Avis Strong

avis strong, lmsw-a

LMSW Associate, RYT
License number: 106747 Supervised by Karen J Magruder LCSW-S

My approach to individual and couples therapy is centered on offering unconditional empathy and warmth to build connections. I provide non-judgmental feedback, while equipping you with essential skills to support your healing journey.
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Avis specializes in:

couples – communication and conflict
teens 14+
anxiety and identity issues
stress and pressure of performance
We are each here with inherent dignity and purpose. We need each other and are interconnected.
Martin Luther King, Jr


Originally from San Antonio, I earned my MFA in Theater Education from UT-Austin after a BFA in Theater from Texas Tech University.  I taught in Dallas for 15 years.  As I worked through struggles with depression, anxiety, and self-doubt, I had a transformative experience in therapy.  This led me to enroll in a program for social work.  I received my MSW from UT-Arlington.  I am now deeply committed to supporting my clients on their healing path.

I’ve been married for 30 years to my husband, Jeff Strong.  I have 3 adult children and two dogs.  I am a registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and Psychotherapeutic Yoga Teacher (PYT-200).  I am an EMDR-trained practitioner with some Gottman Couples Therapy and Relational Life Therapy training.  My philosophy for counseling comes from two approaches: client-centered and Family Systems Theory.

My approach is to therapy to create a safe place for you so we can build a connection. I want to be a sounding board for you and help you build skills that help you along your path. I am guided by a strong sense of ethics, creativity, and compassion. I take great pride in my work and I love to see the beautifully diverse ways you can show up in the world.

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what happens in a session

Avis’ Fees

The first intake session is $175, and any subsequent sessions are $135 for adults and teens. For couples it is $175 for a 75-minute session. We accept FSA and HSA, credit cards, cash, or check. We do not accept insurance, however depending on your insurance benefits you may still be able to reimburse your sessions using “out of network” coverage.

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for adults and couples
  1. You recognize how trauma shows up in your day to day life.

  2. You begin understanding your trauma responses and the impact it has on your daily life.

  3. You figure out the barriers to vulnerability and emotional intimacy with your partner.

  4. You break patterns in your relationship such as criticism, stonewalling, and defensiveness.

for teens and young adults
  1. You will find a safe place to discover who you really are.

  2. You discover how to calm anxiety and be more present in your life.

  3. You process the pressures of your life and find a way to live centered and intentionally. 

  4. You feel more confident in who you are.