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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, Monday through Friday from 11am – 12pm and 3pm -4pm with a Licensed Counselor on the Arapahoe campus.

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 through Friday 9am – 12pm and 1pm – 5pm. We are closed for lunch 12pm to 1pm.

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

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

Individual Therapy

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

~Managing conflicts

~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

~Addiction Recovery

~Finding meaning and purpose

~Developing healthy boundaries

~Identity Issues


~Healing from Emotional and Physical Abuse


Getting Started

To pursue regular ongoing counseling sessions, students must complete two initial steps:

  1. 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.
  2. 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 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 Counseling

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.




Additional Services for the Naropa Community

Our professional staff offers support to staff and faculty with:

~Outreach, screening, and prevention education for students

~Consultation with staff and faculty regarding student well being, mental health, and behavioral concerns

~Consultation to the threat assessment and behavioral intervention teams

~Response to the early alert and student of concern portals through outreach to students

~Crisis intervention for students with our Crisis and Alcohol and Drug Counselor

If you are a faculty or staff member seeking support, please call Jo-Lynn Park, Director.

If you are concerned about a student's well-being please report Students of Concern through the Early Alert Portal on this site.


Our Mission

Utilizing mindfulness, we provide exceptional counseling services. With compassionate presence and wisdom, we support the diversity, health, and well being of Naropa students and community on their transformational journey.

Our counselors are well trained in the integration of contemplative, creative, and traditional methods of counseling.

We are dedicated to the ongoing research of contemplative models, and to the effectiveness of our specialized offerings.




The Naropa Student Counseling Center is dedicated to supporting the overall well-being and transformational journey of Naropa Students.

We offer assessments, counseling, and referrals for current Naropa students, free of charge.



Jo-Lynn Park, MA, LPC, Director

Jo-Lynn Park provides leadership for the Student Counseling Center by guiding the Master's Training Program and providing supervision for the center’s professional, and trainee staff. She also offers training and consultation for staff and faculty. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a MA in Counseling Psychology and has been adjunct faculty with Naropa’s GSCP and undergrad programs. Jo-Lynn has worked in therapeutic and educator roles with folks in wilderness, retreat, international, college, school, and treatment programs since 1998. Jo-Lynn’s clinical approach is integrative and she draws from experiential, depth, and buddhist psychologies. She has extensive training in Hakomi, EMDR, yoga and meditation. In her free time she likes to cuddle up with her dog, cook, read, and play outside with loved ones.

Nathan Kantz, MA, LPC, Counselor and Clinical Supervisor

Nathan Kantz provides counseling for the students at Naropa and clinical supervisor for Naropa students participating in internship and practicum. Nathan is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has an MA in clinical mental health and counseling. Nathan has worked in the detox setting, residential treatment, and in crisis services. Nathan's clinical approach is grounded in transpersonal and existential frameworks and he utilizes ACT as a model for treatment. Nathan enjoys spending time with his family, hiking, mediation, reading and playing hockey.

Hillary Burr, MA, LCSW, Counselor and Clinical Supervisor

Hillary provides direct client care, training, community outreach, and supervises interns and practicum students. Prior to joining the Naropa community Hillary spent five years supporting at risk youth and their families in outpatient and residential settings. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Social Work. Hillary is certified in EMDR and Acudetox. Her passion for working with college students led her to Naropa where she joins her clients in their journey towards realizing their full potential. Hillary's clinical approach is integrative and is grounded in behavioral therapies and utilizes mindfulness. When it’s time for her to recharge and practice the self-care, that she so strongly encourages each of her clients to do, Hillary looks to the outdoors. Her love of hiking, skiing and trying new things fills her with joy. As does cooking, listening to podcasts, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Jamie Manty, Intern Therapist

Jamie is a third-year graduate student in Somatic Psychotherapy whose heart-centered approach is collaborative, relational and embodied. Rooted in deep listening and compassionate presence, she offers an empathic, authentic connection, creatively integrating mind, body, emotions and spirit. Jamie is honored to help clients explore, navigate and grow through the human experience, including difficult emotions, patterns, relationships, and experiences. She draws upon the innate wisdom, strengths, and gifts of the individual to foster resilience, meaningful change and wellbeing. Her background includes supporting others as a relationship coach, teen mentor, healing arts practitioner, and facilitator of yoga, meditation, and women's groups. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, contemplative arts, travel, nature, and connecting with friends and family.

