As a student in Naropa University’s Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling concentration—part
of the MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling program—you will not only explore human
mental and emotional health, but you will also delve into mindfulness, meditation,
Gestalt awareness as well as different states of consciousness, and the nature of
creativity to help clients—and yourself—live the most joyous life possible. Through
academic course work, deep introspection, including your own psychotherapy and mindfulness
training, and 900 hours of clinical experience, you will come to a greater understanding
of yourself, the world, and how you can ease the path for others. Graduates from Naropa’s
Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling concentration program have gone on to become
therapists in private practice, addiction counselors, mindfulness trainers, equine
therapists, school counselors, grief counselors, and more.
Students demonstrate knowledge of core counseling curriculum.
Students demonstrate proficiency in clinical counseling skills.
Students demonstrate professional competence in counseling.
Students demonstrate mindfulness skills in the context of counseling including present
moment awareness, non-judgment and compassionate interest in details of physical sensations,
emotions and thoughts.
Students demonstrate familiarity with several models of Transpersonal Psychology and
their applications to counseling, including multicultural considerations.
Students demonstrate increased knowledge, presence, warmth, and skill regarding their
utilization of awareness, choice, contact, and authenticity in the Gestalt approach
to mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling.
Naropa Community Counseling Center
Intern within the Community
Serve the Boulder community as a supervised intern during your third year of graduate
study at the Naropa Community Counseling Center. Offering contemplative and mindfulness
healing services, the center makes cutting-edge psychotherapy affordable by providing
it to low- and middle-income people on a sliding fee-basis.
Founder and director of the Louisville Wellness Center in Louisville, Colorado
— Michelle Frieswyk-Johnson MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology
“At Naropa, there is opportunity to create new models for what is possible on the planet. Here, we co-create these possibilities through relationships with a community of learners.”
— Diane Israel Faculty, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling