Susan Hubbard, LCSW, P.C.
810 Kalmia Avenue
Boulder, CO 80304
Phone: (303) 447-1893
Fax: (303) 444-2738
Diplomate, American Board of Sexology
Board Certified in Clinical Social Work; National Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work
Practitioner and consultant in EMDR Therapy, certified by the EMDR International Assn
- Sexual counseling with individuals and couples.
- Relationship counseling, marital and otherwise.
- Psychotherapy with individuals.
- Common sense and humor employed as part of therapy.
- Interactive, informal style: plain English spoken.
- Varied approach, depending upon the needs of the client.
- Support is balanced by clear, constructive confrontation.
- Published Author
- Developed program called "Spicing Up Your Sex Life: a Tasteful Guide for Ordinary People."
- My goal is to offer people a simple and practical way to enjoy more comfort and success in the bedroom.
Get to Know Susan Hubbard
"I have a broad private practice in Boulder , CO , with particular skills and experience working with sexual issues. Many therapists believe that if a relationship is fundamentally intact, and that if the partners deal with their individual psychological blocks, sexuality will flow naturally. However, often this is not the case.
"People need focused intervention that offers them a structure to work out sexual problems and to create healthier sexual habits. In 1972, I began utilizing Masters and Johnson's sensate focus exercises with couples. In the privacy of their own homes, couples practice touch exercises that are structured, safe and highly communicative.They discuss the details of this with me in therapy, as a way to resolve impasses and to learn to relax and please each other. If individuals have had traumatic experiences associated with sexuality, it is appropriate and necessary to do some individual work on resolving the fear and aversion that has been generated. I use a combination of talk therapy and EMDR to accomplish this important resolution. This then frees that individual to have better feelings about him/herself, and gives access to normal positive sexual responses with a trusted partner.
"I also developed a friendly and useful program called "Spicing Up Your Sex Life: a Tasteful Guide for Ordinary People." Visit my website for more details. My goal was to offer people a simple and practical way to enjoy more comfort and success in the bedroom. The metaphor of food and cooking provides an amazingly apt vehicle for helping people to conceptualize and talk about sexual issues that might otherwise feel embarrassing, divisive or forbidden. One's sex life needs to be nourishing and sustaining over time. A "good enough" sex life means that both people feel their sex life is in reasonable working order, that it provides dependable satisfaction and closeness, and that it sustains them for years without major or unsolvable complaints. There are sexual high points and low points over long periods of time, but the prevailing emotions about sexuality are positive ones. There is always room for ecstasy, but it is not required as daily fare.
"An Overview of Female Sexuality" Reprinted in Humanistic Psychology, Prometheus Books, 1978
"The Happiness Pushers" The Humanist Magazine, 1978
"Psychology, God and Common Sense", Friends Journal, 1992
"Meaning Business at Home", Friends Journal, 1993
Spicing Up Your Sex Life: A tasteful guide for ordinary people., 1998, Published by Author
"Ruach, Chutzpah, and Creativity", Friends Journal, 2002