Gina  Strong
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Gina Strong

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Texas Accepting Online
Updated February 2, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Body dysmorphia
  • Depression
  • Gender identity & transgender health
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics

Professional statement

As a teenager, I struggled academically and socially at school to fit in with my peers. I had a hard time with my studies. Not knowing that I have dyslexia caused me much grief. My mom and dad chalked my bad grades and attitude up to just being a teenager, but it was more than that. I was struggling with anxiety and self doubt. This lead me into abusive relationships and a eating disorder. After I had worked through my issues, I decided I wanted to help people find their purpose in life. I have also worked with people that have struggled with anxiety and confusion over their sexual orientation. They struggle with how or if or when to tell the world and their friends and family about their life style. My job is to help you find yourself, and to speak for yourself in a more positive and productive way. Having worked as a grief counselor for Hospice has also allowed me to understand grief and loss. I would love to help you through your journey. My theory of counseling follows a client center approach and I believe cognitive behavior therapy is the most effective way to meet your needs. If you need an open-minded, understanding counselor, please feel free to contact me to be that person. I look forward to hearing from you. My favorite quote that I live by is "The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why." – Mark Twain.


Message to clients

Sometimes an individual may just need skills to move through a “life transition,” clarify life goals, and prioritize steps for reaching those goals. This is more of a coaching situation, and I would love to coach you through this life transition. Finally, I view the therapeutic alliance as a partnership requiring mutual trust, respect, honesty, communication, and commitment to do the work.

Certifications in trauma, anxiety, ADHD and anger management. My theory of counseling follows a client centered approach and I believe cognitive behavior therapy is the most effective way to meet your needs. I work by getting to know you as a person since you are the expert on your own life. I encourage growth, self-awareness, understanding and self-care.

I have worked as a grief counselor for Hospice which has helped me better understand grief and loss so I can best help my clients. I have also worked with people who struggle with anxiety and confusion concerning their sexual orientation. I hope to help my LGBTQIA clients find ways to speak and think in a positive and productive way.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body dysmorphia - Coping with negative beliefs and feelings of shame about one’s appearance; building skills to manage distressing situations and thought patterns

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Gender identity & transgender health - Exploring gender identity, including trans, non-binary, and gender variant identities; support throughout the process of transition

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Oscar Health
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $90 (60min)

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Texas)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 4pm-6-pm
  • Tue 4pm-6-pm
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu 4pm-6-pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 10am-5pm
  • Sun 10am-5pm

Work and Education

Self, LPC, 2020 - Present

Wayland Baptist University , LPC, 2013


Licensure

Texas: 75620


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Awesome intro call - felt relatable, down to earth, and less like I was in the principal’s office to deal with my emotions than therapy ever has for me. Gina was immediately easy to talk to, and I felt absolutely no judgment or pressure. I laughed, cried, and laughed, so I really felt at ease with expressing myself, even at accessing more uncomfortable thoughts."
- Zencare client • October 2023
"Gina is great. I was almost instantly comfortable opening up to her and her availability fits mine perfectly."
- Zencare client • July 2023
"She was awesome, very understanding and she shared some few things to do to help me start with on the process."
- Zencare client • June 2023