Jo-Lynn Park, MA LPC Director

Jo-Lynn Park

Jo-Lynn provides leadership for the Student Counseling Center through training and supervision for the center’s professional, interns, externs, practicum, and graduate assistant staff. She also offers training and consultation for Naropa staff and faculty. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a MA in Counseling Psychology and has been adjunct faculty with Naropa’s Graduate School of Counseling Psychology.

Prior to her work with Naropa, Jo-Lynn worked with individuals and families in wilderness, retreat programs, colleges, schools, international, and treatment settings. She has been working with folks in therapeutic and educator roles since 1996.

Jo-Lynn’s clinical orientation is integrative, she draws from person-centered, depth, and Buddhist psychology and is trained in Hakomi and EMDR. When not at work she likes to cuddle up with her dog and read a good book, or ski, hike, paddle, or climb with friends and family.

Contact Jo-Lynn at or (303) 245-4633.


Liza Miller, MA, LPC Crisis & Substance Abuse Prevention Counselor

Liza Miller headshot, LPC Crisis and Substance Abuse Prevention CounselorLiza responds to mental health and substance use related emergencies within the student body in her role as the Crisis Counselor and Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and holds a MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa. Prior to her current role, Liza worked for Behavioral Treatment Services at the Center for Change site as clinical therapist and served individuals with severe substance abuse issues and addictions that were involved in the Criminal Justice System. Liza is originally from Boston, MA where she offered holistic health coaching and yoga instruction. She is a current student of Kundalini yoga and 5 rhythms dance and loves to explore food and nature as medicine. She is passionate about guiding people towards balance, meaning, and wellness through emotional, physical, social, and spiritual avenues. 

Liza holds Walk-In Hours from 11:30-12:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.

Contact Liza or (303) 245-4761.


Katie M Dyer, Practicum Therapist

Katie Dyer headshotKatie is a practicum student in their/her second year in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology graduate program. They/she holds a compassionate, critically conscious, brave, non-judgmental, and gentle space for clients to welcome all parts of themselves. As a skilled educator and listener Katie uplifts client’s own internal wisdom to generate a client-centered space that is inclusive of social identity contexts. Katie is passionate about working with clients around anxiety, depression, intimate relationships, gender identity, sexuality, trauma, and addiction. They/she is a writer and ceramic artist and is happy to be living by the mountains in the sun.


Abigail White, Intern Therapist

Abigail white headshotAbby is a 3rd year graduate student in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Program where she has been a passionate learner of somatic exploration and Gestalt approaches to therapy. Her mindset as a counselor is to help people see some of the hidden wisdom in their struggles, and to assist clients in developing new and more adaptive ways of relating to themselves and others. She is excited to work with students who may be dealing with difficulty during life transitions, emotional regulation, resilience to stress, and issues around personal confusion by helping clients to find the light on their own path of self-discovery. When not at the Counseling Center, Abby might be found enjoying live music, nose-deep in a fantasy fiction novel, or hanging out with her therapy-dog-in-training, Willow!


Michelle Panek, Intern Therapist

Michelle Panek headshotMichelle is in her third year of the Mindfulness-based Transpersonal Counseling graduate program at Naropa, and looks forward to spending that time as an Intern at the Naropa Student Counseling Center. She has been practicing as a Wellness Coach for the past two years, working with clients on emotional eating, nutrition, and weight loss challenges. With a focus on supporting people as they explore and draw strength and wisdom from their inner resources, Mischa utilizes various transpersonal modalities, including Internal Family Systems, Gestalt, and Mindfulness, along with traditional Humanistic therapy. She is particularly interested in working with clients who are dealing with life transitions, spiritual growth/emergence, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, substance use, chronic illness/disability, and other challenging life situations. During her time away from Naropa, Mischa enjoys reading, staying in touch with friends and family, and spending time indoors with her cat or out in nature.


Andrew Wise, Practicum Therapist

Andrew Wise headshotAndy Wise is a second-year graduate student in the Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology program. Having lead extended mountain and ocean expeditions around the world, he has over 15 years of being involved with young adults in supporting them to discover their inherent wisdom and unique talents. Andy has direct experience supporting students expand their comfort zone, grow into their own unique leadership style and broaden their tolerance for adversity in their lives. Andy’s therapeutic approach is grounded in the contemplative wisdom traditions, helping to create an open and nonjudgmental collaboration with his clients. He enjoys cycling of all sorts, showing up on his yoga mat, and crafting dreams with his four children.


Diana Dempcy, Intern Therapist

Diana Dempcy headshotDiane’s therapeutic style is gently directive and collaborative. She is passionate about helping people face and overcome roadblocks that prevent them from living their best life. She brings 20 years of experience as a recovery coach supporting clients who want to inquire and/or change their relationship to addiction. Diane offers support for anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction, transition, relationships, family life, and finding meaning and purpose. Diane is an enthusiastic cook and jewelry maker who loves dance, reading, and movies.



Amanda Loughlin, Intern Therapist

Amanda Loughlin headshotAmanda is currently a third year student in Naropa’s Wilderness Therapy graduate counseling program. She believes that her role is to help clients discover their own innate strength and resources, while acknowledging the biological, psychological, environmental, spiritual, cultural, and social influences that affect each person. Amanda is passionate about working with clients undergoing life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, relationship problems, and identity exploration. She loves to ski, hike, paddle, sing, ride her bike, spend time with friends, family, and her cat, Fuzz.