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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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

Overwhelmed with pressure to succeed, uncertain about the future, disconnected with peers/family, loss of self-identity, taking jobs because of the status/security, or loss of passion? The world we live in doesn’t always make it easy to promote self-discovery and some of that may not always be within your control. Some small changes in mindset can help you manage challenges, difficult conversations, increase self-advocacy, and obtain what you want from yourself and your life.

— Colleen Ignatowski, Therapist in Rochester, NY

Personal Growth is a very personal experience, your needs to achieve it are unique. Over the past 12 years I've learned some people need to feel heard, validated, guided, challenged and held accountable, while others need a safe space where they receive support in doing all this for themselves. My role is to show up for my clients in a way that meets their needs, from an emotionally focused approach so they can eventually learn to trust their inner compass as their primary guide.

— Maritza Plascencia, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Tustin, CA

Do you feel stagnant or like you're missing something? Perhaps you've been meaning to come to therapy for a long time, but just kept putting if off. Maybe you've tried a lot of self-help books, yoga, and meditation, but still feel like there's more out there for you. Together, our work can help you to define your goals, identify your values, and build the life that you deserve.

— Colleen Hennessy, Licensed Professional Counselor in , CA

Working with people on embracing their highest self and working towards incorporating positive healthy behaviors and changing thought processes to assist in this growth process.

— Denae Arnold, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheatridge, CO

I'm interested in more than just my client's stability, although this is central to any and all personal growth. I believe therapy can be a place of expanding into and embodying one's full and complex Self. When we define our wellbeing through achievement and problem-solving alone, we miss out on encountering the edges of our current sense of self and discovering what aches to grow and become in us.

— Lauren Traitz, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

I believe that getting to know ourselves is one of the most empowering things we can do. Understanding our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and why we do the things that we do provides a sense of knowing ourselves that can elicit feelings of contentment, confidence, and fulfillment.

— Lindsay Anderson, Professional Counselor Associate in , OR

As a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator, I support clients around topics such as vulnerability, courage, shame, and worthiness, and this work invites them to examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding them back and identify the new choices and practices that will move them toward more authentic and wholehearted living. The primary focus is on developing shame resilience skills and developing daily practices that transform the way we live, love, parent, and lead.

— Amy Emery, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , MA

I have worked for over a decade with clients to partner in helping them to develop their personal growth, move through their life span with intention, and transform their outcomes to ones that bring satisfaction and peace. I am focused on the whole self with or without the support of medication and working to sustain a balanced and healthy sense of mental well being.

— Shelly Quiles, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Chicago, IL

Life is never stagnant. If you want to experience wholeness, joy, and purpose in your life but do not know how to achieve these things for yourself, let me help you find what you are missing.

— Lorren Siu, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Saratoga, CA

Stopping substance use is the easy part. Ongoing recovery means ongoing growth, and I have specialized training in post-treatment issues and how to move forward. I'm also certified as a professional coach, and can proved post-treatment services even if you don't meet criterial for a substance use disorder

— Scott Spiers, Addictions Counselor

With over twenty-years as a professional athlete and training in Sports Psychology, I have an unique ability to recognize blocks and knowing how to overcome them. Outside of sports, this skill is prevalent in every area of life: in a career, moving to a new state, perfectionism and performance, struggling with low self-esteem or self-doubt, or difficulty committing to healthy habits.

— Istvan Dioszegi, Student Therapist in Phoenix, AZ

You've made it to the point where you are ready to grow. Whether you are looking to start building resiliency, developing better self-regulation, or are committed to moving out of a period of languishing or depression. I look forward to learning about you and developing a plan to get your life, relationship, career, or academics back on track. We all have it in us to change, take a different, more positive direction in life. How will you write the next chapter in your life's story?

— Heather LeCompte, Associate Professional Counselor in Eugene, OR

I will create an in-depth personalized plan for you for your mind, body, and spirit to enable you to reach your highest potential and the goals you want for yourself.

— Kirsten Cantley, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

We all have things we can work on to improve our state of being. Over time, I can help identify patterns that may be problematic in your life. Are there things holding you back in your life?

— Vickie Kulinski, Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I have a particular affinity for working with people interested in personal growth. I possess personal experience, as well as 23+ years of in-depth personal development, as well as professional experience supporting people in personal, career, and spiritual healing, growth, and transformation.

— Grace Willow, Licensed Professional Counselor Candidate in Larkspur, CO