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We're Here To Help You Grow.

“Whatever we become here in mortality is meaningless unless it is done for the benefit of others. Our gifts and talents are given to us to help us serve. And in serving others we grow.” — Betty Eadie

We Help You:

Be Happy • Love Your Relationship • Design Your Life

Love, Happiness & Success

We help you create your ideal life through Effective Marriage Counseling & Couples Therapy, Powerful Growth-Oriented Therapy, and Solution-Focused Love, Life & Career Coaching.

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.

Get Results

Working with us moves you forward. Our evidence-based techniques have been proven by research to be the gold standard in personal growth & relationship repair.

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Welcome To Growing Self Counseling & Coaching

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby

Founder & Director of Growing Self Counseling & Life Coaching

Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby, LMFT, BCC

My Journey

Just like you, I’ve had to grow and evolve throughout my life. Through my growth experiences I realized the most meaningful thing for me is to be of service to other people — as a wife and mom, “auntie” and friend, but also in my career. (Here’s my “origin story”). With my particular blend of interests and talents I decided that the best way for me to be helpful to others was as a counselor. So, off I went to counseling school.

Marriage Counselor, Therapist, and Life Coach

I’ve since earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Colorado. This trained me as a general practitioner therapist, and also gave me specialized training as a Marriage and Family Therapist. I decided that I loved my career so much that I wanted to continue my education, so I then earned a PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Northern Colorado to become a Psychologist. After all that, I decided to became a Board Certified Life Coach. Now I have a decade of experience helping people create more Love, Happiness, and Success in their lives and I’m here, ready to help you too.

 Available In Denver, Across America, and Internationally

I help my clients create more love, happiness and success through marriage counseling and relationship coaching, life coaching, and individual therapy. I meet with individuals and couples all over the world because I specialize in online life coaching, online marriage counseling and online therapy. ( You can learn more about online therapy here.) If you prefer in-person services, that’s no problem: We have three offices in the Metro Denver area including our Denver Colorado office (in Cherry Creek), our Broomfield Colorado location (just south of Boulder Colorado), and our Denver Tech Center location (just off Bellevue and I-25), as well as physical office locations in Austin, Texas and Beverly Hills, California.

Let’s Talk About Love, Happiness and Success

In addition to my work with clients, I’m a writer and speaker. I’m the author of “Exaholics: Breaking Your Addiction to Your Ex Love” (available at Barnes and Noble, and on Amazon.com) and I blog about “Love, Happiness and Success” at www.drlisabobby.com.

I am the host of The “Love, Happiness & Success” Podcast (available on iTunes), I’ve been featured on multiple national news stations (FOX 5 NYC, Denver CBS News, Denver 7, Denver FOX 31, FOX 35 Orlando) as a relationship expert, and featured in Time.com, the New York Post, Natural Health Magazine, HuffPost Live, SiriusXM (Doctor Radio), Reign Magazine, Self.com, DatingAdvice.com, and the Marilou Henner Show.

I’m one of nine national Dating Coaches trained at the world headquarters of Match.com. I’m the lead “ExPert” on breakup recovery for  Exaholics.com, I’ve hosted personal development events through the “Fresh City Life” educational series through the Denver Public Library, and I’ve served on the board of the Colorado Psychological Association.

This Isn’t About Me: It’s About YOU.

My training and credentials mean nothing if they don’t help you. I believe that you deserve to have a life full of love, happiness and success. My unique blend of expertise as a Marriage Counselor, Therapist, and Life Coach, helps me work with individuals and couples on several levels simultaneously using a variety of evidence-based strategies. As a therapist, I can help you understand yourself on a deep, core level – the level where powerful, transformational, lasting changes happen.  As a Licensed Marriage Counselor, I can help you understand how to have better relationships. My training as a Board Certified Life Coach allows me to help you take action, and begin practicing the day-to-day strategies that will actually transform your life.

Growing Self Brings You The Best

I love being a therapist, marriage counselor and life coach, and being helpful partner to people on their journey of growth. It’s incredibly meaningful and rewarding to me.

But awhile ago, I realized that it was impossible for me to work one-on-one with everybody. Furthermore, I strongly believe that life-changing personal growth work shouldn’t be a luxury only available for a privileged few.

I decided that (in addition to working with clients personally) I could be of more service to the world by creating a network of smart, experienced, kind and effective therapists and counselors. I scour the globe to find the best talent, and make their services accessible to you in a  convenient and affordable format. I work with everyone my team directly, so even if we don’t get to meet personally I’ll still be involved in your case.

Free Help, On Demand: Advice, Podcasts, Online Classes

I believe that my highest purpose is to help people grow, become stronger and happier, and strengthen their relationships and families. That is why I’m here to support your growth in every way — whether or not you choose to work with us.

Here at GrowingSelf.com you’ll find a blog that is full of articles and free advice intended to help you. You can listen to the Love, Happiness and Success Podcast which focuses on bringing you helpful, actionable guidance. You can also take our online Happiness Class, that offers you the same ideas and skills that we teach our private clients in an inexpensive, online format.

