Matt Powers
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
Office of Admissions
(303) 970-9829

Drawn to Buddhist psychology while working in the stressful environment of Washington, D.C. politics—and increasingly convinced that our conventional approaches to meeting modern-day challenges are incomplete and inadequate—you could say that Matt and Naropa was always a match meant to be. Like many who eventually find their place here, Matt arrived at Naropa through a non-linear path. He first fell in love with Boulder as an undergraduate student at the University of Colorado. After pursuing graduate work at Columbia University in the field of international relations, living and working in various locales in the U.S. and abroad in China, he found himself drawn back to Boulder by Naropa’s unique mission to help transform the world through a radical self-transformational approach to education. Matt spends his free time reading, writing, laughing, partaking in the various wonderful offerings special to Boulder and Colorado, and trying to retain his serenity while following his favorite sports teams.

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

  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling (Residential & Low-Residency)
  • MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Contemplative Psychotherapy & Buddhist Psychology

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