Theresa van Duursen, PhD, LPC

Core Candidate Assistant Professor
Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentrations

Theresa is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Doctorate in Counselor Education from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC). In addition to having a private practice for thirteen years, she taught as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Northern Colorado in their counseling master’s and doctoral programs. She holds certifications in Past Life Soul Regression and Between Life Soul Regression and has trained professionals in both techniques. While maintaining her private practice she also supported her spouses’ business as an administrator, which helped her discover a gift for and enjoyment of administrative work. She is excited to be working for Naropa University, a dream she has had since her days as a student at UNC. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her teenage children and dogs. Theresa is an aspiring author and enjoys meditating, reading, hiking, kayaking, scuba diving, traveling, and interior decorating. She is also deeply committed to self-growth, the spiritual journey, and working to transform the consciousness of the world around her.

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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.