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.

Meet the specialists

We are works in progress. As the world around us changes we must learn to adapt and change.

— Elise Horwich, Marriage & Family Therapist in Tarzana, CA
 

There are many expected and unexpected events that demand we grow and change and therapy can be a useful place to explore and gather tools to step into new roles in new ways.

— Eleanor Wohlfeiler, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakland, CA

I support people in improving their quality of life and looking at how they want to show up in the world. Whether it’s deepening relationships with others, creating a nourishing inner life, going after dreams, or having true work/life balance, we can look at what your growing edge is. What makes a good life? In what ways do you hold yourself back? What are the skills you’re needing to move forward? What patterns are you ready to break?

— Devona Snook, Counselor in San Francisco, CA
 

I help clients gain self worth and build self confidence gaining the ability to really like who they are. I work with clients to move past blocks from the past that have held them back and gain control of their lives so they can live a life they choose. We set goals for the future so they can achieve their dreams. My clients receive the ability to heal from the past, gain a positive energy, have the right mindset to achieve the life they desire!

— Deni Abbie, Therapist in Grapevine, TX
 

YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE. I WILL BE WITH YOU ON THIS PART OF YOUR JOURNEY. THIS IS AN ENVIRONMENT OF LOVE & COMPASSION. WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD TOGETHER, SUPPORTING EACH OTHER & CARING ABOUT ONE OTHER. EVEN THE MOST BROKEN OF YOU ARE THE MOST AMAZING SEEDS OF LOVE & COMPASSION!

— Marci Orr, Licensed Professional Counselor in Dallas, TX

Life is never stagnant. If you want to experience wholeness, joy, and purpose in your life but do not know how to achieve these things for yourself, let me help you find what you are missing.

— Lorren Penner, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist in San Jose, CA

Being comfortable with our life as it is, does not just mean that we are ok with the external elements in our life, such as our job, where we live, our relationships. It also means that we have some degree of comfort and security in our sense of self. The self can be understood as the system that organizes our experience. It consists of the sensations, feelings, thoughts, and attitudes we have toward ourself and towards the world.

— Kathy Hicks, Counselor in Whitehouse, TX
 

If you are looking to grow into a better (as you define it) version of yourself, I will work with you to set goals, identify strategies and provide psychoeducation to reach the potential you are hoping for.

— Jessica Harvey, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Portland, OR

My website is Growthminding.com because I focus on tools that help us grow. Neurogenesis and neuro-plasciticy enables us to create new pathways for change. We can process emotions in our mind and body, change our narratives, drop old believes that no longer serve us, take on new values and beliefs, and therefore be more kind and compassionate to ourselves and others. Guilt, Shame, and Anxiety block our core emotions. We are able to access these emotions and feel ourselves again.

— Debbie Yoro, Clinical Social Worker in Beaverton, OR

By harnessing the power of your own subconscious mind, Hypnotherapy is often quick and effective in resolving personal issues and improving focus and performance, whether at work or play. With hypnotherapy, you can effectively replace limiting behaviors with attitudes and actions that promote growth and success. Hypnotherapy helps you focus, direct and maximize your own inner power. It’s an effective, relaxing and drug-free choice for change.

— Michal T. Margolese, Hypnotherapist in Beverly Hills, CA
 

When I realized my own judgment, perfectionism, and negative self view where crippling my ability to find meaning in my life I began to change from within and that has made all the difference. I can practice my progress of daily living and free myself from false ideals of perfection. Change is the ever unfolding of the living experience. The more aware and accepting I become the more freedom I embrace.

— donald "keith" montgomery, Clinical Social Worker in Austin, TX

The goal of therapy is always personal growth, even in the midst of a crisis. I use a straightforward yet compassionate approach to help you spot the places you need to enlighten, strengthen or heal. We look at your life as an integrated whole, and build the frames you need to hold yourself accountable for your choices , give yourself a break, and challenge yourself to evolve.

— Pashmina Rashad, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Poughkeepsie, NY
 

Music strategies, both instrumental and vocal, are designed to facilitate changes. Music selections and certain active music making activities are modified for client preferences and individualized needs to: Explore personal feelings and therapeutic issues such as self-esteem or personal insight Improved self-image/Increased self-esteem Decreased anxiety/agitation Increased verbalization Enhanced interpersonal relationships

— Megan Dozler, Creative Art Therapist in Napa, CA

We are not static. We constantly face circumstances that force us to to explore new perspectives, identify strengths, and develop skills to move forward. Change requires a bit of loss and grief but also joy and growth.

— Katheryn Brauckmann, Clinical Social Worker in King of Prussia, PA
 

I think all people are capable of growth and enjoy helping people achieve their personal goals. I will help you identify strategies that will help you meet your goals. I am straightforward and encouraging.

— Beth Orns, Counselor in Columbia, MO

Unfortunately, psychotherapy has a stigma that it is only for people with a mental health diagnosis. This is so unfortunate! Of course, therapy can be of great benefit to people with mental health issues, however, most of the people I work with are ordinary people with ordinary life problems that have become too uncomfortable to deal with alone: relationship issues, career challenges, stress, anxiety, etc. Therapy gives people an opportunity to take a deeper look at the issues in their lives that are causing discomfort and to find new ways to respond.

— Marla Cass, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in San Francisco, CA
 

Therapy isn't just for disorders. In fact, there is a lot of personal growth one can achieve without navigating a disordered life. Understanding the dynamics that emerge between two people is the core of deepening your understanding of your own psyche. This happens in a session and can be applied to all of your relationships in your life.

— Charles Thompson-Shealy, Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kingston, NY

The goal of therapy is always personal growth, even in the midst of a crisis. I use a straightforward yet compassionate approach to help you spot the places you need to enlighten, strengthen or heal. We look at your life as an integrated whole, and build the frames you need to hold yourself accountable for your choices , give yourself a break, and challenge yourself to evolve.

— Pashmina Rashad, Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Poughkeepsie, NY
 

My services help others to experience deep, life changing growth.

— Mike Doogan, Counselor in Portland, OR

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
 

Therapy is an opportunity to begin to move out of unconscious reaction to life, and engage with new ways of thinking and acting. We will explore all of the things that frustrate and block your growth, remove these obstacles, and build resources for new patterns to emerge.

— Ariadne Thompson, Marriage & Family Therapist in Oakand, CA