About Me


Dr. Heather McQueen, Ph.D., CBP 
Ph.D. in Psychology
Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP)
Licensed Black Belt Nia Instructor

25+ years experience in Mind/Body Empowerment, Conscious Life Philosophy and Well Being
20+ years experience Post Master's Degree

Doctoral level research on holistic well being relative to authenticity, motivation, emotional intelligence, life satisfaction, healing experiences, mindbody wellness practice, and personal empowerment

Extensive experience working within the broad spectrum of mental health states of being and life circumstances, crisis intervention, comorbidity, program/curriculum development and strategic implementation for lifestyle rehabilitation and empowerment

Creativity, Authenticity, Intrinsic Motivation, and Connectedness to Self and Others

Dance, Movement, Neuromuscular Integrative Action (NIA - 20 years total experience between personal practice and facilitating the practice)

Colorado Governor's Council for Active and Healthy Lifestyles Appointee 11/2010-09/01/2015

Elected to the Board of Directors as Vice President of the Council 12/20/2012 - 09/01/2015

In addition to the aforementioned, I am interested in and passionate about Meaning and Purpose, Humanistic and Transpersonal topics, Diversity Perspectives relative to Holistic and Expansive Well Being, Authentic Empowerment and Self-Expression, Coping, Happiness, Resilience, Highly Sensitive Persons, Holistic Learning and Engaged Pedagogy Orientations as well as International/Collaborative Projects and Consulting.

Specialty Niches
Movement and Somatic Intelligence Approaches to Well Being
The BodyTalk System - BodyMind Holistic Well Being Technique
Neuromuscular Integrative Action (Nia)-Licensed Black Belt Instructor

Heather has presented to general and niche audiences speaking on the topics of Authentic Exploration Through Integrative Movement Practice, Motivational Interviewing, Emerging Therapies in Health and Healing for Professional Nurses, The Stigma of Mental Illness, Natural Approaches for Mood and Cognitive Disorders, Reclaiming Mind, Body, and Spirit through integration of Chakra work in Therapeutic Play and Issues relevant to Children and Adolescents of Contemporary Society, Habits of Highly Effective People as well as Authenticity, Expansive Well Being, and Integrative Practices at International Conferences in Cuba, China, and Hong Kong.

My philosophy is one of collaboration with and great respect for my clients. Utilizing knowledge from Western theories of psychotherapy, pragmatic techniques based in research as well as long-standing well being traditions to offer clients insight and pathways towards authentic expression and emotional intelligence supportive of an empowered and fulfilling life. From the realm of Conscious Life Philosophies, my approaches are infused with empowerment, focus, creativity, and mindfulness offering a multidimensional venue of wisdom, nurturing, and the awakening of inner technology while one unpacks their authentic self and well being towards greater life satisfaction, increased competence, autonomy, and connection to an emotionally intelligent and meaningful life.

More Info
Dr. McQueen earned a Ph.D. in Psychology and offers a collective 25+ years of MindBody and Conscious Life Philosophy Empowerment experience (20+ years post Master's degree). In 2012, she presented at International Psychology Conferences in China and Hong Kong and served as a Presenter and Delegate with the American Psychological Association at the 2014 International Psychology and Health Conference in Havana, Cuba. Her approach as a trusted consultant and unlicensed psychotherapist integrates various techniques, philosophies, and practices to guide and collaborate with you on your journey towards increased self-awareness, appreciation, and self-compassion while discovering what well being means to you.

"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are." ~C.G. Jung

The latest State of Colorado Mental Health Sunset Review process resulted in the official title of registered psychotherapist changing to unlicensed psychotherapist, signed into law on 7/14/2020. All licensed and unlicensed psychotherapists are required to maintain registration and good standing with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) and both of these groups legally practice under the Mental Health Practice Act.

Ph.D. Psychology, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA (2014)

MA - Master of Arts in Psychology, Regis University, Denver, CO (2001); Recipient of the Malcolm Knowles Award

BA - Bachelor of Arts in Social Science/Psychology, University of Wyoming (1996)

Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP) - International BodyTalk Association (11/2003)

Professional Organization Memberships
Professional Member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Full Member of the Colorado Psychological Association (CPA)
Professional Member of the American Counseling Association (ACA)
Rocky Mountain Humanistic Counseling and Psychological Association (RMHCPA) Founding Member
Member of the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA)
Lifetime Member of PSY CHI - The National Honor Society in Psychology                                                                                                                           Institute of Noetic Sciences (IONS) Member

Publications & Research

McQueen, H. (2014). Authentic Exploration through Integrative Movement Practice     
        (Ph.D. Dissertation, Saybrook University)

McQueen, H., Rubin, S., Wang, X., Yang, M., Dias, J., Bargdill, R., Pritzker, S., & Hoffman, L.
        (2013, August). Existential therapy and creativity in China. Poster Session presented at the
        121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI

Hoffman, L. & McQueen, H. (2012).  Facing Death, Authenticity, and Relationship. PsycCRITIQUES Vol
         57(34)  doi: 10.1037/a0029830  (Dr. Yalom Training Video Media Review)

McQueen, H. (2001). The Prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder Among Maximum Custody
         Level Inmates (Master’s Thesis, Regis University)

On a lighter note

Heather has lived, worked, and/or traveled in South America, Europe, U.S., Grand Cayman, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Australia, Cuba, China, and Hong Kong. She has been involved in Salsa, Nia, and Tango communities and has also worked as a Spanish, Kickboxing, and Gymnastics Instructor for both children and adults. Through her own personal journey with health and healing she has experienced the power within our bodies to heal when given the proper tools and support. She has completed doctoral level research on the relationship between mind, body, emotions, and spiritually integrated practice and well being relative to their roles in healing and self-empowerment. Heather's diverse background enables her to craft a unique experience in her collaborations. She works from a guiding philosophy, based in research, which asserts that individuals benefit when they fully participate in their own empowerment and healing process. While employing a variety of techniques, the bottom line to Heather's philosophy is that lasting healthy growth and learning are best achieved in the context of honest, open, accepting, safe, and joyful relationships.

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