I sincerely hope you take advantage of the support and learning opportunities I have through my team, blog, online classes and podcast. It’s all there for you. 

I’m so glad you’ve found us, and 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

We’re Affordable

  • Many of our experts offer sliding scale rates.
  • We can often help you use your insurance.
  • We offer affordable classes, in addition to private counseling and coaching.

We’re Effective

  • 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.

We’re Easy

  • We have convenient office locations across the Denver Metro area, as well as Austin, TX and Beverly Hills, CA.
  • We’r available by online video across the US & internationally.
  • We offer early morning, evening and weekend appointment options.

When You're Ready, We're Here.

Meet Our Team of Experts • Choose The One That’s Right For You

We have so many wonderful counselors and coaches on our team, it can be hard to decide who’s the best option for you. Sort your possibilities by clicking on the features and specialties that are most important to you, and we’ll show you your best matches. (Or, scroll down to read everyone’s bio.)

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Laura Ferguson
M.A., LPC, LMFT

Heal and Grow, Together

LocationBroomfield, CO • Online Video

Laura helps people heal, grow, and thrive. She assists individuals and couples in developing deeper, more authentic connections, create more meaning and joy, and live their highest and best lives.  

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Meagan Terry
M.A., LMFT

The Relationship Specialist

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek

Meagan specializes in helping her clients create happy, healthy, joyful relationships. She's an expert marriage counselor, emotional intelligence coach, premarital counselor and dating coach.

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Mary Lussier
M.A., LMFT

Experienced, Warm, and Effective

LocationBeverly Hills, CA • Online Video

With empathy, warmth, and respect, Mary helps you repair your relationships, navigate challenging transitions, and build the self-awareness and confidence to create an amazing new reality.

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Linda Pounds
M.A., LMFT

Thriving Personal & Professional Relationships

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • Broomfield, CO

Linda's skill set is unique, in that she's an executive and leadership coach as well as a marriage counselor. Her years of experience and expertise in emotional intelligence coaching will help all of your most important relationships thrive.

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Brenda Fahn
M.A., LMFT

Designing Your Life

LocationBroomfield, CO • Online Video

Brenda helps people strengthen their marriages, their families, and themselves. She can help you enjoy your relationships with your partner and children, and cultivate meaning, joy, and love in your life.

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Anastacia Sams
M.A., LMFT-C

Heartfelt, Gentle & Healing

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • DTC • Online Video

Ana helps you create your very best life. She specializes in helping couples create healthy, happy partnerships, and assisting individuals to heal from past hurts and create fulfillment and joy.

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Dr. Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, CPC
Dr. Kristi Helvig
PhD, LP, CPC

Positive, Empowering, and Solution-Focused

LocationDenver Tech Center • Online Video

Dr. Kristi is a Career Coach, Executive Coach and Life Coach, here to assist you in finding clarity, direction, and strategies to move you forward in your life, both personally and professionally.

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Kristy Vergo
M.A., LPC, LMFTC

Holistic, Powerful, and Meaningful

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • Online Video

Kristy helps you dive deeply into the core of the problem so that you can grow on a foundational level. Her approach is holistic, and connects your mind, body and spirit.

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Jessica Small
M.A., LMFT

Friendly, Smart and Effective

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • DTC • Online Video

Jessica is passionate about helping individuals, families & couples create more fulfilling lives and relationships, and to function at an optimum level of health and happiness.

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Zachary Gaiter, M.A.
Zachary Gaiter
M.A.

Motivation, Guidance and Support

LocationDTC • Online Video

Zachary is a warm, supportive therapist and dynamic, motivating life coach who excels at assisting others in their pursuit of personal growth, positive relationships, and goal achievement.

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Rachel Harder
M.A., LMFT-C

Solution-Focused, Positive, & Action-Oriented

Not Accepting New Clients

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • Online Video

Rachel helps you find passion and joy in yourself and your relationships. She supports you in creating meaning and happiness, and not only facing your challenges — but triumphantly overcoming them.

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Polly Drew
M.Ed., LCSW, LMFT

The Wisdom of Experience

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • Online Video

Polly has a gentle, client-centered approach and vast experience helping people make positive changes in their lives, healing their marriages, and restoring their inner peace.

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Melissa Barbash
M.A., LPC, LAC

Warm, Authentic and Empowering

Not Accepting New Clients

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • Online Video

Melissa has a positive, empowering approach to helping people transform their lives. She can help you break free from old, self-limiting patterns and create the life and relationships that bring you joy.

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Dr. Lisa Marie Bobby
PhD, LMFT, BCC

For Love, Happiness and Success

Not Accepting New Clients

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • Online Video

Dr. Lisa is here to help you feel good about yourself and your life, create secure and loving relationships, and do good things in the world.

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Kathleen Stutts
M.Ed., NCC, LPC-C

Kind, Compassionate and Effective

Not Accepting New Clients

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • DTC • Online Video

Kathleen helps you build your self-esteem and create strong, meaningful relationships in a non-judgmental, productive space where you will feel safe, comfortable and understood.

