Kathleen Gravino LAC, NCC, Counseling in Parsippany, New Jersey, 07054

Kathleen Gravino

LAC, NCC

Kathleen Gravino

LAC, NCC

Professions: Counselor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Mental Health Counselor
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Marriage and Family Therapy, Associate Counselor
Billing and Insurance:
I am an in-network provider for:
  • Aetna
  • Beacon
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS)
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Healthcare
  • Horizon NJ Health
  • Humana
  • Magellan
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • United Health Care
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability

Offices

1055 Parsippany Boulevard, Suite 404
Parsippany, New Jersey 07054

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My Approach to Helping

I believe that a safe and trusting relationship with the therapist is the key to change in therapy. It takes courage and the ability to be vulnerable to look at ourselves honestly. I will provide a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental atmosphere. We will work together to identify the obstacles that are blocking your growth. I will be your guide in trying to help you increase your awareness of what your needs are so that the changes you desire in your life can occur.

I began my career as an RN and obtained a BSN in Nursing at William Paterson University. I have over 30 years of experience working in acute and chronic healthcare settings. I understand the important connection between the mind and the body which is one of the reasons I returned to William Paterson University to obtain a Masters in Professional Mental Health Counseling.

I completed a diverse internship at a non-profit mental health agency in West Orange, a Head Start program in Clifton, and at a pre-k to fourth-grade charter school in Newark. I have experience working with children and adolescents who have anger management issues, social skills difficulties, grief and loss, depression, Autism spectrum, and issues at school and home. I have also worked with families using structural family therapy, couples using emotionally focused therapy, and individual person-centered therapy for adults with depression and anxiety. I recently completed a certificate course in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. The main goal of DBT is to teach clients skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and improve relationships with others.

More Info About My Practice

In my spare time, I enjoy biking, hiking with my dog, and spending time with my husband and son. I enjoy visiting NYC to see Broadway shows, trying different restaurants, traveling to Vermont and Colorado, reading, seeing a movie, and eating anything with pumpkin in it. I like listening to all types of music and enjoy incorporating music, movies, and books in a therapy session.

Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With

Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Adoption, Attachment Issues, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness, DBT Skills, Career Counseling, Peer Relationships, Chronic Pain, Self Esteem, Family Conflict, Coping Skills, Spirituality, Chronic Illness, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Parenting, Infertility, Eating Disorders, Marital/Premarital, Play Therapy, Couples and Families with Relationship Difficulties, Stress Management, Sexuality/Sexual Identity Issues, Wellness, Self Care, and Medication Management

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Services I Provide

  • Art Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Consultation
  • Creative Arts Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Intervention
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
  • Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    Generalized Anxiety, ADHD, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Adoption, Attachment Issues, Grief and Loss, Mindfulness, DBT Skills, Career Counseling, Peer Relationships, Chronic Pain, Self Esteem, Family Conflict, Coping Skills, Spirituality, Chronic Illness, Divorce, Adjustment Disorders, Parenting, Infertility, Eating Disorders, MaritalPremarital, Play Therapy, Couples and Families with Relationship Difficulties, Stress Management, SexualitySexual Identity Issues, Wellness, Self Care, and Medication Management

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Abandonment
  • Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
  • Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues
  • Academic Concerns
  • Addictions and Compulsions
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Adoption / Reunion Issues
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Batterer Intervention
  • Behaviorism
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Cancer
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Chronic Illness / Disability
  • Chronic Pain
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Communication Problems
  • Compulsive Spending / Shopping
  • Control Issues
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Disability
  • Dissociation
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Domestic Violence
  • Drug and Alcohol Addiction
  • Dual Diagnosis
  • Eating and Food Issues
  • Elder Abuse
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fear
  • Fertility Issues
  • First Responders
  • Forgiveness
  • Gambling Addiction
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Habits
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Hoarding
  • Identity Issues
  • Immigration issues
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Incest
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Internet Addiction
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • Jealousy
  • Learning Difficulties
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Men's Issues
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Military and Veterans Issues
  • Money and Financial Issues
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Phobias
  • Physical Abuse
  • Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Posttraumatic Stress / Trauma
  • Power
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Prejudice / Discrimination
  • Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures
  • Psychosis
  • Racism
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Religious Issues
  • Schizophrenia
  • School issues
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Sex Addiction
  • Sexual Assault / Abuse
  • Sexuality / Sex Therapy
  • Shame
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Somatization
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Suspiciousness / Paranoia
  • Teen violence/dating violence
  • Terminal Illness
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trichotillomania
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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