The Student Counseling Center offers initial assessments, evaluations, individual counseling, couples counseling, and group therapy. We also provide mental health outreach, screenings, and educational workshops for the University community and offer consultations with faculty, staff, and families.
Naropa Student Counseling Center staff will make referrals to off campus resources and additional psychological services for those who we are unable to serve in regular individual therapy.
All students have access to Walk In/Crisis Counseling on a first come first serve basis, available T-F from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm with our Crisis and Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor.
We offer a large array of self-help and informational pamphlets in our waiting room.
Office Hours During the School Year
We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 5pm.
We are open from 11:30 am to 1 pm and 3:30-5:00 pm on Thursday. We have limited hours on Thursday as we are closed for clinical supervision, trainings, and staff meetings.
We are closed on weekends, during school breaks, and holidays.
Contact Information & Location
To access services, please call us at (303)245-4630 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are located in Juniper Cottage, on the Southwest corner of the Arapahoe Campus.
Please use the main entrance on the southern side of the building.
Counseling Services We Provide
College years can be accompanied with transitions, growth, opportunities, and challenges. Naropa counselors provide confidential counseling for folks dealing with issues and problems of life such as:
~Making difficult life choices
~Coping with stress and anxiety
~Difficult family dynamics
~Dealing with difficult emotions
~Developing healthier relationships
~Grieving losses and Healing wounds from the past
~Self-exploration and growth
~Living well with others
~Challenges with school
~Finding meaning and purpose
~Developing healthy boundaries
~Healing from Emotional and Physical Abuse
To pursue regular ongoing counseling sessions, students must complete two initial steps:
- Come in during our open hours and fill out CCAPS questionnaire on the computer in the lobby. This step is necessary and takes about 20 minutes.
- Schedule a 20 minute screening to help us understand what's going on for you, and to help you get the support you need. Please email us at email@example.com or call us at (303)245-4630 to set up the 20 minute screening.
What to Expect Next
After the 20 minute screening and CCAPS are complete we will either schedule an initial intake session with you or suggest some referrals to help you get the support that is right for you. If we cannot serve you, we will help you get to someone who can.
Our Scope of Practice
Because we do not have in-house psychiatric or intensive services, and individual counseling is provided by counselors-in-training, we may refer clients with more complex issues to outside providers better suited to their needs.
If you struggle with ongoing addiction, personality disorder, psychosis, schizophrenia, or have unmedicated and chronic problems with bi polar, depression or anxiety, or need crisis services or more frequent treatment, we will refer you to someone who can better support you with what you are dealing with.
Group therapy is when 6-10 individuals meet face to face with one or more trained group therapists. The therapists and group members work to establish safety, trust, and ease, talking from their personal experience, and trying out new behaviors. We provide therapy and support groups based on a belief that individuals with similar difficulties can share concerns, learn new skills, and be supportive of one another, and that this can help facilitate change. Some examples of groups include: Emotional Alchemy, Courageous Living, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Art Drop In.