Counseling in Brownsville, TX. Find the Right Therapist.

Safe, effective, and caring. Affordable therapists near you in Brownsville, Texas will help you make the changes you want.

Melissa Brentlinger, MA, LPC, LMFT

Melissa Brentlinger, MA, LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor

In 78586 - Nearby to Brownsville.

I would love to help you get on a better path. For 20 years, I have had the privilege of helping many individuals, couples and families go from being frustrated, depressed or misunderstood to living the life they want to live.

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC

Philip Kolba, MA LMHC NCC


Available for Online Therapy

Are you fulfilled by your relationships as you deserve to be? I specialize in online relationship counseling for LGBTQ and hetero clients. By examining your life and relationships with a counselor you can increase your capacity for happiness and success.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Kevin Fleming Ph.D.

Coach/Change Agent/Consultant

At Home or Private Discreet Intensives

Grey Matters Intl & Dr. Kevin Fleming(cited expert for NY Times, CNN, Fortune, Sporting News)is all about bold thinking & neuroscience innovation in getting mood/behavior change when shrinking,feel good self-help, and pills aren't cutting it. Indiv/couples/family.

Related Sites:
City of Brownsville
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Therapy Brownsville, TX

Counseling Riverside, Villa Pancho, Kellers Corner, Cameron Park

People interested in local history will find many interesting attractions in Brownsville, Texas. The Historic Brownsville Museum delves into the rich Spanish and Mexican heritage of the region. Fort Brown is central to the city's history and today is part of the University of Texas at Brownsville. The Chisholm Trail's southernmost branch began in the city. Palo Alto Battlefield National Historic Site is a recent edition to the national park system. It marks the place where the Mexican-American War began. Visitors can view a brief film before walking a short distance to view the battlefield. A living history demonstration is offered on the first Saturday of each month.1 The Brownsville Heritage Complex offers guests a taste of 19th century life. Walking tours and exhibits are offered by the center. Most of the programs of the organization are offered free of charge. Because of this, many accolades have been given to the group.

Mental Health in Brownsville

Mental health issues impact many thousands of people in Brownsville and other communities throughout the state of Texas. The Texas chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness seeks to ensure that the rights of the mentally ill are protected and that access to resources and care remain open. Their advocacy program provides educational outreach to the community to inform residents about mental illness and dispel stigmas. NAMI also works with local governments to facilitate positive change in policies and laws to more appropriately address the needs of the mentally ill. Call 512-693-2000 to find out how you can help.2

The loss of a job can be financially devastating. But it can also negatively impact one's confidence, self-esteem and feelings of self-worth. Additionally, the stress of unemployment can diminish the quality of relationships with friends and family. To help the unemployed get back on their feet, the Cameron Workforce Solutions Center offers job seekers a variety of services. The job matching and referral program allows qualified candidates connect with potential employers more easily. Job training information is provided as well. The resource room has hundreds of brochures, books, and videos that help job seekers develop knowledge and skills they need to find a new job. By providing these support services, Workforce Solutions gets people back on their feet quickly, so they can resume a good quality of life. Further information is available by calling 956-548-6700.3

Current Education

The Brownsville Independent School District is dedicated to providing a top-notch education to students who live day-to-day with a mental illness, developmental disability or learning disorder. In particular, the district employs various resources to assist students who have dyslexia. Aside from the difficulties the disorder causes in reading and writing, students can feel extremely self-conscious about their disorder. The district provides these students with the supports they need to compensate for these deficiencies, thereby improving their self-esteem and willingness to engage in the learning process with their peers.4 The Special Services Department provides additional resources for children who have exceptional needs. In addition to offering academic support, the department facilitates students' independence, decision-making and social interactions. This comprehensive approach gives students the tools they need to function at their highest possible level. For more information, call 956-548-8400.5


1. National Park Service. (2017). Palo Alto Battlefield. Retrieved from
2. National Alliance of Mental Health Texas Chapter. (2006). Advocacy. Retrieved from
3. Cameron Workforce Solutions. (2017). Job Seekers. Retrieved from
4. Brownsville Independent School District. (2017). Section 504/Dyslexia/Title IX Department. Retrieved from
5. Brownsville Independent School District . (2017). Special Services Department. Retrieved from

Brownsville is located in Cameron County, Texas. It has a land area of 132.46 square miles and a water area of 13.80 square miles.  The population of Brownsville is 183,887 people with 51,563 households and a median annual income of $32,894. .

Therapy Affordability Meter for Brownsville, TX

Difficult yet possible - ask your therapist

Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Brownsville. If this applies to you, please contact your counselor and ask about sliding scale options or inquire about insurance coverage. The good news is that there are options available to you to establish an effective relationship with a great therapist in Brownsville. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for. Low cost counseling and affordable therapy are also sometimes offered by listed city and university level clinics, check with your local Brownsville public health department.