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Markie Keelan
M.A., LPC-C, CSPC

Dynamic Love, Life & Career Coaching

Not Accepting New Clients

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • DTC • Online Video

Markie's mission is to help you create authentic happiness and satisfaction in your life. She supports you to create deeper connection with others, as well as actualize your life purpose.

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Ari Kipnis
M.S.W., LCSW

Authentic, Kind, and Insightful

Not Accepting New Clients

LocationDenver / Cherry Creek • Online Video

Ari is a bilingual Spanish marriage counselor, therapist and life coach who helps individuals, couples and families from all over the world make positive and long-lasting transformations in their lives.

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Stephanie Manning
M.A., LMFTC

Positive, Engaging, and Direct

Not Accepting New Clients

LocationBroomfield + Online

Stephanie has been helping couples, families, and individuals grow for over a decade as a marriage counselor, transformational therapist and strategic life coach.

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Tammy Gaiter

Tammy Gaiter

Client Services Team

Not Sure Which Counselor or Coach is Right For You?

With so many great choices, it can be hard to make a decision.

We can help. Call or email to connect with our caring client services team, and they’ll match you with the right person.

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Expert Marriage Counselors • Powerful Love, Life and Career Coaches • Effective Therapists
Mary Lussier, M.A., LMFT

Mary Lussier, M.A., LMFT

Marriage Counselor • Relationship Coach • Life Coach • Effective Therapist

Mary Lussier, M.A., LMFT

Experienced, Warm, and Effective

“Hi, I’m Mary. I’m a licensed marriage and family therapist, an experienced therapist, and an encouraging, empowering life coach. I’m dedicated to helping you make positive changes in your life and relationships, and helping you achieve optimum levels of personal fulfillment and life satisfaction.

I specialize in working with couples of all kinds, helping to enhance their relationships and rekindle the spark of connection. I use positive, strengths-based orientations like positive psychology, cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused coaching, The Gottman Method, and Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy to help my couples improve communication, increase connection, release resentments, strengthen your security, and grow closer than ever before. My approach helps you deepen the trust, intimacy, love and respect in your partnership, and create a bright new future together as lovers, parents, partners, and friends.

In addition to my work with couples, I’m a positive, empowering therapist and life coach. I can help you improve any aspects of your life that are currently causing you pain or frustration. With empathy, warmth, and respect, I can help you recover from a bad breakup or divorce, heal from difficult life experiences, break free from anxiety or depression, learn about yourself, embrace healthy new ways of being, and build new skills to navigate life’s challenges.

If you’re a naturally strong, ambitious, driven person I can help you climb the mountain of success. Our work can increase your clarity and self-confidence, and help you bring your core goals into focus. Then I can help you create your ideal reality, step-by-step.

Whatever challenges are holding you back from living the life you want, I’m here to help you create a healthy, confident and connected future – for yourself, your marriage, and your family.”

About Me:

“I have extensive experience and training working with couples adults and adolescents. I trained for three years at the Maple Counseling Center in Los Angeles, honing my skills as a marriage and family therapist in the EFT model. have done continuing education in trauma through LAISPS (the Los Angeles Institute & Society for Psychoanalytic Studies and through TRM (the Trauma Resiliency Model). I have also completed externships in EFT – Emotionally Focused Therapy for work with couples.

My practice emphasizes personal growth, emotional wellness, empowerment, the development of healthy relationships in a safe, warm, compassionate, and respectful environment.

I am available to meet with you in person at my Beverly Hills office location, as well as nationally and internationally through online video.”

Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, CPC

Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, CPC

Psychologist, Life Coach, Career Coach, Dating Coach, Relationship 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. I have both a Master’s Degree and PhD in Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and I’m licensed as a Psychologist in Colorado. I have over 15 years of experience in helping adults, teens, and couples use their strengths to overcome their obstacles through a blend of coaching, powerful cognitive-behavioral techniques, and solution-focused strategies. My range of professional experiences is vast, including having been the lead psychologist for the Mental Health Center of Denver.”

“Years ago I discovered that my passion is as a Career Coach and Life Coach, where I assist you in finding the clarity, direction, and strategies to move you forward in your life, both personally and professionally. Whether you want to excel in your current profession, transform your career, or start your own business, I can help you identify the concrete steps to get you there. I use career and personality assessments to help you get deeper insight into your strengths and abilities.”

“In addition to my work with private career coaching clients I work closely with organizations to help their teams manage job stress, improve their personal productivity, and develop more cohesive and satisfying working relationships. I particularly enjoy helping extremely high achieving people who are at the top of their function at the very highest level of their potential — and to find genuine satisfaction and pleasure in doing so.”

“No matter what kind of coaching we do together, I believe in a collaborative relationship and we will work as a team to develop the best course of action for your specific goals. We break down the goals into manageable action steps that bring you progressively closer to your objective. I’m a believer in “homework” meaning we create smaller goals that you complete in between sessions, so that we can address unexpected obstacles along the way. Through our coaching relationship, we can turn your dreams into reality.”

