Positive, Powerful Counseling & Coaching
For Personal Growth & Healthy Relationships
Grow Into Your Best Self
Counseling Services for Personal Evolution
Every challenge brings an opportunity to learn, grow, and evolve. Courageously working on yourself through therapy transforms you and allows you to cultivate the love, happiness and success that you deserve.
Coaching Services for Meaningful Growth
We help you get unstuck and create real and lasting change. Our positive, productive, and strengths-based coaching services help you grow and move forward confidently.
Why Choose Growing Self?
The therapists and coaches of Growing Self are different. Our experts have layers of specialized education, training, and experience that set us apart.
All of our experts are qualified mental health therapists well versed in effective, evidence-based individual therapy, and with additional expertise in either marriage and family therapy, or career counseling and professional development.
On top of that, we offer positive, empowering coaching services that move you forward — fostering growth in yourself, your relationships, and your career.
We are true specialists in Love, Happiness and Success. If that’s what you’re seeking, you’re in the right place.
Ready to Grow?
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We Specialize In Counseling Services & Coaching Services For…
Our relationships are at the center of our lives.
Our relationship experts are marriage and family therapists — true relationship specialists. We can help you learn and grow, identify your patterns, develop empowered communication skills, be more vulnerable, manage anger and emotional flooding, increase emotional intelligence, set healthy boundaries, and practice emotional self-care.
Learn more about our positive approach to counseling services and coaching services for healthy relationships.
You know when it’s time to grow. Our approach fosters meaningful personal growth on deep levels, nurturing positive change in your life, career, and relationships.
Using evidence-based practices, our therapists and coaches help you shift family roles, uncover your strengths, be honest with yourself, practice emotional self-care, identify your obstacles, build self-love and self-esteem, feel more secure, and grow into your full potential.
Learn more about coaching and therapy services for personal growth.
Our holistic, whole-life approach addresses the powerful opportunities for growth that you have in your professional life, too.
We can help you cultivate values-based clarity and direction, create your ten-year plan, get unstuck, develop meaning and satisfaction in your work, grow as a leader, and achieve your life design goals.
Most importantly, we help you use your professional experiences as doorways to personal growth and stronger relationships in every part of your life.
Learn more about our professional development and career coaching services.
Our Core Counseling
Services & Coaching Services
Positive, Productive Therapy & Counseling Services
All of the experts on our team are qualified mental health professionals with advanced training and expertise as therapists, as well as specialized skills in coaching, relationship coaching, and career coaching services.
We specialize in therapy and counseling services for personal growth, love, happiness, and success. We have additional expertise in breakup therapy and divorce counseling and can help with common concerns like depression and anxiety, too.
Learn more about our online therapy services and in-person therapy in Denver.
Transformational Life Coaching Services
Get direction to move forward fearlessly. Traditional talk therapy can bring valuable self-awareness and self-love, but without an achievable action plan, nothing will change.
Our meaningful, evidence-based life coaching helps you combine your insight and action so you can create real and lasting change in your relationship, career, and yourself.
We offer Denver life coach and online life coach services.
Learn more about our powerful approach to life coaching.
Welcome to Growing Self
Hi, I’m Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby. Since 2005, my team and I have been helping people all over the world create Love, Happiness and Success in their lives through positive, compassionate, and effective couples counseling, therapy, career coaching, 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.
Our practice, Growing Self, is devoted to your well-being. Here on GrowingSelf.com, you’ll find 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, get free expert advice through our Love, Happiness and Success Blog and Podcast, or sign up for an online class. Or, if the time is right, you can schedule a free consultation with any of us to talk about your situation — and, most importantly — your hopes for your future.
We Are Here For You.
Working with us is a positive experience. Our smart, compassionate experts have advanced degrees from the best counseling programs and years of experience helping individuals and couples change their lives for the better.
Our evidence-based approaches to therapy and life coaching are designed to help you identify obstacles and successfully work through them — leading to powerful self-awareness and insight.
We understand that awareness is not enough. Real and lasting change happens when we follow insight with effective action.
Our roots are in therapy, but our wings are in coaching — that’s what takes you to the next level.
Working with us is a meaningful experience — and also an easy one. We’re available for coaching services or therapy in Denver and online therapy and online life coaching, too. We offer evening and weekend appointments and affordable sliding-scale rates, and we may be able to help you use your insurance.
Meet a Few of Our
Counseling Services & Coaching Services Experts
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.
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.
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.
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.
We Are Therapy & Coaching Experts
What Our Clients Say About Life Coaching and Therapy With Us
“Elizabeth was warm and friendly and immediately made me feel comfortable talking with her.”
“The most helpful parts to me is having us to speak directly to each other. It’s a comfort to do this with a counselor present to help me express what I wasn’t able to prior.”
