<iframe src="//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-NP2ZK8" height="0" width="0" style="display:none;visibility:hidden"></iframe> Student Counseling Center Staff

Joy Redstone, Director of Counseling Services

Joy RedstoneJoy Redstone is a licensed clinical social worker and addiction counselor (CAC III), as well as being adjunct faculty at Naropa and University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work. Joy received her master’s degree in Social Work from Boston College in 1995 and completed post graduate certificates in addiction counseling and clinical supervision. She is a writer and artist, and contributes regularly to the Daily Camera. She began her career in Boston, MA, and worked at Pine St. Inn and New England Medical Center.

Her work has focused on the intersection of mental health struggles, addiction, and oppression and has been characterized by a commitment to advocacy and social justice. She served as the executive director of Bridge House for seven years and was recognized for excellence in service delivery. Joy began her work at Naropa in 2012, and has worked in alcohol and drug education before assuming the role of crisis clinician. She became director of counseling services in 2015. Joy also serves as a board member for the Grief Support Network.

Joy offers vision, planning, and program design for Naropa Counseling Services, as well as clinical supervision and training for interns at both the Community and Student Counseling Centers. She is responsible for consultation to the larger university community on a variety of clinical and risk management issues. Joy’s therapeutic approach draws on motivational interviewing, her undergraduate degree in comparative religious studies, and uses mindfulness to address the existential questions of meaning and suffering that underlie much of our seeking. Joy’s background in social work and systems theory informs her commitment to the individual’s journey towards laughter, beauty and integration.

Jo-Lynn Park, Assistant Director of Counseling Services

Jo-Lynn Park

Jo-Lynn Park provides leadership for the Student Counseling Center by offering clinical supervision and training for staff and interns, as well as consultation and training to staff and faculty.  She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a MA in Counseling Psychology and is an adjunct faculty with Naropa’s Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.     

Prior to her work with Naropa, Jo-Lynn worked with individuals and families as a therapist with adolescent and young adult treatment center in northwest Montana for two years.  She facilitated adventure and mindfulness based therapy for veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan through Centerpoint Retreats and Outward Bound.  Prior to completing her master’s degree she was an intern therapist with Fort Lewis College’s Counseling Center, and led therapeutic wilderness expeditions with Outward Bound and other programs for 14 years. 

Jo-Lynn’s clinical approach is integrative and includes person-centered psychotherapy, Hakomi, mindfulness, EMDR, and other evidence based approaches.  When not at work she likes to cuddle up with her dog and read a good book, or share adventures with friends and family in the natural world.

You can contact Jo-Lynn at jpark@naropa.edu or 303.245.4633.

Stanley Ly, Crisis Counselor and Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator

Stanley Ly

Stanley responds to mental health and substance use related emergencies within the student body in his role the Crisis Counselor and Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator.  He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa.  Prior to his current role, Stanley worked with MHP as an Emergency Services Clinician for individuals in psychiatric crises, a therapist for adults with severe mental illness and substance abuse addictions that are involved with the Criminal Justice System, and a mental health counselor in Boulder County Jail while partnering with 20th Judicial System Probation.

Stanley has been dedicated to the mental health field since 2011 and finds particular passion in guiding people towards meaning, balance, and health through emotional, physical, social, and spiritual avenues.  In his off-time, Stanley enjoys spending time in nature and balancing nutrition and fitness. He can often be found distracted by nearby dogs. 

Stanley holds Walk-In Hours from 12:00-1:00PM Monday through Friday. You can contact Stanley at sly@naropa.edu or 303-245-4761.

Elyse Bassman, Intern Therapist


Elyse BassmanElyse 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


Michael GayMichael 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


Anastacia GolembiewskAnastacia 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


Angie MartinAngie 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.