Therapists in Pharr , TX and Nearby Locations

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Cardona Mitchell
LPC, Ed.D.
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am licensed in Texas with 5 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, trauma and abuse, motivation, self-esteem, surviving narcissistic abuse, depression, and more. I believe that you are...
In-Person Sessions:

The Woodlands, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Ciara Weddborn
LPC, BCN/QEEG-DL
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am Bilingual (Spanish/English) and a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I see therapy as a collaborative effort of gaining insight, self-awareness and a better understanding on how to approach life. I believe that counseling begins with...
Tiffany Young
LMFT Associate, LPC
In-Person Sessions:

North Richland Hills, Texas

Tiffany Young is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Associate and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern under the supervision of Beth Ann Contreras. Tiffany has a Masters of Marriage and Family Therapy from The King’s University. Tiffany is...
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...
Danielle Lee
LPC 172, LPCS 2
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Louisiana, Texas

I'm registered with the LPC Board in Louisiana, and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor. Also, I am licensed in the state of Texas as a LPC. My theoretical backgrounds are Person-Centered and Solution Focused Therapy. I feel that these...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you feel like your life is passing you by? Do you feel trapped in a career or in relationships that drain the life out of you? Do you feel it is impossible to make the changes you need to move forward? It would be my privilege to support you in...
Rachel Gerbosi
MS Counseling, LPC, LMFT-Associate, LCDC
In-Person Sessions:

Dallas, Texas

My first priority in the counseling process is to ensure a trusting therapeutic relationship between you and I. No two people are the same, and it is my mission for us to work together to establish goals that are personalized to fit your unique...
Stephanie Broussard
LCSW, ACHP-SW
In-Person Sessions:

Texas, Texas

Lost? Confused? Afraid? Are you facing a difficult situation and feeling overwhelmed?  A new diagnosis, the death of a loved one, divorce, the teenage years, marriage, the birth of a baby...... Has life thrown you and/or your family a curve ball...
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,...
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Love-Sex-Trust orientation. I work best with those who want to get to the root of the original pain point and rework old patterns, beliefs and behaviors; gaining clarity with the self and more closeness with others. Deal with affairs, unproductive...
Aleesha Washington
M.Ed., LPC-Intern
Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you find yourself feeling anxious about what your future holds? Do you desire to learn how to repair damaged relationships or make better choices? If yes, then no need to look any further. You’ve already taken the right steps, and I’d be more...
In-Person Sessions:

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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Richmond, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Do you want to vent, talk , explore your inner thoughts , address your hurts...schedule your session today! My private practice is available 7 days a week. Whether , you are dealing with challenges at work, relationship difficulties, phases in life,...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Randi Waller
LPC Intern
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
In-Person Sessions:

Cleburne, Texas

Nancy is an experienced bilingual therapist working with children, adolescents, families, couples and individual adults on a variety of issues. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and PREPARE/ENRICH...
Heather  Craig
LPC-Intern
In-Person Sessions:

Mansfield, Texas

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counseling Intern with direct supervision from Meredith Ivey and Dr. Dan Clement. She is a graduate of the Masters in Professional Counseling at Dallas Baptist University. Heather has an Associates Degree in...
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,...
Jessica Eiseman
LPC-Supervisor 1, MS
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
Malia Hagen
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate
In-Person Sessions:

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Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I believe that every therapeutic issue we face comes back to relationships. Some of our struggles are in relationships themselves: with our partners, our parents, our children, our friends, our bosses, and most importantly with ourselves. Some...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Everyone runs into difficulty in life. At times we are hit with situations that feel unbearable, or we just feel 'stuck'. This is often worse for men because of the stigma around therapy and counseling. Generally, men struggle to ask for help and...
In-Person Sessions:

Houston, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

My name is Shannon Martin and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor. I am naturally encouraging, compassionate and empathic. I enjoy supporting and guiding my clients in making healthy decisions that propel them to live happier lives. I specialize...

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.