The Growth Center
A Feminist Counseling Collective
Building towards liberation for all people
The Growth Center is a small, non-profit collective of therapists. We view the relationship between client and therapist as a partnership.
A feminist approach to therapy is not a specific style of practicing therapy as much as it is a way of recognizing the need for one’s experiences to be understood within a socio-cultural and political context. What this means varies among individuals, but our practitioners are aware of the impact that discrimination and oppression may have had on a client’s life, including, but not limited to gender, race, class, size, religion, sexual orientation, relationship style, disability, age, and health issues. We recognize identity as intersectional and support our clients in self-empowerment.
A hallmark of a feminist approach to therapy is the egalitarian relationship between client and therapist where the client is viewed as the expert in their experience, needs, and values, and the therapist is seen as the expert in facilitating therapy. The relationship between the client and therapist minimizes the power differential and serves as a model for subsequent relationships as it familiarizes the client with shared power in relationships. The client is encouraged to recognize their own strengths and to set their own goals for therapy; reflecting that they will essentially become ultimately responsible for change.
"All that you touch you Change. All that you Change, Changes you. The only lasting truth is Change."
We provide high quality, affordable, individual therapy in a warm and accepting environment. We are currently operating exclusively via telehealth.
RELATIONSHIP & FAMILY THERAPY
Relationship and family therapy are both invaluable resources, and we are happy to offer this model of therapy. Our clinicians who accept clients for relationship and family therapy are currently full. We're happy to take down your information and contact you when we have an opening.
We typically offer 1-2 group therapy series/year. While we are not currently offering any group therapy options, you are welcome to add your name to our waitlist.
We encourage continued growth for practitioners as well as for our clients. Are you curious about grounding your practice in a feminist therapy perspective? We offer supervision & consultation for licensed mental health practitioners.
We acknowledge that we are on the ancestral and unceded territory of the Piscataway People. We pay respects to their elders past and present. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration,
and settlement that bring us together here today.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency, please dial 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. You may also contact a 24 hour hotline through Baltimore County-BCCRS at 410-931-2214 or if in Baltimore City-BCRI 410-433-5175.