Mari, I am deeply grateful for your vision and this group of wonderful and authentic women. I am so thankful that you followed your heart and moved forward to create this sacred and valuable space that allows all of us to be genuine and vulnerable to our needs for self care. The support of this group energizes my day and is a tremendous contribution that supports me to follow through on all of my well meant intentions that previously never quite lifted off the ground. Awesome KUDOS to you and Kelli for sharing your wisdom and leading this fantastic adventure into self care in mutual support of all of our goals and intentions for improvement. YOU GALS ROCK THE KASBAH!
— Margaret Prior, Nevada

Welcome to the The Healthy Healers™ information page, we are glad you are here! My name is Mari A. Lee, LMFT, CSAT-S, and I am a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, a healer who believes in whole hearted self care, and a boss babe who, like many women, juggles many roles, but is 100% committed to taking care of myself ~ mind, body and spirit in the midst of the hustle and bustle.

I am the founder of Growth Counseling Services, a private practice therapy center in Glendora, CA. where I support clients with in office individual, couples and group counseling, walk talk therapy, and guided imagery.

I am also a small business coach to other clinicians, a best selling author, a national speaker, and a workshop instructor on the topic of relationships, women's self image and esteem, and trauma recovery for over 10 years.

I was a part of the wonderful Healthy Healers group in the summer of 2016. Mari and Kelli were fabulous group facilitators and leaders that kept us on track a few times a week, as well as being major participators. I took away so many tools related to eating, exercise and emotional well being that I continue to use even after the group has closed. Thanks so much and I highly recommend that other women should participate.
— Natalie Coyrnoyea, Toronto, Ontario

My dream was to team up with my dear friend and fitness coach Kelli to create an affordable and private on line group in order to support female healers, helpers and busy boss babes.

Kelli Butler is the founder of KB Fit Inside & Out. She is an AFAA certified personal fitness trainer for over 20 years, a certified vinyasa flow instructor though YogaWorks, a certified kundalini yoga teacher as taught by yogi Bhajan through Yoga West, and a Goddess Life Cardio Belly Dance instructor at her beautiful and serene studio in San Dimas, CA.  She is also one of the most kind, hilarious and wonderful women I have ever met!

Kelli is a passionate and gifted healer who believes that fitness not only benefits our physical energy, but our mental and spiritual energies as well. As she often shares, "Life is not just the outside physical appearance, itʼs how you FEEL in the Inside too!" ~ just one of the many reasons why I love her!

Mari, you have a gift beyond any woman I know for attracting, gathering and valuing other women. Your also have an inherently authentic way of leading them/us to friendships. You’ve had this gift for as long as I’ve known you and I’ve admired it, been the fortunate recipient of it and even attempted to channel it myself because I am such a fan. To me, the Healthy Healers is such a natural outgrowth of who you are. Our tribe keeps me mindful every day and refocuses me on self care when I want to focus on absolutely anything and everything else. Because of the Healthy Healers and your support, I’ve made the progress that I struggled to make before. For me, it’s still about progress, not perfection for sure but I feel things shifting internally and externally. Thank you!
— Tiffany Stith, California

Together We Can Go Far!

If you are a woman who has been struggling with self care, you are not alone. Women juggle so many roles, and it is incredibly challenging to schedule in self care and maintain on going focus on emotional health and physical fitness. Kelli and I envisioned creating a space that was supportive, motivating, educational and fun! We wanted to connect with other busy women in the world who are interested in creating a healthier life style, but need support with emotional self care and physical fitness goals. We wanted to bring together down-to-earth REAL women who have been looking to connect with a tribe of other perfectly imperfect women. A space where we can laugh, cry and cheer each other on with healthy motivation and joy.

If you have worked with me (Mari) in one of my other on line or in person groups or workshops, or if you have worked with Kelli or attended one of her classes or studio workshops, you know that we are very thoughtful about the fit of personalities in our groups.

