G.R.O.W. | Gillian Reid Optimal Wellness Therapy
Gillian Reid Optimal Wellness (G.R.O.W.) is an integrative mind-body psychotherapy practice that uses nutrition, mindfulness and therapy techniques with our clients. We specialize in helping women who have experienced trauma have healthy motherhood journeys.
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integrative mind-body health

The beliefs you hold about yourself and the world, your emotions, your memories, and your habits all can influence mental and physical health. These connections between what is going on in your mind and heart, and what is happening in your body, form the foundation of health.

G.R.O.W. helps you return to your old self…. but stronger.  

The body and mind are connected as one. They communicate and rely on each other. Trauma and stress is experienced in our mind but lives in our body, so we need to care for both together. GROW helps you care for your mind with psychotherapy methods like narrative therapy and CBT. We care for your body with holistic nutrition, yoga and healthy movement. We use Mindfulness as the bridge between the mind and body because it has the power to change both. We believe that a woman is far more than the trauma she experienced, and that healing can occur from building on the skills, traits and curiosities that she already possesses.  Our clients come to us holding deep experiences in their body, minds and hearts. They transform from feeling anxious, fearful and stressed to hopeful, empowered and excited for the future.

Our job is not to deny the story, but to defy the ending—to rise strong, recognize our story, and rumble with the truth until we get to a place where we think, Yes. This is what happened. This is my truth. And I will choose how the story ends.
 Brene Brown, 3x New York Times bestseller, Social Work professor, top 5 most viewed TED talk.

I’m Gillian from G.R.O.W.

I’m a licensed mental health therapist, registered holistic nutritionist and mindfulness practitioner. I work with women who have experienced trauma have a healthy, holistic motherhood journey so they can be their most present, powerful self for their children.

After working in both physical health & wellness and the mental health field, I realized that most of the wellness services involved one or the other, when people really needed both. In fact, I found that when people work on themselves from a whole perspective, they have the most profound, lasting change because it comes from within.


I started using a unique combination of Western evidence-based therapy with Eastern holistic health practices with my clients and found that they felt better in mind, body and spirit each and every time. Now, we take this approach with all of our clients. We treat you as a complex, interconnected being that needs to be cared for as whole, not in separate pieces. We believe that every woman holds the keys to her own wellness and simply needs a roadmap.

Holistic Mental Health is treating the mind, body and spirit as a complete, interconnected system.

Join the Rise Strong Mama  Community

This group is for women who are mothers, or working on becoming mothers have a healthy, holistic pregnancy, birth & postpartum journey without the past getting in their way. Although these mamas have experienced trauma, they are not defined by their trauma and are rising strong together.


We share daily nutrition, exercise, wellness and motivation tips for mamas, and we talk about the tough stuff. This is a safe place where mamas can be themselves, connect with others who have shared experiences and leave the guilt and judgement at the door.


Also, be the first to know about new events, programs and freebies from GROW!

Nature loves courage. You make the commitment and nature will respond to that commitment by removing impossible obstacles. Dream the impossible dream and the world will not grind you under, it will lift you up. This is what all these teachers and philosophers who really counted, who really touched the alchemical gold, this is what they understood. This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering its a feather bed.
 Terence McKenna