Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Victoria, Texas

Find a therapist in Victoria, Texas that meets your needs. Browse our comprehensive list of affordable and licensed therapists in Victoria, to find a professional specializing in counseling people with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief and more.


Alesia Gonzalez

MA,LPC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with changing life circumstances, and relationship issues. My counseling style is client-centered. I believe that we all do the best we can in our lives with the tools we are given. I enjoy working with my clients to develop new skills... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas with experience working with individuals, couples, and families. I have worked with clients with a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, coping with changing life circumstances, and relationship issues. My... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 years

Shawna Munson

MA,LPC-S
12 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in an array of areas including community mental health, correctional care, and outpatient veteran care. I have the most experience working with post-traumatic stress, anxiety, family/relationship conflicts, life transitions, military-related issues, and complex trauma/abuse. I believe that one of the most important pieces of therapy is... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor in the state of Texas with over 10 years of experience working in the mental health field. I have worked in an array of areas including community mental health, correctional care, and... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:12 years

Nichelle Ward

LPC
3 years experience
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do you struggle with anger management issues? Have you experienced a traumatic event? Are you having trouble dealing with the death of a loved one? If you answered yes to any of these questions, I am... Read More
Are you struggling with overwhelming challenges in your life? Do you suffer from anxiety or depression? Are you finding it difficult to navigate through a transition in your life? Are you dealing with a break-up or other relationship issues? Do... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Leah Alviar

MA,LPC
21 years experience
My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. My professional history: I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified school counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. I have held leadership roles in local, regional, and state counseling organizations, am a published author, present at local, state, and national conferences and served as editor for Ph.D. student dissertations. I earned my... Read More
My name is Leah Alviar and I would like to share a little bit about myself with you. My professional history: I am both a Licensed Professional Counselor and certified school counselor with over 20 years of counseling experience. ... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:21 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

Amanda Arnold

MA,LPC,NCC
3 years experience
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hold a National Certified Counselor license, I also have doctoral level training (projected PhD completion August 2020) in counselor education with a specialty in dissociative trauma and issues affecting veterans. I work with personal issues for family relationships, work challenges, and personal development. Life can be challenging and I work from viewpoint that... Read More
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas. I hold a Master's degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and hold a National Certified Counselor license, I also have doctoral level training (projected PhD completion August 2020) in... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:3 years

Natalie Furdek

LPC
8 years experience
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. While I'm currently in Central Texas, my roots lie in areas of the state that often lack quality counseling services. It is my goal (and passion) to serve Texans, who, for whatever... Read More
As a life-long Texan, I understand distance! That's the reason I've chosen to provide online counseling services. I've been licensed as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) since 2002, after receiving my Masters Degree in Education/Community Counseling from Texas Tech University... Read More
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  • Languages:English
  • Experience:8 years

Sandra Goyco

LPC,RPT,NCC
4 years experience
I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and currently working towards my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy D) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Since I began studying Psychology at the University of Houston, I felt the call to continue learning in order to help my community, reason why I ended also studying Sociology and graduating with two full Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Sociology.... Read More
I have a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and currently working towards my Doctorate of Psychology (Psy D) and I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas. Since I began studying Psychology at the University... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:4 years

Jazmin Elizondo

LPC
3 years experience
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 3 years of experience in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, concerns in early college career, eating disorders, immigration issues, and many other concerns. My counseling style is compassionate and interactive. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, compassion, and creating a safe space for them to discuss... Read More
Hello! I am a licensed professional counselor with over 3 years of experience in the state of Texas. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, career challenges, concerns in early college... Read More
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  • Languages:English,Spanish
  • Experience:3 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

An Overview of Mental Health in Victoria, Texas

Victoria, Texas is a city with a population of 92,084 people located in Victoria County. The city is sometimes referred to as “The Crossroads” due to the fact it is a two hour drive from Corpus Christi, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin. It is also only 30 miles from the Gulf of Mexico, which its residents enjoy taking trips to often. The racial profile of residents in Victoria are primarily made up of Whites and Hispanics. In fact, it is pretty even split since 44.6 percent of people identify as White only, without being Hispanic or Latino, and 47 percent of people identify as Hispanic or Latino.

There are many recreational activities and regional attractions for both residents and visitors to enjoy in Victoria, Texas. For residents who love to share their love for barbecue, The Great Coastal Texas Barbecue Trail is a popular activity in the city. Riverside Park and Coleto Creek Park and Reservoir are two frequently visited spots for water sports, fishing, bird watching, picnicking, hiking, camping and more! There are also many opportunities for people to enjoy learning about Victoria’s history and enjoy regional attractions like the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum and the Our Lady of Victory Cathedral.

While the warm weather, opportunities for exercise, and strong sense of community likely contribute to the great mental health of many in Victoria, there are still those in the community who struggle with mental illness. One indicator that there are those in the community deal with mental illness is that the poverty rate is at 15.7 percent, which is higher than then national average. In addition, the high school graduation rate is at only 83 percent which indicates that mental health is a concern for youths as well.

Mental Health Statistics

Overall, Texas has some of the lowest rates of those living with mental illnesses compared to the rest of the nation. While 18.07 percent of adults are living with a mental illness nationally, only 16.04 percent are living with a mental illness in Texas. The state also ranks low overall for substance abuse issues and suicidal thoughts for adults. However, youths living in Texas have lower rankings than adults in the city which reveals there are a lot of youths struggling with substance abuse problems and depression.

With a rate of 12.58, Texas’ suicide rate is lower than the national average of 13.47 percent. However, Victoria County’s rate is higher than both the national and state average at  14.58 percent. Victoria also has higher rates of drug overdose than many other counties in the state with a rate of 13 percent and 34 overall deaths.

Minorities in Victoria struggle more than their white counterparts in several aspects. While only 8.47 percent of White residents live in poverty, 23.98 percent of Hispanics and 24.74 percent of Native Americans live below the poverty line. In addition, Hispanics have much lower rates of educational attainment. In Victoria, the high school graduation rate is 93.56 percent for Whites and the Bachelor’s degree rates is 32.53 percent. On the other hand, Hispanics have a high school graduation rate of 70.51 percent and a Bachelor’s degree rate of 8.27 percent.

Access to Mental Health Care in Victoria, Texas

Although Texas ranks well when it comes to prevalence of mental health, the state ranks very poorly for access to mental health care within the state. Overall, the state ranks 50th for providing the least mental health care resources to its residents.

One big issue in Texas is that 23 percent of residents are uninsured, which is a higher rate than any other state. The rate in Victoria of uninsured individuals is 18.8 percent which reveals money can be an issue in accessing care. In addition, 62.2 percent of people with a mental illness did not receive treatment in Texas and 29.9 percent could not see a doctor due to costs. Also, 71.3 percent of youths with depression did not receive treatment. Another huge concern in the state is that there are only one mental health provider for every 1010 residents in the state.