Stanley Buford is a National Board Certified and Licensed Professional Counselor who is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, teenagers, couples, and adults cope with anxiety, depression, and PTSD. He received his Master of Arts in clinical mental health counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. He also received a certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina as a cognitive processing therapist. He is versed in both Christianity and Islam, as well as other world religions, which he uses in the healing process at the request of his clients.
Stanley is a caring, compassionate, and empathetic therapist with over five decades of life experience. He is experienced in helping children, adolescents, couples, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, maladaptive behaviors and PTSD. He approaches his clients from a trauma-informed view as neuroscience shows that trauma harms the brain with lifelong effects.
Stanley believes in creating a safe, respectful, and empathetic environment for his clients to create a better version of themselves, leading to newfound peace and a sense of connectedness. He believes that the client is the authority of his or her life and is in control of the change that they are seeking. When helping clients work through their issues, he takes a holistic approach by exploring lifestyle, habits, values, beliefs, motivations, physical habits, attachment styles, and personal history.
Stanley utilizes an evidence-based, integrative approach to therapy. This approach includes Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Developmental Therapy. Each client is an individual and deserves a treatment plan to address his or her specific needs. He believes in advocating for his clients and teaching them to advocate for themselves.
“I consider it a great honor and privilege to walk alongside my clients who undertake the heroic journey of therapy. I provide services in person and via telehealth. Your healing process is a phone call away. Let’s begin.”