About Frank Grazioli
At some point in your life, you may have felt stuck and not quite sure how to move forward. Perhaps that time has passed, or you may be in that space right at this moment. You may have attempted to make changes, but it isn’t always clear how it all started in the first place, and the thought of trying to figure it out feels overwhelming.
Perhaps you feel worried, finding it hard to concentrate or complete tasks, feeling frustrated, or struggling with your self-esteem. Or perhaps, you have grown uncomfortable with your relationships and have turned to self-medicating with alcohol, substances, or other ways of coping that are negatively impacting other parts of your life. Introducing change in your life can be incredibly hard. Maybe you don’t know where to start, but here’s the good news: You don’t have to make those changes alone – we can do it together.
In our work together, you can expect to experience warmth, respect, collaboration and humor while we work towards helping you to achieve your goals. I will guide you to identify and tailor the strategies, tools, and skills to navigate your challenges to move forward.
Beginning sessions will allow you to tell me about your personal history. This is an important part of seeing things with a “rear view” lens for context and understanding the path that brought you to your current place. From there, our focus will shift to the present, so that you can learn the skills and strategies needed to make changes for your future, while learning how to address, and recover from triggers from your past.
Using scientifically-based techniques, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, anxiety and trauma-informed methods in an integrative way, I will work with you to recognize the unhelpful beliefs and relationships that keep you feeling stuck or repeating unproductive patterns in daily life.
Education and Training
I hold a Masters in clinical social work from NYU. In addition, I am certified in CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) and Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have extensive training and experience in helping clients successfully manage feelings of worry and anxiety, manage relationship conflict and life transitions, addiction, and struggles with attention and focus with insight and new competence. In addition to private practice, I provide services in outpatient addiction treatment and as a clinical social work educator.
The longest-lasting changes that we often dream of don’t happen immediately or at once, but rather, they are gradual. It is my sincere belief that so many of life’s challenges that you face, while inevitable, are not insurmountable. It is also my hope to partner with you on this journey of change, confidence, and ability to move beyond them and toward your goals.