Boni Gross, LICSW
Boni Gross is a licensed independent clinical social worker (LICSW) with a master’s degree (MSW) in social work from Binghamton University and has been working in the field of mental health for over 12 years.
Because research shows that unhealthy relationships can cause both emotional and physical stress, whereas healthy relationships can enhance and improve overall well being, she offers family/couple’s counseling, and individual counseling for relationship issues. Boni empowers couples and individuals to overcome personal obstacles to improve their lives and their relationships.
Boni maintains a strong emphasis through her past and continuing education in the areas of PTSD, OCD, Adult ADHD, trauma, relationship building and work with adolescents. Boni’s theoretical orientation and treatment is based on a cognitive behavioral and client-centered approach. Training in the aforementioned areas has given her the ability to meet the needs of her clients in a compassionate and safe approach to treatment.
Boni has been trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for trauma and has conducted workshops in CPT to train others. She also writes and publishes Mental Health Notes, a bi-monthly newsletter that focuses on self-care and information about mental health issues. She has also written numerous articles pertaining to mental health.
Using clinically tested and evidenced-based interventions and working with many different types of individuals has given her the ability to strengthen her skills in a wide range of areas, as she continues to seek out alternative ways in which she can offer guidance, hope, and tools for better mental wellness for the individuals that she works with.
When working with individuals, her main objective is to meet each person where they are, focusing on the areas of the personal life that may be attributing to unsatisfactory levels of functioning, personal potential, clarity or happiness.
“Life is hectic enough without additional issues, which we know can take a toll on relationships, work, school and self-esteem. Learning how to cope and facing each day a little stronger are the best gifts we can give our families and ourselves. Past traumas can impact lives long after the actual incident interfering with closure, peace and personal satisfaction. Stress, anger, unresolved grief, depression, trauma, and anxiety can make it hard to move ahead comfortably and proficiently.
The good news is you can choose to have control. Therapy is a wonderful, effective tool that can help you to learn strategies to get your life back on track.
Using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), thoughts can begin to change behaviors and when behaviors change, lives change dramatically. It’s time for you to take back your life and I will be there to help you in your journey every single step of the way.”