Beverly Gostomski, MS, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Education:

State University of New York at Buffalo.  Master of Social Work, B.A. Health and Human Services.  Summa Cum Laude

Services Provided:

  • Relationship Counseling.
  • Individual Psychotherapy.

Background:

I am Buffalo, New York, born and raised.  My journey that led me to where I am today began years ago. I decided to go to graduate school when I became a caregiver in my home for 7 ½ years for my elderly mother who had dementia.  At that time I had a daughter going off to college and a son just beginning high school.  It was a most demanding and challenging time of my life and my family’s life. 

Graduate school provided me the perfect outlet for growth, while simultaneously finding a place to focus my positive energy.  Ultimately, the Social Work field proved the best direction for me.  It aligned with my spiritual nature and my desire to help others.  I quickly developed a love for clinical counseling as it provided the opportunity to build relationships and connect with individuals, couples, and families. 

After graduating, I worked for 15 years at a small, private agency called CMH Counseling.  This became my home away from home and my co-workers were like family.  It truly was a special place.

While there, I provided both brief and long-term therapy.  I worked primarily with adults and did mostly individual and couples therapy.  A substantial portion of my caseload incorporated trauma work, which required a longer term commitment to therapy.  It was gratifying to see clients grow and experience positive life change over time. 

I provided relationship/marital, parent/child, life transition, coping/loss, independent functioning/personal growth, mood disorders, stress/anxiety, women’s issues, childhood sexual abuse, LGBT, effective communication skills in job settings, and personal relationship conflict resolution counseling.  I helped clients define their goals for treatment and incorporated a variety of therapeutic modalities to meet their individual needs.  As therapy is a collaborative process, I felt honored and humbled when clients let me into their world.  Building trust and providing a safe, non-judgmental environment was the highest priority for me.    

As my desire to leave the cold Buffalo winters increased, retiring to sunny Florida became an easy choice.  So, I relocated to Florida in January 2016. 

When the opportunity to join Conscious Choices arose, it appeared to be part of an on-going plan.  After meeting Carol and learning about this counseling center, it felt like coming home again.  I am excited to continue on this journey.  It is essential for me to feel aligned and connected with the beliefs and philosophies of the next step of my personal journey.  I have found this with Conscious Choices. 

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even
touched-they must be felt with the heart.”  ~ Helen Keller

“Only I can change my life.  No one can do it for me.”  ~ Carol Burnett

Email: bev@ConsciousChoices.net