Ava Pickard, MSSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


M.S. in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington (1988)
B.S. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Tyler (1986)
Professional license held in Texas as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)


2020 to Present: Logos Services, LLC, Therapist
1999 – 2020: Multiple Hospice Centers, Social Worker
2007 – 2008: Presbyterian Children’s Homes and Services, Director of Foster Care
2002 – 2005: Ennis Regional Medical Center, Social Worker
1999 – 2000: Baylor Medical Center, Social Worker
1998 – 1999: Cedars Hospital, Clinical Director
1993 – 1995: Mungadze Association, Program Administrator/Director of Research and Development
1991 – 1992: Care Unit Hospital, Program Director of Adult and Adolescent Services
1988 – 1991: Arlington ISD, School Social Worker


I am a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, teacher and writer. I completed studies at UTA Graduate School of Social Work and attended graduate schools at TWU (Family Studies and Sociology) and Oxford Graduate School in Dayton, Tennessee. I have taught at 7 colleges and universities in the US, including most recently UTA Graduate School of Social Work, and Tarleton State University Department of Social Work in Stephenville. I have spoken at social work conferences over the years and was invited and participated in a Round Table at Oxford University, Oxford, England. In 2008, my paper was a review of the crisis in the life of Deitrich Bonhoeffer. I hope to perhaps speak on the topic of my second book, In the Face of Evil: how to minister to the broken in crisis. I have published articles in my field of social work practice, and have one published book, The Healing Power of Home: 7 virtues you need when you hurt. I am in private practice in Keller, Texas with other Christian therapists after spending more than 30 years working in the field as a hospice social worker, program director of inpatient psychiatric programs, teaching. I am a widow of three years, have three grown children and four wonderful grandchildren. I love to sing and help lead worship and feel it keeps me alive!

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