MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Art Therapy - Adjunct Faculty
BA Mass Communications, Film & Journalism Studies, University of Denver
MA Educational Psychology, University of Colorado, Denver
MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology, Art Therapy
Averill Hovey is a licensed professional counselor (LPC), and board certified art
therapist (ATR-BC). She believes that artistry is inherent in humanity, and uses art
therapy with her clients as a means of identifying health, strength, and self reflection.
Averill has served in many roles at Naropa, as an NCAS mentor, a clinical aid, and
currently as an adjunct member of the faculty. Teaching has always been a passion
of Averill’s, and having the opportunity to work with beginning therapists inspires
her continued work in the field of counseling and art therapy. Averill has worked
in clinical settings ranging from Hospice care and residential treatment to school
based crisis intervention and substance use prevention and intervention. Averill currently
works in private practice in Lafayette, while also providing art therapy groups to
a low income housing authority in Boulder County. In her free time Averill enjoys
spending time with her family, taking care of their garden and animals, cooking, skiing,
climbing and riding bikes.
Naropa embraces the opportunity for students to see health and strength in all individuals
and empowers students to create their own path by cultivating their individual passions
while harnessing professionalism, ethics, and spiritual expansion.
Helping Relationships I & II
Book recommendations for students
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog
by Bruce Perry
Describe a moment when you helped a student reach an “ah ha” or transformational moment
I have been lucky enough to witness many of my students journey through transformational
moments. Much of it comes through their own reflection, and quite honestly the wisdom
they impart upon is all theirs.