Averill Hovey


Adjunct Faculty


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.