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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Personal growth will be different for each person. It may include an exploration of different careers, different paths of spirituality, or exploring different aspects of personality. For each exploration, people often find there is some type of block which prevents them from moving forward in their growth. I help you examine those blocks and determine the best ways for you to overcome those blocks to move forward on your chosen path for personal growth.

— Diana Sturm, Counselor in Mobile, AL

Therapy is one major way to have personal growth. Whether you want to tackle past trauma, manage present challenges or work on figuring a future that works for you, therapy can help. I do not come with an agenda, and I make sure we discuss what would be most important for you in the session. My approach is strength-based and client centered putting you in the driver’s seat. Together, we will work on your goals that leads to a fulfilling and thriving life.

— Avni Panchal, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Oakland, CA
 

Personal growth/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.

— Jerry Moreau, Marriage & Family Therapist in San Diego, CA

Do you feel there is just something missing that you want to explore or express but your fear is getting in the way? I can relate and I can help. There is so much for us to continually discover and explore in life..new skills, new creativity, new ways of being...we must be willing to play in order to grow. Learning through play is not just for children. I study Winnecott's work around growing through continually exploring life with a sense of newness and play.

— Toby Williams, Creative Art Therapist in Brooklyn, NY
 

The one thing the majority of all of my clients present with is the desire to grow on a personal level. For years, I have successfully been able to help clients identify, problem solve, and work towards achieving whatever their goal might be, whether it is to gain work/life balance, gain a new set of skills, and/or add a new positive habit while replacing old habits that don't serve you. Together, we will sit back and watch you evolve as I listen, validate, and explore with you.

— Darryon Spencer, Licensed Mental Health Counselor

We all long to be all we can be. In order to make the most of our lives, we need to be able to tap in, 100% honestly, to what we truly believe, and much of the time we need to break free of limiting beliefs. No matter how well we fit ourselves into molds that seem advantageous, if they are incompatible with who we are (an expansive and much-needed unique expression of something very infinite), we will pay dearly. What holds meaning for you and why you are here?

— Jen-Mitsuke Peters, Mental Health Counselor in Denver, CO
 

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

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
 

Personal Growth is a constant. It is something that each of us is working towards on a daily basis. At times, personal growth presents itself as a small goal; other times, a larger goal. Some of my own personal growth is to work towards ensuring that I have the knowledge, training and understanding to help others achieve their goals.

— MICHAEL ROSE, Licensed Professional Counselor in ,

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
 

"Because you are alive, everything is possible" Thich Nhat Hanh

— Sarah Peace, Licensed Professional Counselor in Culver City, CA

The Growing Hermit Crab: When personal growth feels like growing out of a shell and needing a larger one to occupy. I have helped people realize this call to expansion and am skilled at helping them use that energy and work with all the feelings that come with it. The Buddha: When personal growth feels like a call to go within. We can explore the depths, meet the inner child, explore dreams, death, life, peace, and I can guide you through many practices for emotion and body work.

— Kira Silvanus, Counselor in , PA
 

There are times in life when things just don’t feel right. Confusion and chaos seems to become the norm and it can feel like you’ll never make it to the other side. Career shifts can throw us for a loop and have us questioning our purpose and passion. Entering the world of parenthood for the first time may have you feeling completely overwhelmed or even bringing up your own past trauma. Perhaps you or someone you love has received a difficult diagnosis.

— Jody Pittner, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in , OH

Seeking therapy takes incredible courage. Although working on ourselves can be challenging at times, it can often be rewarding and lead to an improved feeling of wellness, and improvement in one's connection with others, and a general increase in satisfaction with life. Personal growth can look different for everyone. I avoid "one size fits all" approaches and do my best to provide support specific to you and your goals.

— Andrew Davis, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Fresno, CA
 

I work with therapists who want to build & create their own private practice business, as well as those who are ready to do the deep dive within. My Jungian based coaching programs offer an in-depth process of integrating the shadow, which facilitates the individuation process to live from a more authentic place of self. I also work with adults who are ready to move forward, shift into those big, life transitions, create their next calling, personally & wholly transform, and reclaim their life.

— Caroline McGrath, Licensed Professional Counselor in Lake Oswego, OR

Who doesn't want to achieve personal growth? Personal growth creates the best sense of self possible which increases esteem and confidence. Too many times my clients say, "I feel stuck". "I feel I'm not where I should be at my age". "If I would have made different choices, I might not be where I'm at". These statements can cause feelings of shame and guilt which can lead to depression, anxiety, and self defeat.

— Heather Nemeth, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Western Springs, IL
 

I believe that our own personal growth takes place across the lifespan. We are never done! Expansion happens when we are open to the growth process and the more we are willing to do the deep dive with our "self" the more abundant our life becomes!

— DeeAnna Nagel, Psychotherapist

My work is all about personal growth. If you are willing to go deep and make a commitment to vulnerability, openness, and being challenged, I am likely a good fit for you.

— Julie Williams, Psychologist in Portland, OR
 

Growth is a constant in life. As you are evaluating what has shaped you into the person you are today, you are also evaluating what parts of you are true to you and are in true alignment with who you want to be, and what parts of you no longer serve you and you are ready to release. This process of growth can be gentle and supportive. I want to offer a space for you to explore your growth and development so that you can live the life you want, and deserve, to live.

— Luisa Bakhoum, Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate