Growing Self Marriage Counseling & Life Coaching
• For Love, Happiness & Success •
What Our Clients Say:
Let's Talk: Schedule a Free ConsultationWe’re available to meet in-person in Denver, and across the US and internationally through online video.
The Happiness ClassLearn the life-changing skills and strategies we teach our private clients in an easy, affordable online format.
Lifetime of LoveBe happy together. Our premarital and relationship class teaches you how to communicate, create agreement, avoid conflict, and keep your love alive. Next Broomfield / Boulder class starts Monday October 17, 2016.
Meet Our Team
Of Expert Marriage Counselors, Life Coaches, & Transformational Therapists
Therapist, Life Coach, Marriage Counselor, Dating Coach
Kathleen Stutts, M.Ed., NCC, LPCC
“Hi, I’m Kathleen. I've been told that I have a gentle, thoughtful approach to therapy, marriage counseling and life coaching that puts people at ease, and makes it easy to talk about even the toughest issues. I create a caring, non-judgmental and supportive atmosphere that makes it safe to get into deeper contact with yourself. I also use a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (the most well researched and effective form of therapy) and solution focused, strategic coaching. This makes working with me extremely productive, because it helps you harness your own strength to create lasting positive changes -- through the use of proven techniques.
In addition to my work with individuals as a Therapist, Life Coach, and Dating Coach, I love helping couples reconnect and restore their strong bond. I use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and The Gottman Method to help couples understand each other, and create the trust and emotional safety they are longing to feel with each other. Whether I serve you as a Therapist, Life Coach, Dating Coach or Relationship Coach, I'm all about helping you have better relationships: With your soul-mate, your friends and family... and with yourself."
Career Coach, Executive Coach, Business Coach
Hilary Romanoff, M.A., M.Ed.
“Hi, I'm Hilary. I have over twenty years of experience as a Career Coach, Executive Coach and Business Coach. I have successfully helped hundreds of people gain deeper understanding about themselves, their strengths, and their passions -- and then use that information to move confidently forward in positive career and life choices. I have Master's Degrees in both Administration and Career Development, and have years of experience working with C-Level executives and directors at international companies including Apple, Facebook and Boeing become more effective and inspiring, and able to lead teams towards amazing things. I want to do the same for you.
My main priority is helping you discover new skills, strategies, and opportunities that allow you to function at the very highest level of your potential. I can help you in every aspect of your career and professional development, from identifying your ideal career (and landing that dream-job), to personal productivity strategies, to effective leadership and team-building, to achieving a healthy work / life balance and avoiding burnout, to navigating tricky office politics, to time management coaching, to effective communication strategies for every personality type.
Whether you're on your way up the ladder, changing careers, launching a start up, or simply desiring to achieve at a higher level, I am here to help you identify your strengths and opportunities, start living your passion, and make your dreams your reality."
Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Relationship Coach, Therapist, Life Coach, Career Coach
Ari Kipnis, M.S.W., LCSW
Hi, I’m Ari. I am a bilingual English / Spanish marriage counselor, therapist, and love, life and career coach. I have over ten years of experience in helping individuals, couples and families make positive and long-lasting transformations, and achieve fulfilling and satisfying relationships. I particularly enjoy helping couples and families grow stronger, more trusting and more loving. My expertise with couples lies in helping them resolve the “stuck points” of conflict while simultaneously improving communication, and increasing trust, respect, affection, understanding and intimacy.
As an individual therapist and life coach, I work with men and women seeking to live at a higher level both personally and professionally. I have vast experience in helping people overcome everything from depression, anxiety, negative life experiences, "anger issues," low-self esteem, and trauma. I enjoy helping my clients gain new understanding and acceptance of themselves, as well as learning practical new skills that allow real and lasting change to happen. Whether in your life, your relationships, or your career, my goal is always to help you feel happier, and tap into the authentic part of you that lives clearly, fearlessly and intentionally.
Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Relationship Coach, Dating Coach, Life Coach, Therapist
Brenda Fahn, M.A., LMFT
“Hi, I’m Brenda. My approach is positive, compassionate, and focused on the solutions that will help you change your life for the better. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Individual Therapist and Life Coach with over fifteen years of experience in helping my clients strengthen their marriages, their families, and themselves. I teach our Lifetime of Love premarital and relationship class. I help couples rediscover their love and repair their strong bond, blended families create peace in their homes, and individuals create happy lives full of meaning, purpose, balance, and fun.
Because of my range of skills and experience I can help you in many different areas of your life: Whether you're looking for a dating coach to help you find "the one" to create a happy family with, make a good marriage great, become a more effective parent, overcome depression or anxiety, recover after a bad breakup, or simply be a more happy and confident person -- I'm here to help you.
