Bron Kronborg, MFT
A little bit about Bron
An Oklahoma State Cowboy at heart, I lived in the “Sooner” state until I joined the United States Air Force in college. Since that time, I have experienced life in Turkey, Ohio, New Mexico, the Lone Star State and now happily call Denver home. I am the father of two children (and two dogs), a husband and a military veteran. As a huge college football fan, I enjoy living close enough to see live Pac IIV college football games, but I am not sure the rest of my family feels the same way.
Why I became a Marriage and Family Therapist
During my enlistment in the USAF, I experienced a life changing loss that affected me on multiple levels. Despite being surrounded by many people who cared for me, I ultimately felt alone. I received sympathy for my loss instead of empathy. The large organization was telling me not to wear my “heart on my shoulder”, “it would be okay”, “they’re in a better place”, or “time takes care of everything”. My family of origin didn’t seem to know how to handle my loss and I didn’t know what I needed. In the end, I felt encouraged to deal with my grief, sweep it under the rug. Meanwhile I was devastated by the fact I missed the laughter, pitter patter of little feet, and the touch of my son who had passed un-expectantly. Spiritually, I felt “broken”. As a partner, I felt inadequate. I felt lost. It was through this painful experience, and my (ongoing) journey of healing from my loss, that I decided to become a Marriage and Family Therapist. I wanted to help others to feel less alone by being present with them when they are most vulnerable.
There have been times in my life when I have met someone for the first time and automatically felt a sense of connection. Maybe it was from a hand shake, the way they speak, or mannerism that have made me feel I know them already. That familiarity of being truly present is often helpful in beginning new friendships or when meeting new people. As a therapist, that sense of connection aids me in truly being present, especially when helping them to understand it is okay to be vulnerable with your therapist in order to “un-peal” the layers and discover attachment needs or trauma. Sharing empathy instead of sympathy.
Doctoral Candidate, Marriage and Family Therapy - Texas Woman’s University
Masters of Science, Marriage and Family Therapy - Texas Woman’s University
Masters of Science, Family Studies - Texas Woman’s University
Bachelor of Science, Family Studies and Sociology - Texas Woman’s University
University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center, Family Studies Center, Medical and Family Therapy - Specialized in emotionally focused family and couples therapy, combined with medical family therapy, to help individuals, couples, and families process in their relationships.
Professional Research or Writing Contribution
Kronborg, B. (2016) Self of the new therapist. (Submitted unpublished). A multiple therapist review to explore how new therapists, in an internship setting, process and experience change due to the therapist's experience.
Kronborg, B. (2016) It Should Be Greek to All of Us. A Biopsychosocial-spiritual need for collaboration. (Submitted unpublished). Doctoral subject matter to promote the need for collaboration in the therapy and medical fields to treat the “whole body”, physical, mind and soul.
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Pre-Clinical Fellow
Colorado Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, member
Random ‘Fun’ Facts About Me
Best Goal: To be a student in life. Learning, loving, being vulnerable. Getting to know myself and others.
Best Habit: Being open to understanding and acceptance.
Best Reason to be Happy: Living, feeling the wind blowing across your face, smelling the seasons in the air, and hearing leaves rustle in the trees.
Best Route to Joy: Hearing my children laugh, playing together, and asking me to be a kid with them.
Best Flaw: I have been told I am “too caring”.
Best Accomplishment: Getting married, adopting our two children, and making the decision to leave the corporate world to pursue a career as a marriage and family therapist.
Best Motto: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Ann Frank
Best Under-Appreciated Skill: Ability to sit in silence. Sometimes silence can be the strongest form of communication when being truly present.