Dr. Kristi is available to meet with you in-person at our Greenwood Village / DTC office location, and across the US and internationally through online video.

Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, CPC

Kristi Helvig, PhD, LP, CPC

Psychologist, Life Coach, Career Coach, Dating Coach, Relationship Coach

Laura Ferguson, M.A., LPC, LMFT

Heal and Grow

“Hi, I’m Laura. I’m a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Life Coach and Parenting Coach with over ten years of experience in helping people heal and grow. I am passionate about helping individuals and couples develop deeper, more authentic connections, create more meaning and joy, and live their highest and best lives.”   

“My greatest strength as a counselor and coach is my ability to bring out the very best in people. I am nurturing, supportive and non-judgmental, and also an active partner in your growth: offering questions, insight, humor, tools and empathy to move you forward.”

“As your individual therapist or coach, I can help you navigate difficult transitions and to grow from those experiences. If you’re looking to heal and rebuild after a traumatic breakup or divorce, I can help you put the pieces back together. If you are feeling anxious, depressed, or just plain stuck in life, I can help you regain some positive movement. If you are struggling with low self-esteem or low confidence, I can help you to clearly identify and develop your strengths. Our work will re-energize your life, and help you  embody your happiest, most authentic self.”

“As your couples counselor, I will help you and your partner communicate better, repair trust, explore your deepest needs and desires, rekindle passion, and strengthen your connection. I use evidence-based practices such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and Gottman Techniques to repair your relationship, and build on your strengths. As a family therapist and parenting coach I can also help you get on the same page around parenting, blending families, and raising happy, healthy kids together. I am LGBTQIA-affirming, and celebrate all types of relationships. Our work together will help you  create the honest, open, and joyful relationship you desire, in your marriage and in your family.”

Zachary Gaiter, M.A.

Zachary Gaiter, M.A.

Love, Life & Success Coach • Compassionate Counselor

Zachary Gaiter, M.A.

Motivation, Support, and Guidance

“Hi, I’m Zachary. I am a life, happiness, and success coach, driven by a passion to assist others in their pursuit of personal growth. I’ve been told that my strongest personal attribute is my compassionate, soothing presence and my ability to help my clients feel safe, comfortable, and understood, regardless of the topic. No matter what’s going on, my focus on creating emotional safety in our relationship makes it easy to discuss even the most overwhelming feelings, and meet the most challenging circumstances head on.

I can be helpful to you with a wide variety of issues, including transitions, breakup and divorce recovery, and improving your relationships. However my true calling is in working with creative artists and professionals, and providing support in how to balance life and art. With over two decades of experience in the creative arts industry, I know the effect that each can have on the other. This life experience combined with my master’s degree in counseling, and coaching education puts me in a unique position to provide you with insight and support and help you tap into the special skill set that you already possess.

I know that you are a unique individual, and your therapy or coaching experience needs to be customized just for you in order to have the most fulfilling experience possible. I want to get to know the real you. From there, we can together identify ways that we can help you become a closer representation of the “you” that you want to be.  If you’ve been feeling “stuck,” or have the desire to change your life, let’s talk about how I can help.”

Zachary is available to meet with you for same-day solution sessions, or you can schedule an appointment to meet with him nationally and internationally through online video.

Meagan Terry

Meagan Terry

Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Relationship Coach, Life Coach

Meagan Terry, M.A., LMFT

Happy, Healthy Relationships

“Hi, I’m Meagan. I specialize in helping my clients create happy, healthy, joyful relationships. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over nine years of experience in helping couples and families become stronger, happier, and more loving with each other. I’m a premarital counselor as well as a couples therapist, and I teach our “Lifetime of Love” premarital and relationship class.” I can help you make a good relationship great through relationship coaching, or heal your bond through marriage counseling. In addition to being a therapist I’m also a wife and mom who understands the complexities, challenges, and joys of long-term relationships.”

“I’ve been told that I have a friendly, positive, solution focused approach to that emphasizes positive action and gets people results. My couples never “just talk” or rehash the past in sessions with me: We’ll always focus on giving you two tools and strategies to create a positive new future together. With my couples I use the two evidence based forms of marriage counseling that have been proven by research to be the most effective — Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and The Gottman Method.”

“I am an Emotional Intelligence Communication Coach who knows how to help you both learn new communication skills. I teach our Lifetime of Love Premarital and relationship class, as well as offer private pre-marital counseling to couples committed to creating a happy, healthy, beautiful marriage and family together.  I’m also certified by the Federal Reserve in financial counseling for couples. I have particular expertise in helping high-conflict couples restore peace, and also in helping couples negotiate sticky situations like rebuilding trust and security after infidelity, deciding to have childrencreating blended step-familiesfertility (and infertility), and learning how to parent effectively together. In addition to helping you create understanding, I’m a big believer in positive action: you’ll leave our sessions with constructive homework assignments that will help you make real-world changes in your relationship and your family.”