Marriage Counselor, Relationship Coach, Premarital Counselor, Life Coach, Therapist
Kristy Vergo, M.A., LMFTC
"Hi, I’m Kristy. I'm a Marriage Counselor, Therapist and Life Coach who specializes in helping you dive deeply into the core of the problem so that you can grow on a foundational level, either individually, or in your relationship. My approach is holistic, and connects your mind, body and spirit. My expertise is in working with couples who are looking to deepen their emotional intimacy and connection with one another. I also have a passion for working as a life coach or therapist with individuals at a cross-roads who are 'soul searching,' and looking to build a life that is in alignment with their values, authentic happiness, and heart's desire.
I can help you connect to your true self, reach your highest potential, and have a more fulfilling life. I’ve been told that I have a very calming, authentic, non-judgmental and down-to-earth presence that will help you feel comfortable... and accepted for exactly who you are. In that space of acceptance and discovery, you'll be able to learn new things about yourself, and make changes that may have seemed impossible before."
Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Parenting Coach, Relationship Coach, Life Coach, Therapist
"Hi, I’m Stephanie. I have been helping couples, families, and individuals grow for over a decade. I have enormous compassion for people going through difficult life experiences. While we all have ups and downs in life, I believe that our challenges offer precious opportunities for personal growth. If you're in a transitional period in your relationship, or your life, I can help you uncover your true needs, strengths, and desires. Then we can start working towards making that your new reality -- whether in your marriage, your career, or in your life.
In my work as a Marriage Counselor, Parenting Coach, Therapist, and Life Coach, my style is positive, direct, warm, and also light-hearted. I believe personal growth can be both fun and productive. I love helping my clients discover new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving, and finding new solutions to old problems. I'm here to help you have more satisfying relationships with your partner or your kids, heal your heart after a breakup, strengthen yourself from the inside out, and create a life full of both purpose and pleasure."
Dr. Kristi Helvig
Life Coach, Career Coach, Executive Coach, Business Coach
Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, BCC
“Hi, I’m Dr. Kristi Helvig. I’m a Clinical Psychologist and Certified Life Coach with over fifteen years of experience in helping my clients get real results and lasting change through strategic Love, Life and Career Coaching.
I help you 'climb your mountain' by breaking it down into small, attainable steps. My passions are Career Coaching and Executive Coaching. I love helping my clients discover their professional passion, and I can help you live your dream. I often work with businesses to help their teams thrive together, and I can help you flourish in your job -- or transition out. (Listen to my interview, "I Hate My Job, Now What?")
As a Life Coach I'm here to give you clarity, direction, and the concrete skills and strategies that will move you forward. I'm a personal productivity coach who can help you achieve at your highest potential. No matter what area of your life we're working on, I will be your cheerleader, accountability partner and coach -- motivating you to take life-changing action."
Marriage Counselor, Parenting Coach, Therapist
Polly Drew, M.Ed., LMFT
"Hi, I’m Polly. I'm a licensed Marriage Counselor, and Therapist who is all about helping you become stronger, happier and healthier -- either in your marriage, or as an individual. I have over twenty-five years of experience in helping people make positive changes in their lives and in their relationships. My specialty is Marriage Counseling, and helping even the most conflictual couples come back from the brink, avoid the tragedy of divorce, and heal their families after infidelity using proven "divorce-busting" techniques. I help blended families create connection, and families with tough teenagers create peace in their homes.
I've been told I have a warm, friendly, and competent way of being that helps my clients feel safe and cared for. In addition to my work as a marriage and family therapist, I have vast experience as a general-practitioner therapist in helping people overcome depression and anxiety, recover from addictions, and overcome negative life experiences. I'm here for you, too."
Therapist, Life Coach, Career Coach, Relationship Coach
Markie Keelan, B.A., CSPC
“Hi, I’m Markie. I'm a dynamic coach and counselor with over five years of experience in helping people from all over the world live at a higher level of health and happiness, and lead more connected and authentic lives. I am a Certified Sports Psychology Coach and I have a passion for coaching people in all areas of life. I particularly enjoy helping people make positive changes in themselves and their relationships, and creating success academically, in their careers, or in their performance as athletes.
Despite my years of experience as a counselor and coach, my role at Growing Self is as a counseling intern. This allows me to offer extremely low sliding scale rates for excellent therapy and coaching.
I can help you be healthier, more confident, get a handle on depression and anxiety, and improve your relationships by integrating interactive cognitive behavioral skills with solution-focused strategies for your optimal health and happiness. I believe that profound change is possible for everyone, and I welcome the opportunity to embark on this exciting journey with you."
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