Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Waco, Texas

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

Waco, Texas — home of Baylor University and where the infamous soft drink Dr. Pepper was founded — is currently one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas. This is good news for mental health consumers, as qualified mental healthcare professionals tend to settle down in places with high qualities of life.

Waco is quickly gaining regional and international attention for much more than the Branch Davidian tragedy, thanks in part to the HGTV program Fixer Upper. The TV program, as well as city officials, are making Waco known for stylish and affordable real estate. This is another surefire attraction for mental health professionals, but what about those who are struggling?

Poverty and Mental Health in Waco, Texas

About 27.5% of Waco’s 125,000 residents live below the poverty level – more than twice the national average of 12.7%, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Texas’ overall poverty level is 14.7%, slightly higher than the national average and actually one of the lowest poverty levels Texas has seen in years.

While it is difficult to pinpoint why a growing city like Waco has such a high poverty rate compared to the state and national averages, poverty and mental illness have a very complex relationship.

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), poverty worsens the symptoms of serious mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. The daily struggles of living exacerbate symptoms of mental illness among people of all economic classes. However, when daily struggles are defined as all-too-real fears about food, shelter, and healthcare and combined with one or more serious mental illnesses, treatment compliance and positive outcomes become more challenging.

Poverty also makes it more probable that a person will experience a serious mental illness. Also, it is worth noting that even people with high school and college educations are more at risk of living in poverty when a mental illness presents itself.

Mental Health Statistics for Waco, Texas

According to a report from the American Psychological Association, Texas has nearly 3,900 active psychologists — the largest number in the Southern region. This indicates how pervasive the problem of mental illness is among people throughout the state.

While Waco-specific statistics are difficult to find, the state overall has mental illness incidence rates that are comparable to the national average. Texas’ percentage of major depressive episodes among children 12-17 in 2013-14 were 11.2% — on par with the U.S. average of 11% for the same period, according to the SAMSHA’s Texas Behavioral Health Barometer for 2015. The national and state averages for serious mental illnesses among adults for the same period were 3.8% and 4.2%, respectively.

Mental Health Resources for Waco, Texas

It appears some Waco residents may also visit neighboring communities such as Woodway approximately five miles away for their mental health treatment. SAMSHA lists an additional mental health treatment option in Woodway. Many of these organizations offer low-cost treatment options, especially for people without insurance.

Challenges of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Waco, Texas

While Waco is a growing city, only about 13% of its adult population has earned a bachelor’s degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Also, only 7% of Waco’s adults have earned a graduate or professional degree — which is required to practice as a psychologist or a psychiatrist.

However, this website is dedicated to helping people in every city find the best mental health treatment available. Psychiatrists and psychologists who practice in Waco may not necessarily live in Waco.

While your employer or health insurer likely has a referral service, you are likely to end up frustrated after hours of completing rather personal forms. More often than not, providers recommended by your employer or health insurer have few or no appointments.

Our directory helps you find a therapist in or near Waco, Texas. We provide mental health resources for residents of Waco, Texas who would like to have therapy or another type of service from a mental health care professional.