“In addition to my work with couples and families, I love helping my individual clients with matters of the heart:

  • If you’re going through a nasty breakup or divorce, I can help you heal your broken heart and rebuild your life, as well as negotiate the challenges and complexities of co-parenting.
  • If you’re no the fence about whether or not a relationship can be saved, or improved, I can help you create a plan to change the situation… or “consciously uncouple” if it’s time to move on.
  • If you’re looking for a healthy new relationship I can be your dating coach. I’ll help you find “the one,” and lay the foundation for a lifetime of happiness together.
  • If you have unfinished business with past relationships, or want to change self limiting patterns in your relationships with others (or with yourself) I can help you heal, restore your confidence, and establish meaningful connections in every area of your life.”

Meagan is available to meet with you on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays at our Denver / Cherry Creek office location.

Anastacia Sams, M.A., LMFT-C

Anastacia Sams, M.A., LMFT-C

Couples Counselor, Therapist, Life Coach

Anastacia Sams, M.A., LMFT-C

Heartfelt, Gentle, and Healing

Do you ever feel like you are just going through the motions of life? Do you ever feel lonely or misunderstood, or find it difficult to express your emotions to the people around you? Are you longing to create a deeper intimacy and connection with your partner?

If so, I’m here to help. I’m Anastacia Sams: a therapist, life coach, and marriage counselor who is all about helping you create the very best life for yourself. I work by helping you get in touch with your truth, and your feelings. I believe that discovering “the real you” allows you to grow, bring authenticity and confidence into your relationships, and create a truly fulfilling and joyful life.

I also believe that a huge part of life is loving, and being loved, and that we all deserve to feel connected, respected and secure in our relationships. I love working with couples to help them create healthy, happy partnerships and families. When working with couples and families, I use the evidence-based Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy approach. I can help you understand each other, and learn how to communicate with positivity and compassion. This allows you to have deeper intimacy, trust, and connection.

If you’re looking to do personal growth work individually, I’m here for you. In fact, my passion is helping people heal from past hurts so they can move forward into a more fulfilling and joy-filled life. Whether you’re working with me as a therapist or life coach, I use powerful experiential techniques to help you release old “baggage,” increase your self esteem, and give you tools to feel happier and have more satisfying relationships.

I’ve been told that my warm, gentle style immediately sets people at ease. Working with me, you’ll feel safe, cared for, and understood. And through that non-judgmental understanding, you will heal, grow, and — most importantly — understand yourself.

The painter Walter Anderson once said, “We’re never so vulnerable than when we trust someone – but paradoxically, if we cannot trust, neither can we find love or joy.” My hope is that you will trust me to embark on a journey of healing together, with you.

Anastacia is available to meet with you in-person at our Denver / Cherry Creek and DTC office locations, as well as virtually through online video.

Rachel Harder, M.A., LMFT-C

Rachel Harder, M.A., LMFT-C

Marriage Counselor, Premarital Counselor, Therapist, Life Coach

Rachel Harder, M.A., LMFT-C

Solution-Focused, Positive, & Action-Oriented

Hi, I’m Rachel. I’m a therapist, life coach, and couples counselor who’s all about helping you find passion and joy within yourself and in your relationships. I’m here to support you in creating a life of meaning and happiness, and not only face your challenges — but triumphantly overcome them. 

As a marriage and family therapist, I work with couples and families to revitalize their bond and grow greater passion, connection and enjoyment with each other.  My style is engaging and direct, and focused on finding positive solutions. I draw on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as The Gottman Method to support you in developing new communication skills, talking about what’s important with each other, and how you can work toward making positive changes together.

As a therapist and life coach, I also can work with you individually on life transitions, managing stress, creating meaningful connection within yourself, and those around you. My hope for you, is that you can experience all of the joy and meaning life has to offer. I work from a holistic framework, aimed at improving your sense of self both physically and emotionally. 

I’ve been told that my positive, direct, action-oriented style helps my clients get right to the core of what needs to change, and how to change it. I use an authentic, lively, and caring approach, tailoring each session to meet your individual needs, the needs of your relationship, or the needs of your family. I’m ready to be your cheerleader, partner, and coach and give you the support, encouragement, and solutions that will you move forward on your journey.

Rachel is available to meet with you in-person at our Denver / Cherry Creek office location.

Melissa Barbash, M.A., LPC, LAC

Melissa Barbash, M.A., LPC, LAC

Therapist, Addictions Counselor, Life Coach, Breakup Recovery

Melissa Barbash, M.A., LPC, LAC

Sensitive, Compassionate & Powerful

“Hi, I’m Melissa. I specialize in compassionate, holistic, and powerful therapy and life coaching that helps you break free from old, self-limiting patterns and create the life and relationships that will make you genuinely happy. If you’ve been feeling “stuck” in unhealthy habits or relationships, or feel like unfinished business with the past is impacting your present, or want to create an empowering and meaningful new path for your life — I can help.

I’m a therapist and a life coach, as well as a licensed addictions counselor. I have many years of experience in helping people heal, grow, and achieve healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives and relationships. My unique combination of skills and experience makes me a powerful ally in your quest to break free of whatever is holding you back from creating the kind of life you want to live, and being the person you were meant to be.I can help you get to the core of your issues, cut through your obstacles, and then move forward fearlessly. 

