Growing Self Marriage Counseling & Life Coaching
• For Love, Happiness & Success •
What Our Clients Say:
Thanks so much for helping us find our strong bond again. We can’t tell you how much it’s helped us.Marriage Counseling
If you had tried to convince me a year ago that I’d feel this happy and content now, I wouldn’t have believed it!Effective Therapy
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything. I feel like the adventure of my life is beginning right now thanks to our work.Life Coaching
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Meet in-person: Denver, CO • Broomfield, CO • Denver Tech Center • Fort Collins, CO • San Francisco, CA
Meet by Online Video: Across the US and Internationally
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Our Powerful Denver Therapy Group Helps You Improve
Your Relationships —With Others, and With Yourself
Gain Self Awareness • Have Better Relationships • Connect, Heal & Grow
The Happiness Class
Get the tools to change your life: Our online class is an affordable alternative to private therapy and coaching, and teaches you how to be your self-confident, peaceful, empowered “best self” every day.
Lifetime of Love
Be Happy Together: Our premarital and relationship class teaches you how to communicate, create agreement, avoid conflict, and keep your love strong.
Heal Your Broken Heart
Time alone does not heal a broken heart. Our affordable online breakup recovery class walks you through the stages of healing, and into a bright new future.
Find The One
Learn how to master the art of modern dating: Attract the attention of your ideal partner, create meaningful connection, and launch a beautiful new love.
We Are Here For You.
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby, LMFT, BCC
Founder & Clinical Director
“Hi, I’m Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby, founder and clinical director of Growing Self. For over a decade, I’ve been helping people all over the world create Love, Happiness and Success in their lives through positive, compassionate and effective Marriage Counseling, Therapy and Life Coaching. I’m so pleased to be able to help you, too. There is help for you here, and I’m glad you’ve found us.
This website is devoted to your growth and wellbeing, and offers loads of free information and actionable advice that you can start using today to create positive change in your life. Browse around to educate yourself about your options, read some articles, listen to a podcast, or sign up for a free online training. Or, if the time is right, you can schedule a free consultation with any of us to talk about your situation — and, most importantly — how we can help you create real and lasting change, and a positive new future.”
Meet Our Team
Of Expert Marriage Counselors, Life Coaches, Career Coaches, & Transformational Therapists
Dr. Kristi Helvig
Life Coach, Career Coach, Executive Coach, Business Coach
Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, BCC
Career, Executive and Life Coaching
“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."
Dr. Helvig is available to meet at our DTC / Greenwood Village office, or across the US and internationally through online video.
Linda Pounds, M.A., LMFT
Marriage Counselor, Therapist, Executive Coach, Leadership Coach, Emotional Intelligence Coach
Linda Pounds, M.A., LMFT
Thriving Personal and Professional Relationships
"Hi, I'm Linda. I specialize in helping people relate to each other and strengthen their connections, both in their personal relationships and in their professional ones. I'm a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with vast experience helping couples and families thrive together and I'm also a certified emotional intelligence coach working with leaders and executives at all levels to improve their EI and success at work."
"In my work as a therapist and marriage counselor: Over seventeen years of experience working as an evidence-based therapist and solution-focused coach with individuals and couples makes a strong foundation for my caring, nonjudgmental, strength-based approach with clients. My marriage counseling, therapy and coaching clients have said their time spent with me has helped them to resolve their problems, regain their strength and resilience, build their trust in themselves, and rediscover their sense of humor. My executive coaching clients and leadership clients leave our work together feeling empowered and successful. Finding happiness, feeling connected in our relationships and leading a meaningful life with some fun and adventure is important. I'm here to help you create that."
Linda is available to meet with you at our Denver and Broomfield, Colorado office locations, as well as through online video.
Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Therapist & Life Coach
Meagan Terry, M.A., LMFT
The Relationship Specialist
"Hi, I’m Meagan, and I specialize in helping my clients create fantastic relationships. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and have over nine years of experience in helping couples become stronger, happier, and more loving with each other. I use the most effective forms of marriage counseling -- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and The Gottman Method -- to help couples build secure, loving relationships, strengthen their friendships, and create compromise and agreement.
I’m an Emotional Intelligence Communication Coach and I and I teach our "Lifetime of Love" premarital and relationship class. I can help you communicate with each other, rediscover your love for each other, create a healthy, happy relationship, and a flourishing family."
Life Coach, Career Coach, Therapist
Zachary Gaiter, M.A., LPCC
Motivating, Supportive Love, Life & Career Coaching
"Hi, I’m Zachary. I'm a therapist, life coach and career coach who's all about helping you get what you want out of your personal and professional life. I've been told I have a non-judgmental way of listening to people that makes it easy to talk about the hardest things. My passion is in helping people get clarity about what they need to do to improve their situations, and then motivating and supporting them as they walk their path.
I love working with people to find their ideal career (particularly creatives seeking a balance between work and art), people who want to heal from challenging life experiences, people moving on after heartbreak, and people who just want to make improvements in their "life strategies." Whatever is going on with you, I can help you find both the confidence and direction to move forward."
Zachary is available to meet with you at our Denver Tech Center office location, or across the US and Internationally through online video.
