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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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

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
 

Personal growth is a big topic! What does it mean? Well, we figure that out together. Whether you're looking to get a better grade on an exam, start or leave a relationship, change careers, completely revamp your self-identity, or work through large, confusing, and uncertain existential and philosophical questions, I'm here for it. I do not tell you what to do or how to think, but help you find those answers for yourself.

— Maxwell Rappoport, Clinical Psychologist in Sherman Oaks, CA

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
 

Create a plan to improve your life!

— Stefan Dombrowski, Psychologist in Mt. Laurel, NJ

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
 

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

As described above, I take a firmly non-pathological view of my clients. This requires an 'ecologic' perspective that takes into account every aspect of a person's life. This is necessary to a complete and accurate assessment process. Human sexuality forms a key part of personality, and this connects directly to relational life, which is where adults continue to develop.

— Robert Odell, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Seattle, WA
 

Whether you have a specific area of your life in which you would like to grow, or you simply 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 come up with an achievable plan to get you where you would like to go.

— Jacob Santhouse, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in ,

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 are humans, having this living experiences within a force much bigger than ourselves. I support alternative viewpoints that strive to bring our whole Self into harmony. The intention is to break apart the illusion of separateness.

— Laura Schwinn, Psychologist in Palo Alto, 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
 

Often we look to others to give us validation and encouragement, only to find it lacking. I assist clients in increasing resilience and finding a more solid sense of self that is deeply connected to others, yet less dependent on their approval. Clients who stay with this process find greater life satisfaction and decreased relational stress. For clients experiencing the effects of trauma, I often use Brainspotting to facilitate healing and remove emotional roadblocks.

— Margaret  Certain, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Seattle, WA

Helping people realize the potential within themselves is one of my passions in life. Whether you're looking to move up in your career, improve on a skill, reach a more complete level of acceptance, or want to explore a more abstract route in self-discovery, I am able to help. I have learned that a more hybrid role of coach and therapist is beneficial for facilitating personal growth.

— Robert Hinojosa, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Little Rock, AR
 

Therapy doesn't have to just be about "healing" wounds from childhood, but also living into our potential. Our wounds can often be the greatest access points to self-awareness and eventual growth. What lights you up in life? How do you engage with challenges and learn from them? What would it feel like if you were one step closer to your authentic self? What does authenticity mean for you? These are questions we can explore as you reflect on how you want to show up in the world.

— Julie Osburne, Associate Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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