Heather Sutton

Adjunct Faculty


MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Dance/Movement Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Somatic Counseling Body Psychotherapy - Adjunct Faculty


BA, Bridgewater State
MA, Naropa University

Heather is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Dance/Movement Therapist. She has 13 years of experience working in inpatient mental health and emergency room settings with a variety of populations providing crisis intervention and emergency mental health evaluation. She also has experience with adaptive movement and dance and is currently working for a local professional dance company facilitating an outreach program that provides the opportunity for music, movement and artistic exchange with older adults in assisted living facilities. Heather is a graduate of Naropa University and is currently teaching in the Graduate School of Psychology's Somatic Counseling Psychology program.

From the heart

I love the energy at Naropa and I appreciate the passion and creativity the students bring to the classroom. Being able to work with Naropa students keeps me excited about the future of counseling and therapy.

Courses taught

  • Internship Seminar I and II
  • Current Methods and Skills in Psychotherapy

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

The DSM 5!

What does it mean to you when somebody says, “That’s so Naropa?”

It used to bother me because it seemed to point out the ways in which Naropa is different from other programs. Now I enjoy hearing it precisely because it highlights the uniqueness of Naropa. 

What's next?

I will be working with Wonderbound, a Denver based dance company to developing an outreach program that will build community through the exchange of movement, dance and creative expression.