Career Coach, Leadership Coach, Life Coach, ADHD Coach
Maggie Graham, M.Ed., LPC, CPCC
Kind, Thoughtful Career Coaching and Life Coaching
"Hi, I’m Maggie. I though I have a background as a therapist, with years of experience in helping people resolve things like anxiety and depression, low self esteem, body image issues, and relationship concerns, my true calling is as a career coach and leadership coach. I'm a credentialed life coach, and I have master's degrees in both career development and special education, plus years of specialized experience in leadership coaching. This skill set makes me uniquely suited to help you not just find your true calling, but move past any obstacles in your path so that you can create your ideal reality — both personally and professionally."
Learn more about Maggie's unique skill set, and all the ways she can you find direction, and make great things happen in your life.
Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Relationship Coach, Therapist, Life Coach
Teresa Thomas, M.A.
Smart, Positive & Solution-Focused
Hi! I am Teresa Thomas, a therapist, marriage counselor, and life coach. I work with couples, families, and individuals looking to improve their lives. My approach is strengths-based and client-centered. While I’m very solution-focused, I also have a background in systemic therapy and I believe in the power of getting to the root of issues by working through past experiences and family relationships. Doing this deeper work, combined with action-oriented strategies, allows me to help you to move forward and establish strong foundations for long-term change.
With individual clients, my passion is helping create healthy self-perceptions and strengthen relationships so they can push through challenging stages in life. My expertise is in relationships, and I can help you work through the pain of a hard breakup or divorce, improve your communication and self-confidence, and have a better relationship with yourself. Through compassionate coaching and counseling, I work together with you to set achievable goals and increase your motivation to take action. I believe that you have the capability to live your most fulfilling live and I would love to be your partner in helping realize your full potential.
I also have extensive experience working with couples and families. If your relationship has been feeling hard lately, I can help you both uncover the origin of your discord, and build on strengths you already possess. I can help you resolve many different issues such as emotional and sexual intimacy, communication, recovering from an affair. I also enjoy premarital counseling, and can help you start your marriage from a position of empowerment and strength. In addition to working with couples, I love working with families. I can help you if you’re in a stressful blended family situation, or are going through a divorce and need help in restructuring your family roles. I can help you improve your parenting/ co-parenting relationship with your partner (or Ex), I can help you improve your communication with your children, and I can help your whole family deal with grief, loss or other challenging life transitions. I am passionate about helping couples and families mend their relationships through skill building and empowering therapeutic strategies.
Learn more about Teresa's approach to marriage counseling, therapy, and life coaching
Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Relationship Coach, Therapist, Life Coach, Career Coach
Ari Kipnis, M.S.W., LCSW
Living With Clarity and Intention
Hi, I’m Ari. I am a marriage counselor, therapist, and love, life and career coach with over ten years of experience in helping individuals, couples and families make positive and long-lasting transformations. 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."
Ari is available to meet with you at our Denver / Cherry Creek office location, and he works with people all over the world through online video.
Learn more about Ari's approach to marriage counseling, therapy, and life and career coaching.
Marriage Counselor, Relationship Coach, Premarital Counselor, Life Coach, Therapist
Kristy Vergo, M.A., N.C.C., LMFTC
Holistic, Powerful, and Meaningful
"Hi, I’m Kristy. I'm a Marriage Counselor,Therapist and Life Coach with years of experience in helping my clients dive deeply into the core of the problem so that they can grow on a foundational level, either individually, or in their relationship. My approach is powerful and holistic, and helps you mindfully connect your mind, body and spirit. 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. I sometimes cry with my clients, and laugh a lot with them too. 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."
Kristy is available to meet with you at our Denver / Cherry Creek office locations, and world-wide through online video.
Learn more about Kristy's holistic, powerful approach to therapy, life coaching, premarital counseling, and couples therapy.
Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Relationship Coach, Dating Coach, Life Coach, Therapist
Brenda Fahn, M.A., LMFT
Designing Your Life
“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. In addition to my work with private clients, I teach our 'Lifetime of Love' premarital and relationship class."
"As a long-time wife and mother of three as well as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I know that relationships and family life can be challenging. I am here to help you bring good communication, happiness and satisfaction back into your partnership. If your relationship has been struggling, I can help the two of you reconnect: restoring open communication, trust, emotional security, and repairing your sexual relationship.
In addition to my work with couples and families I'm also a Life Coach and highly experienced Therapist with extensive experience in working with adult men and women, teens and college-age students.
I specialize in helping my clients find meaning and purpose, discover the solutions that work for them, improve their self esteem to feel more confident, have better relationships, and create happiness in their lives. I have a compassionate and positive approach to Therapy and Coaching that is focused on helping you find productive solutions, with specific expertise in anger management, overcoming depression and anxiety, disordered eating, and improving both self esteem and body-image."
Whatever kind of work we're doing, my primary objectives are always to 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."
Learn more about Brenda's positive, productive approach to marriage counseling, premarital counseling, dating coaching, therapy, and life coaching.
Career Coach, Life Coach, Dating Coach, Therapist
Markie Keelan, B.A., CSPC
Dynamic Love, Life & Career Coaching
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, lead more connected and authentic lives, and create more fulfilling careers. I am a Certified Sports Psychology Coach as well as a therapist, and I have a passion for coaching people in all areas of life, particularly around achivement. I have special experience in helping people create success academically, in their careers, or in their performance as athletes.
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."
Markie is available to meet with you at our Denver / Cherry Creek office location, or through online video.
Learn more about Markie's approach to love, life and career coaching.