Port Arthur, Texas Therapists

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Dallas, Texas

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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...
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Dallas, Texas

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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...
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...
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Dallas, Texas

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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

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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...
Ashley Ray
LCSW-S
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Dallas, Texas

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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...
Jason Duenas
LMHC, LPC-Supervisor 1, MA
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Texas, Florida

ARE YOU TIRED OF SCROLLING THROUGH THERAPISTS' PROFILES? Life can be challenging enough, and finding a counselor shouldn't add another stressor. You may feel overwhelmed at work, disappointed with a relationship, or uncertain about your future. You...
Stephanie Broussard
LCSW, ACHP-SW
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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...
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California, Texas

Hello! My name is Sonia Trefflich. I’m a Bilingual Spanish speaking, Licensed Clinical Social Worker. My passion is working with others, especially those who feel damaged and stuck with their pain from past experiences. Furthermore, I have worked...
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Houston, Texas

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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...
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Houston, Texas

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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...
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...
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...
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Houston, Texas

Constant fighting, distance, and loss of romance are just a few symptoms of ineffective communication. I believe our emotions are one of the biggest forms of communicating with our significant others. When we find ourselves struggling to acknowledge...
Jessica Glass
LPC, LCDC
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Houston, Texas

As your future therapist, it is my goal to help you work through the things that have been causing problems within your life. I am passionate about servicing you. I believe that everyone can become who they want to be and live a purposeful life. You...
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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...
Jenet Dove
LPC Intern
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Houston, Texas

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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...
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Houston, Texas

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Texas

Today’s families and relationships are very difficult to maintain with such a fast paced society. Everyday there are stressors and different areas in our lives that need our attention. There does not seem to be enough time to take care of...
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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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Texas

My counseling experience spans more than 10 years; but, real life-- and my fair share of mishaps--have equally added to my ability to establish meaningful connections, and help people through difficult times. After graduating from college with a...
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...
Kami Guidry
MS, LMFT-Associate
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Frisco, Texas

Kami Guidry is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - Associate, supervised by Layla Z. Scott, PhD, LMFT, CFLE. Kami attended Texas Woman's University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Master of Science in Family...
Brittany Cruse
LMSW, LPC-Intern
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North Richland Hills, Texas

Brittany is a Licensed Master Social Worker under direct supervision from Lauren Scott LCSW. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Master’s in Social Work, as well as a Bachelor’s in Psychology. Brittany uses an eclectic...
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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...

An Overview of Mental Health in Port Arthur, Texas

Located on the southeast side of Texas with access to the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico, Port Arthur, Texas is full of many activities and attractions that both locals and tourists alike enjoy. Residents can experience the beach by visiting Sea Rim State Park and the Port Arthur Boardwalk. Outdoor enthusiasts living in Port Arthur have access to many outdoor activities and exercise opportunities like the several bike and hiking trails in the city, great fishing spots, and a few bird watching hotspots. There are also several popular religious and historical sites to visit including the Museum of the Gulf Coast and the Our Lady of Guadalupe Church.

The community of Port Arthur is part of Jefferson County and has a population of 55,489 people. While residents are able to benefit from a wide variety of recreational activities in the area, the community is struggling in several significant ways For instance, the unemployment rate in Port Arthur is 5.7 percent, which is higher than both the national and state average, and the poverty rate is extremely high at 30.7 percent. The median household income in the city is $32,571, and the per capita income is $18,471.

While there are many factors that play into an individual’s mental health condition, poverty and financial strain are strong indicators of a poor mental health. In addition, poverty and unemployment can also prolong episodes of mental disorders. There are people with mental illnesses in Port Arthur who need to know what resources are available to them in their area.

Mental Health Concerns in Port Arthur, Texas

In the state of Texas, there are approximately 3,196,000 individuals with a mental illness. While many of the issues surrounding mental illness are seen state and nationwide, there are several mental health concerns that are specific to Port Arthur and the surrounding area:

  • Suicide: The suicide rate in the Port Arthur area is around 14 individuals per 100,000 people. This is higher than the rate in Texas as a whole which is at 12 suicide deaths per 100,000 people. The risk is highest among males and older adults.
  • Substance Abuse: In Jefferson County, 92 people died of a drug overdose death in 2018. Crystal methamphetamine is the top used drug in southeast Texas.
  • Incarceration: Like the rest of the country, Texas finds that many of their mentally ill citizens are incarcerated. In fact, the Harris County Jail in Houston, Texas and the Dallas County Jail are the top two mental health institutions in the state.
  • Homelessness: The estimated total number of homeless living in Texas was 23,548 people in 2017. Southeast Texas in particular has a growing homeless problem. It is estimated that approximately 45 percent of homeless people countrywide have a mental illness.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Port Arthur, Texas

Although mental health problems are extremely prevalent throughout the United States, an overwhelming percentage of those with mental illnesses are not receiving the help they need. In Texas specifically, 62.2 percent of individuals with a mental illness of any sort reported that they did not receive treatment.

One major issue that gets in the way of people getting the treatment they need is a lack of insurance. In Port Arthur, about 33.4 percent of the population does not have health insurance. Additionally, Texas ranks 50th in mental health workforce availability. There is only one mental health provider for every 1,010 residents which reveals that it is difficult for people to find available mental health providers in their area.

Mental Health Resources in Port Arthur, Texas

For those looking for resources in Port Arthur Texas, there are several available to them. Those in a crisis that are in need of immediate assistance can access several hotlines including the National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-SUICIDE), the Texas Health and Human Services Commission number (2-1-1), and the National Youth Crisis Hotline (1-800-448-4663). Other important resources include the City of Port Arthur Health Department, the Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas hospitality center, and the Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeast Texas.

In addition, individuals with mental health concerns can benefit from meeting with a therapist. E-Counseling offers an online therapist directory for anyone looking for a professional in their area. Simply search for therapists in Port Arthur and access valuable information about mental health professionals in the city today.