My Mission


I am on a mission, and I hope you will join me.

Recent studies have indicated that nearly 50% of the U.S. population struggles with isolation, loneliness, and friendlessness.

To make matters worse, and despite our best efforts to intervene, we continue to struggle with issues of bullying and peer-victimization.

This truly is an epidemic.

Kyler Shumway, MA

I have spent much of my life on the front lines. As someone who survived years of bullying, friendlessness, and social anxiety, I know what it feels like to be the target, the outcast, the undesirable. And my heart breaks as I sit with clients who must fight those same battles.

No one deserves to be left out.

No one deserves to suffer in silence.

All of us deserve a seat at the table of belonging.

I believe in a world that is a little less hurt, a little less broken, and a lot more connected…

… but I can’t do it alone.


As a speaker and author, my mission is to:

Inspire curiosity about human connection

Translate the wealth of research discoveries from psychology and neuroscience into something digestible and relatable

Share insights founded on years “in the trenches” through clinical work

Tell the stories of hardship and suffering from my story that so many of us share

Enlist others in the cause for connection

Together, we can make a difference.

About My Website

Thank you for checking out my website!

I am a doctoral student in clinical psychology, author, public speaker, and advocate for the Autism community.  I have a passion for translating clinical concepts into digestible content for kids and families, particularly when it comes to health psychology and neuroscience.

I created this site to help visitors learn a little bit of who I am and what I do, but I also provide a wealth of SEO-friendly writing tips and tricks to help mental health professionals take their content to the next level.

To learn more about my story and professional training, check out Who I Am and What I Do.

To learn more about my skills as a professional writer, public speaker, and advocate for the Autism community, click on my Speaker Menu.

Use the menu above to contact me, learn about me, or read some of my work.

The Friendship Formula:  
How to Say Goodbye to Loneliness and Discover Deeper Connection

By: Kyler Shumway, MA