Facing Your Emotional Dragon

The emotional music in your brain structures the way you engage with others. Emotions color your world and can shape your suffering. 

How to be a Man: Messages on Masculinity – Part 8

Having freedom outside rigid definitions of masculinity is not about turning boys into girls. It is about shaping a culture of empathy; giving boys permission to develop all emotions, deal with their own pain, encouraging good media messages, and encouraging boys and young men to redefine what is masculine.

Uncertainty around us – Focus on the good!

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. And while it’s important to stay informed, continually following grim news coverage will keep attention focused on the despair. I’m not suggesting that the alternative is to be naive or uninformed, but to recognize that your brain develops where … Read More

Covid-19 Resources

Times feel uncertain. During uncertainty, our actions need to be intentional. Thriving in this season is possible by implementing a few daily, simple self-care strategies. Our team at GROW Counseling has developed some resources designed to help you thrive during this difficult time. These tools will help you stay grounded … Read More

How to be a Man: Messages on Masculinity – Part 6

Our culture is consistently sending mixed messages about masculinity and sexuality. In this sixth part, we will examine those mixed messages and the statistics as presented in the documentary The Mask You Live In. Political scientist & educator Dr. Caroline Heldman says, “I call what we do to our little … Read More

Misconceptions about Couples Therapy

Before deciding if couples therapy is right for you, it can be helpful to know what to expect. With that in mind, here are some common misconceptions, and what actually happens during a couples session. “If I go to couples therapy I’m just going to listen to my spouse complain … Read More