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.


Darcy Scott

LPC, CBIS
7 years experience
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to help you discover your values and your meaning through in-depth exploration into your belief system so that you can find relief and manage life's transitions. Working from a person-centered foundation, I aim to help you... Read More
Sometimes life gives us surprises. Sometimes those surprises and situations that are out of our control can overwhelm us. As a counselor, my goal is to assist you in finding your power to overcome life's obstacles. I want to... 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

Teresa Adcock

LCSW-S
10 years experience
Reaching out and trying to find a therapist can be one of the hardest things to do when you are feeling in chaos and in crisis. Once you take that first step, it gets easier and progressively easier. Feeling like someone is actually listening to you and focusing on you is so important, especially now days. As a therapist, I focus on each person’s specific needs and I adjust my style accordingly.... Read More
Reaching out and trying to find a therapist can be one of the hardest things to do when you are feeling in chaos and in crisis. Once you take that first step, it gets easier and progressively easier. ... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 10 years

Mackenzie Balderaz

MA, LMFT, EMDR, Trained
5 years experience
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the presenting concern might be anxiety and depression, I believe that anxiety is related to the future, and depression is about the past. If you tackle either the past or the future, the concerns subside. The... Read More
I am a marriage and family therapist licensed in Texas with over 5 years of experience working as a therapist. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns, but usually focusing on trauma and past experiences. Although the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 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

Marima Hernandez

LPC
11 years experience
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the mind, body, mood, behavior, and environment makes it possible to reclaim your life with a more positive perspective. If you are feeling stressed, looking to make life changes, or need to unload pain in a safe... Read More
Hi, my name is Marima Hernandez and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). I have worked with individuals of all ages to improve and/or stabilize their overall well-being. My counseling style is interactive and non-judgmental. Discovering the bond between the... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 11 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

Bonnie Lilly

LPC, NCC
3 years experience
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in Christian Counseling from the Liberty University in 2012. As a wife, mother, and counselor, I believe that we are all relational beings and need relationships that are encouraging and uplifting! Everything is possible and our... Read More
Bonnie Lilly is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She obtained her M.A. in Professional Counseling from Liberty University in 2016; her M.A in Pastoral Counseling from Liberty University Baptist Theological Seminary in 2014; and a B.S. in Psychology with emphasis in... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Jamie Morris

LPC
7 years experience
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships, and various other emotional concerns. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, and a few others but I am a very person centered counselor. I want to help you in a... Read More
Hi! My name is Jamie and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I have been a counselor for about 7 years now. I have experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, panic, toxic relationships,... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 7 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

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.