Prajna Healing Arts

Carol O’Dowd, MPA, MDIV, MI, RP

Do you feel that the new coronavirus turned your world upside down and sent your stress and anxiety level through the roof? I understand. I offer phone and video counseling that will help you relieve anxiety and regain a sense of balance in your life. Call me at (720) 244-2299 for a free evaluation.

I offer compassionate counseling in Arvada to help adults experiencing difficult times. My specialties include anxiety, grief, trauma, behavioral issues, career counseling, depression, emotional disturbance, self-esteem, and spirituality.

Carol O'Dowd


Carol combines western and eastern approaches in her psychotherapy to support others on the journey and all its transitions. She blends her 20 years of training and experience in public administration as a former city manager and community development consultant with her 15 years of service as a counselor and as an ordained Buddhist priest. She supplemented her formal education with certifications in Japanese Psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Instruction. She also has served as a hospital chaplain and enjoys gardening. Carol served as a volunteer for half a year in the Kerobokan Prison, Indonesia, providing counseling and opening up a Buddhist Temple. Her workshops and retreats in the United States, Thailand, and Indonesia consistently result in participants taking techniques back to work and/or home.


Traditional Japanese Garden


Counseling, Speaking & Workshops



Carol offers individual counseling in Arvada using a holistic approach of therapies to suit each client’s needs. She also offers group counseling at your organization’s location.


Carol is a dynamic speaker with international speaking experience on a wide range of topics to a wide range of organizations with audiences ranging from 25 to 1,000 people.


Workshops are tailored for your organization on topics as diverse as wellness and stress management, the spiritual life, and working with incarcerated relatives.

Customer Testimonials

Denver, CO

“You are an amazing light helping us grow in harsh times.”

Arvada, CO

“The session was so helpful and clarifying! I appreciate it greatly!”

attendee at Dharma talk who returned to take a class in Denver
Denver, CO

“Your talk left me thinking for days, then I got it! Thanks! I’m back for more.” 

Childcare Worker
Commerce City, CO

” I’m going to use this with my family.”

– A childcare worker at the end of training on how to manage stress working with difficult families for a social services agency