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Welcome to Thriving Relationships

helping people lead transformational lives

Mark Benish, founder of Thriving Relationships LLC, has a passion for helping people lead transformational lives. He believes that every person was created to thrive.  Mark’s vision of what it means to thrive is captured in this definition…



       1. to make steady progress: PROSPER
       2. to grow vigorously: FLOURISH


Key to learning how to thrive in life and relationships is learning how to be self aware, other focused, and God led.  Mark’s counseling reflects this fundamental value which includes being sensitive to where others are in their spiritual journey.  He will incorporate this area with those who desire it and omit with those who desire that. Mark will utilize all of his training in counseling and soul care, as well as his gifts, skills, and experience to help individuals, couples, and families heal and grow into this goal of …

Thriving . . . 
          in your life
                    in your relationships
                              in your service for God and others

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Services I Offer

Using a combination of his training in a broad array of secular counseling theories and techniques, spiritual formation, soul care, and his own model of what drives us in relationships.


  • Couples counseling

  • Individual counseling

  • Relationship counseling

  • Blending families counseling

  • Soul Care and spiritual development

  • Pre-engagement and pre-marital counseling (Mark is a trained Prepare-Enrich counselor)


  • Marriage

  • Blending Families

  • Weekend intensives for couples

Mark is also available for speaking engagements on any of the above subjects.


Mark graduated from Denver Seminary, so is he a Christian? What does this mean? What if I am of another faith or not spiritual?

Mark is a Christian, but he honors the personal beliefs and convictions of the clients he serves and in his counseling practice strives to help individuals along their personal journey. He does not impose his views on his clients, but his Christianity does inform his world view. Clients choose if and how they would like to incorporate their personal faith into counseling. Mark’s experience has convicted him that the spiritual dimension of life is an important component to long-term change, growth, and well-being, but he will always work for change and healing based on where the client is. If you walk in the door and you are non-religious, you will feel welcome and comfortable with Mark.

How does Mark incorporate spirituality in his counseling?

It is ultimately up to each client. If a client chooses to incorporate their personal faith, then Mark will start from that position. Each person’s journey and needs are different and so Mark will individualize his approach to those differences. While part of what makes Mark’s therapy effective is challenging individuals to grow, he also wants to walk alongside people in their journey and assist them in their growing and healing with questions, techniques, and spiritual insights. His goal is to make the spiritual dimensions of life comfortable for everyone he works with. For some that would include praying with and for them. Some may be comfortable incorporating the Bible into their therapy, while others may find that unacceptable. Mark hopes to model and teach people that God is full of grace, mercy, and love and desires that we all treat every other person with that same grace, mercy, love, and respect.

Is therapy confidential?

In general, the law protects the confidentiality of all communications between a patient and psychologist. No information is disclosed without prior written permission from the client. However, there are some exceptions required by law to this rule. Exceptions include:

  • Suspected child abuse or dependent adult or elder abuse. The therapist is required to report this to the appropriate authorities immediately.

  • If a client is threatening serious bodily harm to another person. The therapist is required to notify the police.

  • If a client intends to harm himself or herself. The therapist will make every effort to work with the individual to ensure their safety. However, if an individual does not cooperate, additional measures may need to be taken.

  • If a client is a threat to national security.

In addition, each person seeking relationship counseling (couples or partners) must understand that the treatment unit is the couple or the relationship. Couples are asked to sign the 'No Secrets Policy' that governs communication between the therapist and each member of the couple or partnership.

Do you accept insurance?

No, however, Mark will provide you with a coded invoice or monthly statement to turn into your insurance company, HSA, or FSA as many plans offer reimbursement for counseling. Contact your insurance company to find out if your plan covers mental health services and what kinds of providers are covered.

Contact Me

6 Inverness Court East, suite 140
Englewood, CO 80112


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