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Licensed Professional Counselors (LPCs)

Pictured from left to right:  Mark Garza, Anna Parra, Marciela Ponce and Christopher Cantu
 
"A better life is within your reach."
 
A licensed professional counselor (LPC) is a mental health professional who provides professional therapeutic services to individuals and groups that involve the application of mental health, psycho-therapeutic, and human development principles to facilitate adjustment and development throughout life.  Our Mission CISD licensed professional counselors hold at least a master’s degree in counseling or a counseling-related field, and also must has complete 3,000 hours of supervised experience in the field of professional counseling.
 
Our MCISD Licensed Professional Counselors work on prevention, assessment, evaluate, and treat mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders and associated distresses that interfere with mental health.
 
Licensed Professional Counselors conduct assessments and evaluations to establish treatment goals and objectives.
 
Licensed Professional Counselors plan, implement, and evaluate treatment plans using counseling treatment interventions.

Anxiety:

Anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear. For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

For more information on various types of anxiety disorders click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

For information on dealing with stress click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress/index.shtml

 

Depression:

Depression (major depressive disorder or clinical depression) is a common but serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms that affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities, such as sleeping, eating, or working. To be diagnosed with depression, the symptoms must be present for at least two weeks.

For more information on various types of depressive disorders click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/depression/index.shtml

 

Suicide:

Suicide is complicated and tragic, but it is often preventable. Knowing the warning signs for suicide and how to get help can help save lives.

For more information on suicide signs, symptoms, and prevention:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/suicide-prevention/index.shtml

 

Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder:

Disruptive mood dysregulation disorder (DMDD) is a childhood condition of extreme irritability, anger, and frequent, intense temper outbursts. DMDD symptoms go beyond a being a “moody” child—children with DMDD experience severe impairment that requires clinical attention.

For more information on DMDD click below:

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/disruptive-mood-dysregulation-disorder-dmdd/disruptive-mood-dysregulation-disorder.shtml

 

Workbooks
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Substance Abuse
             
Apps
  • Moodnotes
  • Calm
  • Breathe
  • Mindshift
  • Headspace
  • Mindful Affirmations
  • Woebot
 
1901 S 24th Ave, Edinburg, TX 78539
Phone: (956) 289-7000
 
 
Mujeres Unidas
511 N. Cynthia St. Mcallen, TX. 78501
Domestic Abuse Hotline
1-800-799-7233 or 1-800-787-3224 En Espanol
 
 
724 Cage Blvd, Pharr, TX 78577
956-682-8101
 
 
2102 W Trenton Rd, Edinburg, TX 78539
888-977-1400
 
 
5510 Raphael Dr, Edinburg, TX 785399
956-362-4357
 
 
1200 E 8th St, Mission, TX 78572
956-584-5000
 
 
4417 N Shary Rd, Palmhurst, TX 78573
956-519-3800
 
 
509 S Alton Blvd, Alton, TX 78573
956-432-0700
 
 
1600 N 23rd St, McAllen TX 78501
956-682-1468
 
2215 N. Conway, Mission, TX 78572
956-585-2413
 
400 N Nebraska Ave, San Juan, TX 78589
956-702-4088
 
 
1-800-252-5400
 
 
1-800-273-8255
 
 
1-800-656-4673
 
 
1-800-786-2929
 
 
HOPE Peer Support Warm Line
Mon, Tues Thurs, and Fri
4:00 PM-10:00 PM
1-844-755-HOPE
 
 
Thetrevorproject.org
LPCs by appointment Monday through Friday during the school year - 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
***During school closure - by appointment as needed for urgent cases.
 
Office Locations:
 
Coordinator for Student Services/Guidance Counseling
Jesse Trevino
MISD Central Office
120 Bryce Drive
(956) 323-5578
 
Mission High School
1802 Cleo Dawson
(956) 323-5700
  • Ana Parra, LPC
  • Mark Garza, LPC
 
Veterans Memorial High School
700 E 2 Mile Line
(956) 323-3000
  • Christopher Cantu, LPC
  • Maricela Ponce, LPC
 
If this is a mental health emergency, please contact
1-877-289-7199 - TTBH Crisis Hotline
For all other emergencies, contact 911
 

For questions about mental health services, connecting with community mental health agencies or other concerns please fill out the following information below with your question or concern and we will contact you within the next 48 hours.Ask an LPC

Texas law requires that any person suspecting that a child has been abused or neglected must immediately make a report. If there is an emergency, call 911 and then call the DFPS Texas Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400. You can also make a report online.  If you need assistance, talk to your school counselor.