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 who struggle with anxiety, depression, mood disorders, addiction, turama, anger management, ADHD, OCD, ASD, grief, hospice, 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Parenting issues
- Anger management
Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Chronic Pain Illness and Disability , Codependency , Communication Problems , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Family Problems , Fertility Issues , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Intellectual Disability , Isolation/Loneliness , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Mood Disorders , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks , Posttraumatic Stress , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Self-Love , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Traumatic Brain Injury , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LCSW #56 33817-3507 (Expires: 2022-09-30)
She is incredibly helpful in dealing with tough situations and stays impartial while also validating your feelings and thoughts.
Carol is so sincere in everything she writes a and says. She addresses all your concerns & gives YOU the choice on how to approach the situation.
She is a professional, friend & a warrior.
Carol quickly perceived the trouble I was having and helped me greatly. I feel that I have a real ally in her. I’m thankful there’s help in her, as I was sinking.
Carol is one amazing lady! She says she's just a person. But she's one of the greatest in my book!
Carol is very understanding and is quick to understand situations and the nuances involved, even if they aren’t all explained in detail. She is nonjudgmental and flexible in ways to help cope through difficult matters. Her expertise and knowledge are extensive and she seems to really care. Carol is an excellent therapist.
Best therapist I have ever had! I really enjoy our work together
Carol is an amazing counselor. I have had therapists before but this is the first time someone has helped me change a behavior that was bothering me. I highly recommend her.
Carol goes out of her way to help me to figure out my issues that are completely customized to me. I think she understands how individualized depression and mental health issues are helps a person to grow without being limited by the stigma of the labels.
Carol has been very responsive and provided a lot of great information. The best trait that Carol has that has really helped me is that of providing positive feedback to me along every step to recovery. At times when I may have felt low, Carol would say the things that lifted me up from the mire and provided hope for my future! Thank you Carol!
Carol is great. She has given a lot of tools to better understand my situation which has allowed me to grow as a person. I really appreciate what Carol has done for me.
I really enjoy working with Carol. She is extremely easy to talk to and I find myself feeling safe and vulnerable with her. I am able to be vulnerable with her because I have faith in her ability to actually help navigate me through some of my life's storms. Carol and I share a love for data and understanding all the variables that can be contributing to a common issue. Because of this, Carol is dedicated to really reading and listening to everything I have to say even my journal entries which can be lengthy. She is dedicated to working through it all and understanding it all. I'm very happy to be working with Carol. She is wonderful.
She's happy and positive and has helped me a lot with my self-esteem. She's open
and opinionated, and has awesome stories. Sometimes she talks too much/ gets on a soapbox, but she's open to getting interrupted, and wants to know if she's helping you and what she can do to help. I recommend her.
Carol has been great to work with. I am early in my journey but looking forward for what's to come!
Carol has helped me so much in recognizing my emotional reactions to situations, being mindful, and changing the way I respond. I have so enjoyed my time with her!
Carol Gross, LCSW, LBA introduced me to ACT,Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I was in a dismal place and her knowledge charged with me has facilitated my ability to see things as they are, and not be paralyzed by fear. I can’t control what others do or feel. I can however recognize my strengths and deepen my understanding so I have tools at my disposal when life’s bumps and bruises happen. Carol is a very happy and caring person. She had a deep understanding of ACT and approaches the issues of the lies the running dialogue in our heads perpetuates, and how to utilize the tools at our disposal to become unstuck, and understanding that feelings are not a necessarily true assessment of our situation.
She is a sweet and nurturing giver of wisdom. I love her input and she really looks after me. She is just what I needed!! Plus she has such amazing experience!!
Carol Gross is extremely easy to talk to. She has an uncanny way of knowing what's going through your mind even without you having to put it into so many words. I typically leave a session smiling and laughing which helps reduce anxiety over the idea of therapy. She goes above and beyond with reaching out to check in and also give supportive reading and videos about things we have talked about in our sessions. She is absolutely wonderful.
Carol has a way of seeing things that I was unable to see, almost instantly sometimes. I really value her insight and opinion a lot because she has helped me identify my motivations and goals.
Carol is so understanding of my issues. She's so supportive and goes above and beyond for me. I would recommend her to anyone!
Carol is AMAZING. I’m so impressed with her ability to relate with me and she has a wealth of knowledge and ways to help. I look forward to my meetings with her and she is a highlight in my day. Early on I’m already seeing better results in the way I handle or cope with things thanks to her help. She truly is so knowledgeable and is also just a truly good person who I can trust and confide in.
Carol is compassionate and caring. She has a deep understanding of human psychology and behavior. Her observations are not always spot on, but that’s more than okay because they get me thinking about how my experience is different than her perception and then we talk about that. I highly recommend her.
I really like her. She is very encouraging and helpful and gives positivity and understanding. This is what I needed.
Carol is nonjudgemental, empathetic and genuinely concerned. She has been a great support for me.
She really takes the time to listen and offer ways to help