Rachael Collins, LPC, ACS, BC-DMT

Lead Clinical Instructor
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Somatic Counseling and Dance/Movement Theories & Practice Concentrations
BBA Business Management, University of Massachusetts Amherst / BA Dance, University of Massachusetts Amherst / MA Somatic Counseling Psychology: Dance/ Movement Therapy, Naropa University
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Somatic Counseling and Dance/Movement Theories & Practice Concentrations
Contemplative Practices for Somatic Counseling Contexts / Advanced Counseling Skills I & II / Counseling Practicum Triadic Supervision / Internship I & II: Dance/ Movement / Internship Clinical Instruction

Rachael Collins, LPC, ACS, BC-DMT, is a Clinical Instructor for the Somatic Counseling Department at Naropa University. Prior to becoming Clinical Instructor, Rachael held both Visiting Instructor and Adjunct Faculty roles in the department beginning in 2019. Rachael has eight years of clinical experience, specializing in utilizing body based, relational, and creative approaches with children and adults experiencing complex trauma and neurodiversity. Her current area of research and exploration is in bridging the seen and unseen within our bodies and oppressive systems surrounding us in order to support folks in finding more integration, wholeness, and integrity. This is woven throughout her classes and supervision with students.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.