Olivia Phipps

Graduate Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions

Originally from the rocky beaches of the Pacific Northwest, then onward into the Appalachian Mountains, Liv Phipps is grateful to call the Front Range home. With degrees in Early Childhood Development and Clinical Mental Health Counseling & Expressive Arts Therapy, Liv is passionate about cultivating meaningful experiences from art, nature, and authentic dialogue. As an illustrator, outdoor educator, and aspiring flower garden cultivator, she loves bringing contemplative practice into everyday life.

Liv works with all prospective graduate students for the following programs:

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Transpersonal Contemplative Art–Based Counseling
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Nature-Based Transpersonal Counseling
  • MA in Ecopsychology
  • MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics
  • MFA in Creative Writing
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Concentration(Residential & Low-Residency) (Interim)

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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.