Pharr, Texas Therapists

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Alan Rivas
LCSW-S
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

The decision to attend counseling can be a significant moment in one’s life. The choice to seek this kind of support can come about for many reasons. People seek therapy to deal with issues, conflicts, and problems associated with a range of...
Ashley Ray
LCSW-S
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you feel uncertain of where to begin or where you are going but know that it’s time for you to start taking action? I help men and women who feel stressed, irritable, anxious, and disconnected rapidly achieve peace, ease, freedom and connection...
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

When feeling detached and alone, it is only natural to seek support. When you feel like no one understands you, and you feel disconnected from everyone and everything around you, its easy to wonder if you will ever belong. I am here to help you...
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I work with adolescents and adults, including those suffering from depression, low self-esteem, poor body image, social anxiety, those feeling ‘stuck’ in life, and those lacking motivation to live their deepest potential. When you sit in a...
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Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a trauma-informed therapist who utilizes both eastern and western practices to assist in your healing process including ACT, DBT, CBT, as well as yoga, breathwork, and meditation. I earned my Masters of Social Work from Colorado State...
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I help stuck men and women release problematic patterns through guiding them to a deeper and more authentic understanding of their life. Once a pattern is understood and released, I support them in stepping into their own personal power, which is...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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,...
Stephen Morris
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS, MA
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a fully licensed and experienced psychotherapist and a University of Texas at Austin graduate. I have a master's degree in counseling and also a master's degree in marriage and family counseling. I also have female therapists and coaches on...
Lisa Sells
L.P.C, MA
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas, Virginia

You are anxious and stressed. You feel like no matter how hard you try, it’s just not good enough. You’re feeling overwhelmed by life; thinking that others’ problems are more serious and you don’t want to bring anyone down by sharing your...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

My name is Alexis Tarr. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker serving the Houston community. I utilize a client-centered and strengths focus approach to therapy. As an empathic person, it is a natural part of the therapeutic process. Additionally,...
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Diana Cabrera-Stewart
LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Are you struggling to find joy and meaning in your role as a mother? Do you feel like your only value is in what you provide for your family? Are you finding it difficult to get up and face the day without the weight of cultural, societal, family,...
In-Person Sessions:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Seeking therapy doesn’t mean you’re failing. Instead, it may mean you’re ready for personal growth & lasting transformation. When you feel overwhelmed, on edge, & pressured to “get it right," it’s tough to live the life you...
Eva Ponder
LCSW, Psy.D., HSPP
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Dripping Springs, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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League City, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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.
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Dallas, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

If you’ve ever wondered why relationships are so damn hard. You’re in the right place. I get it. I specialize in helping milennial couples tackle relationship issues ranging from dealing with FOMO, marriage and commitment, partner conflict, loss...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

California, Texas

"You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf"-Jon Kabat Zinn- In a time where we are hit with continuous stimuli, the waves of change seem to be moving faster than ever. Whether struggling with your health, the health of a loved one,...
Jenet Dove
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

There is a unique story behind every person that details who they are today. When you reflect on your story, you may experience feelings of sadness, grief, shame or anxiety. You look at others and are constantly wondering “how do they keep it all...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you struggle with food, criticize your body and looks, and compare yourself to others? Are you stressed about old trauma, your relationships, or worry that your partner is cheating or abusive? Perhaps a break up, divorce, infertility, or lack of...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I’m Dr. Kelli Wright and I have worked as a clinical psychologist in my own private practice since 2003. My doctoral training in both the research and practice of psychology was completed at the University of Houston, Loma Linda Veterans...
Michelle Salzman
LPC-Supervisor 1
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I'm Michelle. I would welcome the opportunity to talk with you. I know it is tough to reach out for help but a better life awaits you as you enter counseling. Give me a call or text me at the number provided. These forms of contact with me are...
Shameela Keshavjee
LMFT, LMFT-Supervisor
In-Person Sessions:

Southlake, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Relationships can be the cornerstone to a happy and fulfilling life. When they hurt, you hurt. But the relationship you want is within reach! It takes dedication and conscious effort, but you can have the relationship of your dreams. As your couples...
Andrea Cox
LCSW-S
In-Person Sessions:

San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...

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 to the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge that 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

Latest census data shows Pharr’s population is at 79,487 with 93.7 percent Hispanic, 5.8 percent White and 0.5 percent are 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.