To Help You Grow.
Empowering Therapy & Coaching for Personal Growth
Love, Happiness & Success Specialists
We help you create your ideal life through positive, productive relationship counseling and coaching, growth-oriented therapy and life coaching, and values-based career coaching services.
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Grow Into Your Best Self
When you have the motivation to grow and evolve, we have the expertise to guide you on your journey towards real and lasting change. Our approach is positive, empowering, and effective.
You Deserve The Best
Working with us moves you forward. Our carefully vetted, highly qualified experts use only evidence-based approaches — the gold standard in personal growth, professional development, and relationship repair.
Welcome To Growing Self Counseling & Coaching
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Growing Self Counseling & Coaching
About Me, and My Journey
I’m a fellow traveler on a journey of growth. Just like you, I’ve had to grow and evolve throughout my life. Through my own life experiences, including ones that didn’t feel like “growth” at the time (they just felt awful), and with support, I eventually got clarity about who I am, the lessons I’ve learned, what I have to offer, and what was meaningful to me.
I realized that I am a lifelong learner. I love growth, in all its mysterious forms, and I love creativity. I love to write and make things. I love being a wife and a mom, a sister, an “auntie” and a friend. But the biggest breakthrough came when I realized I am a helper.
Personally, I love nothing more than showing up with a pot of soup, sending surprise gifts just because, or helping others with whatever they need. (Even as I write these words, I’m slightly sleep deprived because I worked with my teenage son late into the night making sushi rolls for his school’s bake sale — long story.) These are the things that bring me joy.
I did not know how to translate these things into a career though. When I was younger, I floated around for a while trying to figure out what I was meant to do. After getting a few not-so-subtle nudges from the universe, I realized the thing that felt most meaningful to me was to be of service to others — and that the convergence of my interests, personality, and abilities might make me useful as a counselor.
So, off I went to counseling school, eventually becoming a marriage and family therapist, a licensed psychologist, a board-certified coach, and the founder of Growing Self.
In doing so, I found my purpose and my place — and it is to be of service to you.
I am happy to share more about myself, the evolution of Growing Self, and what we’re all about if you’re interested in learning more about us. (Tap the accordion for the whole story).
But otherwise, I think we should talk about what we can do for you…
We Are All Here For You
If you’re ready to grow and make positive changes in yourself, your life, your career, or your relationships… you’re in the right place. Growing Self is a collective of talented, highly educated, and genuinely effective therapists who specialize in either couples counseling or career coaching, and who offer coaching services in addition to therapy. Our approach is positive and productive.
We specialize in “love, happiness, and success” and are here to help you build healthy relationships through every stage of life, achieve personal growth that leads to authentic happiness, and find success in a career that feels positive and fulfilling — and that allows you to share your gifts with the world.
We offer a variety of services designed to help you achieve personal growth, healthy relationships, and professional growth.
Love: Our services include marriage counseling, couples therapy, relationship coaching, premarital counseling, dating coaching, and more.
Happiness: We provide growth-oriented therapy and life coaching, divorce counseling and breakup recovery coaching, and emotional intelligence coaching.
Success: We specialize in growth oriented, values based career coaching and counseling, leadership coaching, and emotional intelligence in the workplace.
We use evidence-based practices that are shown by research to be the most effective ways of helping you make real and lasting positive change in yourself, your relationships, and your career.
We Bring You The Best
We bring you the best because you deserve the best.
It is a core value of this practice to be a trustworthy and genuinely effective partner in your growth. We understand that reaching out for help is a big deal. Sometimes you only get one chance, especially if you’re at a major crossroads. (Common with couples on the brink of divorce or for people evaluating a major career change).
Connecting with the right therapist or coach — one truly competent to help you — makes all the difference. It’s priceless. It can change the trajectory of your life.
Growing Self is an ethical, values-based organization that prioritizes well-being above all else. Especially in this age of for-profit, non-accredited online counseling schools, we carefully vet prospective therapists interested in joining our group practice to ensure that they have the talent, education, skill-set, and compassionate personality necessary to be truly helpful to you.
Support For Your Growth
We are here to support your growth in every way — whether or not you become our client.
