Jo-Lynn Park, MA LPC

Director

Jo-Lynn Park provides leadership for the Student Counseling Center by guiding the Masters Training Program and providing supervision for the center’s licensed and trainee counseling staff. She offers training and consultation to students, staff, faculty and the Naropa community. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and serves as adjunct faculty for Naropa’s GSCP and undergrad programs.

Jo-Lynn has worked in therapeutic and educator roles in wilderness, college, treatment center, retreat, international, and experiential education and school programs since 1998.

She is a passionate about education and learning, leadership and organizational development.   Jo-Lynn’s clinical approach is integrative and she draws from experiential, depth, and developmental psychologies.  She has extensive training in Hakomi, EMDR, Buddhist psychology, yoga, and meditation. In her free time, she likes to cuddle up with her dog, cook, read, and ski, hike, and bike outside with loved ones.

Hillary Burr, MA, LCSW

Counselor and Clinical Supervisor

Hillary provides direct client care, training, community outreach, and supervises interns and practicum students. Prior to joining the Naropa community Hillary spent five years supporting at risk youth and their families in outpatient and residential settings. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Social Work. Hillary is certified in EMDR and Acudetox. Her passion for working with college students led her to Naropa where she joins her clients in their journey towards realizing their full potential. Hillary’s clinical approach is integrative and is grounded in behavioral therapies and utilizes mindfulness. When it’s time for her to recharge and practice the self-care, that she so strongly encourages each of her clients to do, Hillary looks to the outdoors. Her love of hiking, skiing and trying new things fills her with joy. As does cooking, listening to podcasts, gardening and spending time with family and friends.

Katie Dyer

Intern Therapist

Katie is a Graduate of the Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling Program. She believes in guiding people into connection with the healing quality of their own soulfulness and aliveness. She is trained to compassionately support individuals and couples in cultivating nervous system regulation, and skillfully navigating relationships with self, other, and world. She utilizes the PACT model (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) and is passionate about working with the LGBTQIAA community. Katie derives inspiration and purpose from the forces of nature, meditation, and relationships. Her work is grounded in views of radical interdependence and balance.

Everest Robinson

Practicum Therapist

Everest is in a third-year graduate student in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Program.  Everest believes wholeheartedly in the innate wisdom, strength, wholeness, and ability of every person to experience a connected and fulfilling life on their own terms. Everest is interested in exploring how systems of oppression, unresolved trauma, existential questions and interpersonal patterns prevent people from tapping into their innate health and wholeness. Everest sees himself as a fellow traveler, a witness, and a guide into discovering the beauty of living a present, connected, and responsible life.  Everest uses experiential experiments, somatic awareness, reflective listening, and motivational interviewing to help his clients integrate, experience life in the present moment and find meaning. In his spare time, Everest enjoys watching Pixar movies, reading sci-fi/fantasy, making art, shopping, eating out, FaceTiming with his infant nephew and quality time with friends.

Nicole Gutierrez

Practicum Therapist

Nicole is a third-year graduate student in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Psychology program.  Nicole incorporates a variety of transpersonal, social-justice based, and humanistic counseling modalities in order to foster an atmosphere of support, empathy, and trust.  Using cultural humility and an intention for inclusivity Nicole strives to create a non-judgmental and safe space with clients. Nicole seeks to help clients draw on personal knowing and cultural wisdom in order to promote growth, development, and healing. She believes advocacy is a core piece of being a psychotherapist and seeks to help clients understand their experience at micro, macro, and meso levels. In addition to being a therapist Nicole is a mother of four, a birth and postpartum doula, and teaches trauma-informed yoga for underserved communities.

Shannon Rice

Intern Therapist

Shannon is a Graduate of the Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling program. Shannon believes that each person has the wisdom and ability to live according to their values by the means of mindfulness, accountability, and compassion for oneself. She is particularly interested in exploring how earlier attachment patterning currently shapes a person’s thoughts, feelings, and behavior, as well as recognizing and honoring the impact that different social identities play in one’s life. Shannon wishes to empower clients to cultivate their inherent health and discern what is no longer serving them in a strengths-based, client centered environment that is rooted in relational, experiential, and grounded experiences. When not at Naropa, you can find Shannon spending time with her pups, on her yoga mat, or soaking up the Colorado sunshine on a hike or bike ride. 

Jonathan Veit

Intern Therapist

Jonathan is a third-year graduate student in the Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling program. He believes in an integrative model of health through which he supports the client in holding an innate capacity of their own healing. He believes that struggles are rooted in a disconnection from the ground of basic goodness and can get in the way of a person coming into their own possibilities, aliveness, and joy. He works collaboratively with the client to help them discover their own parts, wisdom, and compassion in support of achieving their goals and experiencing greater contentment. He has a background in philosophy, practices art, and has taught yoga and meditation. He has particular interest in environmental and social justice, addiction and recovery, and sexual well-being. In his spare time, Jon enjoys taking in nature while on a run or finding self-expression through poetry or music.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.