Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Temple, Texas

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

Every state in America is facing its own issues surrounding mental illness. Mental Health America recently put together a ranking system for rating each state on various factors of mental health. Texas is one state that ended up with some particularly poor ratings. It received an overall rank of 43, with 46 in youth mental health and 50 in care access. It ranked a bit better with a 25 in adult mental health, and was one of the best in prevalence of mental illness with a four.

Texas does deserve to be commended on its prevalence rating, but it appears to be struggling with treating the comparatively small number of individuals who do need mental health care. One of its biggest hurdles appears to be funding of mental health care services. In 2010, Texas beat out only one other state in the least amount of money spent per capita on mental illness at only $39. While there are attempts being made to remedy this, the state’s budget for mental health spending has recently seen some serious cuts.

Factors in Temple

Just one community affected by this is Temple, Texas, located in Bell County. The city had a population of 74,503 residents in 2017, and is a part of the Fort Hood metropolitan area. Temple’s economy is focused on public administration, wholesale and healthcare, with a median income of just under $50,000 and a per capita income of approximately $25,000. The unemployment rate is 6.8 percent and the poverty rate is 19.2 percent.

Poverty and Homelessness

Where there’s poverty, there’s bound to be mental illness. Temple has a fairly high poverty rate at just over 19 percent. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), almost half of homeless adults are experiencing a severe mental illness or substance abuse problem. It’s not uncommon for mental illness to lead to poverty and homelessness; severe mental health problems can be just as debilitating as physical health problems. In fact, the World Health Organization cites depression as the leading cause of disability across the globe.

Temple is also facing a unique problem with homelessness. Temple is home to some top-notch mental health treatment facilities, which is a great asset to the area. However, this has created its own issue in that other communities with fewer resources are referring patients to Temple to seek treatment. Unfortunately, Temple doesn’t always have the resources to meet this additional demand. According to one report, many of the individuals who came to Temple for treatment from other areas have become homeless.

Suicide Rate

From 2011 to 2015, the suicide rate in Bell County was 15.7 per 100,000 people. This is higher than the state rate of 11.9 per 100,000. Texas also had a high rate of suicide by firearm at 6.75, compared to the national rate of 6.37.

Resources in Temple

Although awareness and understanding of mental illness has been on the rise recently, there is still stigma surrounding the issue. For many, this can make it much harder to seek out treatment. However, it is important to remember that you are not alone in the struggle for better mental health. There are many other people dealing with similar issues, as well as those with the compassion and expertise to help you deal with your own. There are many great resources available in the Temple area:

  • Temple College put together a comprehensive list of local resources for mental health as well as other crises such as domestic violence.
  • Central Counties Services provides behavioral health assistance to residents of Bell County, including screenings, counseling and support for housing and employment.
  • Baylor Scott & White Mental Health Clinic is located in Temple and offers a wide variety of services such as outpatient programs, inpatient services and a multitude of therapy types.
  • Cedar Crest in nearby Belton is a behavioral health center offering a variety of inpatient and outpatient services, including services designed specifically for children, teens and veterans.

One of the most important aspects of successful mental health treatment is finding a therapist you feel comfortable with. For this reason, you may want to give E-Counseling a try. It’s an online directory designed to help you locate a mental health professional in your area who meets your individual criteria. You can take the first step toward better mental health today.