Services Offered

Naropa Counseling Services is part of the Student Affairs Team and our student services include:

  • Initial assessment
  • Evaluation
  • Individual counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Referrals to other psychological services and community resources
  • Screenings and educational workshops
  • MHP Emergency Psychiatric Services Crisis Line (303) 447-1665

All current students are entitled to an initial screening. Students who fit within our Scope of Services are able to access 12 free sessions per year.

Student Counseling

College years can be accompanied with transitions, growth, opportunities, and challenges. Naropa counselors provide confidential individual, couples, and group counseling for folks dealing with issues and life problems such as:

  • Making difficult life choices
  • Managing conflicts
  • Difficult family dynamics
  • Challenges with school
  • Transforming anger
  • Finding meaning and purpose
  • Developing healthy boundaries
  • Problems with self esteem
  • Coping with stress and anxiety
  • Dealing with depression and problems with mood
  • Developing healthier relationships
  • Grieving losses
  • Healing wounds from the past
  • Addiction recovery
  • Self-exploration and growth

If you are a student seeking counseling services, please begin by contacting one of our Intern Counselors at 303-245-4630 or emailing us at

Services for the larger Naropa Community include: 

  • Walk-in Crisis Services available Monday-Thursday, 11:30-12:30 p.m., with our crisis and substance abuse prevention counselor (during regular business hours)
  • Follow up for Students of Concern through our Crisis Counselor (Faculty and staff can help students by reporting them as a student of concern through the link on MyNaropa)

For other staff or faculty consulation needs, please reach out to Jo-Lynn Park, Director at
For crisis and substance abuse issues, please reach out to our Crisis and Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor, Liza Miller, at and (303) 245-4761.

Limits to Our Scope Of Practice

As a small center with an intern-provider model, we specialize in supporting students with developmental and growth-focused care. Students with complex or ongoing issues may be better served by other services which provide medical, psychiatric, case management or specialized treatment. Students who present significant personality disorders, thought disorders, primary addiction, ongoing significant mental health or other issues that require specialized skill will be referred to therapists in the community who specialize in these issues, or to other settings that offer more comprehensive care. Students may have issues that are deemed too acute or chronic to be handled in the center. In such cases, every care will be given to refer these students to resources in the community that will most support them.

Online and Hybrid Students:

Our ability to support online and hybrid students is limited due to differences in state laws and regulations for counseling. We are not able to provide counseling, teletherapy, or assessments to students who cannot be evaluated in person during regular business hours. We are closed during the summer.

Faculty and Staff with concerns for Hybrid and Online students should report these concerns through the Student of Concern Portal. This is accessible on the mynaropa website. Support and response is available through this year round and professional counselors provide outreach to these promptly.

If you are an online or hybrid student seeking crisis counseling please call the national hotline at

If you are an online or hybrid student who lives outside of the immediate Naropa area and you want ongoing counseling services, psychology today's online find-a-therapist feature can be a useful tool for folks living in the US or Canada.