Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in San Marcos, Texas

Find a therapist in San Marcos, Texas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in San Marcos, 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

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

Celine Medlock

LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree in psychology specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. I did my residency with Baylor University at the Star of Hope, a women and family homeless shelter. Some of these individuals were battling... Read More
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 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

Hoi Moy

MS, LPC
5 years experience
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working with a variety of concerns, but I have the most experience in areas involving domestic violence, PTSD, depression, anxiety, personal development, relationship concerns, family concerns, and anger management. I typically take a holistic, multicultural approach when... Read More
My name is Barbie Moy and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor licensed in the state of Texas. I have had over 5 years of experience working with adults to reach their therapy goals. I have experience working... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

An Overview of Mental Health in San Marcos, Texas

San Marcos, Texas, sits about halfway between San Antonio and Austin in Hays County in the southern half of the state. The city grew rapidly between 2000 and 2017, experiencing a growth in population of about 70 percent. As of July 1, 2017, the United States Census Bureau reported 63,071 people living in San Marcos. The majority of these residents were White alone (48.7 percent) or Latino (41.8 percent), and the average age of 23.8 years was significantly younger than that of the state as a whole (34.5 years). The majority of residents (63.9 percent) were never married, and 24.4 percent were married at that time.

In 2016, San Marcos struggled somewhat in terms of socioeconomics. The estimated median household income was $33,117, far lower than the state average of $56,565. While the cost of living was slightly less than the average for the United States at that time, 35.8 percent of the population still lived at or below the federal poverty line. These economic conditions contributed to a crime rate of 289 incidents per 100,000 in the population, which was higher than the national average of 280.5. While the unemployment level was low in San Marcos as of 2016 (8.7 percent), many people worked in lower wage service occupations and could be classified as the working poor.

Challenges in Accessing Mental Health Services in San Marcos, Texas

Difficult economic circumstances often create stressors and pressures that lead people to experience mental health challenges. Residents in San Marcos face some barriers in getting help in maintaining good mental health. Despite a low unemployment rate, 19.1 percent of the population was uninsured as of 2017, even after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Those families who did have insurance often faced high deductibles and copays, which were difficult if not impossible to pay on a lower than average household income. Coverage for mental health was often very limited, even for those who had a policy with good general medical benefits.

In addition to the economic conditions, Hays County suffers from a shortage of qualified mental health professionals. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) performed by Seton Family of Hospitals in 2016 found just 86 providers in Hays County for every 100,000 residents in the population, far below the United States average of 189. Services for children were even more limited than those for adults, and an emerging fear existed for elderly citizens facing dementia and Alzheimer’s. Another particular concern was a high rate of alcohol consumption that exceeded both state and national averages.

On the CHA, mental and behavioral health care rose to second on the list of health priorities for the county. The unmet need for mental health services placed a strain on hospitals, schools, and law enforcement as they are generally the first to come in contact with the population in need of help. Residents who participated in the CHA process expressed a desire for early intervention services and intensive outpatient care rather than waiting for a mental health crisis to bring a person to the emergency room or the jail to get treatment. The lack of substance abuse and addiction services also featured prominently in the discussion.

How to Find Help in San Marcos, Texas

If you or someone you love is in need of help maintaining stable and positive mental health, the State of Texas has designated the Scheib Center as the Local Mental Health Authority for Hays County. Scheib houses the Hays County Mobile Crisis Outreach Team, as well as services for the developmentally disabled and those seeking help for addiction, depression, and other diagnoses. The Center serves more than 3,000 clients every year. Two other primary providers serving the county are Hill Country Community MHDD Centers and Oceans Behavioral Hospital.

If you are looking for a more private way to get help, check out the online directory from E-Counseling.com. This is an anonymous way to browse the profiles of providers in private practice in San Marcos. You’ll find a list of professionals along with a description of the qualifications, experience, and any specialties. More importantly, you’ll find a statement written by the provider describing his or her approach to the therapeutic relationship to help you choose the therapist or counselor that’s right for your situation.