Mindfulness-Based Counseling Psychology
Students of the mindfulness-based transpersonal counseling concentration

Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling is the study of psychology of the entire human—mind, heart, body, and soul. 


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.



Other Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master Degree Program Concentrations

  • Contemplative Psychotherapy and Buddhist Psychology
  • Somatic Body Psychotherapy 
  • Somatic Dance/Movement Therapy
  • Transpersonal Art Therapy
  • Transpersonal Wilderness Therapy

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.


Three Years

The master’s degree program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling is a 60-credit hour, three-year program that offers theoretical grounding in transpersonal psychology along with rigorous clinical and mindfulness training.

Students learning in the classroom

Alumni Highlight

Founder and director of the Louisville Wellness Center in Louisville, Colorado

— Michelle Frieswyk-Johnson
MA Transpersonal Counseling Psychology


Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Graduate Courses

  • Gestalt I and II
  • Psychology of Meditation I and II
  • Meditation Practicum I and II
  • Transpersonal Psychology I
  • Body Awareness
Carla Clements, PhD

Faculty Spotlight

“From the beginning of our students arriving, we ask them to stretch and risk. When we are in the area of risk, we are actually learning at a higher level. So we ask them to really risk.”

— Carla Clements, PhD
Faculty, Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling

Learn more about Professor Clements