“Hunter is amazing and makes me feel human. He laughs with me and talks to me like I’m a person who matters. He makes me feel like he genuinely cares, and I don’t feel like I’m talking to a robot with no emotions. I really like that we’re just two humans talking, but he has the knowledge and skills to help me grow and excel.”
“Markie takes the time to really get to know your background first and makes insights into the patterns and values that have brought you to this point. After that, the client is free to choose a focus for each meeting. Markie is a calm and understanding positive presence whose dedication to helping her clients is obvious from the first meeting.”
“Polly is passionate, knowledgeable, committed and creative. She thinks three steps ahead and looks for ways to exceed expectations.”
“Markie is genuine, easy to talk to but at the same time delivers with clarity. She is able to pinpoint particular behaviors you may exhibit in a way that you can easily understand, but also with respect and without judgment.”
“It has been very helpful to talk with someone that is not biased and has an educated and fresh perspective on my situation. I have liked that Kathleen has given me some homework and reading material to compliment our sessions.”
“I have difficulty expressing my emotions and she really kept me honest about do so, and searching deeper for what I am feeling.”
“My work with Markie has been worth every penny. She’s helped me learn how to shift my thinking, set healthier boundaries, and also be more open to new possibilities. It’s definitely exceeded my expectations!”
“Markie is a very good listener and provides great knowledge and material to explain relationship issues and behavioral characteristics. She is very empathetic and helpful in explaining relationship dynamics.”
“Everything has been great! We are going at my pace and Markie is an excellent guide.”
“Lisa seemed to understand our unique situation and highly capable of helping us.”
Connect With Us
Begin your journey of growth by requesting a free consultation meeting with the expert of your choice.
Not sure who to work with? Let us know your hopes and goals. We’ll provide customized recommendations about which experts would be a good fit, and help you schedule your first free consultation.
Therapy Questions, Answered.
Support For Your Growth
Our expert therapists have generously created an entire library of articles, activities, and podcasts to support you on your journey of growth. Please visit our “Happiness Collections” to browse our content collections, and take advantage of all the free resources we have for you. Or, if you’d like to educate yourself about the process and logistics of therapy, please help yourself to our “therapy questions” knowledge base below. It’s all for you!
Therapy Works, But How?
Great therapy can feel like magic, but it’s actually not. Learn how meaningful and effective therapy works.
Do I Need Therapy?
Wondering if your issues going to work themselves out, or is it time to talk to a professional? Here’s how to tell when it’s time for therapy.
What is Therapy Like?
What is therapy like? Learn what happens in therapy in order to feel empowered and confident.
What Kind of Therapist Do I Need?
There are many different kinds of therapists and many different types of therapy. What kind of therapist do you need? Find out!
What To Talk About in Therapy
Not sure what to talk about in therapy? Here are some tips to ensure you get the most out of your therapy sessions.
Therapy Consultation: What to Expect
How to prepare for your first therapy appointment, and learn what to expect in therapy sessions.
Coaching vs Therapy
What’s the difference between coaching and therapy? Find out which approach is right for you.
What is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is the “gold-standard” of effective, evidence-based therapy. Learn about CBT.
What is Talk Therapy?
How does talking about something help you make changes? Or… does it? Learn the pros and cons of traditional talk therapy.
Why Evidence-Based Therapy Matters
Effective therapy is life-changing, but some therapy is a waste of time and money. Evidence-based therapy makes the difference.
How to Find a (Good) Therapist
Not all therapists are the same. Learn how to find a good therapist (and spot the warning signs of a bad one).
Therapy for Personal Growth
There’s a difference between therapy for ”mental health treatment” and therapy for personal growth. Which is right for you…
Therapy For Healthy Relationships
Working with a true relationship expert helps you learn, grow, love, and be loved.
Learn about our approach to helping you build healthy relationships.
Divorce & Breakup Recovery
Losing a relationship is uniquely painful and challenging. With the right support, you can heal, grow, and move forward. Learn about our divorce and breakup recovery services.
Guide to Online Therapy
Online therapy is just as effective but even easier than in person therapy. Here’s what to expect from good online therapy.
Explore your options for a Denver therapist who specializes in personal growth and healthy relationships.
How to Get a Therapist
Ready to try therapy? Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to get a therapist who is competent to help you.
Curious to know more about what working with us is really like? Browse Growing Self reviews / “best online therapy reviews” from our clients.
How Much Does Therapy Cost?
Good therapy is priceless, but not all therapy is valuable. Learn the cost of therapy that’s affordable and effective.
Does Insurance Cover Therapy?
Yes, insurance covers therapy… but only sometimes. Learn when (and how) health insurance covers therapy, and when it doesn’t.
Help Someone Get Help
If you have a loved one who is struggling in their relationship, you can help them get help by “gifting” therapy. Here’s how…
More Questions? Let’s Talk.
We’re available by phone, email and chat, and happy to answer any of your questions personally. Get in touch, anytime.
Start your journey of growth today. Get personalized recommendations, and have a free consultation meeting with the therapist of your choice.