San Marcos, Texas Therapists

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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...
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...
Eva Ponder
LCSW, Psy.D., HSPP
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Dripping Springs, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Indiana, Texas

I am a seasoned psychologist who works to make therapy a safe place for healing. I am licensed in Texas, Illinois and Indiana and also have an Interjurisdictional Practice Certificate (IPC), which allows me to practice across state lines in...
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Austin, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, Texas. As a psychotherapist, I seek to integrate my own experiences and background into my work as Counselor. I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas and spent time outdoors hunting and fishing...
Seth Houdeshell
LCSW, SAP
In-Person Sessions:

Austin, Texas

Discomfort prompts us to seek change. This feeling may come from an old problem or from old pain that seems to follow you through the years of your life. It may also come from a new problem that has caught you by surprise or left you feeling stuck....
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West Lake Hills, Texas

I want to help you create the relationship of your dreams and attract love, peace, and connection into your life. Whether you want to rekindle your relationship, are recovering from infidelity, feel frustrated and distant from your partner, give...
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San Antonio, Texas

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in San Antonio, Texas. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Texas at San Antonio in 2004, my Masters of Science degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue...
Andrea Cox
LCSW-S
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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...
Alison Wynn
LCSW-S
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Are you looking for a change? Does your relationship need help? Are you dealing with depression, loss or anxiety? I have over 10 years of experience helping adults, families and adolescents develop strengths, regain confidence and create brighter...
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San Antonio, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Thinking about therapy? Need guidance so, you are not alone, in the dark searching aimlessly for answers and solutions through blogs, chat-rooms and self-help books; trying to discover the right questions, let alone, the answers. Counseling provides...
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San Antonio, Texas

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Texas, Virginia

Amanda Sharp, Ph.D (Doctor of Psychology), Licensed Clinical Psychologist Dr. Sharp is the founder and owner of Monarch Behavioral Health, PLLC. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology in 2018. She has been conducting assessments and providing...
Leslie Edwards
LMHC, L.P.C
Teletherapy for Clients In:

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...
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Round Rock, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

Angela Hayes provides life coaching and psychotherapy services to clients in the North Austin/Round Rock/Georgetown/Pflugerville areas as well as across the state of Texas. She offers in-office, phone, and video conference sessions to make services...
David Schlosz
LPC, Ph.D.
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Round Rock, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

David J. Schlosz, Ph.D, NCC, LPC I am a Licensed Professional Counselor based in Austin and Round Rock, Texas, and am a father of three incredible teens. I grew up in Cape Town, South Africa and bring an international and multicultural perspective...
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Round Rock, Texas

Teletherapy for Clients In:

Texas

I get it! On the outside, maybe you seem fine. You’re balancing everything life throws at you...but there are times when you’re overwhelmed. You feel like whatever you do, it doesn’t seem to be “enough.” Everyone around you seems to be...

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.