About Anna

Anna Mayer, MA, R-DMTAnna Mayer, MA, R-DMT

Staff Therapist

I am dedicated to supporting couples and individuals to deepen their intimacy through embodiment. Relationships and sexuality can be sources of great joy and expansion in our lives, yet also can be full of struggle and pain. To help you move toward more authentic, joyful relating, I draw from my Master’s-level training in Somatic Counseling Psychology, as well as my clinical training in Concentric Sex Therapy and effective communication.

In our work together, I will use a blend of somatic, contemplative, person-centered and sexology theories to support your growth. I will also draw on my clinical experience in adult mental health to explore any obstacles that may be blocking you from your fullest intimate expression. My approach is open-minded, sex-positive, and nonjudgmental. I am passionate about supporting people to find healing in all forms of relationships, including polyamorous and LGBTQIA relationships.

Ultimately, I trust you, my clients, to grow toward the sunlight. I believe in your capacity for healing, and I see my job as helping you ‘clean the windows’ so you can find your way toward the light. By connecting with your innate wisdom, you can begin to come into fuller contact with what it means for you to be a vibrant, healthy, conscious co-creator of your intimate relationships.

Curriculum Vitae


Memberships and Affiliations
• American Counseling Association, Member, 2015-present
• American Dance Therapy Association, Member, 2014-present
• Association for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues in Counseling, Member,
2015-present
• Phi Beta Kappa Academic Honor Society, Member, 2011-present

Education, Certifications, and Registrations
• Master of Arts in Somatic Counseling Psychology, with emphasis in
Dance/Movement Therapy, May 2017; Naropa University, Boulder, CO
• Registered Psychotherapist in Colorado, DORA # NLC.0106321, since March 2016
• Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance with Honors: Magna Cum Laude, May 2011;University
of Colorado, Boulder, CO
• Double Major in Psychology & Dance/Theatre, attended 2006-2008, Reed College,
Portland, OR
• Basic Life Support (CPR & AED) Provider, American Heart Association, July 2016-
present

Training
• Dance/Movement Sex Therapy: A Body-Centered Sex Therapy Training – with
Melissa Walker, 2016, 10-hour training
• Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Facilitator Training for Mental Health
Professionals – with Ryan Kennedy, 2016, 15-hour training
• Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) Introductory Presentation
– with Stan Tatkin, 2016
• A Sacred Vessel:Inquiry into the Discipline of Authentic Movement – with Eleni
Levidi, 2015
• Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) – 2015, 15-hour training
• Motivational Interviewing: Guiding Therapeutic Change with a Client-Centered
Approach to Transforming Ambivalence – with Ryan Kennedy, 2015, 15-hour
training
• Nature-based Therapy: Collaborations with the Natural World – with Katie Asmus,
2015, 48-hour training
• Natural Highs: Healthy Alternatives to Drugs and Alcohol – with Avani Dilger, 2014,
8-week course
• Working with Erotic Empathy:ArousalCountertransference – with Melissa Walker,
2014 & 2015
• Courting Your Medicine – with Katie Asmus and Sweigh Spilkin, 2013, 5-month
training

Work Experience
• Case Manager; West Pines Behavioral Health, Wheat Ridge, CO, May 2017-present
• Company Dancer; Wild Heart Dance, Boulder, CO, June 2016-present
• Recovery Coach / Case Manager; NorthStar Transitions, Boulder, CO, 2015- 2016
• Executive Assistant / Project Manager; Namasté Healing Arts & Thresholds Healing,
Boulder, CO, 2012–2016
• Caregiver; Private Client, Boulder, CO, 2013–2014
• Company Dancer; Evolving Doors Dance, Denver CO, 2011-2013
• Private Academic Tutor; Boulder, CO, 2011-2012
• Dance Instructor; Private Students & Studio Clients, Boulder, CO, 2008–2013
Volunteer Positions
• Clinical Intern; West Pines SCL Behavioral Health, Wheatridge, CO, August 2016-
April 2017
• Assistant Facilitator / Practicum Student; Natural Highs: Healthy Alternatives to
Drugs and Alcohol, Boulder, CO, September 2015-May 2016
• Marketing Director; Wild Heart Dance, Boulder, CO, March 2014-present
• Educational Assistant; Children’s Peace Garden (Growing Gardens), Boulder CO,
2011

Publications
• “Ambi-Dancerous: Shift to Open Roles in Social Dance,” Academic Essay
o University of Colorado Honors Journal, 2010
o Consortium, Umbrellagraph Press, 2010
• “Moving to Yes,” Poetry
o EvokeJournal, University of Colorado, 2010
o Rude Girl, Reed College, 2006

Presentations
• “Ambi-Dancerous: Shift to Open Roles in Social Dance,” Academic Essay
o University of Colorado Humanities Club Cross-disciplinary Consortium:
Feminism and Gazes Panel, 2010

Selected Performances
• The Beloved, Wild Heart Dance, Boulder, CO, 2017
• The Vulnerable Cure, Wild Heart Dance, Boulder, CO, 2016
• Home:2016, Wild Heart Dance in collaboration with Control Group Productions,
Broomfield, CO, 2016
• Sum of Your Parts, Evolving Doors Dance, Boulder/Denver, CO, 2013
• Skin, Evolving Doors Dance, Boulder/Denver, CO, 2012
• Dis-Guise, Evolving Doors Dance, Boulder, CO, 2011
• Rose, BFA Performance, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 2011

 

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