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Naropa Student Counseling Center Services

Contact Info       T:  303-245-4630   E:

Location:  Juniper Cottage on the Arapahoe Campus

Business Hours:  9-5 weekdays; Closed 12-1 daily; closed during all school holidays, breaks, and summer



The Naropa Student Counseling Center, (NSCC) integrates contemplative approaches with modern clinical practice to assist our student in reaching their highest level of well-being.  We provide cutting edge interventions across a broad range of therapeutic services to support students on their transformational journey.

Our Services

NSCC offers individual, couples, and group therapy, crisis/walk in appointments during set hours (see crisis below), and outreach and education on a variety of mental health and well-being topics. 

College students face many challenges and we are able to provide weekly sessions with students seeking support for the following issues: relationships, sexual orientation and gender identity, depression, anxiety, cultural identity and diversity, body image, stress management, transition, existential, grief, and more (see Weekly Sessions). 

Students with ongoing or specialized mental health needs can access our Walk in/ Crisis hours, request brief-therapy with a licensed counselor, and utilize local crisis services (see crisis section).  We also help these students get set up with local community resources (see scope of services and limitations section).

Our services are covered by tuition and student fees. 

Our Staff

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. We are a small university counseling center and are staffed by licensed counselors and unlicensed trainees in their second and third year of graduate school.  Most ongoing counseling is provided by Counselors in Training.  Our trainees are supervised by licensed clinicians and participate in our comprehensive Masters Training Program.  Professional Staff provide clinical supervision, outreach and education for the student body, as well as consultation and leadership to several teams within the Naropa community.  They host Walk in/Crisis hours and work with a small caseload of students utilizing a short-term brief therapy model. 

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.

Confidentiality and Dual Relationships

NSCC counselors maintain confidentiality within the normal limits of counseling.  Information from sessions will not be shared with faculty, staff, or anyone who is not a Counselor with the Naropa Student Counseling Center.  Exceptions to confidentiality occur when counselors need to take steps to assure the safety of clients and others when there is a threat of imminent harm.  Counselors are mandatory reporters.

To respect and maintain professional boundaries we take care to assure that clients are treated by counselors with whom they do not have existing collegial, professional, personal, or other relationships.  Please discuss any questions or concerns around confidentiality or dual relationships with us.


Limits to our Scope of Service and Referrals

Like most university counseling centers NSCC has a high demand for services and is unable to meet all of the mental health needs of our student body in house.  We are a small center that relies heavily on Counselors-in-training and have a limited scope of practice. 

We are unable to provide in house psychiatric evaluation, prescriptions or medication management, psychological, educational, or disability testing, emotional support animal documentation, 24-7 Crisis

response, intensive outpatient, inpatient, or other specialized services.  We refer many students to community resources to help them get the support they need.

Students who have significant or ongoing struggles with mental health, active addiction(s), eating disorder(s), unmedicated bi-polar, schizophrenia, active psychosis, PTSD, or other complex needs will be assessed and then offered short term stabilization support and/or referred to others in the local community. 

When a student’s need surpasses the scope of our center and they are not in imminent harm we provide case management session(s) to help them get set up with referrals to licensed providers and local agencies who are a better match.  These students may still utilize our Walk in/ Crisis Hours.

Many students understand our limits and come to Naropa knowing they are interested in working with a licensed counselor ongoingly, want or need year-round counseling support, more frequent session, medication support, and/or other specialized psychological care that we are unable to provide.  If you’d like help getting set up in the local community with any type of psychological support, please let us know.  We will schedule a screen and then a case management session to help you get set up with the best care.

We do not offer phone or video counseling and clients need to be available to attend sessions in person.  If you are unable to attend in person, please see Psychology Today or other listings to find providers in your local area.

Crisis/Walk In Services

Walk in/ Crisis hours are offered by Licensed Counselors daily from 11 am-12 pm and 3 pm-4 pm in Juniper Cottage during the academic year.  These sessions are 30 minutes long and students are served in a first come first serve basis.

If you or someone you know is experiencing a psychological emergency, please call Colorado Crisis Services at 1.844.493.8255 or walk in at MHPs local crisis center:  3180 Airport Road Boulder Colorado.

Students seeking ongoing counseling sessions begin the process by emailing or calling the center, and then meet with a counselor for an initial 20-minute assessment session to help NSCC staff determine whether our services are right for them.  Counselors will then conduct a 60-75 minute history taking session, after which students can begin weekly sessions with a Counselor-in-Training.   Student within this scope (see Scope and Limits) can receive 12 sessions per year.

Getting Started with NSCC

If you are a student at Naropa and are interested in getting started with weekly sessions, please email us or call us (See Contact Info). 

If you’d like to talk to someone today drop by for our Walk In/ Crisis Hours (see Crisis).

Naropa Community Counseling Center

Students who have Medicaid or who wish to pay for sliding scale services can pursue counseling at the center in South Boulder.  These counseling services are delivered by unlicensed counselors who are supervised by licensed counselors.  NCC is open year-round and hosts evening sessions.  To get started with NCC email

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October 1st will be the kick off of a 7 week Natural High's program. Led by Avani Dilger, LPC, this program will explore holistic strategies for cravings, recovery and healthy and sober living. The program costs $180, some partial scholarships may be available. Natural Highs will be held at Shambala Hall on the Arapahoe Campus on Tuesday's from 7:15-9:15pm. For more information, participants can contact Nathan Kantz at or at (303)245-4761.


Starting October 18th, Nathan Kantz, LPC, will be hosting a free 8 week Courageous Living program. This program will explore mindfulness techniques on substance use. Courageous Living will be held at Lincoln Hall from 9:30-11:00am. Participants should contact Nathan Kantz at or at (303)245-4761 for more information. 


NSCC's Hillary Burr will be hosting an 8 week Emotional Alchemy group that starts on October 16th. Emotional Alchemy will focus on cultivating student's emotional wisdom as well as fostering techniques to cope effectively with emotional distress. This free program will take place on the Arapahoe Campus and will run from 1:30-3pm on Wednesday's. For more information, participants should contact Hillary Burr at

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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