Kirsten Norr

Pre-Licensed Therapist
Naropa Community Counseling

Kirsten is a graduate of Naropa University’s Buddhism-Informed Contemplative Counseling program. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Kirsten has returned to the clinical mental health field after a career in television and documentary work. Between projects that took her all over the globe, Kirsten spent time teaching English at a Buddhist monastery in Nepal which sparked her interest in Buddhist philosophies. Buddhism has become the catalyst for her return to a profession where she can provide support for people in their journeys of emotional growth and well-being. Her recent work includes the psychosocial support department of the International Rescue Committee working with women refugees and asylum seekers. Kirsten is currently a Pre-Licensed Therapist at Naropa Community Counseling after completing a year long internship there.

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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.