Carol Gross

(LCSW, LBA)

About Me

Hi, I look forward to meeting you. I truly believe all people are amazing and I’ve focused my life work towards psychology, human behavior and data analysis. I have more than 20 years of experience serving people and couples (including same-sex) who struggle with communcation, control, trust, anger, parenting, addiction, infidelity, and many other mental and behavioral problems.

I am not new to living and learning or growing. I am familiar with pain.....although I know I dislike pain , in fact I often declare that “I’m allergic to pain because I know I don’t like it “, however I have learned that it is through pain I’ve actually gained the most happiness and peace. I am a professional with dual licenses.....a licensed clinical social worker and a licensed behavior analyst ......who started out professionally as a computer system analyst.

Because of my own pain, experiences and education I’ve become more and more into Acceptance and Commitment (ACT) therapy a fairly recent Cognitive Behavioral Approach......it’s something I’ve found has severed me well and has been the most useful to others I’ve been blessed to engage with on our journey here.

When we are able to notice our own discomfort we are more motivated to make effective and meaningful changes in our behaviors that will lead us to a more meaningful and joyful life. Growing pains are part of the process but can lead us to growth and the ability to identify and focus on what we, our own self knows is true for us.....what we value (self as context).

My goal is to help you recognize what your pain is trying to tell you, discover what strategies can help you live through that pain....anxiety, depression....by increasing your behaviors of copping......mindfulness, focus ........ that will serve you and increase your psychological flexibility. I will often use the ACT Matrix to help “sort “ things out as a tool on our journey together. I would be delighted to take this journey with you and I look forward to meeting you and learning more about what you would like to achieve.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addictions
  • Grief
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LCSW #56 33817-3507 (Expires: 2022-09-30)


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 15, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far a great experience, I'm doing much better now.

Written by J.A. on Sep 30, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Carol is a wonderful counselor. She listens, doesn't take sides and truly cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her service to anyone in need.

Written by J.E. on Sep 08, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Carol has a great sense of humor as well as a huge heart. She listens well and offers strategies to process emotion In given situations. I’ve enjoyed my time with Carol so far!

Written by Z.A. on Aug 23, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

So far she has been absolutely wonderful to us. And I don't expect that to change. Very experienced and very kind. She genuinely cares about your journey.