Therapy Austin
Micaela Williams Therapy Austin

Micaela Williams, LMSW


Supervised by Lindsey Cotton, LCSW-S

“The place in which I'll fit will not exist until I make it.” - James Baldwin

Whether you’ve already had some experience seeking mental health support or if this is your first time wading through the process, welcome! For what it’s worth, I have been on the other side of this process and offer some reassurance that there is so much possibility in finding the right fit! I offer a curiosity-driven, responsive space to learn about your values, goals, and concerns you may be facing in any variety of contexts. 

Self-doubt and shame around not seeming to be as “productive” as others? Experiencing valid fear and frustration about oppressions impacting yourselves or loved ones? Navigating gender identity and cultural expectations in your family of origin? Or racialized experiences in the workplace? 

Complex feelings of grief and loss in a world that does not seem to have capacity to hold it? …Want to rant about pop star beef and how it relates to your own creative interests and identity development? 

If you bring it, I’ll hold space for it. What I might not have experienced exactly what you have, I will bring constant curiosity and a commitment to centering your support needs. I operate from the belief that mental health and individual wellness are very much influenced by systems. From your individual brain chemistry, to what you learned from your first attachment figures, to societal expectations, to the impact of global events, politics, and capitalism, I would like to witness you and hopefully support you in exploring ways to put it all together. 

My therapeutic approach is informed by almost one decade in the education system, foster care system, legal system, non-profit youth development and case management world, and community-based counseling programs.  The relationships I’ve built in these spaces have affirmed how possible it is to center anti-oppressive social justice in community care. I am committed to challenging racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia in the field and in my work with clients. My goal is to expand client’s expectations of what classic therapeutic sessions can look like in offering a variety of approaches– somatic trauma processing (mindfulness practices, sensory activities), creativity (journal prompts, coloring). In addition, I integrate elements of CBT and Narrative Therapy, while injecting under-represented perspectives and social justice frameworks in a historically Western-dominated field. 

Some stuff about me: 

I am a queer Black Filipina from Houston, Texas. I am a science-y, spiritual-y first-gen eldest daughter. Over the past few years, my personal experience of grief and loss over the course of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recent ADHD diagnosis has only affirmed my commitment to understanding and providing anti-oppressive mental health support, particularly to those who do not feel as represented. When I am not providing clinical mental health support in an office or online, I am likely providing strategic combat support to my Baldur’s Gate 3 troupe or dancing dramatically in my room to modern R&B. I am actively waiting for Victoria Monet to get the recognition she rightfully deserves. Otherwise, I might be melted into the floor in the middle of a good book or browsing online stores for my miniature diorama habit. 

If it sounds like you might be interested in working with me, please reach out. I am glad to discuss questions as well as any accommodations you may require, including but not limited to: Accessibility needs, COVID-19 safety measures.

Work with Micaela

Want help finding a great counselor? Call us at (512) 201-4501 ext. 1 or share your contact info here.

More about Micaela


Starts at $110/hr*
*Actual rates subject to counselor openings

Area of Expertise

Anti-oppressive, LGBTQIA+, disability-, neurodiversity-affirming 

Trauma-informed, somatic, attachment 

Humor, collaboration


Individual Counseling



Works With

Development Trauma
Identity Development/Exploration
Imposter Syndrome
Inner Critic/Negative Self Talk
Issues Related to Oppression
Premarital Issues
Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Substance Use
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Relationship to Food/Body
Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual Expression
Gender Identity
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Domestic Violence
Death & Dying
Caregiver Fatigue
Chronic Illness
Neurodivergence (ADD/Autism)
Interrupted Sleep/Insomnia
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School

Techniques & Experience

SE (Somatic Experiencing)
Practices from an anti-racist lens
IFS (Parts work)
Mindfulness modalities
Integrates art therapies
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Specializing in grief, loss, death, dying
Focused on practicing skills
Familiar with substance abuse
CBT oriented
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
HAES/Intuitive eating
EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy)
Career counseling


Lived experience/Identity affirming
Enjoys working with first-time therapy clients
Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Enjoys working with young adults
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQIA+ Affirming
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Schedule Openings
To find out what openings Micaela has currently, please submit a request and specify Micaela Williams in the comment box
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Additional Info

Clinical Supervision

Lindsey Cotton, LCSW-S

Cotton Counseling and Consulting, PLLC

Houston, TX 77007


Contact Micaela

512-201-4501 ext 363