Dr. Michael Ruth is Board Certified in counseling, family therapy, life coaching and NLP, and maintains a private practice of some 28 years running.

In addition, he holds degrees in history, theology, counseling, and religion and society. He received the Chalice Award in recognition of outstanding doctoral research for his dissertation – The Virulent Personality: A Proposal for the Clinical Classification of Pathological Evil as a Psychiatric Disorder. An author, conference speaker and consultant, Dr. Ruth has lectured and conducted on-site consultations with spiritual and social leaders in seven countries.

Together with his wife Susan, who has a Masters in counseling and is also a certified coach, they opened Growth Resources Counseling Center in 1990.


GRO (Growth Resources Online) is the web presence for Growth Resources Counseling Center and Growth Resources Publishing. For the last 28 years Growth Resources has been helping people move beyond their self-sabotaging beliefs to discover their “sweet spot” in life, which is the intent and purpose of everything you’ll find at GRO as well.