New LGBTQ Discriminations by HHS

The Trump administration on Friday finalized a rule that would remove nondiscrimination protections for LGBTQ people when it comes to health care and health insurance. It is one of many rules and regulations put forward by the Trump administration that defines “sex discrimination” as only applying when someone faces discrimination for being female or male, and does … Read more

Want to Become a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist?

As you may know, I teach / supervise / graduated from / at Denver Family Institute’s Marriage and Family Therapy program.  Today, I serve as the Board Chair.  DFI is a non-profit, low-fee community counseling clinic and post-graduate couples and family training program that helps mental health clinicians deepen their therapeutic skills through hands-on experiential … Read more

Sex During COVID-19

The NYC Health Department may change recommendations as the situation evolves. 3.21.20 Sex and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) All New Yorkers should stay home and minimize contact with others to reduce the spread of COVID-19. But can you have sex? Here are some tips for how to enjoy sex and to avoid spreading COVID-19. 1. … Read more

Just One Adult Makes a Difference in the Lives of Transgender Youth

The 12 year-old child of basketball star Duane Wade came out this week as transgender.  Some would say she came out, however what she really did was to invite the world in.  Zion Wade was born male, and has come to identify as female.  Zion is now known as Zaya and is receiving unconditional love … Read more

MFT Program Enrollment Open for 2020/2021

Have you ever considered becoming a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist?  Denver Family Institute (DFI) is one of the leading programs in the country.  Applications for the Fall of 2020 is Now Open!!!!  If you know anyone who might be interested in joining us please have them contact Susan Terkhorn for more information or … Read more

Shamelessly Treating Kinky Clients with Dr. Joe Kort

Dr. Joe Kort (December 16, 2019) “This week I talk all things Kink with my guest, sex therapist Dr. Neil Cannon. Neil has been researching, writing about and treating members of the kink community for nearly fifteen years. He believes kink is nothing to feel any shame about. “In sex therapy all roads lead to … Read more

Colorado Gives Day: Save a Life, Save a Family!

Why do I donate my money and so much time to Denver Family Institute?  Because as the volunteer Board Chair, I know how every penny is spent.  DFI has been helping individuals, families and couples since 1982.   Most of DFI clients desperately need the community mental health services that our student clinicians provide.  When you … Read more

Denver Family Institute Now Accepting Class of 2021

As you may know, I graduated from Denver Family Institute’s Marriage and Family Therapy program many years ago. I wanted to share that DFI is currently accepting student applications for their MFT program for the Fall 2019 cohort. The deadline to apply is coming soon, but applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the … Read more

Dr. Emily Nagoski Coming to Denver

The Colorado Section for AASECT is very excited for Emily Nagoski’s workshop on Monday, October 7, 2019.  Emily is the author of “Come As You Are.” If you are a therapist of any type, a mental health professional, educator, medical professional, or counselor, you are welcome to attend.  If you click on the link below, … Read more