Susan Hess Counseling

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Susan Hess, MA, LPC


My Story

I was in my mid-30's when my significant other told me on Christmas morning that he had been diagnosed with cancer. It was one of the most profound and impactful statements I have ever heard. It immediately launched me into caregiving mode with him, and then propelled me onto a life path of wider caring, service and professional counseling. Since 1998, it has been my honor to work with hundreds of people with cancer, as well as caregivers and family members. Their cancer experiences have come with all kinds of life issues including anxiety, fear, depression, loss, grief, transitions, and a search for purpose, spirituality and meaning. I have learned so much from everyone. Even without a cancer diagnosis, these are often the same issues people face when major change and uncertainty enter their lives. If you are ready to explore these issues in your life and grow toward insight and integration, schedule an initial free session and let's explore how we could work together toward your personal development and healing.






    Values, Purpose, Meaning
    Acceptance & Commitment
    Transpersonal & Spiritual
    Music & Expressive Arts


  • I am currently licensed to counsel individuals living in Colorado only.
  • I work out of my home office through phone or remote video sessions on a secure online platform.
  • My practice is BIPOC and LGBTQ+ compassionate and friendly.


  • Master of Arts
    Naropa University, 1998
    Transpersonal Counseling Psychology/ Music Therapy Concentration
  • Bachelor of Arts
    University of Colorado, 1974
    Anthropology and Fine Arts


  • Private practice, 1998 - 2024.
    Counseling and music psychotherapy
  • Clearity Foundation, 2018 - 2023. Program Director - Steps Through OC, Ovarian Cancer Counselor, Director of Education
  • Colorado Ovarian Cancer Alliance, 2005 - 2018. Co-Founder, Programs Director, Support Group Facilitator


  • Licensed Professional Counselor
    2004-2024, Colorado #3728
  • CIIS Certified Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapist, May 2024 - pending
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional,  2023
  • Certified Grief Recovery Specialist, 2005
  • Naropa University Mindfulness Instructor, 2002
  • Bonny Method of Guided Imagery and Music, Fellow 2001

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Video Counseling

I am currently offering all sessions remotely from my home office through a secure online video platform.

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Phone Counseling

If you are more comfortable meeting by phone we can connect via my secure business phone line.

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Email & Text Support

We can make arrangements for you to have email and/or text support between sessions as needed.

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