Community Counseling Center

Serving Community Through Affordable Access

Vision Statement: We provide exceptional counseling services that are rooted in mindfulness. With compassionate presence and wisdom, we support the diversity, health and well-being of students and the local community. Our counselors are well trained in the integration of innovative, contemplative, creative and traditional methods of counseling.

Naropa Community Counseling integrates contemplative approaches with modern clinical practice to assist our clients in reaching their highest level of emotional and mental well-being. We provide cutting edge, transformative intervention across a broad range of therapeutic services. Naropa Community Counseling serves Boulder and Front Range residents with low to moderate income, with $30 individual sessions and $45 couples sessions (intakes are slightly more). We also accept Medicaid.

To learn more about the Community Counseling Center and to connect with us online, visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for the most up to date information.

Naropa Community Counseling would like to thank the Credit Union of Colorado Foundation for their generous support.


Feel free to contact us at 303-546-3589 to inquire about counseling availability. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact the 24/7 Crisis Line at 303-447-1665.

About Naropa

YOU ARE READY

This is where experiential learning meets academic rigor. Where you challenge your intellect and unlock your potential.

Ideal for those interested in contemplative and mindful healing

Somatic therapy: Focusing on the body's role in transforming behavior, integrating body awareness and movement with counseling skills.

Contemplative therapy: Merging in-depth training in cultivating mindfulness and compassion with therapeutic work.

Transpersonal therapy: Reconnecting the spiritual dimensions of human experience with traditional theoretical perspectives.

Wilderness therapy: Integrating therapy with experiential and nature-based wisdom.

Create effective change: Our interns are trained in stages of change/motivational interviewing, and are ready to help you make positive changes in your life.

Referrals: If an initial evaluation reveals that your needs would be better served elsewhere, we will provide referrals to local therapists and resources.

Client-centered and wellness-informed model

Our focus begins and ends with the needs of each client.

Treatment plans are reviewed by the director, and evaluated at least every six months.

As a wellness-informed model, we specialize in treatment of depression, anxiety, trauma, bereavement, and adjustment issues.

Group and individual services are available.

Information Regarding Students of Naropa University Seeking Counseling Services

Looking for information about the Student Counseling Center? Please visit the Student Counseling Center.

Students of Naropa University can access free counseling services at our sister center, Naropa Student Counseling Center on the Arapahoe campus. Naropa Community Counseling Center is the best way for students with Medicaid to access services affordable ongoing services.

Students who wish to pursue this opportunity can begin by calling NSCC at 303-245-4630 or by going to our Student Counseling Center Webpage or Student Counseling Center on MyNaropa

1-800-273-8255 Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Emergency Phone Numbers

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed, out of control? Struggling with the idea of killing yourself? You can get immediate support in the following ways.

Additional Resources 

The following link has information about many important resources for a variety of issues you may be struggling with: http://psychcentral.com/lib/common-hotline-phone-numbers/

Naropa Community Counseling is located at 3400 Table Mesa Drive, Boulder.
We’re open Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–8 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

If you would like to make an appointment, please reach us at 303-546-3589 for a prescreening call. We first need to make sure that our providers (interns) are able to meet your needs, and we will offer you other low cost referrals if we are not a good fit for you.

After we complete the screening, we will offer you a time for a 90 minute intake session. This appointment will be focused on gathering history and is not what therapy will usually consist of. We offer a low-cost self-pay option as well as accept Medicaid. For self-pay clients, all intakes are $35.

For all other inquiries, you can reach us at counselingclinic@naropa.edu.

Please note that Naropa students can contact either Naropa’s on-campus Student Counseling Center or Community Counseling Service for any therapeutic needs.

Scope of Service

As a counseling center that largely employs graduate interns to provide individual and group services to clients, we are limited in the appropriate scope of our service and practice. Every client will receive an initial evaluation by interns resulting in recommendations for best treatment which are then reviewed by licensed staff.

