Elliot Grossman, MSW, LICSW
Struggles with mood and/or anxiety
Couples work, including pre-marital therapy and discernment
Stage of life adjustment issues
Divorce coaching and parenting challenges associated with divorce
Grief and loss
Challenges around intimacy and sexuality
ADHD, Phobias, and high-functioning ASD
I’m Elliot Grossman and I’ve been a Mental Health Professional for over 30 years. I’ve worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings and in both large public agencies and small private practices. I’ve worked with well over a thousand clients of all ages and felt it an honor and privilege to work with each.
There are relatively few mental health challenges that I have not encountered in the span of my career as a therapist. As every individual, couple, or family has unique needs, I approach every case through the lens of an agent of change. I view therapy as a collaboration between the client and the therapist to first identify and clarify things that need to change and then to develop and implement a plan to effect that change.
I am primarily a cognitive behavioral therapist. This means that I focus largely on the role one’s thoughts and behaviors contribute to one’s mental health. I try to help clients identify and change the types of thoughts that can leave them feeling anxious, pessimistic, and dis-empowered and replace them with thoughts that promote hope, inner peace, and a sense of wellbeing.
Therapy will often involve me challenging one’s perceptions and beliefs and discussing alternative ideas, explanations, and frames of reference. Therapy could include relaxation training, motivational work, basic problem solving, systematic desensitization, and even the use of art and/or play (especially with younger clients).