My name is Brent Coleman. I was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in east Texas.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Tyler with a bachelor of General Studies/ Business in 1980. I later studied architectural design and became a general contractor and designer, building new homes and renovating older homes in Dallas, Texas and Washington, DC.
I moved to Denver, Colorado in 1991 and began graduate school shortly after.
I have an MA in Counseling psychology from the University of Colorado at Denver (1994).I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Colorado. I have taught in graduate Mental Health & Marriage/ Family counseling programs for twelve years.
I have worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers and private practice. I began working in the field with those struggling with severe, chronic mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and BiPolar disorders. Today, my clients come from many backgrounds, dealing with diverse issues including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and life transitions such as the loss of a job, a loved one, a major move and mid life crisis. In addition, I work with individuals who feel wounded by the deeds and actions of society,family and religious institutions. These individuals include gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people, those living with chronic illness and those who have been wounded/ abused by negative religious experiences.
I have conducted numerous workshops on issues including mental illness and diversity. I have spoken extensively at universities, civic and church organizations on issues related to sexuality and spirituality. I’ve also been interviewed by newspaper, radio and television media on those subjects.
I am the author of a book entitled, Wounded in the Name of God (1992) Metanoia Press, and I am currently writing a series of psychological thriller novels.
My partner and I now live in northern California with our two dogs.