About Susan

I can help clear obstacles in your life that can leave you feeling stuck, helpless and disconnected.

Susan Terkhorn NCC, LMFT

Hi and welcome to Counseling Services of Denver and the private practice of Susan Terkhorn. I am a sex and relationship therapist who helps individuals, couples and families find connection, healing and personal growth within themselves and with those that are closest to them.

I am passionate about helping my clients overcome the obstacles in their lives that often leave them feeling stuck, helpless and disconnected. I have experience working with couples and individuals experiencing communication issues, sexual issues, depression, past trauma infidelity, sexual dysfunction and sexual and gender identity concerns.

I enjoy working with people from all gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities and lifestyles. In addition to my training as a therapist I often draw on my life experiences to guide my work. I have lived all over the world as a child, am a mother, have experienced trauma and have worked hard in my own personal healing journey.

  • MA University of Northern Colorado in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – Couples and Family Track
  • Denver Family Institute – Two year academic and clinical certification in systemic and relational therapy
  • Level 1 Gottman Certified Couples Therapist
  • Extensive Training in Emotionally Focused Therapy
  • Extensive Academic and Clinical Training in Sex Therapy

My Approach to Counseling

I consider therapy a collaborative journey and together we will explore your existing internal narrative, identify where you get stuck and discover unique outcomes. I offer a direct, creative and compassionate approach in a safe and nonjudgmental space. I strive to provide an inclusive, affirmative and safe environment and I enjoy working with people from all gender identities, sexual orientation, expressions, religions, ethnicities and lifestyles.

My therapeutic style is direct, creative and compassionate. Working at your pace, we will explore past and present experiences that define you as a person and gather information about your strengths, resiliency, and challenges. I love supporting my clients as they create personally meaningful and fulfilling lives through increased self-awareness, acceptance, connection, and valued action. By connecting with you in a meaningful way I can help you, as an individual, couple or family to break free from old harmful and disconnecting patterns and identify, follow through and accomplish YOUR life goals!

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A Bit More About Me…

When I’m not at my office I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and dogs. I am passionate about growing as a person and find connection to myself through meditation, yoga, travel and being in nature.

Creativity is also an important outlet in my life and is expressed through gardening, painting, drawing or stone carving. It is my goal to show up authentically every day not only for myself but for those who allowed me to be part of their healing journey.

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Abuse & Trauma

Affairs & Infidelity

Aging & Sex


Body Image



Couples Counseling

Cutting & Self-Harm


Emotional Abuse

Gay, Lesbian, Queer & Questioning

Gender Identity & Care

Individual Therapy

LGBTQ+ Support

Open Relationships

Pre-Marital Counseling

Religion & Sexuality

SSA (Same Sex Attraction)

Sexual Abuse

What People Have Been Saying

I love supporting my clients as they create meaningful and fulfilling lives through increased self-awareness, acceptance and action.

“Susan is a mature, compassionate and intuitive therapist. She has an approachable presence and is tactful in helping clients change their internal narrative to create change in their life. I highly recommend her and her thoughtful counseling services!”
Kelly S.
“Susan is warm and compassionate in her approach to individual counseling and family therapy. She is very talented and well informed as a clinician. I feel privileged to know Susan as a person and as a professional.”
Samantha T.
“Without Susan I don’t think my life would be where it is right now, she is giving myself and my husband the tools we need to have a successful relationship and the ability to enjoy life together. She taught us how to understand and respect each other’s feelings and personalities, and without that, we wouldn’t be where we are.”
“We found Susan during a difficult time in our marriage and could not be more pleased. She has proven to be invaluable in her ability to listen to each of us and instill peace and clarity in our communication. Sessions with her have always felt safe and open and with her guidance, we have been able to experience pivotal breakthroughs that have strengthened our relationship…”
Rachel & Jason, Couple

A Safe Place to Get Started.

It takes courage to take the first step. I offer a free, non-judgemental, confidential consultation for new clients.

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