Heather Bair, M.A. received their Master of Arts in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and are a Registered Psychotherapist in the state of Colorado. They completed internships at The Women's Wilderness Institute and The Odyssey School before entering private practice in 2011 to help guide families, couples, and individuals.
Heather feels strongly that each of us has a deep wisdom within ourself and that, at times, we need a guide to help us see our own wisdom.
Heather has worked with youth in many capacities for over 20 years, serving as a soccer coach, backpacking guide, mentor, and counselor. Heather grew up moving around the United States, and is intimately familiar with the impact that transitions can have on a person. After all, finding friends and community in a new place can be challenging.
Heather studied printmaking and painting in college at Stephen F. Austin State University. Upon completing an Outdoor Educator Semester with NOLS, they moved to Boulder to begin studying Wilderness Therapy at Naropa University. Heather is also trained in Applied Existential Relational Therapy (2016) and
Animal Assisted Therapy (2013).
Heather's work with clients is widely varied and can take the form of nature walks, guided visualizations, meditation, movement, sand tray work, and spending time with Santee, a malamute rescued from Mexico. Each client has different needs, and Heather's work is tailored to help you continue your work in a fulfilling and intentional way.
HOW A RESCUE DOG FROM MEXICO CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Santee is Healing Bear Wellness's resident therapy dog, coming from Manzanillo, Mexico as a rescue in April of 2019. Dogs show unconditional love, and Santee helps clients by being fully in the present. Clients can more easily regulate their emotions as they pet and play with him.
Clients can project their concerns onto Santee, allowing them to share openly, in a way that feels safe. Full of adventure, love and a bit of mischief, Santee loves snuggles and being the center of attention!