Nate Jones, Student Therapist
Nate is a graduate student in Naropa University's Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. After years of teaching yoga, training yoga teachers, giving Thai massage, and teaching spiritual development courses he came here to further refine, reveal, and share his passion of working with others to become the best possible offering of themselves in this life. He believes that whatever we choose to do in life is greatly affected by our inner state, and becoming more open, grounded, and present will support any endeavor we take on.
He is originally from San Jose, California and graduated from Chapman University in 2012 with Bachelor of Science degrees in Business Administration and Accounting. He will graduate from Naropa University in 2025 with a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology.
His special interests (personally and professionally) are families, intimate relationships, and working with teens to help them understand and integrate the fundamentals of body and mind.
Nate accepts private pay ($50/session), Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, CO Access, CCHA and RMHP Medicaid Insurances.
Calvin Lodge, Student Therapist
Calvin is an MA candidate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Buddhist Psychology and Contemplative Psychotherapy at Naropa University.
Calvin is trained as a professional naturalist and has spent time as an environmental educator as well as a wilderness therapy field guide, providing trauma informed care for adolescents and young adults.
Calvin has a deep connection with nature, energy, and the natural process of healing. Calvin believes that healing comes from within, by tapping into the wisdom of the body and fostering a deep connection with who we are, we are able to reconnect with our innate dignity and wholeness.
Calvin’s therapeutic style is calm, compassionate, mindfulness based, somatic oriented, and client centered.
Therapeutic Interests: Highly Sensitive People, Trauma, Grief, Couples and relationships, LGBTQ+ issues, Depression, and Anxiety.
Calvin accepts private pay ($50/session), Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, CO Access, CCHA and RMHP Medicaid Insurances.
Andrew O'Reilly, Student Therapist
Andrew is a Masters student at Naropa University, specifically studying contemplative psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology. He recently graduated from a 2-year program as a Mindfulness teacher, led by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach. Before moving to Colorado, he was a professional gardener in NYC for a prestigious university. He received a certification in arboriculture and loves to beautify native landscapes. Prior to his first career, he studied philosophy and is no stranger to questioning what it means to live a full and meaningful life.
Andrew decided to transition from his first career of working with plants to working with people in order to be of genuine service, providing a kind and supportive presence to others in an ever-shifting world. Andrew wishes to be able to integrate mindfulness and psychotherapy in helping others heal and discover how to more fully inhabit their own lives with compassion and wisdom. He aspires not to change the world, but to accept the complexity of himself, others and the world, and live from a sane and compassionate heart. He loves nature, hiking, rock climbing, meditation, different cultures and practicing self-care.
Andrew's clinical interests are to work with multicultural clients, veterans, highly sensitive individuals, those with self-esteem issues and life-transitions.
Andrew accepts private pay ($50/session), Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, CO Access, CCHA and RMHP Medicaid Insurances.
Carrie Harrington, Student Therapist
Carrie is currently an MA Candidate in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, with a concentration on Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal counseling at Naropa University. She has a Master’s degree in Geology from Indiana University and enjoyed a career in that field for 20 years before recognizing her passion for helping others and making the decision to switch careers to become a mental health professional.
She believes connection is the key to wellness and trusts that all of us have the power to heal ourselves if we have the right environment and space to do so. She is passionate about creating a strong therapeutic relationship where individuals feel seen and understood in a safe and supportive space. She believes that healing starts within and that fostering self- compassion is essential to a person’s well-being.
Carrie is interested in working with couples and individuals. Her clinical interests are relationship struggles, women's issues, life transitions, stress, self-esteem, depression, anxiety, highly sensitive individuals, addiction/recovery and trauma. Her therapeutic style is warm and welcoming and she is focused on the here-and-now, meeting each client where they are at.
When she isn’t working she enjoys reading, hiking, camping with her kids, and walking her dog, Charlie.
Carrie accepts private pay ($50/session), Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, CO Access, CCHA and RMHP Medicaid Insurances.
Liz Cabaniss, Student Therapist
Liz is currently a 3rd year student in the Body Psychotherapy program at Naropa University. Prior to this pursuit, she served in the United States Air Force, earned a bachelor's degree in professional writing from the University of Oklahoma, and worked for the last ten years as a personal trainer.
In her work as a health coach, Liz quickly realized that while improving nutrition and exercise can significantly improve a person's life and mental health, the challenges that lead people to seek out a trainer often have far deeper roots. Her desire to address the root issues and help people live fuller, happier, healthier lives, led her down the path of therapy and to her current internship at Benediction Counseling.
Grief and loss, life transitions, and complex / confusing family dynamics are areas of particular interest for Liz. Understanding our lives and our ways of being can be a challenging endeavor. She looks forward to listening to you, striving to better understand you, and helping you better understand yourself.
Liz accepts private pay ($50/session), Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, CO Access, CCHA and RMHP Medicaid Insurances.
John Papini, Student Therapist
I am a therapist-in-training that will meet my clients exactly where they need to be met. I have roots deep into spirit that enable me to offer the fruits of my own practice to you, the fruits of tranquility, lovingkindness, gratitude, equanimity and compassion. I have a strong focus on lovingkindness, the cultivation of which makes me a better human in all of the roles I play, particularly as therapist. I am delighted to invite those with spiritual leanings as someone who can relate directly to your experiences as a spiritual being struggling to flourish in this human experience.
Given my background as a graduate of Harvard Law School and former practicing attorney, I am also particularly excited to work with lawyers, doctors, bankers, consultants, and other professionals operating in high-stakes, high-pressure careers. After spending nearly ten years as an international corporate attorney with BigLaw firms in the United States and abroad, I am particularly attuned to the difficulties and challenges facing professionals in professions deeply affected by mental health difficulties. Having overcome my own challenges with depression, addiction and anxiety, I can authentically bring an understanding and attitude of non-judgment that invites your full investment in the healing process and unfolds during committed therapy.
Whatever your background, I believe wholeheartedly that you have innate wisdom capable of meeting your life’s unique circumstances. I’m here to act as mirror and guide; you’re the singular expert on you!
John accepts private pay ($50/session), Cigna/Evernorth, Aetna, CO Access, CCHA and RMHP Medicaid Insurances.