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 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.


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

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

Written by J.O. on Oct 16, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, self esteem, and career difficulties

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.

Written by B.O. on Oct 06, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and adhd

Carol is so understanding of my issues. She's so supportive and goes above and beyond for me. I would recommend her to anyone!

Written by M.A. on Oct 05, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by M.E. on Sep 24, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Love her.

Written by S.U. on Sep 20, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, and compassion fatigue

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.

Written by L.E. on Aug 13, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning addictions

I really like her. She is very encouraging and helpful and gives positivity and understanding. This is what I needed.

Written by L.I. on Aug 11, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

Carol is nonjudgemental, empathetic and genuinely concerned. She has been a great support for me.

Written by E.L. on Aug 04, 2020 after counseling with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

She really takes the time to listen and offer ways to help