Bright Future Foundation’s new doctorial intern, Bronwyn Lehman, is familiar with the needs of Eagle County’s population, previously serving as a school psychologist for the Eagle County School District. Bronwyn has a passion for working with underserved and at-risk populations with a focus on behavioral change and trauma-informed care.
“My work over the past two years in the Vail Valley community has provided me the opportunity to see first-hand the impact of economic difficulties on the families in the valley as well as the incredible need for access to quality mental-health care,” said Bronwyn.
Bronwyn recognizes the positive impact of working from a multi-disciplinary approach and regularly consults with community agencies to help provide wrap-around services and advocacy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Her service as a doctoral intern is part of Bright Future’s involvement in the Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium (CO-PIC), an internship program addressing the need for licensed behavioral health professionals in rural and underserved populations, like Eagle County.
Bronwyn began her career in journalism, with an interest and focus in politics. After a quick stint in political public relations in Washington, DC, she quickly realized her passion for justice and investigative and communication skills were better suited for a career in psychology, specifically in working with children and families. After obtaining a Master’s and Educational Specialist Degree in School Psychology, Bronwyn worked for two years in a low-income school district in her native city of Cincinnati.
A drive to obtain even greater knowledge and to increase her skillset, led Bronwyn to seek advanced training experiences in neuropsychology assessment and behavioral health through a doctoral program at the University of Northern Colorado.
“I love the field of psychology because it allows me to help people put pieces together to develop insight, awareness and understanding of their ability to manage and overcome adverse life experiences,” said Bronwyn. “I see the goal of my counseling as being able to help my clients feel like a whole, healthy person and to feel empowered in doing so.”