Meet Our Staff

Michael Bruner, LCPC, NCC


Michael works with adults of all ages as well as teenagers. He sees many clients who are working through anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions, and the effects of trauma. One of his clinical interests is so-called “men’s issues” (although he works with many clients identifying as female and non-binary as well). He also has vast experience working with the LGBTQIA+ and BIPOC populations. Michael facilitates a process by which clients are able to build their resiliency skills, empowering them, long-term, to survive the inevitable challenges of life.

Michael earned his master’s degree in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University and has worked as a counselor for both public and independent schools and community mental health agencies, including ChiArts (The Chicago High School for the Arts), Barr-Harris Children’s Grief Center, The Latin School of Chicago, and the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. He has been working in private practice since 2016.

A Welcoming and Compassionate Space to Promote Growth

If you’re feeling overwhelmed trying to conquer your challenges, you are not alone. The mental health professionals at City Counseling Center are dedicated to helping you identify and overcome the obstacles impacting your life. From behavioral challenges to processing trauma or loss, regardless of what you’re dealing with, we are here to help you through the difficulties.

At City Counseling Center, we understand that there is no “one size fits all” approach to therapy. We create an inclusive space where you will feel comfortable expressing your feelings and emotions. Our therapeutic approaches are unique to your specific needs and goals. Our team leverages their experience and diverse backgrounds to create individualized treatment plans designed to help you manage the ups and downs of life.