Personal Growth

Personal growth, or personal development, takes place over the course of your entire life. As human beings, we are constantly learning lessons, changing and growing. Personal growth can refer to anything that improves or increases your awareness and identity, enhances your quality of life or contributes to the realization of your dreams and aspirations. There is no one way to achieve personal growth. However, successful personal growth typically requires motivation and a willingness to make changes. A qualified mental health therapist can help guide you on your journey. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s personal growth experts today.

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A journey of discovery...the authentic self...ways to be bolder and love life again.

— Keli Dean, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Loveland, CO

In an effort to survive the struggles of early life or cope with present-day stressors, we often become disconnected from ourselves, needs and innate internal resources. We also may lack connection and nurturance during these difficult times, making them even more challenging to navigate. My own journey towards emotional healing and growth has come most easily through safe connections with another. By offering a compassionate and supportive atmosphere suited specifically to your needs, I aim to be that safe place for you to explore your deepest feelings without judgement. During our work together, we can explore these areas of deep suffering or disconnection, their current impact and how they are preventing you from living fully. I truly believe that when we can begin to feel, we can finally begin to heal. It would be my privilege to support you on this difficult, yet enlightening journey of self-discovery and healing.

— April Snow, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Perfectionism. It's the buzzing noise, the whirlwind, the undercurrent, and the vortex of negativity going on inside of your mind and your body. You want it to stop, and you want to feel better, but some days it just doesn't work out. You don't feel like you unless things are perfect. The cloud just seems to follow you around each and every corner everyday. We can show you how to calm & relax anxiety for immediate relief. We won't just stop there. We can empower your verve.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Personal growth is an important part of the human experience. However, it can feel overwhelming and there is a lot of bad advice out there. Personal growth needs an individualized and holistic approach in order to be effective and sustainable. Together we will work towards individualized goals with specifically tailored approaches to help you actualize your potential and reach your goals.

— Erika Nelson (Accepting New Clients), Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

Why merely survive when you can thrive? People typically seek therapy during a time of suffering. At this point, survival is the goal. Once you get there however, don't stop at merely surviving. I like to use a positive psychology approach to help individuals seeking a life that is flourishing and meaningful. We will look at your strengths, your passions, interests and supports and I can help you design a plan for how to live life to the fullest, experience growth and thrive where you are.

— Christina Scott, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Portsmouth, OH

Unfortunately, psychotherapy has a stigma that it is only for people with a mental health diagnosis. This is so unfortunate! Of course, therapy can be of great benefit to people with mental health issues, however, most of the people I work with are ordinary people with ordinary life problems that have become too uncomfortable to deal with alone: relationship issues, career challenges, stress, anxiety, etc. Therapy gives people an opportunity to take a deeper look at the issues in their lives that are causing discomfort and to find new ways to respond.

— Marla Cass, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Mateo, CA
 

Feeling paralyzed by fear, limiting beliefs or the comparison trap? I help aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives, fellow healers, and all individuals feeling energetically and emotionally drained rediscover their purpose, find freedom, & inspiration. If you're feeling disconnected from yourself and your vision, let's work together and start releasing the expectations and beliefs that are holding you back!

— Christina Rogers, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL

Working with other people to create environments in which everyone is supported to develop by creating new ways of thinking, feeling and relating to others is critical to growth. I relate to people as creators of their lives. This way of relating to people activates our capacity to play, perform, philosophize; to create new emotions and to grow. Ongoing social and emotional development is essential and inseparable from transforming the world.

— T.Lee Shostack, Clinical Social Worker
 

How can you grow into the person you strive to be? How might you live a life that is fulfilling, meaningful, and authentic? Whether you are asking these questions because of your relationships, identity (personal, racial, etc.), or career, the journey to explore yourself is not easy. But by confronting these questions earnestly, you may finally feel grounded, purposeful, and joyful. Here as your wayfinder, let's adventure together.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA

Perfectionism. It's the buzzing noise, the whirlwind, the undercurrent, and the vortex of negativity going on inside of your mind and your body. You want it to stop, and you want to feel better, but some days it just doesn't work out. You don't feel like you unless things are perfect. The cloud just seems to follow you everyday around each and every corner. We can show you how to calm & relax anxiety for immediate relief. We won't just stop there. We can empower your verve.

— Matthew Braman, Licensed Clinical Social Worker
 

If you're trying to get from Point A to Point B, but aren't really sure how to make sense of the obstacles in your way or how get past them, I want to work with you. My deepest passion is helping people find their truest and most authentic selves. Some folks have a hard time believing that living authentically is even possible, and others aren't sure what "authentic" even looks like for them. Regardless, I'm here to help you through it.

— James Cochran, Licensed Professional Counselor in Leawood, KS

I believe that one of the most valuable purposes of life is for us to grow. With our eyes wide open, we can grow by learning to know ourselves thoroughly, facing the truth of our own natures without fear nor shame. Through this deep awareness, we can create a strong foundation of humble self-confidence, which guides us in our intentions and actions. Grounded in knowing who we truly are, we also become capable of nourishing others, and can offer our best to the world.

— I-Ching Grace Hung, Psychologist in San Francisco, CA
 

I believe we all have room for personal growth. Maybe there are patterns that are running your life that have you feeling stuck? Some common sticking points are conflict avoidance, low emotional regulation, tolerating making mistakes, aka being self critical, or an inability to let go of the past. I can help you to unlearn these patterns by aiding you in identifying them, guiding you in exploring the emotional wounds causing them, and presenting actionable strategies to create change.

— Tara Pratt, Counselor in San Francisco, CA

We are always growing, and that can be an uncomfortable and frightening process, I walk alongside my clients as we explore together the next steps forward. This may inculde grief over the past or letting go of certain things in looking towards hopes for the future. I love the chance to be a witness and team member on this journey.

— Emily Chavez-Nguyen, Professional Counselor Associate in Portland, OR
 

Working with individuals to help build insight in seeing another perspective, gain empowerment to change careers, learning to date, go through a divorce, post-divorce, have healthy positive relationships with yourself and others. Grow a business, grow into your goals, and more.

— Julie Johnson, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor in , OH

This is very much an umbrella term for what we address. No matter what we work on together that is going to be personal growth. I believe that progress is progress no matter how big or small it might be.

— Savanna Martin, Licensed Professional Counselor