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Facing life’s challenges isn't easy – we applaud your courage.  At New Growth, you're the expert on you!  Our job is to listen without judgment so you feel safe and understood. We combine our personal warmth & skills to tailor a plan that will work for you and provide the tools you need for success. Our job is to work ourselves out of a job!

Receive expert guidance and proven-skills to

  • improve your relationship
  • become a more effective parent
  • overcome depression & anxiety
  • heal from trauma
  • end self-destructive behaviors

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Find out if we're a good fit for you! Meet our Carlsbad Counselors

Jussi Light, LMFT New Growth Counseling

Jussi Light

I’m committed to understanding and accepting you – I want you to  feel completely safe to open up and receive the tools that bring you success and healing.  You’ll find I’m more then a professional, but also a real person, with a sense of humor, who is down-to-earth.

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Bryson Greaves, Registered MFT Intern, New Growth Counseling

Bryson Greaves

My true passion in life is helping others succeed and supporting them on the journey.  Improving your intimate relationships and creating fulfilling family bonds are goals that energize me.  Making sure that you feel understood and cared-for is my focus and greatest concern.

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Mitzi Steele, Registered MFT Intern, New Growth Counseling

Mitzi Steele

I have a passion for helping people experience transformation in their lives to achieve their full potential with meaning and purpose. I provide a safe and caring space for you to explore difficult issues and give you the tools to strengthen your relationships and find hope.

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Testimonials for New Growth Counseling

Karen Merhringer

Karen Mehringer, Author, Speaker
 Jussi is an incredible therapist who is keenly intuitive and honoring of his client’s process. I trust him implicitly and highly recommend him for healing and transformation of any kind.

Dr. Mark Maxwell, Couples Therapist

Jussi is an outstanding therapist, especially working with couples. Jussi and I have worked together often in treatment teams, co-therapy and case conceptualization. He has a gift and I would highly recommend him!

marileeMarilee Pierce Dunker, Author, Ambassador for World Vision

I have personally sought Mitzi’s insightful counsel on a number of occasions and been both encouraged and helped.  I would highly recommend her to anyone needing professional guidance to get beyond life’s sticky messes.

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New Growth Counselors create a warm, safe environment where you can open up sensitive issues and feel understood.  All of our counselors offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation so you can get a feel for us before you commit to starting therapy.

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