Find Therapists, Counselors and Psychologists in Wichita Falls, Texas

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

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

Carolyn Jones

LPC, RN, CEDS, CEDRN
27 years experience
Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's in Nursing in 1978 from the University of Nebraska and my Master's Degree in Counselor Education in 1994 from the University of Wyoming. I have had the opportunity to work with older adolescents and... Read More
Hello! My name is Carolyn Jones and I have worked in the mental health field in Colorado for the past 27 years - both as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Registered Nurse (RN). I received my Bachelor's... Read More
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  • Languages: English
  • Experience: 27 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

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

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

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

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

Overview of Mental Health Resources in Wichita Falls, Texas

For many, the beautiful city of Wichita Falls, Texas provides the apex of southern living. Amenities, such as grocery stores and restaurants, are not far and few between – in fact, around just about every street corner is a good place to catch some entertainment, grab a bite to eat, and more.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city is home to roughly 105,000 inhabitants. More notably, Wichita Falls’ population is increasing at a steady rate significantly higher than many surrounding cities. Given the many appealing characteristics of Wichita Falls, it is not surprising to see why many families are choosing to move there. The most common driving force behind one’s decision to move domiciles has to do with work. Job opportunities like raises in pay or new jobs altogether are also the typical factors motivating a family’s decision to go to Wichita Falls.

However, not everyone who is searching for a job is able to find one, despite a willingness to participate in the labor market. Chronic unemployment and poverty are problems the city is facing. Many people in the area are living paycheck to paycheck, below the federal poverty level. The economic issues plaguing the community of Wichita Falls are ancillary to a separate intricate problem relating to health. Experts are saying the city is going through a “mental health crisis.” Let’s go over what that means, why the situation is so bad in Wichita Falls, and what you can do to get in contact with a therapist who can help if you are in need.

An Overview of Mental Health in Wichita Falls, Texas

Unfortunately, the overall state of mental health in America is deteriorating – as it is in every other part of the developed world. A particularly revealing study out of Johns Hopkins Medicine estimates a whopping 26 percent of adults living in the United States suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. Unfortunately, narrowing the scope of the statistics fails to yield better results. A 2017 study commissioned by Mental Health America, the state of Texas ranks amongst the top 50 percent of states regarding the prevalence of mental illness and lack of access to care. In this context and for future reference, the term mental illness refers to any behavioral/psychiatric disorder one can be diagnosed with. For example, schizophrenia or clinical depression. So, why is the mental health status-quo in Wichita falls so poor?

First of all, the city of Wichita Falls has a significant crime problem which local officials are attempting to tackle. However, results are not going to come to fruition overnight. Over the years, crime has only gone down by roughly one percent. As per the most recent statistics from the FBI, the city of Wichita Falls sees an overall crime rate 41 percent higher than the national average. People living in the area routinely describe the illegal activity as rampant.

The link between crime and mental health is no secret. Research indicates areas with high rates of crime also see high rates of individuals who experience mental illness.

Another challenge Wichita Falls is facing relates to the area’s economy. As mentioned previously, it is not the strongest. More people are living in poverty relative to the rest of the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average income per capita in the city of Wichita Falls is approximately 23 percent lower than the national average. Moreover, the rate of chronically unemployed individuals is almost 40 percent higher in the city than the rest of the country.

Unfortunately, the relationship between income and mental health is not insignificant. As per a recent report from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, American adults living below the federal poverty level are more than two times as likely to suffer from a mental disorder compared to the typical American.

The Trouble of Finding a Suitable Therapist in Wichita Falls, Texas

A harsh reality many people across the country are facing is the often-troublesome nature of reaching out for help via counseling. An especially alarming report from the National Institute of Mental Health estimates a majority (57 percent) of Americans who are mentally ill receive no treatment during a given year, despite any necessity to do so. Some experts are pointing fingers at the nationwide shortage of mental health professionals providing treatment to patients.

In the case of Wichita Falls, officials are blaming ineffective legislation, poverty, and stigma surrounding mental illness as being barriers to mental health care. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a resident of Wichita Falls is almost three times as likely to be living without any form of health insurance compared to the average American citizen. Undoubtedly, a good chunk of these people is low-income earners. For them, the out-of-pocket expense of counseling is not economically feasible.

Mental Health Resources in Wichita Falls, Texas

Thanks to attention from both state and federal entities, the number of organizations who specialize in treating mental illness has never been higher. More of these places are opening their doors across the country regularly. Rose Street Mental Health Care is a local mental health clinic servicing those in need living in Wichita Falls. The Helen Farabee Centers provide much of the same offerings to both youths and adults in the area.

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