Counseling Services We Provide

Individual Therapy

Life is often full of 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
  • Healing wounds from the past
  • Self-exploration and growth
  • Living well with others
  • Addiction recovery
  • Finding meaning and purpose
  • Developing healthy boundaries
  • Identity issues
  • Loneliness
  • Healing from emotional and physical abuse

Because we do not have in-house psychiatric or intensive services, and individual counseling is provided by interns-in-training, we may need to refer clients with more complex issues to outside providers better suited to their needs.

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is a means of resolving problems and conflicts that couples have not been able to handle effectively on their own. It involves both partners sitting down with a trained professional to discuss their thoughts and feelings. The aim is to help them gain a better understanding of themselves and their partner, to decide if they need and want to make changes, and if so, to help them to do so.

Group Counseling

UPDATE: Please be advised we are moving all our groups to Telehealth (audio/video) platforms. If you have arrived at the clinic for a drop-in group and no one is here, please email us at counselingclinic@naropa.edu and we will provide you with the Zoom link to join the group. Thank you and we look forward to continuing to serve our community online!

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, Trauma Sensitive Yoga and Parenting groups.

Naropa University welcomes participants with disabilities. People with questions about accessibility or those who require disability accommodations should contact Joy Redstone at jredstone@naropa.edu or (303) 546-3570.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are needs for clinical volunteers as well as marketing assistance. If interested in volunteering at NCC, please contact Joy Redstone, Clinical Director at jredstone@naropa.edu for more information.

75.76% of clients rated their level of satisfaction with their counselor as "extremely satisfied."

84.85% of clients said they were "extremely likely" to recommend Naropa Counseling Services.

Anonymous

Community Counseling Services

[The] authentic relating group was such a wonderful opportunity for me to learn and grow.

Anonymous

Community Counseling Services

I very much enjoyed the time that I had at the Naropa Counseling Center and am thankful that Naropa offers such a great service!

Anonymous

Community Counseling Services

I found it very beneficial to my mental health. I looked forward to my session and took comfort knowing that my therapist was there for me.

Anonymous

Community Counseling Services

I'm truly grateful for the service!

Lucie

Community Counseling Services

Naropa Counseling provides a wonderful and affordable service to our Scholars at the Watson Institute. Both Joy and Dacia are wonderful to work with and we cannot state enough how appreciative we are for the hard work every member of the Counseling contributes to make this quality counseling service a reality.

Anonymous

Community Counseling Services

I liked that you used your intuition and expressed genuine compassion for all things I had to say. It felt like you were being an authentic human that has been through suffering and genuinely wanted to help me.

Anonymous

Community Counseling Services

[My therapist] is amazing, she is a great listener, amazing at holding space and all around [a] friendly human being.

Our Staff

Naropa Community Counseling is primarily staffed by third-year master’s degree students in Naropa’s Graduate School of Counseling and Psychology. All intern therapists undergo rigorous training and clinical supervision. Intern therapists have real life clinical experiences via a required field placement; many have also accrued significant clinical work experience prior to attending Naropa. Licensed staff members are always onsite for guidance and emergency intervention. Our Mindful Medicaid Team is composed of post-graduate practitioners who receive clinical supervision as well.

Director

Joy RedstoneJoy Redstone, LCSW, CAC III 
(She/Her/Hers)

Joy 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 of Social Work degree 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 Naropa Community Counseling (NCC) in 2015.  Joy also serves as a Board President for the Grief Support Network.

Joy offers vision, planning and program design for NCC, as well as clinical supervision and training for interns. 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.

Clinical Supervisors

Bill MonroeBill Monroe, LCSW, LAC
(He/Him/His)

Bill Monroe is a licensed clinical social worker and licensed addiction counselor. He received his Master in Social Work degree in 2001 from the University of Washington. Bill’s professional background reflects one of his core values, to be on a path of continued growth and learning. As such, Bill has provided mental health and addiction recovery services in varied settings, from the outdoors (Wilderness Therapy), to primary care offices and hospital emergency rooms, to inpatient and outpatient programs. He has worked with clients of all ages and with diverse populations including Native Alaskan and Indian youth, homeless individuals, and our military veterans.