I especially love helping people transform their relationships — both with others, and themselves. I can help you understand how you relate to others, how you communicate, and how to create positive, joyful connections in both your romantic relationship and friendships. If you struggle with self confidence, or self doubt, or have trouble setting healthy boundaries, I can help you become the secure, confident person you deserve to be.

I also enjoy helping people heal from a breakup or divorce. If you’re working through the pain and loss of a failed relationship, I can help you make sense of what happened, heal your broken heart, and launch a positive new chapter of your life. If and when the time is right to invite a new relationship into you life, I can work with you as a dating coach – helping you develop a strong, healthy new love from the very beginning.

Lastly, because of my years of experience as an addictions counselor, I can help you regain your sense of power and control if you feel that you have been sabotaging yourself with unhealthy choices. In the safe, supportive, and non-judgmental atmosphere of our relationship we can confront what isn’t working, together. I can help you understand yourself, build up your strengths, and walk with you through your recovery as you rediscover your healthy, happy, empowered self. 

You can learn more about my approach and my background here. If you’d like to talk about what you’re looking for and how I can help you meet your goals, help yourself to a free consultation session.

I am currently available to meet with you at our Denver Tech Center office location and through online video. Just schedule your appointment, and I’ll be right back in touch.”

Jessica Small

Jessica Small

Marriage Counselor, Dating Coach, Life Coach, Therapist

Jessica Small, M.A., LMFT

Friendly, Smart and Effective

“Hi, I’m Jessica. I’m a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Individual Therapist, and Life, Relationship and Dating Coach. For the past seven years I have been committed to and passionate about helping individuals, families & couples create more fulfilling lives and relationships, and to function at an optimum level of health and happiness. Whether to improve relationships or cope with life changes, I utilize a systems perspective to help you understand your complexities and strengths. I work with couples, adolescents, and individuals who need a smart, competent, and supportive guide on their journey of personal growth and positive change.”

“I have a particular passion for helping couples reconnect. Both my Master’s Degree from the University of Colorado plus years of experience in helping couples heal has provided me with special insight into Marriage and Family Therapy.  I use evidence based forms of marriage counseling like Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy and The Gottman Method to help my couples grow back together again. Whether you’re hoping to reconnect with the one you love through marriage counseling or relationship coaching, prepare for the adventure of marriage through premarital counseling, finally meet “the one” through dating coaching I can help you.”

“Whether we’re working together in couples counseling, dating coaching, life coaching or therapy, I’m here to help you discover yourself, overcome the obstacles that have been holding you back, or just feel happier – and create the life you want. While the majority of our work together will focus on the present, I also believe past experiences influence how people behave and respond in relationships. With empathy, humor and gentle encouragement we will work together to create healthy relationships that provide fulfillment and personal satisfaction.”

Jessica sees clients at our Denver / Cherry Creek office, our Greenwood Village office and is also available to meet by online video.

Brenda Fahn, MA, LMFT

Brenda Fahn, MA, LMFT

Marriage Counselor, Therapist and Coach

Brenda Fahn, M.A., LMFT

Designing Your Life

“Hi, I’m Brenda. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselor and Life Coach with over fifteen years of experience in helping my clients strengthen their marriages, their families, and themselves. I’m here to help you enjoy your relationships with your partner and children, recover from depression and anxiety, and cultivate meaning, joy, and love in your life.”

“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 you are preparing for the adventure of marriage, I am a Prepare-Enrich Certified premarital counselor who can help you both identify the strengths and opportunities for growth in your relationship, and then coach you towards a healthy, happy marriage — creating a strong foundation for your future family.”

“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. If your struggle is parenting, I can also help you both get on the same page to become the kind of parent you want to be, have a more peaceful experience with your kids, or find the joy in parenting. If you’re new mom (or dad) coping with with postpartum depression. If you are re-married and struggling to integrate a blended family, I can help you create a happy home. If you are looking for “The One,” (and seem to keep finding the wrong one!) I can work with you as a Dating Coach, and help you establish a healthy, fulfilling new relationship in your life.”

“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.

I’m available to meet with you at our Denver Colorado office location, our Broomfield Colorado office location, and nationally and internationally through online video conferencing.”

Learn even more about Brenda’s background, and her effective approach to couples counseling, premarital counseling, dating coaching, therapy, and life coaching. 

Kristin Vergo, M.A., N.C.C.

Kristin Vergo, M.A., N.C.C.

Marriage Counselor, Therapist and Coach

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 who specializes in helping you dive deeply into the core of the problem so that you can grow on a foundational level. My approach is holistic, and connects your mind, body and spirit. I believe that humor is therapeutic, and often laugh with my clients — and sometimes cry too. I’ve been told that I have a very calming, authentic, non-judgmental and down-to-earth presence that helps people feel comfortable… and accepted for exactly who they are.”

