Braden Buchanan, M.A. Candidate

Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling
Naropa University

My pronouns are: He/Him/His

Clients: Individuals: Ages 13 – Adults

Specialties:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Certified Meditation Teacher
  • Mindfulness Skills Training
  • Integrated Transpersonal Experiences
  • Integrated Spiritual Experiences 

I have always enjoyed helping people heal from mental and emotional issues. My approach to counseling is centered around my clients’ personal values, and I see clients for stress management, depression, and anxiety. I am currently enrolled at Naropa University in the Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Master’s program. I am a practicum/intern student and will be seeing clients in Fall of 2022-December 2022 at a reduced rate of $40/session at Mindful Path.    

Mindfulness-based approaches I employ are: breath-work, visualizations, deep meditation, pacing & pausing, Metta practice, loving kindness, and Tonglen. I believe every person would benefit from having a regular mindfulness practice, whether that is a daily meditation practice or any myriad of other mindfulness techniques. I will help you develop a mindfulness “toolbox” to call upon when needed. The earlier we can get these tools into your hands, the better equipped to handle life stresses you will be.

I am also a certified meditation teacher through Aura Wellness, Jack Kornfield’s & Tara Brach’s Power of Awareness training course, as well as actively pursuing a Shamanic apprenticeship.

Not everything in the human experience fits in a neat little rational box.  Reality is subjective and I honor your experiences without judgment. Let’s unpack these boxes together. Using Art Experiential and other therapeutic techniques we can delve into the spiritual side of human experience.  

On a more personal note, I am an avid gardener, outdoor enthusiast, nature loving, spiritual seeking, INFJ, husband and father of two. I travel far to enjoy high tea and poutine as well as camp any chance I can.  My favorite choice of music ranges from Icelandic folk musician Svavar Knutner to Rising Appalachia. My favorite movies are the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Passengers, & Cast Away. My favorite authors are Kevin Hearne, Michael Harner, and Jack Kornfield.  I’ve been described as an old soul with a child-like spirit, and I look forward to working with you at Mindful Path Counseling & Wellness!