Along with his experience as a therapist, Bill has been a coach, mediator, facilitator, clinical and administrative supervisor, and crisis clinician. Bill’s therapeutic style and interventions are informed by Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Brainspotting and Harm Reduction. When not at work, Bill is likely skiing in Colorado’s mountains, playing guitar with friends, or spending time with his family.

Deb SilverDeb Silver

If you're dealing with relationship struggles, wanting to change old patterns, or working through trauma (personal, physical, emotional, systemic, intergenerational, historical), I am here to support you in accessing your resources and strengths to connect you to your resilience. You hold the wisdom and strength you need to move through life, but sometimes it’s hard to tease apart the metaphorical tangled pile of yarn that internally exists...on your own. I believe in the complexity of the individual as a guiding source of their wholeness, which includes all aspects of identity, culture, and intersectionality.

As a somatic dance/movement therapist, I work intentionally to integrate sensation, feeling, emotion, and movement into the verbal story - an integration of mind and body. I work from an anti-oppression lens in support of understanding one's internal story and the ways it is impacted by relational, cultural, and societal experiences.

As a white, cis-woman of Jewish descent, I work in collaboration with you to support your development and growth in relationship to yourself, others, and your environment by offering culturally relevant, trauma-informed counseling for individuals, relationships, and groups.

Mindful Medicaid Team

August PerezAugust Perez, focus on trauma, relationships and attachment issues
(She/Her/Hers)

August’s background in the mental health field has been primarily focused in crisis and trauma work, giving her over eight years of experience in working with individuals, couples, and families to find healing and growth. After focusing on trauma and anxiety disorders in her undergraduate and graduate studies, August knew that she wanted to continue to work with those who experienced the sometimes intrusive and disruptive symptoms that these disorders bring. Her exposure to a diverse population has brought her many opportunities to work various roles, including family advocacy work, supporting youth in recovery, working with individuals experiencing crisis, and life coaching using mindfulness practices.

August’s approach to therapy is one centered on the client, couple, or family, and adapts to whatever is needed by that system. The mindfulness approach is one that keeps August’s therapeutic style grounded in the present moment and utilizes the therapeutic relationship itself as a vehicle of change and healing. August holds her LPCC and has her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in contemplative psychotherapy and Buddhist psychology from Naropa University.

Kristel EnglandKristel Phelps

Kristel adapts to the needs of the client when offering art therapy and believes anyone can benefit from the creative power of engaging in mean-making through the art process. As a transpersonal art therapist, she believes that every person has the potential to tap into their creativity for health and healing. Art is for everyone, and no artistic skills are needed! Kristel will work with you to discover your own way of using art or creative expression as a meaningful tool for personal insight. She currently offers telehealth art therapy sessions to clients and welcomes working with individuals.

Applying a person-centered, strengths-based approach to therapy, she also incorporates attachment, mindfulness, nervous system regulation, art-based DBT strategies, and PhotoTherapy techniques into her counseling style. Special interests include issues around grief and loss, bereavement, existential concerns, anxiety and depression, trauma, and life transitions.

Kristel’s background includes working with adults with severe mental conditions and elders in hospice care with cognitive decline along with their caregivers and families. Kristel is a registered psychotherapist and holds a master's degree from Naropa University’s Clinical Mental Health Counseling program with an emphasis in Transpersonal Art Therapy. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and dog, gardening, getting artsy, and listening to podcasts.

Sarah HaySarah Hay
(She/Her/Hers)

Sarah has worked as a guide on international and wilderness expeditions, supported humanitarian assistance efforts abroad, and has served as a teacher and a mental health counselor in a variety of settings.

Sarah's practice often blends evidence-based Behavioral practices, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Activation, with mindfulness practice, energy work and humor. She believes that each of us possess our own unique, clear voice of wisdom that guides us towards internal and external harmony. She hopes to support her clients in accessing this clarity.

Sarah holds a Master of Education from Harvard University and a Master of Social Work, with a focus on mental health, from University of Washington. In addition to her clinical work with Naropa Community Counseling, Sarah serves as adjunct faculty with Naropa's Psychology undergraduate department. Outside of work, Sarah is a proud resident of Nederland, where she makes pottery, practices yoga and plays in the mountains with her family.

