Kyler Shumway, Ph.D.

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You might assume that Dr. Kyler Shumway, was one of “the cool kids.” After all, he’s an author, former Division 1 athlete, and Doctor of Clinical Psychology. But in reality, Kyler was a target. Bullied for his weight, his second-hand farm boy clothes, and his social awkwardness, Kyler was made to believe that he did not belong. As rejection, humiliation, and isolation became “normal” for him, he began to change. Kyler became the bully. After a painful journey of reconciliation and healing, he swore to make things different – because he knows he is not alone. Today, Kyler is on a mission. He believes that, together, we can bring an end to the bullying problem by breaking the chain of suffering, daring to be different, and creating a world where everyone belongs. Learn more at