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Ussama Taha Therapy Austin

Ussama Taha, LMSW


Supervised by Sheila Colleen Arnold, LCSW

Senior Counselor
Sorry! Ussama is not accepting new clients at this time.

“Not everything that is faced can be changed; but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin

Asking for help can be daunting.  I know first hand how scary it can be to make the decision to seek out professional support and acknowledge the vulnerability of the path you’re on.

I hope to create a warm environment that can hold whatever you’re experiencing.  I’ve found that our identities deeply impact our understanding and emotional experiences of the world and that conversations exploring this can be healing.  I am devoted to doing all I can to ensure all parts of you are welcome during our time together.  We now know that the key factor in a client achieving their goals is the quality of the relationship with their counselor and I prioritize deepening my connection with the people I work with - celebrating their victories, highlighting their strengths, and just being there when that’s what they need.


I have helped clients struggling with racism and prejudice and welcome making space for the experiences of injustice these systems create.  I’m trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) which is an extensively researched psychotherapy method that can resolve unprocessed trauma and help the brain resume its natural healing process.  The science of attachment theory guides my understanding of romantic relationships and family dynamics.   I enjoy teaching people how to better understand their brains and nervous systems and what may be guiding their decisions and behavior.  I also offer practical skills for what they can do about it.


I come from a biracial, multi-cultural family and spent a lot of time in airports and snoozing on planes while growing up in Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Canada and the US.  I studied broadcast journalism as an undergraduate at the University of Texas at Austin and then worked as a television reporter and producer for a decade in Dubai which gave me the privilege of further travel.  This exposure allowed me to connect with a wide range of cultures and values.  After rolling the end credits to my television career I returned to UT for a master’s degree in clinical social work and provided individual and group therapy to adolescent and adult clients.


 I grew up playing sports and currently seek out competition and community playing sand volleyball.  I enjoy stand up comedy and have even performed it a handful of times to audiences that sometimes enjoyed it as well.  I’ve recently begun training in Krav Maga and enjoy the workouts and humility it provides.  I cherish spending time with my family, partner and friends.


If you would like to speak with me about 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.

More about Ussama

Area of Expertise

Identity Affirming and Authentic

EMDR Trained and Trauma-Informed

Relationship and Family Challenges


Individual Counseling


South Slaughter

Works With

Anxiety & Stress
Depression/Low Mood
Low Self-Esteem
Troubled Childhood
Troublesome Behaviors
Problem Thoughts
Personal Growth
Life Transitions
Grief & Loss
Exploring Sexuality/Sexual expression
Questions about Gender
Issues with Parents
Communication Issues
Conflict Resolution
Anger Management
Relationship Issues
Death & Dying
Career Transitions
Problems at Work
Problems at School
Interrupted sleep/Insomnia

Techniques & Experience

Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Anxiety alleviation experience
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling


Warm & caring
Calm & slow-paced
Friendly & direct
Active sense of humor
Helpful with mid-20's challenges
Enjoys treating young adults
Decades of life experience
Anxiety alleviation experience
LGBTQ friendly
Trauma focused
Spiritually sensitive
Professional experience other than counseling
Solution-focused/Brief Therapy
Mindfulness modalities
Career counseling
Familiar with military culture
Additional Info

Contact Ussama

512-201-4501 ext 218
Work with Ussama


  • Main
    1415 W. 51st St, #1
    Austin, TX 78756
  • North
    8500 Shoal Creek Bldg. 4 #202
    Austin, TX 78757
  • Highland
    505 E Huntland Drive, #320
    Austin, TX 78752
  • Banister Lane
    4009 Banister Lane, #430
    Austin, TX 78704
  • Slaughter Lane
    1213 W. Slaughter Lane, #130
    Austin, TX 78748
Monday - Friday
6am - 10pm
Saturday - Sunday
8am - 8pm

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