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.

April Grimes

LCSW
7 years experience
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy, based on your unique needs. I am open-minded, authentic, direct, and compassionate. I have extensive experience working with adolescents, LGBTQ youth and adults, families, couples, groups, and individuals experiencing mild to major psychological stress. I offer... Read More
You did it. You took the first step to better manage your mental health. Way to go! Now let's get to work... I utilize an eclectic and effective treatment modality pulling from DBT, CBT, Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy,... 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

Celine Medlock

LMFT
13 years experience
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree in psychology specializing in Marriage and Family therapy. I did my residency with Baylor University at the Star of Hope, a women and family homeless shelter. Some of these individuals were battling... Read More
Welcome, thank you for reaching out during a difficult time. I graduated with my MA from the University of Vermont, I then moved to Houston, Texas to attend the University of Houston-Clear Lake for me graduate degree... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 13 years

Dr. Josh Briley

PhD
20 years experience
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for help in their struggles. My approach to counseling is to focus on you as an individual. Each person I work with has strengths and coping skills he or she has utilized to get... Read More
Hello. I am a licensed psychologist in Texas with over 20 years experience providing therapy to a wide range of populations. I am passionate and committed to those individuals who honor me with their trust in asking for... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 20 years

Kathleen Barnes

LCSW
5 years experience
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief intervention Solution-based focused therapy. My experience is with individuals that struggle from stress and anxiety from everyday life, to severe or mild mental heath symptoms and trauma/PTSD. I believe in providing the hope and support... Read More
Hi, my name is Kathleen and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Texas. I have experience working with diverse populations using many counseling techniques to include DBT, CBT, CPT, Trauma therapy, Motivational therapy and brief... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 5 years

Kathi Turner

LCSW, ACSW
3 years experience
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of us are taught to be tough and figure things out on our own. Being strong and independent will always be an asset, but those same qualities can help you learn, grow, and change even more... Read More
Welcome. You are seeking change. You know you want something different or something more, but you have not yet found ways to make change happen on your own. Perhaps you feel uncomfortable seeking help because, in our culture, many of... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 3 years

Ashley Harmon

LCSW-S, LCDC-I
6 years experience
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and received both my Bachelors of Social Work and Masters of Science in Social Work from The University of Texas at Austin. My current full-time role is working with primarily young... Read More
Welcome! My name is Ashley Harmon and I have been in the counseling profession for about 6 1/2 years now. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor in the state of Texas and... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 6 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

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

Aimee Edwards-Hunter

LCSW
16 years experience
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), am licensed and currently live in the state of Colorado, although I also maintain my LCSW licensure in Texas. I studied at the University of Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate (BSW) and graduate degrees (MSSW) in Social Work. Since graduating with my Master of Science in Social Work (MSSW) in 2003, I have worked with couples, families, and children in a variety of settings, to... Read More
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), am licensed and currently live in the state of Colorado, although I also maintain my LCSW licensure in Texas. I studied at the University of Texas at Austin for both my undergraduate... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 16 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.