Hannah HorowitzHannah Horowitz

Hannah originally hails from Sonoma, California, and came into her own in New Orleans, Louisiana. Now in her third year of Naropa’s Transpersonal Counseling Program, Hannah is a registered psychotherapist and brings to her role with NCC experience in the fields of addiction science, yoga and mind-body modalities, motivational interviewing, and arts-informed education and counseling.

In her work, Hannah honors the complex mixture of the external and internal that fashion how we show up in this world. She has a particular love for helping people to engage with all pieces in themselves - from cultural influences to early childhood experiences to personality structures - and believes that by getting to know all parts of ourselves we can compassionately, wisely grow.

Prior to coming to Naropa, Hannah received a BA in English and Sociology and an MA in English from Tulane University. She has experience teaching creative writing to people of all ages and backgrounds. Hannah believes that our use of language has a tremendous impact on our relationship with the world, and she is endlessly excited by the potential of the spoken and written word to reconstruct reality. Her favorite color is blue, her favorite tree is redwood, and her favorite fruit is raspberry.

Jamie LowyJamie Lowy

Jamie is a sunshine chasing, adventure seeking, and avocado loving, healer who constantly walks the path of personal growth and development. She once struggled with being in control, feeling overwhelmed, fighting perfectionism, and fear of the unknown – until she started living from a place of love. Jamie is grateful and proud of her journey as it has given her the ability to slow down, quiet her mind, and strengthen her connection to Spirit.

Jamie completed her undergraduate degree in speech language and hearing science with a minor in linguistics at the University of Colorado Boulder, and is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counseling at Regis University. She works with young adults as a life skills coach at Expanding Roots Wellness, is a registered psychotherapist, a certified Speech Language Pathologist Assistance, and a trained yoga teacher.

Jamie enjoys creating a comforting space for people to tap into their authentic selves. She is known to create small-stepping-stone routines that eliminate resistance. Jamie is skilled in a strengths-based approach and possesses the ability to listen with the whole self: heart, mind, body, and spirit. After clocking time with Jamie, her hope is that people will walk away with a deep breath and the knowledge that their unique story is heard, valued, and important.

When she is not with clients, Jamie is practicing yoga, dancing to music, or traveling to a new country.

Megan BestMegan Best

Megan is a third-year graduate student pursuing a master's degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Northern Colorado.  She believes strongly in the capability of each person to forge their own path through life’s transitions, obstacles, and challenges. She views the counseling relationship as a tool to help individuals tap into their own inner wisdom and capacity for healing. Counseling is a spontaneous process that can be aided by mindfulness, humor, body awareness, role-play, artistic materials and media, or anything that becomes relevant and meaningful in the moment. Her honesty, authenticity, and willingness to be present and sit with another’s experience help her to create a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients. Special interests include relationship concerns, sexuality and sex positivity, body image, trauma, parenting and family issues, and spirituality.

Megan’s prior experience includes years working with children and families as an elementary school teacher, and over a decade of experience living in an ashram as a certified yoga and meditation instructor. In her free time, she enjoys mountain biking, yoga, sewing, knitting, reading, and spending time with her 8-year-old son.

Mercedes BeckerMercedes Becker

Mercedes is a registered psychotherapist and a graduate student in the Master of Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Regis University. She is a warm and creative clinician who draws from evidenced-based practices to provide an individualized counseling experience for each client. She believes the key to therapy is trust and aims to develop an authentic and sincere relationship with each of her clients.

Mercedes is passionate about the mental health field, and prior to becoming a therapist, worked with a diverse population of adult and adolescent clients in mental health crisis in the in-patient setting. She also worked as a researcher and published research on suicide prevention programming. She is gratified to support clients in overcoming suffering and achieving wellness through counseling.