The clinicians on our team are not just smart and competent, they are incredibly generous. They have written tons of articles with their expert advice for our blog, and many of them have participated on the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast, providing truly helpful information to our listeners. Please visit our blog + podcast page to explore the advice collections most relevant to you.
In addition to our private counseling and coaching services, we have free learning activities, like our “how healthy is your relationship quiz,” online courses, groups, and even a live premarital course. Additionally, we have a whole library of articles and resources devoted to your education around therapy and coaching services to help you become informed and make empowered decisions about the right path for you.
I’m so glad you’ve found us and have given us the opportunity to support you on your journey of growth and change – either through this website or through a personal relationship with a coach or counselor. You deserve all the love, happiness and success in the world. We are honored to help you create it.
With love and respect,
Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
Growing Self: Exactly What You Need
- Learn about our rates
- We offer affordable classes, in addition to private counseling and coaching.
- In certain circumstances, we can help you use your insurance.
- We have convenient office locations across the Denver Metro area.
- We’re available by online video across the US & internationally.
- We offer early morning, evening, and weekend appointment options.
- Our experts have Master’s Degrees and/or Doctorates, and years of experience.
- We utilize only evidence-based strategies.
- We specialize in strategic, productive counseling and coaching.
When You’re Ready, We’re Here.
Meet Our Team of Experts • Choose The One That’s Right For You
Below, you’ll find information about everyone on our team.
If you’d like to meet with one of them for a first, free consultation session or get recommendations about which expert would be a good fit for you, start here.
Questions? Start a chat or call us anytime. We are happy to talk with you, and we always answer.
Meet Our Team
Warm, Affirming, and Positive Growth Work
In her work as a couples counselor, and life coach, Lauren uses a loving and collaborative approach to help you connect with your strengths, enhance your emotional well-being, and develop healthy, enriching connections with the most important people in your life.
Dr. Paige M.
Kind, Encouraging & Insightful
Dr. Paige is a friendly and enthusiastic therapist who is passionate about you living a meaningful, joy-filled life based on your true values. She's a big believer in the transformative power of vulnerability — and helping you build a brave space where you can connect deeply with the people you love most.
A Partner in Growth for Individuals & Couples
Meet Silas: a couples counselor, therapist, and life coach with an easy-going, humorous, and down-to-earth style that makes personal growth work both enjoyable and effective. His tireless support, encouragement, and expertise help you stay motivated to make real and lasting change in yourself and your relationships.
Thriving Personal & Professional Relationships
Meet Linda: a relationship expert and certified emotional intelligence coach with a unique blend of professional experience as a marriage counselor, executive coach, leadership coach, life coach, and therapist. She's here to help you understand yourself and others, improve your communication, increase your emotional intelligence, and cultivate positive relationships — both personally, and professionally.
M.S., S.A.S., M.A.C.A.
Nurturing Emotional & Sexual Intimacy
Meet Dori: a kind, empathetic couples counselor, individual therapist, and life coach with specialized education and certification in sex therapy. Her friendly style makes it easy to talk about anything, and her solution-focused approach helps you build a bright new future of intimacy and connection.
Dr. Rachel D.
Expert Care for Your Relationship
Meet Dr. Rachel: a relationship coach and marriage and family therapist with a warm personality and productive approach. She helps you and your partner restore trust, deepen intimacy, reconnect emotionally, and transform your shared life through the healing power of a healthy partnership.
Dynamic, Transformative & Compassionate
Alejandra is a true expert at nurturing your positive transformation — helping you to find happiness in your life and fulfillment within your relationships. She will help you break free from old patterns that are getting in the way of the life you want, and then chart your pathway to achieving your most important goals.
MMFT, LMFT, CLC
Refreshing Honesty for Empowered Growth
Meet Tomauro: an experienced marriage counselor, family therapist, relationship coach, premarital counselor, as well as a certified life coach, and individual therapist. She has a refreshing, straightforward style that helps you clarify your goals for your life and relationship, and the steps to achieving them.
Inspired Life, Inspired Love
Kanya is a licensed marriage and family therapist, individual therapist, life coach, and parenting coach with more than 20 years of experience helping couples develop deeply loving and satisfying relationships, helping parents and families thrive, and helping individuals reclaim their happiness.