Katie Dyer, Intern Therapist

Katie is a third-year graduate student in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology Program. She believes in guiding people into connection with the healing quality of their own soulfulness and aliveness. She is trained to compassionately support individuals and couples in cultivating nervous system regulation, and skillfully navigating relationships with self, other, and world. She utilizes the PACT model (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) and is passionate about working with the LGBTQIAA community. Katie derives inspiration and purpose from the forces of nature, meditation, and relationships. Her work is grounded in views of radical interdependence and balance.

Everest Robinson, Practicum Therapist

Everest is in his second year in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Program. He brings several years of experience working and volunteering with students in school, community, and residential settings. As a counselor Everest is passionate about mindfulness, story/narrative, radical acceptance and basic goodness. He believes wholeheartedly in the strength and potential of his clients to work through their challenges. He shows up with authentic presence and compassion to help his clients discover and access their unlimited potential to live a connected, fulfilling life. In his spare time, Everest enjoys watching Pixar movies, reading sci-fi/fantasy, making art, shopping, eating out and quality time with friends.

Nicole Xenos, Practicum Therapist

Nicole is currently a second-year graduate student in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Psychology program. Nicole incorporates both transpersonal and social justice-based counseling modalities in order to create an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust. Using a traditional humanistic model and multicultural awareness she hopes to provide a non-judgmental and safe space for clients. Nicole seeks to help clients draw on personal and cultural wisdom in order to promote growth, development, and healing. She believes advocacy is an important piece of being a psychotherapist and seeks to help clients understand their experience at micro, macro, and meso levels. In addition to being a mother of four Nicole leads trauma-informed yoga classes and is a Specialty Coffee Association trained barista.

Shannon Rice, Intern Therapist

Shannon is a third-year graduate student in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology program. Shannon believes that each person has the wisdom and ability to live according to their values by the means of mindfulness, accountability, and compassion for oneself. She is particularly interested in exploring how earlier attachment patterning currently shapes a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior, as well as recognizing and honoring the impact that different social identities play in one’s life. Shannon’s wishes to empower clients to cultivate their inherent health and discern what is no longer serving them in a strengths-based, client centered environment that is rooted in relational, experiential, and grounded experiences. When not at Naropa, you can find Shannon spending time with her pups, on her yoga mat, or soaking up the Colorado sunshine on a hike or bike ride.

Emergency Psychological Services


EMERGENCY from on campus phone: 9-911
EMERGENCY from non-campus phones: 911
Colorado Crisis Services 24/7 Call line: 1-844-493-TALK or walk in to Emergency Psychological Services 24/7 at 3180 Airport Road Boulder CO

These services for offer P professional help for folks who are feeling upset, overwhelmed, out of control, and need to talk with someone immediately. 
Email Address:

You don't have to cope with addiction alone. Boulder is home to numerous off-campus resources. Below is a list of local resources that aid in drug and alcohol addiction recovery.

Addiction Recovery Centers (ARC)

ARC Broadway: 303-441-1275

ARC Valmont: 303-441-1281

ARC Lafayette: 720-564-2712

ARC Longmont: 303-678-6166


·         DUI education

·         Inpatient detox

o   Residential aftercare

·         Teen-specific treatment

·         Outpatient counseling

·         Women-specific treatment


1525 Spruce Street, #100

Boulder, CO 80302


·         Domestic violence and anger management services

·         Drug and alcohol testing

·         DUI education

·         Individual, group, couple, and family counseling

·         Interventions

·         Minor in Possession (MIP) services

·         Substance abuse and mental health evaluations


Boulder Clinic, Inc.


1317 Spruce Street

Boulder, CO 80302


·         Methadone treatment

·         Outpatient treatment

·         Sliding fee scale

·         Women-specific treatment

Boulder Community Hospital  
      Mapleton Outpatient Treatment Services: 303-441-0560

311 Mapleton Avenue, 2 ndFloor

Boulder, CO 80304


·         Assessment, referral, and care management

·         Chemical screening

·         Individualized treatment planning

·         Individual, family, and group therapy

·         Outpatient recovery program
·         Psychiatric evaluation and medication management

Center for Change
      Boulder: 303-449-1566

Longmont: 303-772-3382


·         Alcohol/drug evaluations

·         Cognitive behavioral therapy

·         DUI education

·         Women-specific treatment

·         Individual, family, and adolescent therapy

·         Acu-detox clinic



·         Aftercare program

·         Family program

·         Medical care and detox

·         Residential recovery and relapse treatment

·         Specialized young adult treatment track

Support Groups


Boulder Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is a free support group for people recovering from alcoholism. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization, or institution. Services include scheduled meetings, an AA hotline, and public information. ALANON support groups are available for adults and teens affected by the drinking of another person.


