We Are Healthy
We understand: Nothing is more important than your relationships. Our relationship experts are true relationship specialists: marriage and family therapists with years of specialized education and experience helping individuals, couples, and families create healthy relationships with their partners, friends, family, coworkers… and themselves.
Here’s how we help you grow, and build the healthy relationships you want, and deserve.
Our productive approach to building healthy relationships starts with the foundation: Building a positive, affirming relationship with yourself. This is the first step in creating healthy, secure relationships with others.
Working with a Growing Self life coach or Denver therapist helps you build your self-esteem and self-acceptance, feel more confident, and reach a place of authentic self-love.
Emotionally Healthy Relationships
Healthy, meaningful relationships are essential to an authentically happy life. But they don’t just happen; they’re cultivated.
Our online relationship experts help you create the loving relationships you deserve with your friends, family, coworkers, and partner through relationship coaching, couples therapy, marriage counseling, premarital counseling, dating coaching, parent coaching, emotional intelligence coaching, leadership coaching, emotional intelligence coaching at work, and more.
Why Choose Growing Self?
Our healthy relationship experts are different. Most therapists have had, at best, one graduate-level class in couples and family therapy. They were trained to diagnose and treat mental illness, not strengthen relationships.
In contrast, we are marriage and family therapists, meaning that we have specialized education and training in relational dynamics and years of experience in helping individuals, couples, and families cultivate strong, healthy relationships.
Plus, while we can and do provide effective, evidence-based therapy, we also incorporate positive, powerful coaching techniques designed to help you actively create positive changes in your day-to-day interactions.
We are relationship specialists. If your goal is to create healthy, satisfying connections… you’re in the right place.
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Our Healthy Relationship Services For
Couples & Families
Powerful Premarital Counseling
Evidence-based, high-quality premarital counseling with an expert marriage and family therapist sets your marriage up for success.
We help you build healthy relationship skills and proactively address important issues so you can enjoy a lifetime of love.
Learn about our premarital counseling services.
Helping Couples Grow Together
Cultivating a strong, healthy, and emotionally-safe relationship with your partner makes everything else work.
We provide expert marriage counseling, couples therapy and relationship coaching to strengthen your bond, revitalize emotional and sexual intimacy, improve communication, and help you love your relationship. We provide Denver couples therapy and online couples counseling too.
Learn about our relationship counseling services.
Helping Families Thrive
Your healthy, happy family is the foundation of emotional well-being and life satisfaction.
Our marriage and family therapists are experts in family systems. We provide parent coaching, marriage counseling, blended family counseling, and more.
Whether you are in the process of building a family, going through a difficult transition such as a divorce, or simply wanting to have stronger, healthier connections with the people you love the most, we can help you create kind, loving, secure attachments that support and nourish every member of your family.
Learn more about our family therapy and parent coaching services.
Our Healthy Relationship Services for Individuals
Emotional Intelligence Training
The foundation of healthy relationships is emotional intelligence: the ability to understand and manage your own feelings, understand the feelings of others, and communicate care and respect with both words and behaviors.
Learn about our emotional intelligence coaching services.
Dating Coaching to Find Love
Our relationship experts offer thoughtful, evidence-based therapy and dating coaching services to help you heal, learn and grow, so that you can find your love, and build a healthy relationship from the very beginning.
Learn more about our growth-oriented approach to dating coaching.
Breakup and Divorce Recovery
If you’ve been through a bad breakup, or divorce, or are recovering after toxic relationship, we can help you heal, grow, and move forward. If you’re in a relationship and aren’t sure it can be saved, we can help you get clarity through discernment counseling.
If you are dealing with (or ending) a difficult relationship, our warm and empowering relationship experts understand the challenges you’re facing and know how to help you reclaim your peace, rebuild your life, and heal your heart.
Learn about our breakup and divorce recovery services.
Positive Working Relationships
To reach your full career potential and develop authentic meaning and satisfaction in your work, you need strong, positive professional relationships.
Our experts help you develop the skillful communication and leadership abilities that foster professional growth — and support your personal relationships, too.
Learn more about emotional intelligence at work.
Healthy Boundaries & Healthy Communication
You deserve to feel loved and respected, and have courageous conversations that cultivate connection.
Working on healthy boundaries and healthy communication helps you create positive, enduring relationships that enrich your life and nurture your growth.
