Ricky Waite, LMSW
(supervised by Lindsay Legé, LCSW-S)
Hi, I’m Ricky Waite (wayt) and I’ve lived in Austin since 2012 after growing up in Lubbock, TX.
Over the past 20 years, it’s been my pleasure to work with the LGBTQ+ community, their families, and people living with HIV.
I received my Master’s in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin in May 2015. I made the decision to become a Social Worker when I was first working at an organization providing services to people living with HIV and saw the wonderful work the Social Workers at the organization were engaged in. The connections the Social Workers made with the clients spoke to me. I believe it’s our connections to one another and our communities that makes the biggest impact on our lives.
If you are 18+ years old and are looking for a therapist for any of these reasons:
· are LGBTQ+,
· exploring your sexuality or gender identity,
· experiencing a recent HIV diagnosis,
· Anxiety, Depression, Life-skills
· struggling with burnout or work-related anxiety,
· or just needing someone to talk to through the COVID pandemic,
contact me to schedule an appointment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I currently have availability for virtual clients.
Currently accepting new clients.
Access to mental health services has been key to my work over these many years. In order to help make my services available to more people, half of my caseload is reserved for clients paying $80 or less
If you are in need of services that cost less than $65 per session, please click here for a list of more affordable individual therapy options in the Austin area.
When you contact me, please mention if you are using the sliding scale along with your requested fee tier. If there are no available spots in your chosen tier, you will be offered a spot in the next available tier or you may choose to join a waitlist for your preferred tier.
I'm glad to offer a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation to answer any questions and to give us a chance to assess working together. I look forward to hearing from you!
If you are making $70K+ annually, pre-tax and do not request use of the sliding scale, the full fee is $120/session. Otherwise, I offer these sliding scales as spots are available:
Your reduced fee is $100/session
are making $50K-$69K annually, pre-tax
Your reduced fee is $80/session
are a current graduate or undergraduate student
are making $30K-$49K annually, pre-tax
Your reduced fee is $65/session
are receiving social security or disability benefits
on Medicare or Medicaid
an hourly wage worker earning $14/hr or less
employed only part-time, under 30 hours per week