where biblical wisdom and sound psychology come together for lasting change

Welcome to GRO

Growth Resources Online (GRO) is your all-in-one source for mental, emotional, relational, and spiritual health and wellbeing

Growth Resources Counseling Center first opened its doors in 1990 to help people who were facing personal, relational, or work-related challenges.

 That was 33 years ago now, and we continue to provide professional counseling, psychotherapy, and coaching services to our individual clients.

But we’re now expanding our private practice to include an online membership!!

What this means is that you can now access the best of all the tools, insights, and strategies that have proven to be successful with hundreds of clients in one single lifestyle-friendly system — our Christians Who Thrive Membership!

Christians Who Thrive is a growing online family of believers who are passionate about experiencing the abundant life God calls us to in Christ… a passion that we share with you and are committed to helping you achieve!


So if this is what you’ve been looking for, look no further! You’ve found it!

Your GRO Team

Dr Mike Ruth, Growth Resources Online, counselor, therapist
Susan Ruth

Dr. Michael Ruth, now in his 33rd 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.

Our team proudly carries the following certifications:

NBCC, NCC, Dr Michael Ruth
Certified Family Therapist, Dr Michael Ruth, Growth Resources Online
Christian growth, Christian blog, Christian counseling, Christian coaching, Christian psychology, happiness, goal setting, stress, anxiety, worry, fear, depression
Certified Life Coach, Life Coach, Personal Growth, Growth Resources Online
Life Coach, Board Certified Coach, Susan Ruth
Life Coach, Board Certified Coach, Dr Michael Ruth

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