cost or free access.