LGBTQ+ Support

We are all born sexual beings and understanding it is central to being human.

In my LGBTQ+ Support services, I offer a safe space to reveal, accept and celebrate who you truly are. With extensive training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Sex Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, I can identify the negative patterns or self-talk or oppressive beliefs that may be holding you back from true happiness. I understand that allowing yourself to be vulnerable and showing your authentic self to anyone can be scary, but it is often necessary for change to happen. Let’s face these obstacles together. You are not alone in this work, I am a fierce ally.

You Can Embrace the Life You Deserve

Embracing your authentic self can feel scary or overwhelming.  You may want to be true to yourself but do not know how to start.  Feelings of helplessness, shame, being on the outside (exclusion), or fear – for example – can block us from showing up fully in our own lives.  My office is a safe and affirming place for you to feel heard, seen, understood and emotionally supported as we work together to overcome these and other obstacles.  Together we will work to:

  • Heal any shame and trauma
  • Dispel feelings of helplessness
  • Rebuild any disconnection from your true self
  • Work through challenges in your day-to-day life
  • Empower your authentic self

Change, Growth, and Healing Can Happen

Feeling good about our sexuality, sexual expression, sexual identity and gender identity leaves us balanced and feeling connected to ourselves and others on a deep level.  If we are feeling disconnection from our sexuality within ourselves or in our relationships we may experience distress, depression and anxiety. Negative or hostile social and familial messages may feel overwhelming and bring on feelings of helplessness, invisibility and lack of self worth.  Healing is possible. I will help you begin the process of honoring yourself and ultimately,empower you to live an authentic life.

Affirming, Sex Positive, and Safe

My work with members of the LBGTQ+ community is based on my extensive training in this area, as well as my personal experience as an LBGTQ+ ally and the loved one of a transitioning family member.  As your advocate and ally I am committed to:

  • Creating a safe place for you to be seen, heard and empowered
  • Working collaboratively at your pace to achieve your goals
  • Providing a trauma informed therapeutic approach rooted in a non-judgemental and sex positive perspective
  • Bringing awareness to and working through internal positive and negative narratives that may have come from family, social or cultural sources
  • Helping to set your inner flame to roaring!

Change and growth are possible even when it seems like all is lost.

Through our work together you will see more hopefulness, connection and acceptance of who you truly are. If you have questions, you can reach out by phone (720) 336-9220), email (susan@counselingservicesofdenver.com) or through the Contact Form on my site. If you are ready, you can schedule a Free Initial Consultation to meet in-person and see if we are the right fit.

LGBTQ+ AREAS OF FOCUS

Couples Counseling

Cross-Dressing

Coming Out

Gay, Lesbian, Queer & Questioning

Gender Identity

Gender Nonconformity

Intersex Conditions

Religion & Sexuality

SSA (Same Sex Attraction)

Transgender Care

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.

Schedule a Free Consultation

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