Susan Wenzel

Susan Wenzel is a certified sex therapist, relationship expert, and polyamory affirmative therapist with over 12 years of experience working with individuals and couples and leading seminars and workshops in the United States and Canada. She is a certified sex therapist with The American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT). She is also a Canadian certified counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).

She is the author of A Happy Life in An Open Relationship: The Essential Guide to a Healthy and Fulfilling Nonmonogamous Love Life.”

Susan’s work has been featured in New York Times Magazine, The New York Post, O’Magazine (Oprah Winfrey Magazine), Men’s Health, Business Insider, Katie Couric Media and others. Susan is a regular guest speaker on various talk shows in Canada.



Susan is a regular guest on Global TV, CBC-Radio, CTV, and CJOB-Radio on topics of relationships and sexuality. She has written numerous articles regarding relationships and sexuality (please visit the media section for more information).

Susan was born and raised in Kenya, moved to Canada in 1999, and currently lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba with her husband and her two children.

Professional Membership/Certification:

  • American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT)
  • Board Member of Concordia Hospital
  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
  • The Professional Association of Christian Counsellors and Psychotherapists (PACCP)
  • The Institute for Sexual Realization (I.S.S.R)
  • Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)


Susan specializes in family therapy and couples and individual counselling. She helps clients deal with unwanted emotions and recover from present and past hurts, disappointment, trauma, sexual problems, anger, anxiety, depression, and stress. She is also an expert in polyamory and other ethical nonmonogamous relationships. As a polyamory-friendly therapist, her passion is to help ethical nonmonogamous individuals and couples navigate polyamory and thrive in consensual nonmonogamous relationships. Susan also specializes in assisting clients manage jealousy and other insecurities in both monogamy and nonmonogamy alike.

Her clinical approach is integrative and consists of emotionally focused couples therapy, psychotherapy, CBT, the gender affirmative approach, psychosexual therapy, person-centred therapy, and mindfulness. Susan is also a registered ASIST trainer (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) for suicide prevention and intervention with LivingWorks education program.

Susan is a referral therapist for the following agencies:

  • Compensation for Victims of Crime Program (Manitoba and British Columbia)
  • Child and Family Services
  • Community Living and disABILITY Services
  • Aurora Family Therapy Centre
  • Manitoba School Improvement Program
  • Riverbend Counselling
  • Emergency ResponseWork Inc.
  • Manitoba Schizophrenia Society
  • Various insurance agencies and more