Social worker Tenisha R. Hunter, LCSW-S, wearing a navy blazer and smiling in front of a white background.

Tenisha R. Hunter, LCSW-S

Appointments: 1-512-324-0029


The University of Texas at Austin, BA, Psychology

The University of Texas at Austin, MSSW

Tenisha R. Hunter, LCSW-S is a licensed clinical social worker in UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s, a clinical partnership between Dell Children’s Medical Center and UT Health Austin. She is also a part of UT Health Austin’s Integrated Behavioral Healthcare team. She specializes in working collaboratively with children and adolescents and their families to provide biopsychosocial assessments, establish therapeutic goals, implement brief interventions to improve overall functioning and coordinate with schools and community providers to address concerns related to mood disorders, adjustment difficulties, grief, loss, and trauma. She also contributes to team-based telehealth consultation services through the Texas Child Health Access Through Telemedicine (TCHATT) initiatives.

Tenisha earned both her bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on psychology and her master’s degree in social work with a clinical focus from The University of Texas at Austin in Austin, Texas. While in graduate school, she was able to participate in many research studies with the Social Work Center for Research and gained additional training in dialectical behavior therapy.

Tenisha considers herself to be a hybrid social worker and with that comes community engagement by way of grant writing. Tenisha is passionate about supporting the emotional needs of children and families in Central Texas.

Tenisha R. Hunter, LCSW-S is a clinical social worker with UT Health Austin.


  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Motivational therapy

Board Certification

  • Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners

Awards & Honors

  • 2008 Ima Hogg Grant Recipient
  • 2020 Ima Hogg Central Texas African-American Healthy Minds Project Grant Recipient
  • 2021 Certified Mental Health First Aid Trainer
  • 2022 The Art of Clinical Supervision: A Relational/Cultural Model of Supervision Practice


  • UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children's
    Dell Children's Medical Center
    4900 Mueller Blvd.
    Austin, TX 78723
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