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Thomas Buckner, LCPC

Trauma and abuse Anger management Self esteem 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

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, 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, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Visually Impaired, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues

License information

IL LCPC 180.013446


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 is a very compassionate and empathetic person. He's honest about goals and flexible with his time. He's a great person.

Written on May 31, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

He listens to me everything I open my mouth. Some times I have a habit to cut people off and he would sit there and listen to me until I stop talking. Most importantly, he gives feedback. The kind where you would only give if you were listening. I had to switch the frequency of our sessions and he accommodated me. Choosing a therapist is difficult due to other point of views. Thomas is very professional. I highly recommend!

Written on May 23, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning anger management

Thomas truly cares about me as a person, and I appreciate that.

Written on May 18, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Great individual that is kind and provides effective tools to help.

Written on May 15, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, and adhd

Thomas, B is very knowledgeable. He is nice and understanding.

Written on May 09, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

I am so grateful that I have met Thomas. I went into therapy a little anxious but after talking with him for just a few moments I was able to open up. He's been such a positive passenger in my car, while I navigate this bumpy road of life. Very encouraging and I feel like he really hears me, even when Im not sure what I'm saying

Written on Apr 19, 2023 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and bipolar disorder