Lorin Terrell


Adjunct Faculty


BA in Contemplative Psychology - Adjunct Faculty


M.Ed, Couples & Family Therapy, University of Oregon

I received my education at the University of Oregon, where I earned a master's degree in Couples and Family Therapy. I am currently a program director at Aurora Mental Health Center and the private practice owner of RISE Counseling for Women and Girls. Throughout my clinical practice, I have gained extensive experience treating a variety of mental health issues, but have developed an expertise and special interest in trauma. I am trained in both TFCBT and EMDR.

As a Colorado native, I enjoy skiing, snow shoeing, hiking and being outdoors. Yoga keeps me balanced. I am a major bookworm and can often be found curled up in my reading chair with a cozy blanket. My partner and our two dogs (Denver and Boots) keep my life fun and interesting!

From the Heart

Although I am new to Naropa, so far I love the culture of acceptance.

Courses Taught

Learning from Trauma

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van der Kolk

Describe a moment when you helped a student reach an “ah ha” or transformational moment.

I have not experienced this yet, but am looking forward to helping my students understanding the complexities of trauma and recovery.