Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Sugar Land, Texas

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

In the United States, mental health is a national issue. Every state is dealing with its own problems contributing to the overall crisis facing the country. Texas is one state with a particularly poor record in terms of mental health care.

Mental Health in Texas

Mental Health America created a ranking system for the 50 states (plus Washington DC) to show where each state stands in its handling of various aspects of mental health.

  • In terms of adult mental health, Texas came in at 25, while ranking at only 46 in youth mental health.
  • The state ranked well in terms of prevalence of mental illness at number 4, meaning that there is a low rate of individuals with a mental health issue.
  • However, it ranked at a 50 in terms of mental health care access, with a ranking of 43 overall.

There are a variety of factors that contribute to these primarily poor rankings. In one report, Texas came in at number 48 in terms of amount spent on mental health at only about $40 per capita. For comparison, the same report listed the national average amount at almost $120, and Maine with the highest at over $345.

Like the rest of the nation, Texas is also facing a shortage of mental health professionals. The Kaiser Family Foundation estimated that as of 2017, the state would need to add over 430 mental health care providers to meet the demand. When there is a low patient-to-doctor ratio, those who need care are commonly faced with long wait times.

Handling Mental Illness in Sugar Land

While the state is struggling overall, there are some areas that are making improvements at the local level. One city making some advancements is Sugar Land in Fort Bend County.

Sugar Land is a part of the Houston metropolitan area and home to 88,485 residents. Its economy is focused on wholesale trade, natural resources and science and technology services. The median income in 2017 was $108,994, and the per capita income was $51,204. The poverty rate was 6 percent, and in 2015 the unemployment rate was 3.6 percent.

Suicide Rate

In many areas, Sugar Land does seem to be doing better than the rest of the state. From 2007 to 2009, Fort Bend County had 6.9 suicides per 100,000 people, the lowest in the area and almost half as many as Texas overall at 11.4 suicides per 100,000 people.

Smart Spending

Although the state funding for mental illness is low, Sugar Land has been making good use of its allocated share. The Fort Bend County police department used some of that funding to create a new program called crisis intervention team or CIT. Members of the team accompany government workers or healthcare professionals during situations that may turn out to be unsafe. They use their training to de-escalate the situation, many of which may have otherwise ended up in the arrest of an unstable individual. So far, the program has seen great results.

The city has also started other new programs, such as helping newly released inmates reacclimate to life outside of prison, as well as efforts to prevent crime among local youth who deal with a mental illness.

Resources in Sugar Land

Even when there are resources available, it can still be challenging to find them if you or a loved one is in need of them. Sometimes it can be hard to speak out about our struggles with mental health, and sometimes the stigma still surrounding the subject can be troublesome to break through. However, there are services available to help.

Another resource that may be very helpful to you is E-Counseling. It is an online directory site created to help you search for a mental health professional in your area who matches up with your individual treatment needs and goals. You don’t have to struggle alone. You can take the first step toward a healthier you today.