About Me


Well done on taking the first step towards healing. I know that when I first sought out counseling for issues I was struggling with it was an anxiety inducing experience, and I want to recognize the courage it may have taken for you to make it this far.

I view my role as a therapist as being able to quickly and warmly create a safe space for you to share whatever you’re feeling or thinking about. I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, racism, cultural assimilation challenges, interpersonal relationships, and family dynamics. I strongly believe that the most vital factor in a client doing better is the quality of the relationship with their counselor, and I am devoted to doing everything in my power to ensure all parts of you are welcome in our sessions. I feel that our identities can deeply impact who we’ve become and that conversation exploring this can be healing. The magic of our working together in therapy is that it allows both of us to grow.

I come from a biracial, multi-cultural family and am a global nomad, having spent time growing up in Kuwait, the US, Canada and the United Arab Emirates. I studied broadcast journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin and followed this up by working as a television reporter and producer for a decade in Dubai which allowed me to travel to 35 countries. This exposure to a broad range of people has paved the way for me to more intimately understand the broad range of human cultures and experiences. I returned to UT for my master’s degree in clinical social work and have acquired experience providing therapy to adolescent, young adult, and adult clients in group and individual settings. I love playing sand and indoor volleyball, watching chiropractic adjustment videos, making people around me laugh, eating tasty spoonfuls of peanut butter, and spending time with my family, partner, and friends.

If you would like to speak with me about possibly working together, please call 512/201-4501, ext. 218 and I will return your call. You could also get in touch by filling out our appointment request form.


Call Ussama at 512/201-4501, ext. 218


Annex, North