Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Plano, Texas

Find a therapist in Plano, Texas  that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Plano to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.

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

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

Dr. Brad Morris

Ed.D., LPC
11 years experience
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
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... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

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

Stephanie Adamson

MA, LPC
7 years experience
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have over 7 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults with varying backgrounds. The majority of my experience is working with depression, anxiety, parent-child relationships, self-esteem, body... Read More
Hello and welcome! Thank you for taking a few moments to read about me. Whether you work with me or another therapist, I truly hope you find the help you are looking for. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

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

Brittany Fruge

M.A., LPC
6 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing services for approximately 6 years. I have worked with a wide variety of clients with various issues. I have experience with anxiety, depression, body image issues, domestic violence, adolescent issues, relationship problems, among a few. I see clients of all ages and different backgrounds. I view the role of therapy as a team process where we work together to find a solution to problems in... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor who has been providing services for approximately 6 years. I have worked with a wide variety of clients with various issues. I have experience with anxiety, depression, body image issues, domestic violence, adolescent issues,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 years

Guide to Finding Mental Health Professionals in Plano, Texas

Named after the Spanish word for “flat”, Plano is the ninth largest city in Texas. It’s estimated that 286,057 people live in Plano. The population is extremely diverse, with a mixture of different races and age groups. It’s a fairly young city, with 36.5% of the inhabitants falling between the ages of 25-44. This creates a strong workforce. The bustling city is a major hub for corporations and young professionals. Plano’s unemployment rate is significantly less than the national average. The median resident income is $82,944.

In 2011, Forbes named Plano as the safest city in America. It was highlighted for its low crime rate and low traffic fatality rate.

Plano is an affluent city. Residents aren’t troubled by a lot of crime but divorce rates are rising.

Plano Demographics

Plano has a population density of 3,820 people per square mile. It has a significant foreign-born population, with a large concentration of Chinese Americans and Mexican Americans.

The median age of a Plano resident is 34. Less than 5% of residents are 65 or older.

Studies show that depression and other mental health disorders are exacerbated by environmental stressors like poverty and crime. Because Plano is a relatively calm city, its residents aren’t experiencing an acute mental health crisis. 4.3% of the population lives below the poverty standard set by the federal government.

Mental Health in Plano

In 1983, a rash of teen suicides in Plano gained national attention. Eight teenagers killed themselves and another 15 attempted to do so in the span of a single year.

Now, teen suicide in Texas is still a problem. It’s the second leading cause of death for young people in the state. Depression rates among young people are surging. A 2016 study conducted by the American College Health Association found a noticeable rise in the number of college and university students who reported feeling “overwhelming anxiety.” The rate rose from 50% in 2011 to over 60% five years later.

The Plano Independent School District has outreach programs for parents whose children may be suffering from a mental health disorder. Administrators work with the Grant Halliburton Foundation to host presentations identifying the signs of teen depression. The meetings are held on different campuses throughout the district.

According to the Centers for Disease and Control, the overall suicide rate in Texas rose 19% from 1999 to 2016. State government officials are considering a law that would require mental health professional to receive training in suicide prevention strategies.

Mental Health Resources

Since the 90’s, state-funded mental health resources for Collin County were grouped together with funds for Dallas. The larger city swallowed most of the funds. However, in 2017 the government appropriated funds specifically for Plano.

The first flush of money was used to revamp the LifePath Mental Health Crisis Center building and to establish a Mobile Crisis Unit. The unit operates as a mediator between distressed residents and law enforcement officers. Their goal is to help the resident as much they can.

There’s growing evidence that the government can help people avoid ever reaching that point. In addition to financial security, people need a robust social network, a safe home, and quality opportunities for their children. If they do experience a problem, they need access to resources to take care of themselves.

Private therapy is highly beneficial for a lot of people. Research suggests that the mental improvements achieved during therapy can last for years or longer. There are numerous licensed mental health professionals working in Plano. Residents have a lot of options for their care.

Use Our Therapist Directory

There are plenty of therapists working in Plano. However, finding the right provider to suit your needs can be extremely difficult. In order for you to get the most value out of your therapy sessions, you need to meet with someone who you feel comfortable with.

Our therapist directory allows patients to research local providers and sort them based on specific data. There’s a greater chance that a patient will be happy with their treatment if they find a therapist who works well with them.