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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Prerequisite for personal growth is a place where one feels safe in the presence of another human being. With expertise in healing trauma wounds, I offer the space for you to feel seen, heard, and believed. While we live in a culture of "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps," biologically speaking, we are made to help and be helped. Personal growth cannot happen all alone, and you shouldn't have to.

— Nobuko Hattori, Psychologist in Petaluma, CA
 

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

As a Board Certified Coach, I am trained and experienced in helping to create a life that is in line with your goals and values.

— Wendy Dingee, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor in Las Vegas, NV
 

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

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 around each and every corner everyday. 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
 

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
 

Personal growth is a term that covers a lot of ground. For me, it's a deeply held value and a way of living life. I believe that each of us has the capacity throughout our lives to move toward more satisfaction in life, and this often involves growth and change. If you're interested in not only moving through what you're facing, but also in learning and growing from it, I'd like to work with you.

— Nichole Hart, Counselor in Silverthorne, CO

In an effort to survive the struggles of early life or cope with present-day stressors, we often become disconnected from ourselves, needs and innate internal resources. We also may lack connection and nurturance during these difficult times, making them even more challenging to navigate. My own journey towards emotional healing and growth has come most easily through safe connections with another. By offering a compassionate and supportive atmosphere suited specifically to your needs, I aim to be that safe place for you to explore your deepest feelings without judgement. During our work together, we can explore these areas of deep suffering or disconnection, their current impact and how they are preventing you from living fully. I truly believe that when we can begin to feel, we can finally begin to heal. It would be my privilege to support you on this difficult, yet enlightening journey of self-discovery and healing.

— April Snow, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, 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

A journey of discovery...the authentic self...ways to be bolder and love life again.

— Keli Dean, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Loveland, CO
 

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

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 Hinsdale, IL
 

Feeling paralyzed by fear, limiting beliefs or the comparison trap? I help aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives, fellow healers, and all individuals feeling energetically and emotionally drained rediscover their purpose, find freedom, & inspiration. If you're feeling disconnected from yourself and your vision, let's work together and start releasing the expectations and beliefs that are holding you back!

— Christina Rogers, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in St. Petersburg, FL

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 people on embracing their highest self and working towards incorporating positive healthy behaviors and changing thought processes to assist in this growth process.

— Denae Arnold, Licensed Professional Counselor in Wheatridge, CO

I work with creative, professional, and motivated adults to help them achieve more and feel more satisfaction. Success counseling for personal growth can help you get unstuck. Success Counseling is a goal-oriented and active process. It is aimed at not only figuring out how to achieve your goals, but also at understanding what is ultimately holding you back. Success counseling strives to heal the past, mitigate unproductive thought processes, and create positive change.

— Courtney Terrell, Counselor in Fishers, IN