Dr. Harold P.
D.Min., M.A., CCC, CPC
Experienced, Caring & Growth-Focused
Meet Dr. Harold: an experienced couples counselor, therapist and coach, whose gentle, caring presence creates self-awareness, clarity, and confidence. Whether you are looking for life direction, personal well-being, or better relationships, Dr. Harold has the expertise to help you get results.
Dr. Georgiana S.
Honest, Direct & Focused
Meet Dr. Georgiana: an expert multilingual Marriage and Family Therapist, Emotional Intelligence Coach, Dating Coach and Life Coach who will empathically tell you what you need to hear rather than what you want to hear. Whether your preferred language is English, Spanish, or French, her results-oriented approach to coaching will move you forward.
Bring Out The Best In You
Meet Natalie: a thoughtful, positive, and encouraging marriage counselor, premarital counselor, parenting coach, life coach and therapist with a lighthearted style and down-to-earth approach. Natalie creates an empathetic environment that invites authenticity, bringing out the best in you, your relationship, and your family.
M.S., LMFT, CST
Love In & Out of the Bedroom
Renelle is an engaging marriage and family therapist, individual therapist, certified sex therapist, and life coach. As a certified sex therapist, Renelle has extensive training in helping clients create an actionable plan to build the life they desire, in and out of the bedroom. Renelle can help you navigate sex, love, and the ups and downs of relationships.
Dr. Kristi H.
Ph.D., LP, CPC
Postive, Empowering & Solution-Focused
Meet Dr. Kristi: a licensed psychologist and a board certified coach who specializes in career coaching, career development and executive coaching. She can help you get clarity about your career path, overcome old obstacles, develop untapped parts of yourself, and climb the mountain to success — no matter how you define it.
Empathetic, Insightful & Growth-Oriented
Susan specializes in helping clients reach their goals and achieve a sense of purpose and fulfillment. She has a warm, honest, and collaborative style. Whether you’re seeking support in your career, or want to be a better version of yourself, Susan will walk alongside you and support you as you create positive change.
Supportive Growth for Individuals and Couples
Meet Josephine: a warm, kind, and affirming therapist and couples counselor who specializes in communication, compassion, and connection. Her effective blend of emotionally focused therapy and positive coaching techniques help you break through barriers and find greater happiness in your life and relationships.
M.A., LCPC, NCC
Supportive Growth for Individuals & Couples
Meet Lisa: a highly experienced and empathic couples therapist, individual therapist, and life coach. Lisa helps you create healthy connection, improve communication, and build self-knowledge and self-confidence. She can help you heal your heart after loss, move beyond difficulties, and tap into your power to create meaning, joy, and life satisfaction.
Nurturing Healthy Families & Happy Relationships
Meet Georgi: a warm, compassionate, Arkansas-based marriage counselor, individual therapist, and family therapist who creates a safe and supportive space for you to find meaning in your struggles, realize your self-worth, and cultivate healthy connections with the most important people in your life.
Supporting Your Growth With Care
Meet Kara: a couples counselor, life coach, and individual therapist who creates an accepting and supportive environment for you to work on your personal life and relationships. She uses emotionally focused, systemic and evidence-based approaches to help deepen your understanding of yourself, increase your emotional connections, and create lasting change.
International Love, Life, & Career Coach
Meet Tania: a relationship coach, career coach, dating coach, and executive coach with a unique blend of experience, education, and training, and a nuanced cross-cultural perspective. As a relationship expert and a career expert, Tania can help you build passionate and fulfilling relationships while thriving in your professional life.
M.A., ALMFT, MFTC
Intentional Growth for Meaningful Living
Meet Maggie, a couples counselor, individual therapist, life coach, and family therapist. Wherever you are in life or relationship – whether it’s feeling stuck, confused, or maybe just wanting to learn some new skills – she is here to help you get clear about your goals and then forge your path forward with confidence.
Dedicated to Your Empowerment
Meet Emily, a couples counselor, relationship coach, individual therapist and life coach with a positive, empowering approach to helping you create the change you desire. Emily believes that we each have the seeds of wisdom inside of us — and that with the right support, you can cultivate greater well-being, love, and success.