Boulder Area of Narcotics Anonymous
     24-hour helpline: 303-412-2884
     Narcotics Anonymous is a nonprofit organization of men and women for whom drugs have become a major problem. Recovering addicts meet regularly to help each other stay drug-free.
Children's Alley

Childfind(does free screening 0-5 for any mental health, developmental issues, speech, OT etc)

YMCA Arapahoe Center
303-664-5456 fax

YMCA Mapleton Center
303-442-2779 fax

Parenting Place

Parents Without Partners


Dental Aid
303-499-7010 - information
303-499-7072 - Appointments

Salud Family Health Centers
Dental Center
Ambulance 911

Fire 911

Police 911

After Hours Crisis Hotline

Emergency Psychiatric Services
303 447 1665|

MESA Team of Boulder County - Rape Crisis - 24 hour hotline
303 443 7300

People's Clinic
303 449 6050

SafeHouse for Women and Chilren - 24 hour hotline

303 444 2424

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless

Bridge House

Colorado Friendship/Meals on the Street

Community Food Share/Mobile Food Pantry

Emergency Family Assistance

Food Stamps

Harvest of Hope (food pantry)

720 382 1971

Lamb's Ministry of First Presbyterian Church
1820  15th St. (Annex at 16th & Walnut)

Breakfast 8-9:30AM on Thursdays, year-round
Lunch  Noon - 1PM on Saturdays, November through April

Lyons Community Food Pantry
350 Main St., Lyons, CO 80540
Wednesdays 3:30-5PM, walk-ins welcome.

Mountain Community Resource Center
Call first for an appointment to come to the food pantry.
Celeste 303-459-3358 or Beth 303-459-0459

Ward Fire Hall, Ward, CO 80481
Hours: Last Saturday of the month, noon - 1 pm

Nederland Community Center
750 North Highway 72, Nederland
For Western Boulder County residents in need.
Food Pantry Hours: 10:00am - noon, first and last Thursdays of each month
and 2nd Saturday of each month 10:00am - noon

New Covenant Church

Leave a message at 303-747-1114. Messages checked Sunday through Tuesday.

1423 County Rd 84W, Allenspark
Food pantry

Scared Heart Food Pantry

Salvation Army

SHARE Colorado

Sunday Soup Program- open to all
Lunch is served at a different church each Sunday of the month:
1st Sunday - St. John's Episcopal Church
- 1419 Pine St. 12-1:30 pm 442-5246
2nd Sunday- Trinity Lutheran Church
- 2200 Broadway 12:30-1:30 pm 442-2300
3rd Sunday - First United Methodist Church
- 1421 Spruce St. 12:30pm -1:30pm 442-3770
4th Sunday - First Congregational Church
- 1128 Pine St. 12:30-1:30pm 442-1787
5th Sunday - First Presbyterian Church
- 1820 15th St. 12:30-1:30pm 402-6400


Accent Properties

Boulder International Hoste l
303 449 2900

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless
303 442 0522

Boulder Property Management
303 442 4646

Daily Camera (online)

Housing Helpers

Naropa Universtiy Housing

New West Inns

Thistle Housing (low income housing) 


Rent Assistance

EFAA: Emergency Family Assistance Association 303-442-3042

Provides rent assistance in conjunction with receiving case management through their agency. Only serves women, families and disabled men. The Basic Needs Program helps with housing costs (i.e., rent payments to prevent eviction, utility payments to prevent shutoff), food, minor medical needs (such as prescriptions and eyeglasses), and essential furniture (such as beds). Clients are also assisted with access to other sources of assistance, such as government benefits.

Bridge House   303-442-8300

Our rental assistance program helps our clients and supports our working poor clients by staying in their home.

