Growth Resources Online
good stuff for your life… & the relationships in it
a closer look at who we are…
…and what we’re about
Dr. Michael Ruth is Board Certified in counseling, family therapy, life coaching, and NLP. He is author of three books and chief course creator for GRO.
Susan Ruth, an award-winning educator, holds a BS in Education, a Masters degree in Counseling, and is a certified Life Coach as well as co-course creator for GRO.
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.
A therapist, counselor and life coach now in his 28th year of private practice, Dr. Ruth is Board Certified in counseling, family therapy, life coaching, and NLP.
Also an author, she has ghostwritten four books on topics including personal achievement, biography and business, and spiritual development.
Susan is particularly passionate about helping parents grow emotionally healthy kids, finding career success, women’s issues, and discovering your strengths and purpose.
Together, we opened Growth Resources Counseling Center in 1990.
Then around the year 2000, we began to get excited about a development growing out of the positive psychology movement – Life Coaching. So we each added another credential to our package and became Board Certified Life Coaches in order that we might be even better equipped to help people overcome the challenges hindering them from experiencing their desired best.
And now, with a nod to the future, we add yet another dimension… and we’re really excited about this! This new service offers you online access to the same care and attention our in-office clients receive. We call it –
There’s an Americanism we’ve probably all used – coming from. You know, as in “I didn’t know where you were coming from, for a minute there.” You’ll hear it used in trivial conversations and you’ll here it used regarding important matters… and you’ll hear it everywhere in between.
We’re going to employ it here in the second way mentioned above – an important matter. Because, we want you to know where we’re coming from on this site.
At the center of life for us is our Christian faith. Then in our late twenties we developed an increasing interest in psychology. We have always seen psychology as an adjunct to our faith and life. Indeed, our motivation for getting advanced degrees in counseling was that we might be better equipped for helping individuals and families better understand the dynamics behind dysfunctional behavior patterns and to assist in processing through those patterns to a place of positive change, peace, and wholeness.
Consequently, our orientation is psychospiritual in nature – for we humans are both mind and spirit. This is why, in our Courses, GROth Spurts, and other materials you will typically see both Christian and psychological principles and insights employed.
We just wanted to let you know where we’re coming from.
Please note: Due to the more sensitive, introspective nature of the counseling/psychotherapy model, we reserve these services for our in-office clients only. On the other hand, coaching is available exclusively through GRO.
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