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 is a constant. It is something each of us is working towards on a daily basis. You don’t have to hit rock bottom to start working on yourself and be able to connect with your authentic self. We work on this collaboratively and creatively to set you up with the tools to continue your life journey beyond these therapies.

— Nicole Moberg, Therapist in Saint Peter, MN
 

We are perpetually healing, growing and learning, but sometimes the process gets stuck. How many times have you said to yourself, 'There's got to be more to life than this?' Or maybe you know what you want but have yet to make it real in your life. There is a reason change is hard. I look forward to sharing what I know and powerful questions that will stimulate growth and change.

— Kerry Ogden, Licensed Professional Counselor in Portland, OR

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 Nampa, ID
 

If you're feeling stuck where you are, unsure of how to move forward, in a transitional period, or lost in general, I can help you figure out what you value most and how to create short and long-term manageable goals to help you feel more fulfilled. Together, we can find ways to live a rich, meaningful life. You don't have to go through this alone. Your personal journey will have many guides that will each help move you forward in some way. I will be honored to be a part of your journey.

— Alice Rizzi, Clinical Psychologist in Brooklyn, NY

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, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern in Portland, OR
 

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

Some of us spend a ton of time thinking that we're not "doing it right." Not living our lives to their fullest, not pleasing our loved ones, not making our parents proud. Whatever the issue is, we often live our lives burdened by self-judgment and self-doubt. I work with clients to re-discover their true self, and live their core values more fully. This leads to self-love, self-acceptance, and a deeper sense of satisfaction in our lives.

— Barton Shulman, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor 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 ,

I’ve partnered with adults, parents and teens over the past 9 years to process their life experiences and unpack the “I should be” or “I can’t be” messages they’ve lived their lives by. Those who have partnered with me leave feeling empowered in who they are, understanding that they are worthy of love and this life they’ve been given. They throw away the “all-or-nothing” mentality, and become more resilient human beings.

— Tamara Clarkson, Counselor in Houston, TX
 

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 Nampa, ID

You don't need to hit rock-bottom to start working on yourself and facing the patterns, emotions, and behaviors that are getting in your way. Focusing on personal development means working on connecting to your authentic self so you can live the life you truly want! We do this work collaboratively and creatively to set you up with an expanded toolkit. It's important to explore past and present experiences to better define what it is you want for your future self.

— Stephanie Podasca, Licensed Professional Counselor Intern
 

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