OUR Center   303-772-5529

After an intake interview, professional caseworkers and trained volunteers provide emergency food, transportation, utilities, furniture, minor medical prescriptions, referrals for emergency shelter, and homeless-prevention help, including rent and utility assistance. Although services in the Basic Needs Program are typically provided in times of crisis, agency staff, work in partnership with families to help them regain self-sufficiency.

Call our Intake Office at 303.772.5529 for appointment if your needs include rent, utilities, shelter, and/or prescriptions. Our priority is to assist families with children who are residents of the greater Longmont area. Assistance to households without children may be provided after a thorough assessment has been done and as resources permit.

Emergency Shelters

Boulder Shelter for the Homeless    303-442-4646

Winter Sheltering services are available from October 1 through April 15 for any adult in need.  Dinner and breakfast, a safe place to sleep, storage space for personal belongings, phone and mail service, access to showers and laundry facilities, and meetings with case managers are all provided free of charge.  Intake is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.  All residents must be checked in by 7:00 p.m. unless prior arrangements have been made.  In order to stay at the Shelter, residents must abide by basic behavioral rules and get tested for TB.

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Non Violence
If you or someone you know needs help because of an abusive relationship, call our 24-hour crisis hotline: 303.444.2424.

The emergency shelter program offers a safe shelter at a confidential location for individuals and families who are seeking refuge from interpersonal violence and/or elder abuse. We welcome all people who are abused, including anyone traditionally silenced because of their ethnicity, race, religion, age, ability, income level, sexual orientation, transgender identity or who are gender non-conforming. During your stay, we can provide case management, community referrals, group and individual counseling services, safety planning, and help meeting basic needs such as food and clothing. Our advocates will work to create an individualized case plan that can assist you beyond your stay at our emergency shelter.

Boulder Outreach for Homeless Overflow 303.605.8919

BOHO opens emergency warming centers in the facilities of faith communities whenever weather conditions dictate. Members of the homeless community are not turned away due to lack of space or intoxication (as long as they remain cooperative) so that those in need have a warm, safe, dry place to sleep. The status of emergency warming centers (that is whether open or closed) will be on our FaceBook page. You may also call 303.605.8919 to learn the emergency warming center status for any given day. 

Subsidized housing

Boulder Housing Partners 720-564-4610

Boulder Housing Partners has a rental subsidy program for low to middle income residents of Boulder. Must be making 25k a year to qualify.  See website for income guidelines (Called Boulder Affordable Rentals.) Public housing has a one to four year wait list and requires residency in Boulder.  Sec 8 subsidies preferences are given to applicants who live and/or work within the city limits of Boulder and are elderly individuals (62 +), people  with disabilities or families with children. If an applicant does not have the preference, their chance of having their lottery number drawn is very slim.

Boulder Community Hospital Behavioral Health Sciences (in-patient & out-patient)

Boulder Methadone Clinic
1317 Spruce St
Boulder, CO 80302-4830

Boulder Psychotherapists’ Guild

Emergency Psychiatric Service, 24-hour hotline

Harmony House

Hospice Boulder County for bereavement groups

Living Well Transitions

A clinical-based therapeutic transitions support program working with young adults in helping them to manage the transition to independent living. A private, for-profit, fee-based program with several different care plans. All the clinicians are Naropa graduates, and they have a lot of experience working with young people who have been having difficulty managing the stresses and responsibilities of school, independent living, work, managing budgets, etc.

Mental Health Association of Colorado

MESA (Moving to End Sexual Assault)

Naropa University Counseling Center

Network of Care for Behavioral Health and Wellness – Boulder County
(online resource)

On Purpose Transitions

On Purpose Transitions specializes in clinical treatment that supports emotional growth and personal achievement for adolescents, teens, adults, couples and families. Our approach is strength based, solution focused and goal oriented.   Clients become better able to live from their kind hearts and sane minds. We offer traditional and nontraditional therapies.

Raimy Psychology Clinic at CU

Robert D. Sutherland Center for the Evaluation and Treatment of Bipolar Disorder

Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence , 24-hour Crisis Hotline

United Way Online Resource Guide

Windhorse Community Services

Alpine Hospital for Animals

Bob Irminger, DVM (House/Work calls only - Highly Recommended!)

Boulder Emergency Pet Clinic (Emergency Only 5:30pm - 8am)

Humane Society of Boulder Valley

Humane Society of Boulder Valley Veterinary Clinic

Boulder County Animal Control