The Healthy Healers is for every woman, no matter what size, shape, or age. It is a small corner in the on line world where unhealthy competition, body shaming, perfectionism and ego is jettisoned. This is a sacred space for no drama women who want to start putting self care at the top of their "to-do" list. Each woman sets her own mind, body, and spirit goals, and can go at her own pace with the support and encouragement of the group. We won't push you, but we will be gently relentless in helping you stay focused.

Mari, I am continually amazed how the topics we explore in our Healthy Healers group connect us all in so many different yet similar ways. This group arrived during a time in my life when I needed a push for motivation, camaraderie with other healthy women, and support from you and Kelli. It syncs perfectly with the path I’ve taken over the last year in finding my life again. Our group reminds me to be kind and gentle with my mind and body, and to better myself mentally - purging the toxicity, and physically - eating to live and not living to eat, and it has supported increased fitness and weight loss. The topics we discuss address every need I’ve felt. I enjoy the work we all do together so much. Thank you again for your insight and foresight in doing this.
— Marjie Works, California

Group Information

This is a 3 month private on line group facilitated on Facebook by Mari and Kelli. Our next group begins on Monday, June 6th, 2016 and ends on Friday, September 2nd, 2016. The group is $75 per month for a total of $225 per woman for all 3 months (Helpful hint: This is less than two individual sessions with Mari and less than two private training classes with Kelli. This fee covers our time for several hours a month each month for 3 months). Because we keep the group small at 25 women in order to encourage focus, bonding and support, we ask that you pay for your seat in the group before the group starts.

You may email if you would like to reserve your place in group. We will then send you the group confirmation and goal form to fill out and send back to us.

Mari, you and Kelli are simply amazing. I will be forever beholden to you both for teaming up to create this spectacular and awe-inspiring, Healthy Healers group. Before joining this group, I couldn’t really grasp the significance of self care or how vital it would be for my well being. The Healthy Healers group has shifted my perspective and attitude toward so many aspects of my life; it has inspired me to become a healthier person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The positivity, love and support that this group has to offer, on a daily basis, have encouraged me to stay on this healing path. A great big thank you to you both for your tenacious coaching! This has been a fantastic group to be a part of; I am thrilled to be on this wonderful journey with all of you.
— Katrina Herrling, Nevada

Other Good Stuff to Know!

Kelli and I will start off each week with "Motivational Mondays" - this is where we will post a fitness tip, goal or exercise for your mind, body and/or spirit to help keep you and the group focused and motivated. But please don't worry - you won't have to spend hours a day working out, or on Facebook. Who has time for that nonsense?

Each day members can connect and support each other as they wish and as their schedules permit with encouragement and ideas. You can even meet up in person if you live in the same area! Our "Reflection Friday" is a day where we come together to check in on progress and set our intentions for the weekend.

Kelli and I will pop in to offer support, answer questions, post helpful tips, and provide encouragement through out the month as well.

I loved the Healthy Healers group experience. Such a great group of women! I have filed away lots of good information that I learned to apply in the months ahead. Thanks so much for the support, encouragement and wisdom. It meant more than you know.
— Vicki Reid Patton

We are here for YOU!

Kelli brings two decades of expertise from her fitness, yoga and meditation experience, she is there to answer questions and be of support. Though Mari will not be providing individual therapy, she will bring in the emotional encouragement and insight from her many years as a skilled psychotherapist and coach to professional women, along with weekly self care exercises and motivational activities - we will help keep you on track!

And, each member of the group also plays an important role as each woman brings in her own special spirit and energy to support her group members as she moves toward her own self care goals over the 3 months we are together. The Healthy Healers group is about celebrating accomplishments, and encouraging one another when someone is struggling. This is a group where collaboration and kindness are the cornerstones for every step forward.

We hope you will join us this summer for a joyful and supportive journey as we focus on self care, health, fitness, connection and emotional balance and well being! You may contact Mari at if you have any questions or if you would like us to save your spot. Please remember that the group is closed at 25 women, first come first served, so that we can keep the group small and focused on connection and healthy goals.

Kindly and in support,

Mari & Kelli