A Powerful Approach to Healthy Relationships
Authentic Relationship Experts
Our relationship experts are Marriage and Family Therapists, skilled systemic thinkers with years of specialized training and experience in science-backed, evidence-based approaches to helping people create healthy relationships.
Because our relationship experts are therapists and also coaches, they’ll help you dig deep to uncover your subconscious patterns in relationships, build on your strengths, develop new self-awareness, and actively create positive change.
We Make This Easy
Our practice specializes in helping busy, successful people create positive, satisfying relationships. We offer flexible scheduling for life coaching and therapy in Denver and online.
The first step on your journey toward healthier, happier relationships is to schedule a free consultation with one of our relationship experts to discuss your hopes and goals and learn how we can help you grow.
Meet a Few of Our Healthy Relationship 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.
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.
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.
What Our Clients Say
“We absolutely loved working with Jenna. We both were emotional when closing out, never thought we could get closer and stronger in our relationship, yet we have grown leaps and bounds.”
“Lisa makes me feel very relaxed and comfortable. She gave good insight and overall it was a really positive experience. We are looking forward to continuing our work with her.”
“Hunter taught us many useful techniques to help us communicate better, recognize and resolve conflicts. We also really like the part where he asked us to re-do our conversations. Those practices help us catch ourselves even before conflicts arise.”
“Stephanie has helped us greatly with our communication and connection. We have had a very positive experience, and I am grateful for the wonderful help we’ve received.”
“Hunter is kind and unbiased in his work. He makes us feel comfortable and has a strong background to intelligently move us in the right direction.”
“The most helpful part was Hunter’s understanding nature and ability to condense down what we said. He was very affirming in nature and was also able to offer perspective. I really appreciate that we was the one who led the discussion about having achieved our goals. As for different, I don’t think there is anything at this time.”
“Brittany has helped us find ways to deal with our differences, and avoid the downward spiraling of dumb bickering. We have learned ways to better communicate, relax our minds and bodies when things seem to be going badly, and stay more connected with each other.”
“We’re both doing really great and we attribute it to our time with you [Roseann]. It truly has been a growing experience for us both, and while we’re still practicing the things you taught us- we both feel heard by the other. We thank you so much for your guidance during such a rough time. I can’t speak for xx, but I feel like I have my best friend back.”
“Teresa’s welcoming smile, warm and personal approach, and consistent ability to positively shift our perspectives really helped us grow as individuals, and as a couple.”
“Kanya is a delight to work with. She is helping me a lot to focus on important parts of myself to grow a healthy relationship.”
“Kathleen is supportive, adaptive, and professional. After a few sessions, I feel that she has taken the time to understand us and tailor our sessions to fit our style!”
“Dr. Georgiana has been an enormous help to us as we’ve confronted challenging issues. She is helping us talk through things effectively.”
“The best thing that Hunter did was hold us accountable and make sure that we were always clear and understood. If at any time we didn’t feel like we were achieving anything he was there to help guide us to more vulnerable communication.”
“Dr. Rachel is knowledgeable and professional. She is helping us make real progress on our relationship challenges and we are stronger as a team because of her guidance”.
“Elizabeth always is prepared. She is thoughtful and asks thought-provoking questions. We are enjoying our sessions with her.”
“Brittany was a great help, very thoughtful, and offered great insight and advice throughout our time together. I always felt heard/comfortable and she was encouraging of us stepping outside of our comfort zone. I can’t thank Brittany enough for how kind and supportive she is!”
“She has provided us with reassurance and helpful techniques to use.”
“The most helpful parts were Seth’s ability to very carefully facilitate the very hard conversations that my wife and I could not do on our own”
“Dori helped us so much. Over multiple discussions, she helped us gain insights into what the other person was truly thinking and feeling, and what we were afraid to admit, too. She also gave us a collection of tools to try when things get tough. The combination of all these things has helped us work through and past much of the tension we couldn’t get over before.”
“Lisa seemed to understand our unique situation and highly capable of helping us.”
“I like the way that she talks with us and she makes me feel really comfortable after previous therapy experiences going poorly. And I think that she gives us good homework and tools that we can use.”
“The quiz we took separately and then reviewing our answers to learn about our similarities and differences was really helpful. Also the “I feel/I need” communication technique was great advice!”
“Not only was Renelle a great personality fit for us, her intelligence and experience in the areas we need really came through along with her approach as a teacher as much as a therapist – all the things we are looking for.”
