Welcome to Betterhelp and congratulations on reaching out to explore solutions to challenges you may be experiencing! My name is Trudy Buckman and I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Kentucky and a US Air Force Veteran (1980-1984). I have been licensed since 2007 and worked primarily with veterans - specifically those who served in combat zones or experienced sexual assault in the military (MST), and their families. I retired amidst the pandemic but wish to continue serving those with challenges that impact daily lives toward learning new ways to cope or resolve those issues. My experience as an undergraduate included 14 years with hospice providing compassionate care to the dying and the bereaved both young and those with more maturity and nearly 2 years within a private psychiatrist's office which saw many living with concerns of ADHD, anxiety, depression and influences of personality that impact daily lives.
While trained in methods of Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-focused techniques and receiving certification for Cognitive Processing Therapy, I also incorporate Art and Play Therapy when appropriate. My clinical approach is literally whatever works for any individual. This client centered and non-judgmental approach typically allows for good rapport which increases a positive therapeutic relationship and growth! As a Christian, I am comfortable with including religion into the counseling process, although equally respectful of other religious beliefs or none. I further believe humor has a place in counseling and I look forward to hearing what makes you smile.
Connect with me and let's see how we might work together to improve or resolve what concerns you experience!
Additional areas of focus: Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Family Problems, Guilt and Shame, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Sexual Assault and Abuse
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
KY LCSW 3428
Trudy has been so helpful in teaching me how to better navigate my traumas. I’ve had therapy before where the focus was the traumatic event itself, Trudy’s focus is on helping me overcome the symptoms of PTSD. She’s fun to chat with, too!
Written on Aug 23, 2023 after therapy with Trudy for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, self esteem, coping with life changes, and adhd
Trudy is very helpful and knowledgeable! I would strongly recommend her to anyone!
Written on Jun 14, 2023 after therapy with Trudy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, and self esteem
I appreciate everything Trudy has done for me and continues to do for me.
Written on Mar 21, 2023 after therapy with Trudy for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes
Trudy is an excellent therapist who has really helped me work through the most pressing issues with great understanding, sympathy and competence. I really look forward to my sessions with her and always feel confident and hopeful after each session
Written on Mar 23, 2022 after therapy with Trudy for 5 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, anger management, and coping with life changes
Listens and respects my feelings.
Written on Jun 08, 2021 after therapy with Trudy for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, and stress, anxiety
She’s absolutely awesome! Responsive and encouraging. She’s funny and help you look on the bright side of things. She knows how to listen and get the point across to you with being overbearing
Written on Jun 01, 2021 after therapy with Trudy for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and anger management