What is equine therapy? Pt. 1/3

Experiential therapies such as yoga, therapy with horses, or with an emotionally supportive canine have become more popular and accessible over the years. Specifically, equine therapy has evolved from its origins to include more diverse treatment options! Originally, a lot of equine therapy services were offered for hippotherapy to improve … Read More

What to look for in selecting a therapist…

Below is a very practical guide on how to find the therapist that is right for you and has the right credentials. Feel free to save this for when it’s time to go looking for a therapist for you or a friend. Logistics and credentials  A licensed mental health professional … Read More

“Finding Yourself” Isn’t Really How It Works.

When seeking counseling, there can sometimes be this feeling of aimlessness, or lack of direction, or even the idea that you need to “find yourself”. There can be many different situations or scenarios that lead us to those feelings, but I don’t think we need to “find ourselves”. The tension … Read More

3 Staples of Meaningful Friendships

Different seasons have different focal points. For many of our growing-up years, friendships seem to be the center of our world. Yet as we get older, there are more and more things vying for our attention and time. In our busyness, the importance of friendship can be underrated, or glossed … Read More

5 blogs to help you learn more about GRIEF

Grief can be overwhelming and something no one wants to experience. It’s something that we journey through alone and with others. It can last days, months, and even years sometimes. Below are some incredible blog posts written by licenses therapists about how to deal with the silent monster of grief. … Read More

Compassionate Self-Discipline

Self-compassion and discipline. When speaking with clients, these two concepts are often seen as opposing ideas, something we have to choose between. The fear commonly expressed is, “if I give myself compassion and kindness, I am never going to get anything done! My life is going to be a free-for-all, … Read More

Anchor Points in Addiction Recovery

Any time we walk into something that is more ambiguous, or when we don’t know exactly where we’re going, we want to have some anchor points, things we can come back to.

Top 5 Blogs About Personal Development

Did you know that GROW Counseling therapists have written over 1,000 blog posts since we started this blog? We wanted to highlight some of our favorite ones all about personal development. Listed below are the links to some old and new blogs written by our very own. Enjoy!

Ways to Use Social Media for Your Wellbeing

In a world of Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest, and Tik Tok, it’s easy to feel like everything online is edited, filtered and perhaps even fake. Have you ever scrolled through Instagram and just felt like every photo you saw was of someone who has a better life than you? Or … Read More

The Cost of not doing therapy…

Have you been thinking about reaching out for weeks or months? Maybe you wanted to years ago, life got in the way, and now you feel like you have nowhere else to turn. What is the biggest obstacle in your way to reaching out and booking that first session? If … Read More