Shades of Resilience Counseling, PLLC

Authentic, Inclusive, Empowering, Collaborative
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I am here for YOU!

My mission is to provide Black, Indigenous, and People of Color with a supportive environment to reflect on past experiences, regain resilience, and acquire new skills for a fulfilling life.

Tracy A. Long, MS, LPC Associate, NCC, BC-TMH, CTP
Owner of Shades of Resilience Counseling
Supervised by Julianne Reck, LPC-S

Are you a Black, Indigenous, or Person of Color (POC) over the age of thirty, and life feels like an ongoing struggle, know that you are not alone. Perhaps you’re finding it hard to feel a sense of fulfillment, experiencing relational challenges, or have difficulty developing meaningful connections with others. These experiences can leave you feeling helpless and isolated, but you don’t have to suffer in silence. Asking for help can be daunting, but relief is available, and you don’t have to face these challenges alone.

Clients who have worked with me were able to regain control over their lives, work through tough emotions, and improve communication, all while enjoying more positive relationships. These positive changes were brought about by utilizing highly effective techniques such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy treatments.

I am deeply committed to the work I do in aiding BIPOC adults in processing and overcoming the effects of childhood trauma, generational trauma, racial trauma, and other traumatic experiences and events. My ultimate goal is to help my clients achieve healthy and fulfilling relationships.

Do you feel like you’re at a standstill, but you want to break free? Look no further! Contact me today or use the link below to schedule a free consultation. I’m eager to hear your story and determine whether we can work together to help you find relief from past struggles. You deserve to live a happier, more fulfilling life – let’s take the first step together.

why choose me

Authentic, Inclusive, Empowering, Collaborative.

Shades of Resilience Counseling is a private practice dedicated to the mental health and wellness of Black, Indigenous & People of Color communities. My focus is on healing your mind, body and spirit to improve your overall well-being.

Quality Service

Therapy is an investment! I’m licensed, certified, and skilled in various techniques and use multiple strategies to address the specific issues/concerns or symptoms you report experiencing. No “cookie-cutter” approach from me.


With 25 years in the helping profession, I have been able to support a wide range of people. You can expect to feel supported, encouraged, and held accountable in your process of healing and transformation.


As a Black woman and a therapist, I offer a space for you to safely explore the many identities you hold. It is my mission to create an environment where you can gain insight into your past experiences, reclaim your resilience and learn new tools.


I will respond to your communication within 24-48 business hours (exclusions apply), please feel free to contact me via phone, text, or email.

I provide what

Psychotherapy and Wellness Services

Shades of Resilience is an inclusive practice that specializes in the unique cultural and interpersonal experiences of Black, Indigenous, & People of Color. I am committed to eliminating the stigma by which addressing the mental health disparities in the BIPOC community.

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Individual Therapy

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Mindfulness Meditation

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Group Therapy

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What happy clients say


"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

"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

"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

my fees

Pricing Options

I gladly accept reimbursement from organizations that support Black/BIPOC mental health and wellness services like the Loveland Foundation and Boris L Henson Foundation.

In-network with Optum, Optum EAP, United HealthCare, or UBH insurance.

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8700 Manchaca Road, Ste 303
Austin, Texas 78748

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