Buddy Duncan

(MA, LPC, NCC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Buddy Duncan. I have been a Licensed Professional Counselor for well over twenty years. In my private practice I have worked with many individuals in crisis and transition. I began years ago working with those struggling with addiction issues. I then transitioned to several years working with those with severe medical issues and chronic pain. I have functioned as a Marriage Counselor in all of these years and specialized the last decade with grief and loss issues. I taught psychology in college for multiple years and served as an academic advisor to college students. My practice has been varied yet I have consistently practiced as a cognitive behavioral therapist who believes each person has the ability to make choices and decisions that can empower their lives to move in the direction of their choosing. My experience has allowed me to witness an abundance of people overcome complex challenges and move forward in a positive manner through talk therapy by offering healthy options in a safe non judgmental environment.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Family conflicts
  • Grief
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Addictions , Trauma and abuse , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Years of Experience: 20

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #12464 (Expires: 2021-10-01)


Reviews

Written by S.A. on Jul 21, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

I appreciate Buddy so much! He’s so easy to talk to, and he’s a great listener! He’s helped me to find my hope again! I enjoy our sessions, I always feel mentally relieved afterwards. It feels like I’m talking to a wise and experienced friend. I love his advice and I really take it to heart. He’s wonderful! I definitely recommend Buddy!

Written by H.E. on Jun 30, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Buddy is the best!

Written by E.N. on May 20, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Buddy is the most fitting name possible.

Buddy is a wonderful listener with tons of life experience, passion, patience, and perspective.

If you are fortunate enough to make it on his schedule you are blessed!

Written by A.D. on May 06, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

He is amazing and I love our sessions. It’s like talking to an old friend! Just fantastic.

Written by N.I. on May 03, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Buddy is great! His examples are wonderful, he is incredibly patient and he never judges you for your decisions only councils you on them. Truly a life changing person

Written by H.E. on Apr 08, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues

What I appreciate is Buddy says things that makes sense and makes me look at things differently. Also he is easy to talk to.

Written by T.A. on Apr 06, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 4 weeks

I like him because he is understanding and down to earth. I can relate to him and he seems to get what I'm talking about. He gives me great things to think about and he is very encouraging. I feel safe in opening up to him with everything and don't feel embarrassed or uncomfortable. He put me at ease from the first session until the last.

Written by L.A. on Apr 01, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and eating disorders

Buddy and I are new in the therapeutic process, but already I really appreciate the fact that he is committed to helping me craft a better life for myself.

Written by R.I. on Mar 16, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Buddy is making my first experiences with therapy free of my previous concerns or fears of what it “might be.” I feel heard and understood fully.

Written by V.I. on Mar 12, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

So loving, understanding, and very helpful. A counselor certainly blessed with the Holy Spirit who speaks God’s word into his counsel and affirms that God is present through your troubles. I would recommend Buddy to anyone in need of spiritual counsel!

Written by G.L. on Mar 10, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and adhd

Buddy is the real deal. He is the easiest person in the world to talk to and is very open. I feel like I’ve known him for 20 years.

Written by R.O. on Feb 17, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes

Buddy's a great counselor, very caring and easy to communicate with. Lots of wisdom and knowledge.

Written by S.T. on Jan 29, 2021 after counseling with Buddy for 4 months on issues concerning family conflicts, and anger management

Buddy cares about who I am and what my concerns are. His thoughts and recommended reading material have been very helpful in getting my stressors under control. I highly recommend him.

Written by H.E. on Dec 02, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and grief

Buddy is willing and with the expertise and knowledge required to help.
He listens and looks constantly for the best way to help.
He is great.

Written by D.U. on Dec 01, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Buddy is a tremendous counselor and person. He brings an energy and vitality to his work that is infectious. I genuinely look forward to our sessions because I always feel so appreciated and respected by Buddy.

Written by A.V. on Nov 09, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I’ve seen so many therapists and Buddy is the only one that has truly helped me overcome my traumatic events. I’ve seen Buddy for a year and he has helped me through major grief and depression after I lost my father. He’s an amazing listener, really understanding and knows what advice to give based off each situation I have.

Written by C.Y. on Sep 15, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, parenting issues, anger management, and compassion fatigue

Buddy is everything we could possibly ask for in a counselor! A licensed therapist AND a retired church pastor. This man KNOWS people.

Written by L.O. on Sep 09, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and compassion fatigue

Outstanding!

Written by C.I. on Aug 28, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Buddy is great! He is quick to respond, sends great resources, and understands me.

