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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Therapy can help you answer your deepest questions, recover your sense of personal authenticity, and feel excited about life. There is no instruction book for balancing your best work life with your personal passions and relationships, and women often experience harmful messaging about “having it all.” I will give you the tools to unlock your greatest potential and become the best possible version of yourself.

— Juliet Kinkade-Black, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

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

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

No matter where you have been, you're constantly moving forward, even if it's such a small step that doesn't appear evident. I'm here to walk with you and help you from feeling unstuck, and secure in your next steps.

— Andrea de Aguayo, Psychologist in ,

My approach to personal growth involves taking a look at your personal goals and collaborating to help you figure out how to best achieve them. I'm interested to hear about what personal growth means to you as well as how I can help you on that path.

— Joey Bukai, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in New York, NY

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

Please reach out so we can talk about personal growth.

— Nichole Sakmar, Licensed Professional Counselor in Upper St. Clair, PA

So many topics fall under personal growth but the two I specialize in are Relationships and Money. As you consider building a healthier relationship with yourself and others, don't forget to build a healthier relationship with your money as well.

— Q Boston, Licensed Professional Counselor in , MO

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 everyone is unique and has infinite potential. Personal development consists of activities that develop a person's capabilities and potential, improve self-awareness and identity, facilitate employability, and enhance quality of life and the realization of dreams and aspirations. Personal development may take place over the course of an individual's entire lifespan.

— Christina Kafalas, Clinical Social Worker in Tempe, AZ

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

Wanting to understand oneself better; advice from others just isn't helping. Wanting to build overall psychological well-being.

— Dallas Jensen, Psychologist in Salt Lake City, UT

Therapy sessions are not just for people with mental health issues. It’s also for people who have been impacted by daily stressors and personal challenges.

— Kimberly V Yates, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Valhalla, NY

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

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

With my learning orientation towards life, I have personally been on a path of personal growth for several decades. There is always the next level of inner freedom to experience. I help you to identify your unique values and goals and work to help you remove your blocks to vulnerability and intimacy. Using a somatic based, straightforward process combining inner process work and communication skill practice, that takes six months on average.

— Triva A. Ponder, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Beverly Hills, CA

Therapy issues can help an individual, couple or family develop a better understanding of their personal strengths and desires; consider solutions to overcome challenges; and consider ways to approach a circumstance professionally and yet powerfully. Counseling can help access stress caused by work , environment, and practice skills to handle and reduce stress. Family Therapy can bring together those who work on relationship issues, set boundaries, and develop understanding if necessary.

— Daria Mann, Marriage & Family Therapist in Denver, CO

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

I help young adults and young professionals who struggle with feelings of being purposeless find their passion and vision in life. If you are feeling stuck and unmotivated, I would love to help you clarify your vision, set attainable goals, and live our your fullest potential.

— Sarah (Chen) Zhang Park, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist