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Thomas Buckner, LCPC

Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression
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About me

I am licensed in Illinois with 10 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with trauma and abuse, anger management, motivation, self esteem, and confidence, & bipolar disorder. My practice style is interactive with a strength-focused that involves active participation. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. “My practice hours are 6am - 6:30pm Monday - Thursday, Friday 6am-12pm and 2pm - 5pm Sunday. I generally can respond at least once per morning and once per evening, sometimes more! You can also book a live session with me ahead of time. Please remember that Better Help (or specialty site!) is not appropriate if you are in crisis or in immediate need of support. In crisis situations, please call 911 or local emergency services. You can also call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to someone right away! I will check my messages several times a day Monday thru Sunday and I will reach to you within 24 hours. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

Professional experience

10yrs in practice
Trauma, Abuse Anger management Self esteem, Motivation Bipolar disorder Depression

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Career difficulties, Coping with life changes, Coaching, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Abandonment, Antisocial Personality, Attachment issues, Avoidant Personality, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Co-morbidity, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, HIV / AIDS, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Men's issues, Midlife crisis, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Smoking/Vaping Cessation, Social anxiety and phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Visually Impaired, Women's issues, Workplace issues

Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Existential Therapy, Gottman Method, Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Somatic Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems

Services offered

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License information

IL LCPC 180.013446

Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Thomas Buckner. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Thomas has been a beacon of understanding and helping me to realize that in order to be at my best, I need to look at the "bigger picture." Small wins are not the "WIN" but they are baby steps towards making and continuing the progress I need to do in order to be at my absolute best.

Written on May 23, 2024 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Very helpful attentive kind and provides helpful resources

Written on May 13, 2024 after therapy with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Thomas is very easy to talk to and understanding. He is knowledgeable and well spoken. Thomas makes me feel better with his words, knowing I will be ok by the time we get off the call.

Written on Apr 23, 2024 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thomas is an exceptional therapist. I had set my expectations and standards for what I needed and he has exceeded each one. I looked for someone with life experience and multiple therapy training to the résumé, and he definitely has this. He has a thoughtful, cheerful listener and gives Challenges when needed. His goal for autonomy is exceptional.

Written on Apr 22, 2024 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder

I respect Mr. Buckner opinion and professionalism. He listen comprehensively and creates a judgement free atmosphere.

Written on Mar 24, 2024 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He’s an amazing person and we talk about alot of different things

Written on Mar 12, 2024 after therapy with Thomas for 7 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching