FAQs

It takes courage to ask for help.

Whether it is your first time seeking a counselor, moving from out-of-state, or looking to return to counseling after an absence, I encourage you to ask questions and seek answers until you are 100% comfortable. I specialize in couples therapy, sex therapy, individual counseling, LGBTQ+ issues, and trauma & abuse therapy – please visit the linked pages for more information about my process and approach.

The frequently asked questions below cover many of the questions that my clients ask before starting therapy. If you have any other questions, please message give me a call at (720) 336-9220 or email susan@sustanterkhorn.com.

I am passionate about helping my clients overcome the obstacles in their lives that often leave them feeling stuck, helpless and disconnected. I do this through a variety of approaches. I’m holistic, looking at all aspects of your life: mind body and spirit. I also draw from Structural Family Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Attachment Models, in particular Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), to help clients recognize negative patterns, cycles or stories in their lives. I utilized EFT techniques to help individuals and couples access deeper emotions and have awareness of vulnerabilities and triggers. I am drawn to the social justice aspect of Narrative and Feminist Therapy especially within the framework of Sex Therapy and trauma Work and often implement these perspectives in session.

Another important part of my work, especially with clients who have experienced trauma or are experiencing sexual issues, is the use of mindfulness and somatic exercises that help clients shift their awareness to the present moment allowing them to be in their body, observe their feelings and emotions with curiosity and without judgment and show up authentically in their lives.

I consider therapy a collaborative journey and together we will explore your early attachments, how they play a part in who you are, and how they show up in your relationships today. 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 offer a direct, creative and compassionate therapeutic approach in a safe and nonjudgmental space.

We are all born as sexual beings. It is a central part of being human. Feeling good about our sexuality, sexual expression, sexual identity and gender identity leaves us balanced and feeling connected to ourselves and others. If we are feeling disconnection from our sexuality within ourselves and in our relationships we may feel distress and anxiety.

I utilize an integrated and holistic therapeutic approach to explore and evaluate physical, psychological and emotional blocks that might be impacting your sexuality. As a sex therapist, I am focused on working with individuals and couples around issues of sexuality and sexual fulfillment. There is no nudity or touching in a therapy session. Any exercises or assignments are given to clients to complete in the privacy of their own homes.

I help individuals, couples and families find connection, healing and personal growth within themselves and with those that are closest to them. 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.

Sessions take place in my comfortable and convenient office in southeast Denver, at 2121 S. Oneida Street, Suite 107 (Around the corner from the Denver Dumb Friends League). The office is convenient from I-25.

I am currently available for sessions on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 am – 7 pm. Saturdays 9 am – 2 pm.

I generally work with people on a weekly basis. Consistency and reinforcement improve results. If this is not possible, we can discuss other ways to work together. Please send me a message or schedule your free in-person consultation.

When you’re considering an important investment of time, energy, and resources, it’s smart to do a little cost/benefit analysis. Below, you’ll get the information on fees. That’s a straightforward cost.

I assume you’ll also look at the time you’ll spend, and you might compare that to other ways you’d fill up that time during your week.

A long time ago, someone told me that when I was considering an opportunity, I shouldn’t look at what it would cost without looking at what it was worth.

As you make your decision, take into account the long-term health, happiness, and financial benefits of meeting your objectives for counseling, and the costs of not making the changes you’re considering.

Fees:

Initial in-person consultation: FREE

50 minute session: $120

80 minute session: $150

Longer sessions are also available.

I accept cash, check, or credit cards. Payment is due in person at the end of each session or can be deducted from a credit card on file at the time of service. I do not bill for services or carry account balances.

I find that insurance companies often get in the way of good therapy, and they frequently require therapists to share information with them that clients prefer to keep confidential. By keeping insurance companies out of the equation we can focus our sessions on your therapeutic goals, rather than waste time and money justifying treatment and filling out reams of paperwork. And maybe the most important reason for wanting to avoid insurance companies is that most of them require therapists to use diagnosis codes to authorize treatment. Your diagnosis can follow you for years to come, and can affect your ability to obtain private insurance in the future. In my mind labeling you with a diagnosis does not further your treatment, and I avoid it whenever possible.

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COUNSELING AREAS OF FOCUS

Abuse & Trauma

Affairs & Infidelity

Aging & Sex

Asexuality

Body Image

Bullying

Communication

Couples Counseling

Cutting & Self-Harm

Divorce

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

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

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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.”
Couple
“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