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Wesley M. Eades, Ph.D., LPC, LMFT

Licensed Professional Counselor & Pastoral Psychotherapist

900 Austin Avenue, Suite 803, Waco, Texas

I've enjoyed my work as a psychotherapist, pastoral counselor, and marriage counselor for over 20 years. I am very direct and engaging, challenging persons to draw on their strengths as they face the difficult challenges that a full life brings.

Philip Kolba, MA

Psychotherapist

Online Therapist / Coach

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.

Salley Schmid, MS, LMFT

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

6501 Sanger Avenue, Suite 102, Waco, Texas

Helping people emerge strong and successful after difficult or unplanned life transitions and experiences. Ditch the chains that hold you in unhelpful behavioral, relational and emotional patterns. Begin the journey to personal transformation and authenticity.


Related Sites:
City Of Waco, TX
Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors

Therapy Waco, TX

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Waco is located in the giant state of Texas and provides an abundance of opportunities for families with children and teenagers of all types and ages. Cameron Park Zoo is one of the best places in town to take your family for an outing. Here you can explore native and foreign species.1 Another fantastic attraction includes the Waco Water Park. With everything from a slide to pools, there is something here for everyone. Hollywood-Jewel 16 is the ideal site for families to take children and teenagers to enjoy a newly released film. Be sure to stop by the concession stand to pick up your family's favorite snacks to make this outing complete. In terms of education, there are multiple schools within and around the area including Meadowbrook Elementary School, Brazos Middle School, and University High School. Regardless of your idea of fun, there is truly something here for everyone in the family.

Mental Health in Waco

Living with a mental illness can be extremely challenging. But facing stigmas about mental illness from friends, family, neighbors and community members only serves to increase those challenges. The Waco chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness works hard to dispel stigmas in the community. Educational and outreach programs seek to educate community members about how mental health issues arise, how they are treated, and how people with a mental illness can function normally in their day-to-day-activities. Advocacy programs additionally support the mentally ill by ensuring that local policymakers are well informed about issues important to those with mental health difficulties. For additional information, call 254-297-7107.2

Suicide is one of the leading causes of death among young people. With that in mind, the Junior League of Waco initiated the Teen Suicide Prevention Symposium. The symposium's central focus is to provide educational materials and outreach programs in the Waco area that inform residents of common warning signs. Additionally, the symposium seeks to raise awareness of childhood issues that have been linked to suicide, such as bullying and intimidation at school. To find out more about these ongoing efforts to improve the safety and mental health of Waco teens, call 254-753-5574.3

The Helping Others Take Initiative Program seeks to improve the functioning of Waco residents who have a developmental or intellectual disability. A central focus of the program is to provide residents with supportive employment and vocational training opportunities. These services give individuals practical job skills so they can be more self-sufficient. Life skills trainings are also offered to ensure participants can carry out activities of daily living on their own. Social programs increase peer-to-peer interactions, providing residents with the social supports they need to learn, grow and be active community members. For more details, call 254-752-3451.4

Current Initiatives

The City of Waco has instituted the Homelessness 10-Year Plan in order to improve services available to those who live on the streets and transition them into permanent housing. The initiative includes outreach programs to educate the homeless about the services available to them in the Waco area. Prevention strategies seek to bolster community resources such that more people do not find themselves without a place to live. Additionally, the initiative focuses on making healthcare and mental health services more accessible and available, so residents can get the care they need in order to get off the streets.5


References

1. Cameron Park Zoo. (2017). Homepage. Retrieved from http://www.cameronparkzoo.com/.
2. National Alliance on Mental Illness Waco. (2016). About. Retrieved from http://www.namiwaco.com/#!about/cipy.
3. Junior League of Waco. (2017). Teen Suicide Prevention Program. Retrieved from https://www.jlwaco.org/?nd=suicide_prevention.
4. Heart of Texas Region Mental Health Mental Retardation Center. (2017). HOTI Day Habilitation, Vocational Training and Supported Employment. Retrieved from http://www.hotrmhmr.org/mrhoti.html.
5. City of Waco. (2017). Homelessness 10-Year Plan. Retrieved from http://www.waco-texas.com/housing-homelessness-ten-year.asp.

Waco is located in McLennan County, Texas. It has a land area of 89.02 square miles and a water area of 12.29 square miles.  The population of Waco is 132,356 people with 46,719 households and a median annual income of $33,147. .


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Committing to weekly sessions of therapy without insurance coverage or low cost options is very challenging for most people in Waco. 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 Waco. Your well being and health are important enough to make the best possible effort for