Written by P.A. on Aug 20, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues

Buddy Duncan is a good listener, gives great feedback, and is incredibly positive. He knows what he is doing, and has positively impacted the way i interpret the problems in my life. He knows how to make suggestions with out any force or judgment. He seems to really care about what he is doing, this is not just a job to him, he cares about people.

Written by M.A. on Jul 23, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

He’s so resourceful and kind. Thankful for him.

Written by S.A. on May 27, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

I’m so grateful to have met Buddy.

Written by M.I. on Apr 18, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 9 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and grief

It’s been 10 months and he has been there to help me through this tragic time in my life by offering prayer and scriptures to lead me to God to help me through. I really appreciate him for allowing God to use him to feed the spiritual and mental aspect of my life thus making me whole.

Written by G.I. on Apr 07, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

I have had several calls with Buddy. I enjoyed each of them. At times I was very anxious and his calming nature and good tactics helped me overcome this.

He is a very good listener (remembers things for months!) and his solutions are practical. Overall would recommend Buddy.

Written by C.L. on Mar 05, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and adhd

It's early in our process, but Buddy is very responsive and insightful and offers plenty of food for thought.

Written by S.K. on Feb 28, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues

First session with Buddy was better than expected. Very calm and inviting manner. I appreciated the peaceful tone in his voice.

Written by K.A. on Jan 03, 2020 after counseling with Buddy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I feel comfortable with Buddy, his help got to me in a point where I was lost and what I like about his approach is that he puts it in a way where I understand, acknowledge and make the necessary changes I need to go in order to have a better balance

Written by J.U. on Nov 21, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Excellent counselor.

Written by K.R. on Nov 07, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Buddy Duncan. This man has been a God send. He's gracious and compassionate. Gentle and caring. A loving man, a friend when a friend is needed. I don't much see him as a counselor as much as I do a friend and confidant, a friend that is an amazing counselor. Thank you Buddy, much love.

Written by D.A. on Nov 04, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and anger management

What else can I say? Buddy is great. He offers me the support and guidance that I need in order to attain the insights I need to change my life for the better. In Buddy I find that I have a trusted counselor and advocate.

Written by K.A. on Oct 25, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Buddy is great. He listens and responds with what you need to hear. It may not be what you want to hear but it is what you need. He pays attention to what you have discussed before and how it is relating to your everyday life. He truly gets to know who you are, and can help you learn about yourself and solve problems.

Written by A.A. on Sep 18, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Buddy is my guide to changing my life. He has been a swiss army knife of help. He has helped with my marriage, self confidence, business struggles and development, anxiety, weight loss, and organization and optimization of my life. Two of the characteristics I love about Buddy.
1. He has this incredible ability of knowing when to talk and when to listen. He know when you need to hear some advice or truth to getting you moving in the right direction, but switches to listening at the perfect moment so you can get things out and make connections by saying things out loud.
2. Buddy is "therapy google". He always has the perfect book, article, video, quote, podcast, or person to follow for what you need and are working on. After every session he will send me a few resources to find just the information I need.
He's easy to schedule appt with and accommodating of what you need. Very positive and encouraging too. I have never done therapy before and had no idea what to expect and cynical of its effectiveness. Therapy has helped far more than I ever could have imagined. I am getting my life back on track and doing more than I thought possible.

Written by A.L. on Aug 20, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Thank you for all of your help, Buddy!

Written by T.Y. on Jul 28, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and coping with life changes

Buddy was the perfect choice for me. He has the experience and insight to understand my issues.

Written by C.H. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management

I was very impressed with Buddy's insight and knowledge.

Written by D.A. on Jul 19, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, addictions, and relationship issues

Buddy is a complete professional, as somebody who has always been skeptical of therapy, Buddy immediately made me feel at ease and was able to help me articulate my exact concerns. I would highly recommend Buddy to any of my friends. Everybody needs a Buddy.

Written by B.R. on Jul 18, 2019 after counseling with Buddy for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, and coaching

Buddy is incredibly helpful. He has a wealth of knowledge, resources, and quotes that seem to illustrate and address exactly what I am experiencing. He provides insight and alternate considerations without telling you what to do (darn it!). Buddy is an active listener and seems to be able to articulate exactly what I might be thinking or trying express - even when I cannot express it concisely myself. He seems to have a never ending resource bank of books and coaching methods that he relies upon to support my needs. I can not recommend Buddy highly enough - select (and share) with confidence!