“My expertise is in working with couples who are looking to deepen their emotional intimacy and connection with one another. My approach focuses on restoring your trust, your communication, and your emotional connection through evidence-based Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. I’ll help you identify where you’re getting stuck in conflict, and how to break through the barriers that are keeping you apart through communication coaching, and strategic relationship coaching. Once you’re reconnected and working as a team again, I’ll help you find solutions and strategies to maintain your friendship, have fun with each other, and stay on the same page as partners and parents using the Gottman Method of marriage counseling.”

“Though I specialize in effective couples counseling, I love working with individual clients too: both as a Therapist and a Life Coach. I have a passion for working with people who are ‘soul searching’ and wanting to learn ways to connect to their true self, reach their highest potential, and have a more fulfilling life. For some this may mean healing from a break up or divorce, and forming a new identity. For others, it may mean learning tools to manage anxiety or depression so that they are able to access their hopes and dreams and unlock their potential. Still others may be looking to discover themselves, and turn their heart’s desire into their reality through step-by-step coaching.”

“To help you heal, grow, and achieve your goals I use a blend of evidence-based cognitive strategies to help you identify self-limiting beliefs, emotionally focused techniques to help you connect with your core, and strategic coaching to help you change specific behaviors. I frequently utilize mindfulness skills and experiential techniques as tools to help my clients become more aware of the present moment, and to connect with their true selves.”

Learn even more about Kristy’s background and her powerful, holistic approach to therapy, couples counseling, and life coaching. 

Kristy is available to meet with you at our Denver / Cherry Creek office location, as well as through online video. 

Ari Kipnis, M.S.W., LCSW

Ari Kipnis, M.S.W., LCSW

Marriage Counselor, Therapist and Life Coach

Ari Kipnis, M.S.W., LCSW

Living With Clarity and Intention

“Hi, I’m Ari.  I am a bilingual Spanish marriage counselor, therapist and life coach with over ten years of experience helping individuals, couples and families from all over the world make positive and long-lasting transformations, and achieve fulfilling and satisfying relationships.”

“As a marriage counselor and relationship coach, I help you and your partner improve communication and overcome larger relationship challenges including increasing intimacy and passion, rebuilding trust, managing financial difficulties, unifying  parenting differences, supporting each other through life transitions, navigating in-law relationships, negotiating household responsibilities and reconciling cultural differences.”  

“As an individual therapist and life coach, I work with men and women searching for personal transformation. I can help you step into the life you’ve imagined for yourself.  These transformations can include achieving goals such as finding the love you want, or earning that career promotion, or might involve overcoming self-doubt, eliminating worry or letting go of the past.  My goal is to help you feel happier, reconnect you with the power of your core self, and tap into the authentic part of you that lives clearly, fearlessly and lovingly.”

Learn more about Ari’s background and his approach to therapy, marriage counseling and life and career coaching. 

Ari is available to meet with you in person at our Denver / Cherry Creek office location, and he also works with couples and individuals from all over the world through online video conferencing. 

Markie Keelan, M.A., LPCC, CSPC

Markie Keelan, M.A., LPCC, CSPC

Individual Therapist, Life Coach, Career Coach, Dating Coach, Relationship Coach

Markie Keelan, M.A., LPC-C, CSPC

Dynamic Love, Life & Career Coaching

“Hi I’m Markie, and my mission is simple: To help you create authentic happiness and satisfaction in your life. Whether through career coaching, life coaching or effective therapy, I support you to create deeper connection with others, as well as actualize your life purpose. I have a degree in psychology and I’m a Certified Sports Psychology Coach. I have worked with clients from all over the globe on a magnitude of issues including career satisfaction and advancement, academic and work performance, sport performance, creating healthier relationships, substance use, eating disorders, life transitions, and depression/anxiety.”

“My extensive coaching background makes me very useful for people so are seeking to achieve at a higher level, and want to achieve success academically, in their careers, or in their performance as athletes. I specialize in career coaching, and particularly enjoy helping millennials get clear about what they want to do with their lives, and then creating a “success plan” to attain it. I also love working with people as a dating coach, and helping them create wonderful new relationships.”

“My approach is so successful because I integrate interactive cognitive behavioral skills while assisting you in curating a holistic lifestyle for long-term success. My approach is always completely individualized to best fit your needs and goals. I believe that profound change is possible for you, and I will support you in creating what it is YOU define as success through our work together.”

Learn more about Markie’s background, education, experience, and approach to love, life and career coaching. 

Markie is available to meet with you in person at our Denver / Cherry Creek and DTC office locations, as well as across the US and internationally through online video. 

Kathleen Stutts, M.Ed., NCC

Kathleen Stutts, M.Ed., NCC

Therapist, Life Coach, Dating Coach and Relationship Coach

Kathleen Stutts, M.Ed., NCC, LPCC

Kind, Compassionate and Effective

“Hi, I’m Kathleen. I am a Nationally Certified Counselor, Therapist, Marriage Counselor, Dating Coach and Life Coach who is passionate about helping others build strong self-esteem and realize their best selves. I especially love helping people create strong, meaningful relationships. Whether we’re working together in individual counseling or coaching, or marriage counseling I provide a nonjudgmental, productive space where you will feel safe, comfortable and understood. I use only the most effective, best researched strategies to ensure that our work together will allow you to create lasting, positive change in yourself and in your relationships.”

