Raquel Buchanan


About Me

Hello and Welcome! My name is Raquel Buchanan and I am a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT #118976) and doctoral candidate at Grand Canyon University. I specialize in treating self-esteem issues related to interpersonal trauma focusing on the impact that childhood abuse or neglect has on emotional and mental health.

I am a self-esteem therapist who focuses on building coping skills, finding your hidden strengths and talents, and getting you out of negative thought patterns that keep you stuck. I have assisted many of my clients overcome issues like addiction, relationship conflict, depression, and anxiety related disorders. The best compliment I have ever received was that my therapeutic approach “was like talking to a friend.”

I am a certified domestic violence group facilitator and have worked with county probation providing therapy to men and women who use violence or abuse in their intimate relationships. I provided individual counseling to individuals who want to stop their use of violence.

I use an eclectic approach to therapy incorporating Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to give you a safe, non-judgmental place where you can express yourself and who you are fully!

The therapy I provide is intensive in nature using both the text and video feature to assist you during your therapeutic process. You should expect to have regular communication with me including daily check-ins and one video or telephone session a week. Your care is important to me, I look forward to working with you.


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

Clinical approaches:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 3

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LMFT #118976 (Expires: 2022-04-30)


Written by M.A. on Jul 31, 2020 after counseling with Raquel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and adhd

Raquel has exceeded my expectations in every way. I have had a handful of counselors in the past and through BetterHelp's system I have been able to actually catch her up to speed on how I'm doing without worrying about prepping for a 50 minute session and trying to explain everything all at once. Raquel is attentive, relatable, and immensely helpful in helping me find a better path in life.

Written by L.A. on Jul 30, 2020 after counseling with Raquel for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, and self esteem

Raquel has been an enormous help to me. In just a few weeks, I've already had more therapeutic engagement with her than I have had in months with a traditional therapist. I am already doing so much better with her help. Thank you!

Written by M.A. on Jul 08, 2020 after counseling with Raquel for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes

I’ve tried many different therapists for many years in the past, but it seems like Raquel gets me and I felt as if we just clicked from the start. She’s quick to identifying underlying issues and gives unbiased advice and even with her amazing expertise, she does not come off as intimidating. So glad to be working with her!