Trevor Buser

Associate Professor
Core Faculty


MA Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling - Core Faculty


PhD in Counselor Education, Syracuse University
MA in Counseling, Wake Forest University
M.Div., Princeton Seminary

Dr. Trevor Buser is an associate professor at Naropa University. He is also a licensed professional counselor. Previously, he worked as a college counselor, private practice counselor, and healthcare consultant. In clinical practice, he enjoys working with adolescents, adults, families, and couples. He has advanced training in trauma counseling, mindfulness-based applications, hypnotherapy, and addictions treatments.

Dr. Buser has authored over 30 publications on the topics of mindfulness, spirituality, cognitive style, family dynamics, group counseling, addictions, sexuality, and self-injury. He presents regularly at national conferences in the mental health field.

Additionally, Dr. Buser brings a dedicated focus on addictions. He is past president of the International Association of Addictions and Offender Counselors. He is the former editor of the Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling, a national journal affiliated with the American Counseling Association.

Dr. Buser is a member of the American Counseling Association and International Association for Addictions and Offender Counselors. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Teaching Award at Rider University, University Fellow at Syracuse University, Edward Howell Roberts Scholarship in Preaching at Princeton Theological Seminary, Thomas M. Elmore Outstanding Counseling Student Award at Wake Forest Univesity, and membership in the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

From the Heart

I am delighted to be a member of the Naropa community. This faculty position weaves together some of the most important threads of my life, including my passions for spirituality, meditation, and mental health counseling. I am deeply humbled to step into the rich tradition of Naropa University. I sincerely believe that the counseling programs at Naropa, with our systematic inclusion of mindfulness training, offer students an unparalleled program of study in this field.

What book do you find yourself regularly pressing into the hands of students?

I find myself most frequently referencing Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. This book had a very significant impact on my life, and I continue to find its pages convicting, challenging, and inspiring.