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.


Berit Gemar

LCSW
3 years experience
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things at once. No matter what brought you to this page, I'm so glad it did. Finding the right counselor can sometimes be the thing that stops someone from seeking help to begin with, and I... Read More
Hello! If you have found your way to this page it is likely that you are struggling with something significant in your life. It can be a relationship, personal concern, or professional issue, and sometimes it's all of those things... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Andrea Patterson

LCSW
3 years experience
My name is Andrea Patterson and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years experience working with various populations including people experiencing substance abuse, adults with special needs and most recently, working with people in psychiatric crisis in a medical setting. I do have a specialty in substance abuse and mood disorders and also have a vast amount of experience working with people who have co-occurring mental and physical health issues.... Read More
My name is Andrea Patterson and I am a licensed clinical social worker with 8 years experience working with various populations including people experiencing substance abuse, adults with special needs and most recently, working with people in psychiatric crisis... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Noel Curry

LPC
5 years experience
Hello there and welcome! You’re here and you are taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It’s not a mistake that you’re right here, right now. Something brought you to this platform at this time in your life and you’re exactly where you need to be in this moment. Let’s discover what that is and see if this feels like a good fit. My name is Noel Curry and I am... Read More
Hello there and welcome! You’re here and you are taking the first step towards a more fulfilling life. It’s not a mistake that you’re right here, right now. Something brought you to this platform at this time in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Rev. Larry VanHook

DM,M.Div,MA
5 years experience
Hello! I am excited to be considered as your counselor and friend! I have spent the last 25+ years counseling many diverse people as a minister, Army and hospital chaplain, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I hold a doctorate in management and three Master degrees (counseling, religion, ministry), but I also hold a passion for help people who feel lost, broken, abandoned, anxious, or traumatized. I am deeply concerned for the... Read More
Hello! I am excited to be considered as your counselor and friend! I have spent the last 25+ years counseling many diverse people as a minister, Army and hospital chaplain, and now a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Donnie Fenton

M.Ed,LPC,NCC
10 years experience
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and with the goal to help you to reach your goals. I have experience working with people ages 5 - 85. My career has provided me the opportunity to work in schools, correctional facilities, non- profit organizations,... Read More
My name is Donnie and I have 10 years experience as a Christian Counselor in Texas. I am a licensed and ordained minister, Licensed Professional Counselor, and a National Certified Counselor. I enter every session with a non-judgmental approach and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:10 years

Trina Frazier

MS,LPC
5 years experience
Greetings and welcome. First, I would like to say that it takes a lot of courage to make this step to get help with life's experiences. Thank you for showing so much strength. Here's some information about me. I have a Masters in Juvenile Forensic Psychology (2011) and am currently an Licensed Professional Counselor. During my collegiate career, I completed two internships in very different locations so that I could increase my range of experience across... Read More
Greetings and welcome. First, I would like to say that it takes a lot of courage to make this step to get help with life's experiences. Thank you for showing so much strength. Here's some information about me. I have a... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Angel King

M.Ed.,LPC,NCC
6 years experience
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas (Go Cowboys!), I come from family of teachers. I began my professional career as a teacher for 9 years before becoming a school counselor for 4 years. I received my undergraduate degree in Education from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Ok and my Master's degree in Counseling from the University of North Texas. Traveling is my most favorite thing to do, and if there's a beach involved, I'm... Read More
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas (Go Cowboys!), I come from family of teachers. I began my professional career as a teacher for 9 years before becoming a school counselor for 4 years. I received my undergraduate degree in... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:6 years

Torrenzo Moore

MA,LPC
5 years experience
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes or challenges that alter our perspective on life, which directly impact our mental, emotional, and social well-being. By promoting a safe, judgement free, and shame free environment, my aim is to allow you the freedom... Read More
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. I applaud you on taking this first step in investing in your growth and personal development. Sometimes, we are faced with major life changes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:5 years

Tiffany Chen

LPC,NCC
7 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes counseling adolescents (age 13 and up), adults, couples and families. Also expertise in the areas of relationship issues, reconciliation (with self and others), anxiety, depression and Women’s Issues. I provides individual counseling, couples therapy,... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas and also a Nationally Certified Counselor. I hold a Bachelors in Psychology from Walden University as well as a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling. My clinical experience includes... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 years

Yumi Couper

LCSW,4004,64031
7 years experience
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and ability to truly work through the issues are of utmost importance. I believe everyone has something to work through in their lives. By providing evidence based therapy and unconditional positive regard, I have been... Read More
No one in life is perfect, including me! Being able to identify, relate and empathize with you as my patient is probably one of my greatest strengths. The special relationship formed between you and I, ensuring trust, confidence, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:7 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.