Intern Therapists

Brennalynn FlahertyBrennalyn Flaherty

Brennalynn is in her final year in the Master of Social Work program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. She has a great passion for providing healing to those living with anxiety, depression, and traumatic experiences. She is creative in nature and has a passion for music, art, and mental health. Her educational background includes a B.S. in Music from the University of Colorado, Denver, where she learned to integrate self-care and passion into singing and analyzing the theory behind music. She inherently believes in the power of healing through authentic self-expression and self-realization. She is also a registered Barre instructor, where she learned to create the mind-body connection.

Brennalynn has been trained in Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (Level 1) and understands that we are all diverse and unique when it comes to the care we deserve. Because of this, she dedicates her time and career to frequent training and learning opportunities in the ever-growing field of mental health with the intention to enhance and refine the therapy she provides for her clients. Born and raised in Colorado, Brennalynn enjoys spending her free time outside with her son and spending quality time with her friends and family.

Harley RodriguezHarley Rodriguez

Harley comes from Tracy, California, and has been living in Colorado for the past six years. She received her BA in sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder and is currently in her final year working towards her master's degree in social work at Metro State University. Harley is a registered psychotherapist and brings with her a passion for social justice, a compassionate understanding of human vulnerability and complexity, and an inherent curiosity for working with a variety of individuals towards self-improvement and self-care. In her role with NCC, Harley brings experience working with vulnerable and disadvantaged adult and older adult populations in-home care settings and in the criminal justice system within the probation and drug court department. Utilizing motivational interviewing, warmth, and an empathetic approach, Harley has an inherent passion for being an ally for others as a trustworthy, approachable, and dependable confidant.

With a background in sociology and social work, Harley’s approach to therapy is rooted in the strengths-based perspective that all individuals have intrinsic strengths to recognize and embrace as they move through their life journey. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, going to concerts, running, and watching movies.

Jenelle ThurstonJenelle Thurston

Jenelle brings warmth, genuine care, and integrity to create a non-judgmental container for clients to explore their challenges, uncertainties, and uplift their strengths. Her approach is collaborative, client-centered, and relational, and she trusts in the here-and-now as being a powerful indicator of what needs our attention and care. As a master's level intern and a Body Psychotherapy student at Naropa University, Jenelle’s intention is to support clients in exploring, accessing, and developing a relationship with their body in which one can trust their innate bodily wisdom as valuable and healing.

She draws from her path in the healing arts as a Breathwork Journey guide, yoga instructor, firewalking facilitator, and retreat leader which informs her truth; that transformation happens on a body level, and psychotherapy supports that integration. Jenelle is committed to social justice by acknowledging differences, considering impact, and advocating for clients’ best interests within a systems perspective. Her therapeutic approach is integrative, including a variety of somatic practices, attachment theory, nervous system regulation, and Level 1 training of Motivational Interviewing. She welcomes working with individuals, couples, and families.

Lizzy HackneyLizzy Hackney

(She/Her/Hers)

Lizzy is a Registered Psychotherapist and graduate student in Naropa University’s Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology program. She has over five years of experience in the field, as a wilderness counselor and child protection social worker. Lizzy is passionate about group dynamics and highly values the relationships that contribute to individual well-being.

Lizzy draws from evidence-based therapies such as DBT and ACT and her style often infuses humor and psychoeducation. Lizzy is passionate about working with clients who are navigating issues of neurodiversity (such as ADHD, Autism, and Learning Disabilities), anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, behavioral disorders, as well as family & relationship issues. She is a trauma-informed and social justice-oriented counselor. In her free time, Lizzy is an avid adventurer and can be found skiing or hiking in the mountains.

Madeline DavisMadeline Davis

Madeline is a Boulder native that grew up on a small flower farm outside of town. She’s passionate about time in nature, movement, and the power of ritual. She considers herself a wounded healer and believes whole-heartedly that provided a safe, non-judgmental space, each person is capable of healing, growth, and a deeper connection to themselves and the world around them.

Madeline is a registered psychotherapist and a graduate student in the Master of Arts in Counseling program at Regis University. She believes in the power of story and the narratives we tell ourselves. Therapy is an opportunity to tell your story and perhaps begin to rewrite it in order to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. Her creativity and sincerity guide her, utilizing an integrative and holistic approach in order to meet each client’s unique needs. She embraces the impact the seasons of life have on the soul and believes that dark chapters can lead to genuine transformation. She’s ready to sit with her clients through the uncomfortable and messy emotions and act as an empathetic collaborator in order to gain a better understanding of both the internal and external experience of each client.

