virtual and in-person trauma & EMDR therapy throughout Texas

Empowering Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to live happier more fulfilling lives.

You’re here because you’re hurting, navigating through the complexities of relationships, the pressures of work and life, and the challenges of understanding who you are and your place in the world. Your experiences as a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color over the age of 30, especially if you’re a man, carry with them unique pressures and traumas, from childhood and beyond. Perhaps these have left you feeling disconnected, undervalued, or struggling to find fulfillment. You might even feel trapped in a cycle of isolation and helplessness.

I see you. Your pain is valid, but it doesn’t have to be your endpoint.

If you’re feeling stuck, know that there’s a way through. Reclaiming your power and voice starts with a single step. Are you ready to take it?

Reach out, and let’s talk about what living the life you truly deserve looks like for you.

Resilience looks different for everyone, and together, we will unearth the hidden reserves of courage and resilience within you.
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Tracy A. Long, MS, LPC, NCC, BC-TMH, EMDR Trained​

Owner|Psychotherapist|Certified Mindfulness Meditation Coach

Hey there! I’m Tracy

I’m here to walk with you through the challenges and burdens you’re facing. Picture me not just as a counselor but as a dedicated partner on your journey towards healing and discovery. Life, with its hurdles, can sometimes feel like trying to navigate a dense forest without a map. I’m here to be that guide, someone who can help you find your way and show you that the path forward, though not always clear, is navigable with the right support.

I understand that reaching out for help can be daunting. It’s like standing at the edge of a new beginning, unsure of what lies ahead. But I also know the courage it takes to make that leap. My counseling approach is built on a foundation of empathy, understanding, and the belief that every individual possesses an inner strength capable of overcoming life’s obstacles. As a Black woman, I understand and can relate to the experiences of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, recognizing the unique challenges and strengths within these communities.

We’ll work together, using conversation as our tool, with highly effective techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy, to explore your feelings, understand your patterns, and discover ways to move toward the life you envision for yourself. This journey is about finding clarity amidst confusion and strength in vulnerability. It’s about crafting a life narrative that resonates with who you are and who you aspire to be.

I want you to know that I’m here to listen deeply, to see you fully, and to support you in navigating the complexities of your world. We’ll embark on this path together, at a pace that feels comfortable for you, always aiming towards healing and transformation.

Remember, seeking help is a sign of strength, not weakness. It’s a first step towards a future where you feel empowered, balanced, and at peace. If you’re ready to begin this journey, I’m here, ready to support you with compassion, professionalism, and respect for your unique story.

I provide what

Psychotherapy and Wellness Services

Individual Therapy

A one-on-one experience that will lead you to greater self acceptance and confidence.

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Group Therapy

A multi-person group experience where members with similar issues assist each other to develop useful skills and behaviors.

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Mindfulness Meditation Coaching

It is a personalized approach to mindfulness practice, tailored to your specific needs and goals.

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Childhood & Sexual Abuse Trauma

Experiencing a traumatic event can harm a person’s sense of safety, sense of self, and ability to regulate emotions and navigate relationships.
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Race-Based Trauma

Refers to the mental and emotional injury caused by encounters with racial bias and ethnic discrimination, racism, and hate crimes.

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EMDR Therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a structured therapy that encourages the patient to briefly focus on the trauma memory

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Mindfulness-Based Therapy

Mindfulness involves the focused attention to one’s experiences in the present moment, without judgment.

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Men's Issues

Challenges and unique experiences that men face in their daily lives.

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Virtual Therapy

Virtual therapy allows us to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments that save you time and hassle. 

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“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” Maya Angelou

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What clients have to say

Testimonials

“I appreciated all you did for me and how you opened my eyes to my individualism and made me realize I am my own person, not to take blame for everything. That was a huge part of it.” AF

“I best thing I could’ve done for my mental health was start therapy. I was lucky enough to find Mrs. Tracy Long. I have loved every session and look forward to the continued progress I will be making in life journey.”

“The counseling that I’ve received has helped tremendously. I have a better understanding of myself and why I behave the way I do. I feel the person I am today is the person I’ve always been but without the constant negative self-talk. I’d recommend Tracy to anyone.”

“Tracy has been and continues to be a great source of support and encouragement in my life. She listens well and poses thought-provoking questions that aid in my ability to express how I feel better. I truly believe she’s the best therapist for me!” -KM

“Thank you so much for everything! You have helped me so much. I don’t know how I could have gone through this without you!” AD

 “You are an awesome person Tracy and it has been an honor to have you as a counselor.” CA

“Thank you so much Tracy! It really means a lot. It’s been a pleasure having you as my counselor.” CM

“The journal prompt you provided has been a huge help by the way!” JW

“Thank you for making me feel comfortable, I enjoyed speaking with you.” AF

Ready for your transformation?

Investing in therapy prioritizes mental health, enhancing overall well-being and happiness for long-term fulfillment and satisfaction.

my fees

Pricing Options

Initial Intake Appointment: $200 (90-minute session)

Individual Therapy: $175 (50-minute session)*

Group Therapy: $50 (90-minute session)

Mindfulness Meditation Coaching: Prices vary

 

*Discounts are available by purchasing 1 of 4 Individual Therapy Session Packages. Note: All Packages are Non-refundable, transferrable, and valid for 6 months.

 

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My hope is to enlighten, encourage, and uplift the BIPOC community through light-hearted informative articles with actionable steps. ~Tracy

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Contact Info

ADDRESS

8700 Menchaca Road, Ste 303
Austin, Texas 78748

phone number

737.310.0009

email address

info@shadesofresiliencecounseling.com

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