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Associate Professor
Core Faculty


MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology


MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology: Concentration in Art Therapy, Naropa University
BA Studio Art and Art Education, University of Kentucky
Licensed Professional Counselor
Registered Art Therapist

Areas of Specialization:

  • Mindfully-based Transpersonal Counseling
  • Art Therapy
  • Trauma and Attachment
  • International Service Learning
  • Community Based Art Therapy Services

Sue has served in many capacities at Naropa, as faculty member in both the Mindfulness-Based Counseling Program and the Art Therapy Program.  She is the founder and director of Boulder Art Therapy Collective, an organization in Boulder County that serves individuals and groups through a variety of art therapy services. 

Having worked in the mental health field for over 30 years, Sue has had the privilege to work with various populations in a variety of settings using art and mindfulness practices for healing. As a practicing artist herself Sue understands the power of the expressive arts and she has enjoyed participating in many art exhibits both locally and nationally.  Sue regularly presents on the efficacy of art therapy as a healing modality, especially in working with trauma, grief and attachment issues.

Sue’s most notable achievement is her creation of the Naropa Community Art Studio- International (NCAS-I), a project that aims to bring art therapy practices into international populations working toward social justice and human rights issues. Since 2011 Sue has led month long trips to Cambodia with students to work with local NGO’s that shelter women and children rescued from domestic violence, extreme poverty and the sex trafficking industry. The intention behind this work is to bring to awareness and engender deep compassion for the plight of the Cambodian people complicated by years of historical and generational trauma, while offering art therapy practices and trainings to the clinical teams of our partner organizations in Cambodia.

To learn more about Sue’s work you can visit these web sites:

To see Sue’s resume and list of papers, presentations and prior experience visit her LinkedIn page.