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Growth Resources Online

Where biblical precepts and psychological process come together for lasting answers

personal growth, personal development

About Us

Our Mission

Inspired and motivated by a New Testament statement, our mission at GRO is to provide resources that help your soul prosper. Think of “soul” as your whole inner self – your mind, your heart, your personality . . .  YOU.  

By combining biblical precepts (the what) with psychological processes (the how), we deliver strategic and systematic guidance and support for those struggling with emotional, relational, and spiritual challenges.

This mission defines and fuels everything we do – from supporting our members with a wealth of valuable, life-changing resources to the spirit we employ as coaching professionals. In short, our driving passion at GRO is to be a helper along the way as your whole self succeeds in reaching dreams and destinations worthy of you.

Our Journey

Growth Resources Counseling Center opened its doors in 1990 as a local resource for those facing personal, relational, or work-related challenges. That was 30 years ago now, and we continue to maintain our high standard of professional counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching services to our in-office clients.

However, some while back we began considering the idea of expanding our reach to an online community. After several years of planning and preparation, we are excited to now offer our materials and services to you as Growth Resources Online (GRO).

Our Team

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Dr. Michael Ruth, now in his 31st year of private practice, is Board Certified in counseling, family therapy, life coaching, and NLP. He is author of three books and chief course creator for GRO.

Dr Mike holds degrees in history, theology, counseling, and religion and society. 

He received the Chalice Award in recognition of outstanding doctoral research for his PhD dissertation – The Virulent Personality: A Proposal for the Clinical Classification of Pathological Evil as a Psychiatric Disorder

Susan Ruth, co-practitioner in our private practice, is a Board Certified Life Coach as well as co-course creator for GRO. An award-winning educator,  she holds a BS in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling.

She has also ghostwritten five books on topics including personal achievement, biography and business, and spiritual development. 

Susan specializes in helping parents grow emotionally healthy kids and helping you discover the treasures hidden in your personality and personal story.

Both Dr Mike and Susan are board certified in Applied Positive Psychology

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