Are you a Person of Color, over the age of 30 and your life feels like a constant struggle? You’re not feeling fulfilled, experiencing challenges in your relationships or maybe you’re having difficulty connecting with others or developing lasting meaningful relationships?

Do any of the following describe you?

  • Anxious all the time or always on edge
  • Overwhelmed by racing thoughts
  • Uncontrollable crying
  • Feel lost, sad
  • Angry or easily annoyed
  • Lack of motivation to do anything
  • Sleep more than you’re used to or can’t sleep at all
  • Unexplained weight gain or significant weight loss
  • Changes in eating patterns and habits
  • Withdrawn or feel all alone
  • Detached from relationships (spouse/partner, children, family, or friends)
  • Feel undervalued, dismissed, unheard

I know all of these feelings can make you feel like there’s no getting out of it, that it will never end.

Well, I’m here to let you know that relief is possible and that you don’t have to struggle alone.

I am here for you. Let me help.

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

Hello! I’m Tracy.

I specialize in working with BIPOC adults to process childhood trauma, generational trauma, racial trauma, or other traumatic experiences/events that are negatively impacting their relationships with themself or with others.

I know what it is like to feel hopeless and alone, but I also know that there is a way out. I want you to know that this too shall pass.

I will help you learn how to take control of your life, work with your emotions, improve communication skills, and have more positive relationships using Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Therapy treatment methods.

So, if you’re feeling stuck and unable to move forward, give me a call today so we can discuss how our work together can help you find relief from the pain of your past so that you can create the life that’s waiting for you.

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.

Individual Therapy

Group Therapy

Mindfulness Based Therapy

Don’t hesitate, contact me now for better help and services.

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 do not accept insurance and fees are due at the time of service. I offer a limited number of reduced-rate spots.

Contact Info


Austin, Texas

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