She is filled with gratitude for the opportunity to work in the healing field and hear your story. She works with both couples and individuals.

Nikita LenzoNikita Lenzo

(She/Her/Hers)

Nikita has an emphasis in Art Therapy and is currently finishing her Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree at Naropa University. She nurtures creative expression of all kinds and believes healing happens in compassionate relationships. Nikita follows radical feminist, client-centered approaches, and has experience working with hospice clients, as well as individuals struggling with grief and loss.

Nikita is passionate about populations grappling with identity formation, including issues spanning gender, sexuality, and eating disorders. Nikita strives to welcome whatever arises and empower clients in using art to process, externalize and integrate their experiences. Through contemplation and creativity, clients can both surrender to uncertainty and locate their inherent insight.

Nikita enjoys living slow and walking gently. In her spare time, she likes to go backpacking, cook new recipes, sew and spend time with family.

Rhiannon Stone-MillerRhiannon Stone-Miller

Rhiannon helps her clients find their own direction by providing deep insight, warmth and support.  She supports the client in identifying the source of their issues, guiding them to find new directions and solutions.  The client is also encouraged to listen to what’s right for them in therapy and to practice this in their life.  Rhiannon offers various forms of therapy, and as a trained Transpersonal Art Therapist, invites the client to use art as a means of self-discovery.

Rhiannon’s transpersonal orientation includes the use of mindfulness, somatic awareness and art interventions to support the client’s individual healing and growth. Rhiannon’s personal healing within her family system and relationships provides her with insights to quickly identify and work to heal negative emotional and relational patterns. She incorporates a social justice lens, fostering a keen awareness of cultural humility and trauma sensitivity. Through her work with children and adults, she has found that each person holds an innate wisdom and desire to heal when met with presence. In her free time Rhiannon explores nature, creates art and spends time with her loved ones in the sunshine.

Tea SpeekTéa Speek

(She/Her/Hers)

Téa is astounded at the wild beauty of the world for guiding her in the direction of healing, listening, and bearing witness to the journey of others. She is called to this type of work through her own pilgrimage of self-love, a lineage of ancestral trauma, and the experiences of living each day as a deeply sensitive individual. As a young girl, Téa dreamed of a plant blooming at the base of her neck, and it is with this image of growth and unfurling that she steps into the role of healer.

Téa brings with her the experience of working as a sexual assault hotline & in-hospital advocate for multiple years, as well as an in-patient placement at a detox facility for the first year of her graduate program. With this background, Téa is well versed in crisis response, trauma-informed care, and showing up for people exactly where they’re at. Téa lives each day with her own mental health challenges allowing her to empathize and relate to anxiety, depression, and the shadowed side of the human experience.

Téa brings a grounded presence, an introspective ear, and a desire to sit and walk with someone through their pain. A skipping stone soul, Téa was born and raised in Colorado, earned her bachelor’s in sociology at Fort Lewis College in Durango CO, and is a second-year MSW student at the University of Denver. She finds her deepest sense of self submerged in bodies of water and wishes to be a guide to others in their own soul-search for precious inner peace.

Zoe SchlangerZoe Schlanger

(She/Her/Hers)

Zoe Schlanger is completing her third year in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Art Therapy at Naropa University. Zoe has 10 years of experience facilitating meaningful creative moments for people in crisis, transition, and people with disabilities. She crafts space for moments of light, humor, and the artistic process in the face of fear, unknown, and trauma.

Zoe enjoys working with teens, adults, families, and couples. She combines her passion for nature, art, and self-exploration while assisting clients to enter gently into transformative dialogues with their inner self. She believes in befriending the body and the environment as allies for healing. To help clients facilitate a deeper awareness of their experiences, Zoe offers an embodied presence, curiosity, and direct style of engagement.

Zoe lives in Nederland, Colorado and can often be found reading, walking, or sculpting.