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
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
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 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.