Thomas Buckner

LCPC

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 3pm - 10pm Monday - Thursday, and 11am - 7pm 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.


Specialties

  • Trauma and abuse
  • Anger management
  • Self esteem
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Stress, Anxiety , Addictions , LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Career difficulties , Coping with life changes , Coaching , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Antisocial Personality , Attachment Issues , Read more...
Years of Experience: 10

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

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.

Written on Dec 01, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and coaching

Amazing

Written on Nov 30, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Dr. Buckner is Professional, kind, and sympathetic. My first session was constructive. I look forward to working with him.

Written on Nov 15, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thomas Buckner helped me overcome some really dark periods in my life.

Written on Oct 30, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thank you, you are amazing and wonderful. Hopefully we can meet again in the future, if not...I wish you the best.

Written on Sep 29, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, and self esteem

Thomas helped me through so much. When I started therapy with him earlier this year, I was at such a low point in my mental health. I was having issues at home, at work, and with my physical health.

Thomas never once judged me but rather helped me see the path to a better future and I couldn't be more greatful.

Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

Love working with Thomas.

Written on Sep 16, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, eating disorders, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties

Thomas is way better than I expected.. He has helped me in the short time we have been working together to look at life in a whole new light... I'm taking off the foggy lenses and getting a new clear lense.. His easy going and loving spirit is what does it for me. I have recommended him to all of my friends and people Icome in Contact with!
Thanks Thomas!

Written on Sep 13, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Very friendly and communicating

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

Working with Thomas during my toughest moments really pull me out of a hole I dug myself in.

Written on Sep 07, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching,

Thomas is a great communicator. He is there to always listen as well. Working with Thomas is helping me connect more with myself as a person so that i can keep thriving on my journey. Very grateful for Thomas!

Written on Aug 29, 2022 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, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and adhd

Thomas is amazing! He has helped me so much! He is helping me change my life with his assistance as a therapist. He is patient and goes beyond for his patients. I feel like I have the support and the rock I needed to go through life hoops. He is a blessing in my life. Please choose Thomas He is amazing.

Written on Aug 25, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life

Like a close and supportive friend who helps me feel like he understands me more than I understand myself! Highly recommended!

Written on Aug 24, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thomas Buckner is a kind person who really cares and wants to understand me. He has a big heart and always finds a way to make me smile in times I struggle to. I recommend this therapist with a big thumbs up!

Written on Aug 16, 2022 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, parenting issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd

One of the most kindest therapists I have ever met. Apart from being a therapist he is such an amazing person with a big and kind heart. I always feel so much better when I speak to him. Thank you Thomas for looking after this lil Aussie

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Great

Written on Aug 14, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, and sleeping disorders

Truly an amazing experience! Highly recommend!!

Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thomas is kind and heartfelt in his conversations. He is good at keeping me on topic and steering the conversation back towards goal setting, and general themes that help me stay organized. It feels like talking to an old friend.

Written on Aug 01, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

Dr. Buckner is an amazing listener and helped me towards steps in rediscovering my inner strength and being empowered. And he’s very flexible with scheduling and patient. I’ve been able to grow so much these past couple of months. Thank you so much!

Written on Jul 27, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Thomas Buckner has been a huge help to me. He’s not a robot. He speaks to me with genuine concern. I think he’s a South Sider too, so there you go. Best ears on the planet reside in south cook county, Illinois.

Written on Jul 25, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue

Thank you for your patience in listening on to my tangent responses and providing me with proper feedback

Written on Jul 22, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Thomas is awesome very understanding.

Written on Jun 29, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, coping with life changes, coaching, compassion fatigue, and adhd

I am very thankful for having been paired with Thomas. He knows how to connect with me and gives me great advice when I get stuck in my head. Checks on me when I haven’t wrote in my journal to make sure I’m doing well. Very thankful.

Written on Jun 27, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, sleeping disorders, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Great Therapist. Highly recommend.

Written on Jun 25, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and adhd

Thomas has been an amazing help. He listens and helps you figure out a plan to better help you reach the goals that you want.

Written on Jun 23, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, and adhd

An amazing therapist that listens to you and participates in the conversation. I felt so open and free when talking to him.

Written on Jun 19, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem

Mr Buckner is awesome. He's a great listener. He was very helpful.

Written on Jun 18, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, and adhd

Thomas is a great motivator

Written on Jun 16, 2022 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, anger management, career difficulties, coping with life changes, coaching, and adhd

I have spoken with him for a short time but he has been great so far and listens to me.

Written on Jun 08, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, anger management, adhd, family conflicts, and sleeping disorders

I'm so glad that I found him.

Written on May 27, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 3 weeks on issues concerning bipolar disorder, coaching, and adhd

Thomas is great. He listens and gives good advice would highly recommend

Written on May 25, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, anger management, coping with life changes, and coaching

When I first me Mr. Buckner it felt like I was speaking to a long time friend. In my first session I felt very comfortable.

Written on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, self esteem, and anger management

Great listener, however, needs to understand the persons individual issue rather than the sum of its parts

Written on May 22, 2022 after therapy with Thomas for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

Very satisfied!!

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