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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I empower individuals by understanding the things holding them back and challenging them to step outside of their comfort zone. I take my clients on a journey of self-exploration that is both exciting and scary, but results in feeling liberated and confident in who they are, shedding the unsavory habits and behaviors.

— Candice N. Crowley, LPC, Licensed Professional Counselor in Cincinnati, OH

By building awareness and gaining insight, you unlock a process of growth and change. The most meaningful progress is made when you go inward. The way toward authenticity is filled with challenges, but crossing the barriers within is the most profound work you can do in your life.

— Alen Schwab, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Petaluma, CA

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 ,

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 (telehealth only), Licensed Clinical Social Worker in , MA

“What interests you?” It’s a seemingly simple question that illuminates possibilities. So let’s begin by getting to know what change you’re interested in making in your life. If you’re in Austin or around Texas, I’d like to help you pursue what’s of interest to you and to help you find ways to be more content and fulfilled.

— Mary Lynn Marinucci, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

An essential piece of personal growth is increasing our understanding of ourselves. I do my best work with individuals who are seeking to explore their inner experience and grow their self-awareness. From a place of greater insight, I utilize different approaches to help individuals further flesh out their life vision and the steps they can take that would increase authentic living.

— Janet Park, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA

Using art practices, I help clients who are attracted to that arts, creating, making, and developing alternative methods for exploring their inners worlds, discovering their passions, developing new ways to manage life, and who want to incorporate creative self-care practices.

— Janette Macias, Art Therapist

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

What we sometimes forget in life is that personal growth is a continued necessity for healthy development. But what we also forget is that personal growth can be fun. It is an enlightening journey that can guide our steps and inform us of new opportunities everywhere. As we practice this skill, we begin to hear this become our internal voice which can help us achieve our personal and life goals.

— Richard Zekaria, Mental Health Counselor in Garden City, NY

Many people choose to enter therapy to give themselves a space to focus on their personal growth and self care. We love to support folks as they build their best life!

— CoTenacious Therapy, Therapist in , MD

Personal growth is an incredible journey to watch people go through. Each journey is unique to the individual. I act as a guide to help people discover/create their authentic self so that they might live their best life. In addition, I help people discover and overcome any barriers that might be limiting a person's growth.

— Shannon Atherton, Licensed Professional Counselor in Springfield, MO

Whether you have a specific area of your life where you would like to grow or feel as though you are stuck in a period of stagnance – I can support you in building forward momentum. Personal growth is all about understanding where you are, where you want to be, and what it will take to get there. Together we can explore you and develop an achievable plan to get you where you would like to go.

— Jacob Santhouse, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in ,

Maybe you find yourself feeling "stuck", repeating patterns of relating with yourself and others that once served you as you adapted to challenging circumstances, but are now feeling ready to try something new. By finding space to hear the wisdom of your body, your inner world, and your most valued communities, we can work together to explore these patterns as you create a new story for your path forward.

— Beth Keenan, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

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 ,

Personal growth is a 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

Getting from A to B on a sailboat is not a linear path. You head in a direction , cast your lines and set off. Your destination relies on myriad factors, the only thing you can control are the skills you have while under way. Enter Personal Growth. In life, "success" is dependent upon your ability to respond from your truth. Referencing the mind and body, I facilitate people's capacity to gain access and know themselves and then choose to direct the course of their lives from here.

— Randi Kofsky, Marriage & Family Therapist in Santa Monica, CA

Self-discovery is an introspective journey with the goal of finding oneself. There are times when we get so off track with ourselves that we are strangers in our own skin. Self-discovery helps to reconnect with ourselves, accept who/where we are, and grow. Self-discovery may go hand in hand with a difficult life transition, a traumatic event, the desire to claim your identity, or to settle an existential crisis. Whatever brought you to the point of seeking self-discovery, we welcome you.

— Shavonne James, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Long Beach, CA