Hello and Welcome! My name is Colleen Rafferty. I am the Owner of Innate Wellness LLC, a Certified Nutritional Therapist, and a Colorado Native.
I graduated from Fort Lewis College here in beautiful Durango, Colorado with a Biology Degree and strive to empower clients and the community to take control and improve their health through implementing lifestyle modifications, while using a nutrient dense, whole foods diet.
In my early twenties, I experienced firsthand the importance of prioritizing a healthy lifestyle in a person's wellbeing. I began to lose focus on my nutrition and myself, and as a result, my emotional and mental health began to suffer.
In 2015, in the midst of my health struggle, I made the decision to move out to Bend, Oregon, by myself, and stayed for three years. While in Oregon, I reflected on what's truly important- my health and wellbeing. During this time, I continued my education and became a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and regained my connection with real food.
I currently work in behavioral health as a substance abuse detox counselor and help patients manage the physical and emotional pain of addiction. Having struggled myself, I understand what it means to suffer. My mission is to help others work their way out of the darkness and into the light through using a nontraditional and nutritional approach.
I am a firm believer in using food medicinally and aspire to contribute to my community as an informed healer with the understanding that the potential for optimal health lies inherent in everyone.
Let the healing begin! We all rise together :)