Karen Kissel
kkwegela@naropa.edu | 303-245-4832

Professor, Contemplative Psychotherapy
Graduate School of Psychology
PhD Counseling, Psychology, and Experiential Learning, Union Institute
MA Education: Guidance and Counseling, University of Denver
MA English Language and Literature, Boston University

Areas of Specialization:

  • Contemplative Psychotherapy
  • Buddhist Psychology

Karen is a long-time core faculty member at Naropa, having joined the university in 1981. She served as Director of the M.A. Psychology: Contemplative Psychotherapy program for 15 years.  Karen is a founding member of Cauldron (the faculty executive committee), and she served as faculty trustee for two and half years.  Presently, Karen is a half-time Professor and member of the department's Leadership Team in the M.A. Contemplative Psychotherapy program.