Hi! I’m Dr. Barbara Buchanan, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist-Associate, and I’m supervised by Dr. Nicole Van Ness, PsyD, LMFT-S.
My educational history includes both Bachelor’s and Masters degrees in Secondary Education from Texas Christian University. My doctoral degree is in Marriage & Family Therapy and was earned from Texas Woman’s University.
My doctoral internships were completed at Texas Woman’s University’s Family Clinic, Fort Worth Independent School District’s Family Resource Centers, and The Salesmanship Club of Dallas, Texas.
As an educator and clinician, I have had the opportunity to work with families with diverse needs.
My clinical and educational training in the systemic theoretical perspective have provided me tools towards helping my clients to become empowered in their everyday lives.
In an effort to better serve my clients, I have extensive clinical and educational trainings in Solution Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and certified as a Prepare & Enrich Facilitator for Premarital Counseling. I am a member of both the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
My role as a therapist is to assist and support my clients as they learn new ways of coping and adjusting to life’s challenges. I specialize in helping women, couples, families, and those experiencing hair loss. I am particularly passionate about working with those experiencing difficulties with hair loss related to Alopecia.
My desire is to help couples and families live empowered lives!
Working with Women, Couples and Families are at that heart of why I began my journey towards becoming a mental health professional!
Alopecia Areata or hair loss are of a particular interests because I have been diagnosed with Alopecia Universalis and begin losing my hair around the age of 3. I have had a lifetime of not having hair and understand the challenges of being a bald child, teen, woman, wife, mother, sister, etc. Not only was I impacted by this autoimmune disease, so was my family. My desire is to help those experiencing hair loss to have someone who understands the journey.
Overall, my goal as your clinician is to provide a comfortable and relaxed environment and work together to find the answers that are right for you.
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