Things feel like they are always your fault. There is something wrong with you--you are flawed, or broken, and because of this it seems things will never be good for you in life. Emotions are much stronger for you than most people and you can't seem to get what you want or make yourself or others happy no matter how hard you try. Some days you have to stop caring just to go on with life. Other days, it's too overwhelming and you pull the sheets over your head instead. You are tired of people asking you "Why are you acting like that?" Be different, act different, feel different--if only it were that easy!

There is hope. We're here to support you and help you find it, because facing this alone is exhausting. You can learn how to cope with difficult emotions, understand & express your needs to others without making things worse, and consider different ways of thinking about yourself and the world. We will practice the skills you need to stop repeating the same mistakes for the rest of your life. Life can feel just a little bit easier and more fulfilling. You can be happy.

“Sit down, my dear,” said Mr Jarndyce. “This, you must know, is the growlery. When I am out of humour, I come and growl here.” ...“When I am deceived or disappointed in — the wind, and it’s Easterly, I take refuge here. The Growlery is the best used room in the house.”
— Charles' Dickens "Bleak House" (Chapter 8)

The Growlery provides individual therapy and counseling services to teens, young adults, and adults in the Minneapolis-St. Paul/Twin Cities metro area. Our mission is to provide a safe space to instill hope by helping people establish a sense of control and choice over their lives.