Grow Counseling offers a variety of treatment and supportive options. With services ranging from evidence-based mental health therapy to more intuitive alternative approaches to mental wellbeing, our clinicians work hard to make sure we meet your needs. Treatment begins with thorough assessment of your needs and hopes for treatment, then develops an individualized plan to help you reach your goals.
Our specialty is providing care for those who have not had effective treatment elsewhere. We strive to be the most effective service available in the Kirksville area, and collaborate closely with other treatment providers to insure referrals are available when needed. We work hard to maintain a strong network of professional connections for consultation and support.
Read on below to learn about some of the specific offerings currently available!
EMDR stands for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. It has a wide research base supporting effectiveness and is commonly used with trauma victims, police/fire/EMS/rescue, healthcare professionals, and those who have had difficult childhoods or relationships whose memories seem to linger and affect many parts of their lives. EMDR is a brain-based treatment, where we activate specific pathways in your mind to allow your brain to restore natural mechanisms for healing. It is very safe, can be quicker than other treatments for certain types of trauma, and clients report high satisfaction with the process. It is highly effective in treatment of complex trauma.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy is an evidence-based treatment program to help you gain control over your emotions, improve your ability to handle stress without making things worse, be more effective at relationships and getting your needs met, and reduce feelings of emptiness, loneliness, and isolation by strengthening your sense of self. DBT is not a short treatment, but rather a year-long commitment to a program proven to save lives and help individuals create a life worth living. There is an application and orientation process you will go through before making the commitment, so we can both be sure DBT is the right treatment for you. DBT is often used to treat people who have Borderline Personality Disorder, addiction, those who can't control their reaction to trauma triggers, people who have often and consistently struggled with self-harm, suicidal thoughts and behaviors, and impulsive behavior. Anyone who struggles with handling strong emotions, feels empty and alone a lot, finds themself constantly in hot or cold relationships, fears abandonment, or struggles to manage stress without making things worse will likely benefit from DBT.
Life Skills Coaching
Grow Counseling has case management services! Do you struggle with budgeting, job applications, planning for the future, or figuring out how to manage the chaos of your life? Talk to us now about working with a life skills coach who will help you reduce stress by guiding you through tangible life goals. From food security and housing needs to resume building and planning for your next career move, a life skills coach may be able to assist you in reaching your goals.
Substance Use Treatment with a Harm Reduction Focus
We provide ongoing individual treatment as well as group therapy for those whose substance use is interfering with their lives. We emphasize person over problem, focusing on individualized care which does not leave clients feeling lost or forgotten. We do not fixate on abstinence, but work with clients in all aspects of their lives to heal relationships, improve functioning, and address root causes of life-threatening behavior. We're committed to expanding social justice initiatives around substances and the avoidance of stigma. Call now if you're ready for a different treatment experience.
Radically Open DBT is an emerging treatment for those of us who have self-control in excess. Individuals who are excessively self-controlled often find themselves lacking psychological health and wellbeing. RO-DBT seeks to help you find the piece you're missing to live a fulfilling, happy life. By increasing openness, flexibility, and social connectedness in effective ways, you will be able to release the constant tension and urge to do better that currently rules every moment of your life. Through just a little more hard work, you will likely find peace and reduce depression - which might've followed you for years. RO-DBT research is showing effectiveness for a variety of treatment-resistant diagnoses, including but not limited to Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa, chronic depression, treatment-resistant anxiety, Autism spectrum disorders, and perfectionism, to name a few.
Using a combination of touch, movement, breath work, meditation, relaxation, and vocal work, somatic therapy seeks to restore connection between mind, body, and spirit by releasing trauma's hold on the body. Somatic Therapy at Grow Counseling is based on the work of Peter Levine. A combination of psychotherapy and alternative healing techniques will be tailored to your unique needs. We collaborate with area providers offering yoga, acupuncture and acupressure, massage, dietary counseling, and alternative healing arts to help heal various aspects of the mind, body, and soul through our work.
Reiki is an energy-healing technique from which many people experience stress-reduction, relaxation, and faster healing. In combination with other treatment, reiki can be a valuable support to mental wellness. As a standalone service, reiki is restorative and rejuvenating. Reiki is not massage, but has many similar relaxing properties. In addition to treatments for individuals, we are also able to provide offerings for animals. If you are interested in a house clearing or having negative energy cleansed from a space, please inquire.
Spiritual Life Coaching
The way our society functions often results in individual feelings of burnout, disconnection, and lack of intimacy with those around us. Many people report strong desire for spiritual growth, but may not have found that in a traditional Christian church setting. In rural communities such as ours, other options are often limited. Here at Grow Counseling, you will find an opportunity to explore deeply held beliefs, expand your awareness, stretch your understanding of self, others, and the Divine, and ultimately enhance the way you operate on a soul level. Spiritual coaching here strives to remain nonreligious, while carefully considering and integrating the specific faith background you adhere to in order to help you reconnect with your Higher Power. Spiritual coaching is not limited to a religious context. It can deeply benefit those who identify as atheist or those who are unsure of their beliefs. Individuals seek spiritual coaching for assistance in finding a path, increasing feelings of connectedness, and seeking discernment for the future. Individual coaching and opportunities to create community with like-minded individuals are both available.