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
  • Family conflicts
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Relationship issues , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Depression , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , 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: 21

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Carol Gross. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by M.E. on Aug 04, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Carol is always there for me via weekly face time visits And daily texts. I love that I can text her anytime and she gets back to me with support and wisdom

Written by A.N. on Jul 30, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, anger management, and adhd

She's great!

Written by J.A. on Jun 28, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, anger management, and coping with life changes

She is the best she’s very experienced and seems to have seen many situations. It helps with anything you’re dealing with really well and she’s very nice and willing to do whatever to help get to your session

Written by P.R. on Jun 13, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and grief

Carol was able to focus on my needs very quickly and provided functional support that helped me see my experiences in ways I could cope. Her strategies for self-and situational analysis have been very helpful. I am finding my grounding again with each new day.

Written by T.A. on Jun 07, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

From the first time I spoke with Carol, I new she was the therapist for me. She makes you feel so welcomed and turns all the anxiety of beginning therapy into excitement just by nature of who she is. I have just begun my journey, and I couldn’t feel more lucky to have stumbled upon her. She is truly amazing, and I would recommend her to anyone and everyone. I feel like I can tell her anything.

Written by A.U. on Apr 23, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, and adhd

She’s the best. She makes me feel like the best.

Written by D.O. on Mar 28, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, and adhd

Carol is positive and inquisitive. Even when we are not meeting, she checks in to be sure I'm all right. I've never met her, but consider her a true and loyal friend.

Written by K.Y. on Jan 11, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, career difficulties, and adhd

She is very kind and understanding which is what a therapist should be!

Written by C.H. on Jan 05, 2022 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

She knows what she's doing, I have no doubt about that. We are still building a relationship, but I'm happy with who Better Help has paired me with.

Written by C.H. on Dec 09, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I cannot describe the feeling of relief I have experienced after receiving my very first response from Carol. Her knowledge, wisdom and experience is very rare and I feel so blessed to have her.

Written by K.E. on Nov 05, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Carol has literally saved my life. With my mother passing away 2 years ago, I tried group counseling and different in person therapies, and it was Carol who helped stabilize me and start moving towards finding my purpose again.

I look forward to talking to her every week and feel a genuine connection with her and from her.

She has taken time to understand my thoughts and she explains things to me in a way that I understand.

She’s pulled me out of a very deep rabbit hole and I am eternally grateful to her.

She’s also extremely responsive. I have reached out during all hours of the day and she always responds.

I love Carol. And feel she helps me keep my mother’s memory alive.

Written by D.Y. on Nov 04, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 6 months on issues concerning relationship issues, and anger management

Carol is great. She is smart, logical, and has a great depth of knowledge that allows for her to respond quickly and effectively to any number of problems and issues I've had. She is easy to speak to and offers good techniques and strategies to help manage problems.

Written by R.A. on Oct 29, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and family conflicts

Carol is so helpful and responsive. I've been struggling with something for many years and she has helped me really examine it and gives me useful, real-life strategies and tools to work with. She always responds when I need to vent or have a question, which has been immensely helpful. I feel like I always have someone to talk to if I am having a hard time.

Written by S.O. on Oct 28, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety

I feel as if Carol is personally invested in helping me - like she genuinely cares.

Written by B.R. on Sep 14, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and career difficulties

She is incredibly helpful in dealing with tough situations and stays impartial while also validating your feelings and thoughts.

Written by S.H. on Aug 06, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and adhd

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.

Written by K.Y. on Jul 07, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Carol is one amazing lady! She says she's just a person. But she's one of the greatest in my book!

Written by T.A. on Jun 29, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by S.K. on Jun 04, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Best therapist I have ever had! I really enjoy our work together

Written by J.O. on May 21, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd

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.

Written by G... on May 10, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by L.E. on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and intimacy-related issues

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!

Written by M.A. on Apr 23, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

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.

Written by L.I. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and career difficulties

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.

Written by K.E. on Apr 13, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

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.

Written by J.E. on Mar 31, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, anger management, and coping with life changes

Carol has been great to work with. I am early in my journey but looking forward for what's to come!

Written by M.A. on Mar 29, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 4 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and trauma and abuse

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!

Written by J.E. on Mar 18, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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.

Written by X.A. on Mar 03, 2021 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

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!!

Written by R.O. on Dec 29, 2020 after therapy with Carol for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

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.

Written by T.A. on Dec 21, 2020 after therapy with Carol for 2 weeks

Carols Awesome!

Written by J.O. on Oct 16, 2020 after therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy 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 therapy with Carol for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety

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

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