“I specialize in Integrated Person-Centered and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as strategic, solution-focused coaching. This means I provide a warm and supportive working relationship while also competently guiding you in processing and managing difficult feelings and overcoming self-limiting beliefs, as well as helping you discover new solutions to old problems. We’ll first address the thoughts, feelings, behaviors and old patterns that are holding you back. Then I’ll help you build a more fulfilling future by cultivating the new, empowering thoughts, feelings and behaviors that will help you move forward and create the life you want.”

“Assisting couples and families in creating peace, joy, and understanding – and helping individuals in attaining the loving relationship they yearn for and deserve – is particularly meaningful to me. Whether serving you as a Therapist, Life Coach, Dating Coach or Relationship Coach, the quality of your relationships is a priority. In my work with couples I draw from evidence based approaches of The Gottman Method, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Imago Therapy, and Attachment Theory to help couples restore the trust and security in their partnership, and also learn the nuts-and-bolts strategies that will help them communicate and resolve conflict productively.”

“I have a Master’s of Education in Counselor Education from the University of New Orleans and experience helping adolescents, young adults, adults, couples, and families with issues including depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction in the family, eating disorders, body image, boundaries, anger management, low self-esteem, trauma, life transition, family conflict, communication, assertiveness, shame and guilt, self-care, and creating healthy relationships. With my experience I can help you on many different levels, and I welcome the opportunity to do so.”

Learn more about Kathleen’s background, and her experience as a therapist, life coach, dating coach and marriage counselor.

Kathleen is available to meet with you in person on Mondays at our DTC / Greenwood Village office, and on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at our Denver / Cherry Creek location. She is also available to meet with you through online video. 

Stephanie Manning, M. A., LMFTC

Stephanie Manning, M. A., LMFTC

Therapist, Life Coach, Dating Coach and Relationship Coach

Stephanie Manning, M.A., LMFT-C

Positive, Engaging, and Direct

“Hi, I’m Stephanie. I have been helping couples, families, and individuals grow for over a decade as a marriage counselor, transformational therapist and strategic life coach. I believe that part of the human experience is to go through both ups and downs in life. I also believe that during these “growth moments” people can benefit from support and guidance. If you’re in a transitional period in your relationship, or your life, I can help you figure out your next steps. As a Marriage Counselor, Therapist, and Life Coach, I am passionate about helping you discover clarity and find direction toward inner happiness, wellness, and peace no matter what current situation you are facing.”

“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. I have lots of experience in helping individuals and couples successfully overcome a variety of challenges. I am also a Prepare / Enrich Certified premarital counselor. You can learn more about my approach to marriage counseling, parenting coaching, premarital counseling, effective therapy and life coaching here. Or, just schedule your free consultation session with me and get all your questions answered in person.”

Stephanie is available at our Denver / Cherry Creek and Broomfield Colorado office locations, or outside of Colorado through online video.

Polly Drew, M.Ed., LMFT

Polly Drew, M.Ed., LMFT

Marriage Counselor, Family Therapist, Individual Therapist, and Life Coach

Polly Drew, M.Ed., LMFT

Insightful and Experienced

“Hi, I’m Polly. I bring 25 years of experience as an Individual Therapist, Marriage Counselor, Family Therapist and Life Coach to Growing Self. I use a gentle, client-centered approach and have vast experience helping people make positive changes in their lives, and heal through Depression, Anxiety, Relationship Conflicts, and Addictions.”

“My specialty is systemic family therapy — particularly with blended families, and tough teens. I’ve specialized in marriage and family therapy and have been credentialed as a clinical fellow for over 25 years by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). I have trained extensively in Divorce-Busting techniques and can help even the most conflictual couples come back from the brink. I help couples reconnect after affairs, betrayal and addictions, restoring their trust, emotional security, and strong bond. I work with couples to become more effective, confident parents, overcome hardships like infertility and grief and loss, and come through life’s challenges stronger than ever. I can help you reconnect with your love for each other, and restore the peace to your family.”

“In addition to my work with couples and families I have many individual clients. As a therapist I have loads of experience in helping people heal, grow and thrive though strategic, powerful therapy. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, addiction, unfinished emotional business from the past, or simply want to learn how to be a happier person and have better relationships, I can be your guide to recovery.”

“As a Life Coach, I’m your partner in achieving your heart’s desire. If you’re looking for love I can help you attract the one you’ve been waiting for as a Dating Coach, and learn how to establish healthy new relationships. If you’re wanting to achieve personal goals, I can help you uncover the obstacles that have been holding you back, enhance your strengths, and create a plan for success.”

Learn more about Polly’s background, training, experience, and approach to marriage counseling, therapy and life coaching. 

Polly is available to meet with you in-person at our Denver / Cherry Creek office location, as well as virtually through online video.

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