As a proud member of the queer and non-binary community, I learned early that we deserved better from the mental health field. When I started looking for my own therapist in 2016, I struggled to find one that I didn't need to teach about what it was like to be queer in today's society. When I finally received the support, guidance, and mentorship from a queer therapist, I set out on my own journey to begin helping others. Becoming a therapist has allowed me to combine my passions for teaching, counseling, art, and stories to create what I term, 'Character Development.'
While 2020 was a year like none other, during this time I graduated from Friends University with a Masters degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and earned a Graduate Certificate in Gender, Women's, and Sexuality Studies from Kansas State University along the way.
My passions are fueled by raising up the voices of those who have been marginalized, silenced, and/or erased. I'm so excited to serve the Kansas Queer Community in ways which allow me to offer unconditional positive regard and view my clients as more than just a diagnosis.
For two years, I worked with the eating disorder community, which gave me the opportunity and honor of sitting with some of the bravest and kindest souls I've ever met. Working within the eating disorder community has taught me many lessons which inform my work in my new role primarily serving the queer community.
In my spare time, I enjoy writing, reading, listening to some pretty fab music, making art, and watching the occasional show or movie (okay, so maybe it's a little more than 'occasionally.' And I might be currently obsessed with TikTok).
Email me today to book your first session and learn how to take your power back!
—Colby Bruner, LMFT (They/Them)