350 Broadway St, Ste. 210, Boulder, CO 80305 Phone: 303-444-1036 Email: boulderpsychotherapistsguild@gmail.com
Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D.
North Boulder
Boulder, Colorado

Contact information:

(303) 443-1198

Karen Kissel Wegela, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist in Boulder providing therapy for adults, young adults, and older adults.

Professional Interests and Specialties:

Everyone needs a hand sometimes.  I offer my clients the kind of
down-to-earth company that makes it easier to go into the confused,
scary, and painful feelings that can arise for any of us.

I can help my clients by:

•  Assisting them to identify their strengths and resources

•  Accompanying them in dealing with intense emotions

•  Helping them to develop mindfulness and self-compassion

•  Working with them to explore relationship issues

•  Supporting them through life’s transitions:  break-ups, loss,
   grief, retirement, and other changes in situations and abilities

•  Using the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM) and Gestalt Therapy

•  Appreciating and respecting differences in sexual orientation,
   gender identification, race, and age

Patient Age Groups:

Young Adults
Mid-Life Adults
Older Adults





Background and Experience:

I have been working with a broad range of clients since the mid-1970s in a variety of settings. I have been in private practice since 1977 working with individuals and couples, and I have maintained a meditation practice for nearly 40 years.

Professional Affiliations and Activities:

•  Member, Colorado Psychological Association
•  Professor at Naropa University in the M.A. Contemplative Psychotherapy program
   since 1981
•  Author: What Really Helps (1996 & 2011, Shambhala), The Courage to Be Present
   (2009, Shambhala) and Contemplative Psychotherapy Essentials (2014, W.W.
•  Presenter: Workshops and conferences in the U.S. and internationally