Shades of Resilience Counseling, PLLC

Authentic, Inclusive, Empowering, Collaborative
Telemental Health Counseling Appointments Available
“Life doesn’t get easier or more forgiving, we get stronger and more resilient.”

~Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Life Feeling Like a Constant Struggle?
  • Lack the desire to do anything pleasurable
  • Sleep more than you’re used to or can’t sleep at all
  • Unexplained weight gain or significant weight loss
  • Emotional exhaustion
  • Always on edge
  • Withdrawn
  • Slow to build trust in other people and situations
  • Feel angry and sad
  • Feel undervalued, dismissed, unheard


Shades of Resilience Counseling

Shades of Resilience Counseling is a private mental health counseling practice that offers strength-based, trauma-informed, culturally sensitive individual therapy, group therapy, and mindfulness meditation practice workshops.

We strive to provide a healing environment where Black, Asian, and Hispanic people from diverse communities can feel empowered to learn new coping skills and develop strategies necessary to engage in meaningful work, create healthy relationships, and live more fulfilling lives.

Resilience looks different for everyone. Let’s work together to find the hidden reserves of Courage and Resilience within You. 

Hello! I’m Tracy.

I’m really glad you’re here. I know this can be a vulnerable and difficult process finding the right support— let me help.

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

Benefits of Counseling

  • Manage difficult emotions with a sense of calm
  • Improve decision making abilities
  • Develop strong personal boundaries to create healthy relationships
  • Improve communication skills to foster connections with others
  • Find self-compassion, healing, and resilience with confidence

My Services


Individual Therapy

Enhance your ability to manage feelings, thoughts, and experiences: A one-on-one experience that will lead you to greater self acceptance and confidence.

Mindfulness Meditation Teaching

Increase your awareness of moment-to-moment experiences without judgement:

A one-on-one or group experience that will lead you to have a more deepened insight into your essense of the qualites of compassion, acceptance, non-judgement and kindness.

Group Therapy

Enhance your ability to reduce stress, promote growth, and wellness:

A multi-person group experience to builds a sense of community where members with similar issues assist each other to develop useful skills and behaviors they can transfer to everyday life and work.

Getting Started is Easy



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


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


"The journal prompt you provided has been a huge help by the way!"


"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."!

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


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


"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. "



Frequently Asked Questions

Does getting psychotherapy mean that there is something wrong with me or that I’m crazy?

Absolutely not. People from all walks of life seek therapy for a number of reasons, including therapists. Therapy is about your time to talk about yourself and find ways to resolve issues in a healthy and adaptive manner.

What is a typical therapy appointment?

Appointments are for 50 minutes. The sessions are held once or twice a week which depends on your special situation and therapy goals.

How frequently will I visit you?

During our initial consultation, we’ll discuss the schedule that best fits your needs. Typically, we’ll set up a specific date and time to meet once or twice a week. You should attend therapy regularly, come on time, and cancel in only urgent cases in order to reap the benefits of counseling.

Do you accept insurance?

I do not accept insurance. My fees are private pay and due at the time of service. Documentation can be provided to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement.

What payment methods do you accept?

When you begin services you will be required to put an active credit or debit card on file to pay at the time of services and to cover no-show/late cancellation fees.

What benefits can I expect from working with a therapist?

Counseling offers a variety of benefits but there are no guarantees. During your phone consultation and initial therapy appointment, it will be important for us to fully explore your expectations and goals. Part of my job is to help you identify what is possible and not possible to achieve in therapy. I will also help you define specific goals and outcomes.

What will we do in therapy?

My role is to assist you with making the life changes that you choose to make. I focused on helping you obtain the life that you desire by working with you on utilizing your strengths to improve your life.  I am also here to support you as we do this challenging work together.  My therapeutic approach involves some skills training, some work outside of therapy, and a lot of interactive dialogue.

How to Reach Me

Ask a question or book a free 20-minute consultation appointment below.                 For emergencies call 911 or visit your nearest hospital


austin, TX

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