“Linda makes us feel safe. She makes it so that we know that we are going to get through this together and come out stronger.”
“Brittany was very insightful. She was very easy for us to talk to. We enjoyed our experience with Brittany.”
“We worked through the arguments using the skills you have taught us and we are generally doing okay. A lot of the credit for that is thanks to your help. Thank you for all that you have done for us. We are very happy together and it is mostly thanks to the support you have given us.”
“Dr. Amy is very professional and helpful.”
Dr. Amy S.
“Rachel does an amazing job facilitating constructive conversations, identifying root causes, and formulating a plan for tackling issues. My wife and I have tremendously benefited from our sessions with Rachel. Our relationship is stronger and there is more understanding between us.”
“I just wanted to thank you [Roseann] for the great session today. Your read on things has been remarkably accurate and we’re really happy we found you. I know we’re just beginning, but I’m incredibly encouraged by the real progress we’re already making and we’re very much looking forward to seeing you next week.”
“I like Jennifer’s explanation of her approach and her career experience aligns with what we are looking for.”
“Josephine showed us tools for recognizing conflicts / poor communication and pursuing resolution and achieving thoughtful dialogue. She also reinforced what was good about our relationship :)”
“Jessica has a way about her. She is very skilled at listening to us and picking out where we can improve our communication/connection with each other.”
“Linda is an empathetic listener, an analytical counselor. She helps you live better.”
“Her ability to facilitate open and honest conversation has been extremely impactful.”
“She was a very good listener, and did a good job at making my partner and I both feeling heard.”
“Lisa is very kind and she can hear our concerns and guide and direct us appropriately.”
“Georgi has been creative in her approach and committed to helping us grow”
“Our time with Josephine has been great so far. It gives us time set aside to talk and be listened to! We are learning great ways to embrace our differences and how to better communicate.”
“Georgi has been great. We’ve only had a few foundational sessions so far, but the time my partner and I spend both in and out of the office has been tremendously helpful.”
“We are getting the tools that we need to better communicate and be more considerate of one another’s moods and needs. Natalie has offered straightforward information and concrete steps. Also, the zoom meetings are far more effective than I anticipated. The technology is easy to use and it creates the right environment for this sort of thing.”
“He listens well. Hunter helped to teach us how to listen to each other, and how to be vulnerable, honest, and to open up about everything.”
“My partner and I have been seeing Dr. Harold for 4-5 couples sessions so far, and he has been incredibly personable and warm. He’s provided us both with a safe place where we feel encouraged to be vulnerable with one another. We absolutely love working with him and plan to keep doing so!”
“Kaily was fantastic to work with. My wife and I both appreciated how easy she was to talk to and found her advice and techniques to be very helpful. She did a great job at relating with us that made it easier to open up with our problems.”
“We’re doing great! Indeed we had some fights, but always with a happy ending and no hard feelings afterwards. Thanks a lot for your help, it was crucial for our development as a couple.”
“Dori is understanding and calm, and helps us understand our feelings, communicate them, celebrate all positive steps, stay positive, and feel hopeful and loving toward each other.”
“She’s very nice. She’s smart and she leads the sessions well. We really like Tomauro.”
“She [Dr. Georgiana] is taking us through historical issues that need to be addressed before we can move forward. She tells it straight, “If things continue like this you can expect xyz…” She encourages and makes a case for decisions to be made, to take a stand and follow through.”
“She’s [Georgi] empathetic, caring and we both feel supported by her.”
“Kensington was intentional and warm, which is something we appreciate when it comes to letting someone in our personal life. Kensington asked us questions and provided feedback which was great as well.”
“Even though we just started, Georgiana is already helping us come together stronger as a couple. I appreciate her candor, frankness and suggestions.”
“I feel Ben is a good fit for us. We both felt comfortable talking with him.”
“I was comfortable with Ben and how he explained everything we could expect the first visit. I think he was fair to both of us and I would be interested in his insight.”
“Bre is very bubbly but also patient and good at taking care of any concerns or questions throughout the process.”
“Georgi was wonderful and I really appreciated her process minded approach. She was very good at deconstructing complex situations or emotions in a methodical way that made obstacles seem easier to overcome. She also made sure that myself and my partner felt validated throughout the process. I like that Georgi let us come forward with anything that happened in the week but she also always had a plan to direct the conversation in case we did not have anything to talk about.”
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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.
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