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The Student Counseling Center offers initial assessments, evaluations, individual counseling, couples counseling, and group therapy. We also offer consultations with faculty, staff, and families.

Naropa Student Counseling Center can make referrals to off campus resources and additional psychological services, and provides mental health outreach, screenings, and educational workshops for the University community.

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 - 12pm and 1 - 5pm (We are closed daily from 12 to 1pm.)

Thursdays we are closed from 11am - 3:30pm 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 one of the intern staff listed below.

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

All of our services begin with a 10- minute screening to help us understand what's going on for you, and to help you get the support you need. Please email an intern counselor or call us at (303)245-4630 to begin.

After the 10- minute screening 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 will 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, phychosis, schizophrenia, or have unmedicated and chronic problems with bi polar, depression or anxiety, or need crisis services or more frequent treatment, we will encourage you to engage with another therapist or environment that can provide more comprehensive support.

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: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Art Drop In, Dream, and DBT Groups.






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

~Service on 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, Associate Director for consultation, outreach and education. 

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.



 Jo-Lynn Park
Associate Director

  • Manages Student Counseling Center
  • Provides clinical supervision and oversight for the Student Counseling Center staff and interns
  • Provides consultation to staff and faculty
  • Coordinates and delivers trainings
 Stanley Ly
Crisis & SAP Counselor

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  • Crisis counseling & WALK-IN counseling
  • Early alert/student of concern response
  • AOD education and follow up to judicial violations


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


Elyse Bassman, Intern Therapist
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Elyse views her role as helping clients to discover and develop the wisdom and resources that already exist within them. Elyse has worked for years supporting individuals experiencing loss, mental health challenges, and life transitions. Drawing from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems, Elyse’s approach is grounded in the belief that we need to accept ourselves in order to be able to change and grow. She creates a supportive and nonjudgmental space for clients to nurture self-compassion, connect with the wisdom of their emotions, cultivate self-awareness, and build relationship with all parts of themselves. Elyse is honored to support each client’s unique journey. She offers support with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma recovery, challenges in relationship, grief and loss, and many other issues.



Michael Gay, Intern Therapist

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Michael has nearly a decade of experience working with young adults in the field of mental health. He has worked as a wilderness therapy guide from 2006-2009, and from 2010-2013. He also worked as life skills and addictions counselor for 2 years after that. He has substantial experience working with Rites of Passage, grief, substance over-use, disordered eating, family dynamics, trauma, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges, as well as depression, anxiety, identity exploration, spiritual crisis, and spiritual emergence. He supports clients’ innate health and aliveness by co-creating space for exploring, experiencing, and expressing the fullness of their truth. Michael is committed to authenticity, empowerment, trust, vulnerability, and connection. Michael is a student of Indigenous wisdom, yoga, meditation, and Nature. In addition to studying Transpersonal Counseling, he also is a student at the Gestalt Institute of the Rockies.



Anastacia Golembiewski, Intern Therapist

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Anastacia has two years+ of experience working in the helping profession. She is interested in working with life transitions, relationship problems, identity questions, drug and alcohol concerns, existential explorations, emotional turbulence, and academic struggles. Anastacia is a compassionate and curious therapist. Her approach to therapy is influenced by attachment theorists, trauma research, and her own personal development. Anastacia believes that each person already has the answers to their problems within themselves, and her aim is to help clients find those answers. She is passionate about flow art and gardening. When not at the center, she can be found reading, exploring in nature, practicing yoga, making jewelry, playing board games with friends, or relaxing with her dog and her person.



Angie Martin, Intern Therapist

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Angie invites clients into a collaborative space of therapeutic exploration in which growth and transformation can occur through experiential and mindfulness-based approaches. Guided by curiosity and a genuine interest in her clients, Angie supports each individuals’ potential for personal freedom, in all of its manifestations. Angie brings years of experience in the educational psychology and social work fields working with students, adolescents in crisis, and adults and families. After moving to Colorado from the Midwest, Angie decided to take the leap and pursue her passion of counseling. She has studied and is influenced by Gestalt therapy, Internal Family Systems, attachment theory, PACT Couple Therapy, and draws much inspiration from her personal meditation and yoga practices. She is devoted to helping adults and couples work through a wide range of life challenges including depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, grief and loss, substance use, and other life stressors.




Emergency Psychological Services


EMERGENCY from on campus phone: 9-911
EMERGENCY from non-campus phones: 911
Naropa Crisis Line: 1-844-493-TALK
Professional help available 24-7 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