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

How To Be a Man: Messages on Masculinity, Part 5

In this fifth part on the topic of masculinity, we will examine the influence of media on society’s views of masculinity. There are many examples of masculinity in the media; video games, music, movies, and TV equate a man with being dominant and aggressive. These archetypes project masculinity often through … Read More

Where Does Love Go Wrong for Couples?

I see many couples in my office describing their conflicts and interactions. The majority of these couples express appreciation for each other yet continue to have fractured connections. In moments of disconnection, couples describe their fear and confusion yet are still unable to make repairs. One of the most researched … Read More

7 Different Types of ADD/ADHD and Why They Are Important

Currently, the standard method of assessing and diagnosing ADD or similar ADHD has been to match symptoms to criteria established in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders (DSM). While it can be useful to understand symptoms, that may not be the whole picture. According to Dr. Amen, ADD … Read More