Off Campus Counseling Resources






The University of Texas-Pan American Counseling

and Assessment Preparation Center:

Primary Phone: (956) 665-5251

Street:  1201 W. University Drive

             Educational Complex Rm. EDCC 1.272

City:  Edinburg


  • Individual and group counseling services for ages 3 and older

    Fees:  Free


    Abundant Grace Counseling Services:

    Primary Phone: (956) 381-0622

    Street:  2110 South McColl

    City:  Edinburg


  • Individual counseling services

    Fees:  Donations


    Buckner Children and Family Services:

    Primary Phone: (956) 630-6285

    Street:  5425 North McColl Ste. A

    City:  McAllen


  • Provides skills training services to children, adolescents, families, and teens, STAR programs.

    Fees:  Free


    Catholic Social Services:  

    Primary Phone:  (956) 702-4088

    Street:  700 N. Virgen de San Juan Blvd.

    City:  San Juan


  • Counseling services:  provides marriage, family and individual counseling by appointment.
  • Emergency Assistance: Response to persons needing assistance with shelter, prescriptions, and transportation related to medical need.

    Fees:  Sliding Scale


    Counseling Center South Texas:

    Primary Phone: (956) 631-9000

    Street: 5420 S. Jackson Rd.

    City: Edinburg


  • Child, Adolescent and Adult Counseling
  • Ph.D. and LPC on staff

    Fees:  Medicaid, Private Insurance, CHIP, Private Pay



    Deer Oaks Health Associates:

    Primary Phone: (956) 631-6188 

    Street:  4419 N. McColl

    City:  McAllen


  • Group/Family/Individual Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Treatment

    Fees:  Medicaid, Medicare, and Private Insurance


    Hope Family Counseling Services:

    Primary Phone:  (956) 683-1200

    Street:  2332 West Jordon Road

    City:  McAllen


  • General Counseling for Mental Health Issues

    Fees:  $10 first session and $5 subsequent sessions; donations.


    Methodist Healthcare Ministries:

    Primary Phone: (956) 655-4659 or (956) 585-2334

    Street: 209 East 6th and Doherty

    City:  Mission


  • Counseling Services:  Provide marriage, family and individual counseling to address emotional, spiritual, and mental health need.                                                    

    Fees:  Sliding Scale


    Mission Psychological Center

    Primary Phone:  (956) 519-9000                                                                               

    Street:  2504 N. Conway Ave.

    City:  Mission


  • Services provided by Ph.D. and LPC professionals
  • Psychological Assessments
  • Group/Family/Individual Counseling services

    Fee: Medicaid, Private pay, Private Insurance, CHIP Insurance.


    Modern View Clinical & Forensic Services:

    Norma Villanueva LCSW

    Primary Phone: (956) 630-4214

    Street:  902 Airport Drive, Ste. 7

    City: Weslaco

    Programs/Services:  Child and Adolescent Counseling Services

    Fees:  Medicaid, Private pay, NO Private Insurance accepted at this time



    Pinkerman and Gonzalez Psychological Association: (2 locations)

    Primary Phone:  (956) 994-3880

    Street: 2529 W. Trenton

    City:  Edinburg

    Phone: (956) 992-0500
    Street: 246 Linberg Center
    City: McAllen, Texas 78501

    Programs/Services:  Psychological Testing

  •                    Group/Family/Individual Counseling services

Fees: Medicaid, Private pay, Private Insurance, CHIP Insurance    


Licensed Professional Counselor/Therapist

 Diaz-Garcia Counseling Services

5513 S. Sugar Rd.

Edinburg, TX. 78539


Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist,

Parent-Child Interactive Therapist


Kou Counseling Services

At Diaz-Garcia Counseling Services

5513 S. Sugar Rd.

Edinburg, TX. 78539


Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor,

Certified Anger Resolution Therapist, Certified Faith-Based Clinical Counselor


Ortez & Guajardo Counseling Center, P.A

804 Del Oro Lane

Pharr, TX 78577


Licensed Professional Counselor, Registered Play Therapist,

Certified Anger Resolution Therapist




 Tropical Texas Behavioral Health

Primary phone:  Edinburg (956) 289-7036, Harlingen (956) 428-5406 and Brownsville (956) 547-5456 or 1-800-735-2988.  Website:


-  Provides crisis-screening, individual, family and group counseling, and psychiatric services, also provide skills training for children and parents

Fees:  Medicaid, private insurance, sliding scale, and private pay.


Covenant House:

Primary phone:  1-800-999-9999

Services:  Locally based referrals throughout the United States.  Help for youth and parents regarding drugs, abuse, homelessness, runaway children and message relays.


New Beginnings Behavioral Health Services, Inc.:

Primary phone:  1-877-630-5661

Services: -  Counseling, Education, Outpatient treatment services for substance abuse and mental health issues, individual, family and group sessions available.


Use No Drugs:  1-866-395-1680


Girls and Boys Town Suicide Hotline:  24/7 National Hotline 1-800-448-3000


Texas Youth Hotline:  1-800-98YOUTH (96884)


Texas Runaway Hotline:  1-888-580-help (4357)


Valley Aids Council:                                                                                    

Primary phone:  1-800-333-7432 or 668-1155

Address: 1217 E. Chicago McAllen, TX


Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid: 

Primary Phone:  (956) 968-6547 or 1-888-988-9996


TDPRS-Adult/Child Abuse Hotline:

Primary phone:  1-800-252-5400


Nat’l Suicide Hotline:

1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433) or 1-800-273-TALK (8255)                                                                                


Crisis Intervention Clinic:




Mental Health America of Texas



National Suicide Prevention Lifeline



American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



Mental Health America


National Institute of Mental Health

Psychiatrist Related Terms: anxiety, behavioral disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, suicide, relationship difficulties, chronic mental illness, parenting issues, adjustment disorders, personality disorders, lobotomy, antidepressants

Psychiatrist Summary: Psychiatry involves the treatment, rehabilitation, and prevention of mental illness. A psychiatrist diagnoses mental and emotional disorders using assessments and may order further psychiatric diagnostic laboratory tests if necessary. Mental and emotional disorders including difficulty coping, stress, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, substance-abuse disorders, sexual issues, schizophrenia, and addictions may be helped by a qualified psychiatrist.

Common Treatments: Psychiatrists are commonly used to treat children and adults suffering from attention deficit disorder (ADD), clinical depression, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, phobias, paranoia, psychosis, OCD, and panic attacks. Additional disorders treated by psychiatrists are; mania, schizophrenia, claustrophobia, paranoia, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, hallucination, post-traumatic stress disorder, and panic disorder.

Psychiatrist FAQs:

What is a


A Psychiatrist is a licensed physician who specializes in the evaluation, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorders.

What is the Difference between a Psychologist and a Psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist primarily treats depressed patients by counseling. A Psychiatrist is a medical doctor who performs psychotherapy but can also prescribe medicine.

Why might I see a Psychiatrist?

You could see a Psychiatrist for Abuse, Addictions, Anxiety, Coping Mechanisms, Depression, Eating Disorder, Emotional Distress, Personal Growth, Phobias, Relationship Issues, Sexual Problems, and Trauma.

What are the requirements for becoming a licensed Psychiatrist?

A Psychiatrist must have a Masters or a Doctoral Degree from an accredited school. Other requirements toward becoming a Psychiatrist include residency training and board certifications that vary from state to state.