Approachable, Direct & Warm
Jesse is a licensed marriage and family therapist who excels at creating a judgment-free environment where growth and healing flourish. He can help individuals and couples create deeper, more satisfying relationships, navigate major life transitions, manage stress, and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.
Dr. Amy S.
Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE
Empowering You to Create Lasting Change
Meet Dr. Amy: a marriage and family therapist who offers a safe space for authentic exploration and effective action. With her approachable style, she helps you reconnect with your love for one another, improve communication, and build the life and relationships you want and deserve.
M.S., RMFT, CCFT, RP
Embrace the Fullness of Life and Love
Jennifer is a down-to-earth therapist and life coach, who uses her 20+ years of expertise as a marriage and family therapist to help you heal your heart and your relationship. She knows we're all complex, and that building compassion for yourselves and each other is the route to true happiness.
M.A., LPC, MFTC
Insightful, Welcoming & Productive
Meet Jenna: a supportive marriage counselor, couples therapist, individual therapist, and life coach with a friendly, light style and a great sense of humor. She uses effective, evidence-based techniques to help you build understanding for yourself and your partner, increase intimacy and connection, and achieve your most important goals.
Ready to Grow?
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Knowledge is Power: Educational Resources For Informed Decisions
Marriage Counseling Questions
Does marriage counseling work? When is it time to get couples therapy? Can you use insurance for marriage counseling? Is long-distance couples therapy a thing? Get answers to your marriage counseling questions.
Premarital Counseling Questions
Is premarital counseling necessary? How long does it take? How much does it cost? Can we get a certificate? What do you talk about in there, anyway? Here you go: answers to your premarital counseling questions.
Dating Coaching Questions
What is a dating coach? What do they do? Is dating coaching worth it? What can a dating coach teach me about finding love? All is revealed in dating coaching questions.
Do I need therapy? What kind of therapist do I need? What does it cost? Does insurance cover therapy? How do I find a good therapist? All your therapy questions, answered.
Life Coaching Questions
Do I need therapy, or life coaching? What is the difference between therapy vs. coaching? How much does coaching cost? What is a life coach, anyway? We have answers to your burning life coaching questions.
Divorce & Breakup Recovery
How can you heal a broken heart? What does science say about the nature of love and loss? How can I get over my ex, and rebuild? Get answers and resources for healing after heartbreak.
Career Coaching Questions
What should I do with my life? How can emotional intelligence help me? How to grow a career I love? Career coaching guidance, here.
Good therapy or coaching can be transformational. But not all types of therapy and coaching are effective. Learn which approaches to coaching, therapy, and couples counseling are evidence-based, and which to avoid.
About Us: Meet Our Team
Learn about Dr. Lisa, the story of Growing Self, meet our team of experts, and how we can help you grow. About Growing Self Counseling and Coaching
Ethical therapists don’t ask for public reviews. What do our clients say privately, about working with Growing Self? Read Growing Self reviews, and find out.
Rates and Insurance
Getting effective help at the right moment is priceless. With us, it’s also affordable. Learn about how we make this work for you: Growing Self rates and insurance.
Help someone get help. Support your loved one in their journey of growth. Learn how to gift therapy or coaching sessions.
Help Center: FAQs
What happens in a consultation session? Do you work with long-distance couples? How do I contact my expert? Where is my portal?
All the answers, here.
If you or someone you love is experiencing a mental health crisis, or requires access to community support services, here are emergency resources for you.
Helpful articles and podcast episodes to support for your growth, relationships, & career are here for you. Get free advice on our blog, and on The Love, Happiness, & Success Podcast.
If you’re a caring and effective therapist looking for opportunities to learn and grow in a supportive group private practice, here’s information about our private practice therapist opportunities.
Questions? Want personal support in connecting with an expert? We are here for you. Call, email, text, or chat with us. We are happy to talk with you, and we always answer. Get in touch.
We’re easy. Schedule a free consultation session with the expert of your choice to discuss your hopes and goals, and make sure it’s a good fit, before moving forward. Start here.