Bruce Manley was born in Florida and earned a BS in Chemistry in 1970 (University of
Florida). He moved to Colorado in 1970 and lived in metropolitan Denver for 19 years, working as a chemist, technician, and classroom teacher before entering the field of counseling psychology. He completed an MA in Counseling in 1985 (University of Colorado) and worked four years at Front Range Community College in suburban Denver (1985-89). He wanted more education in mental health and moved to Kansas City for doctoral training. He completed a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 1996 (University of Missouri – Kansas City). He interned at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Leavenworth, Kansas, where he specialized in working with psychiatric patients having chronic psychological and personality problems. He spent five years with a non-denominational counseling service, providing counseling to a wide range of people with normal as well as severe problems (Catholic Charities, Wyandotte & Johnson Counties, Kansas, 1995-2000). He has been in independent practice since 2000.


Bruce Manley is licensed to practice psychology in Missouri. He is registered with
the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology and a member of the
American Psychological Association (APA). He is a step-father with four grandchildren who feels pleased when grandmother and grandchildren delight in each other. He also enjoys cooking, gardening, and using his hands and mind for building, restoring, or repairing all kinds of things, including a 1950 Chevrolet pickup truck.




Linda Kramer is a native of Missouri. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1971 at Southwest Missouri State University, Springfield where she was also State certified to teach art. She spent 25 years in the public schools, teaching art to children and adolescents. She began her career in Sullivan, then nearby Union, Missouri before moving to Kansas City in 1990 to work first at Oak Park High School then at Winnwood Elementary in the Northland. While teaching, she earned a Master of Arts in Painting (Central Missouri State University, Warrensburg, 1992). During a sabbatical she completed most of the academic requirements to become an art therapist as well as complete a 9 month internship in art therapy at Synergy Services in Parkville (Norwich University, Northfield, VT, 1997-98). She became a professional member of the American Art Therapy Association in 2000 and was fully credentialed as an Art Therapist in 2011 (ATR). She left teaching in 2006 to work as an art therapist, serving hospice patients in their homes or nursing residence.


Although Linda enjoys being an art therapist and expressing her self in her own art, she reserves special time every week for her grandchildren. She loves nature, whether collecting sea shells by the ocean, hiking in the mountains of New Mexico, or walking her dog, looking for birds and their feathers, in the woods near Kansas City. She finds nature just outside her door in the garden. Working in it enriches her body, mind, and soul.




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