Emily "Buck" Buckelew, MA, MS
Buck is a Post-Master's Clinical Intern who sees clients in our Lombard office, Inverness office, and via telehealth.
Life can sometimes feel like you’re riding the struggle bus and searching for guidance or support can often be terrifying. If you have ever experienced this feeling, I am here to help and provide a safe space for you to share your story.
I prefer to be called Buck because I believe it reflects my laid back and personable personality. My hope is to create a strong sense of rapport from the beginning to better connect with my clients by creating a safe and comfortable atmosphere. When I am not working as a therapist, I enjoy weight training, watching sports, and completing various crafts. I often rewatch movie series including Star Wars, Harry Potter, and the Marvel Universe.
I have received my dual master’s degrees in clinical mental health counseling and sport and human performance. Modalities I enjoy working with most include Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Interventions.
My clinical interests include working with young adults, adults, and older adults experiencing depression and anxiety, burnout, difficult life transitions, occupational stress, low self-esteem and self-confidence, stress management, as well as the struggles of being an athlete.
I experienced performance anxiety that led to difficult athletic transitions as well as the struggle of what my athletic identity entailed past college. Having gone through this myself, I understand the grueling nature of being an athlete and how sometimes juggling school/social life/practice/etc. can create the feeling of being “spread too thin” and lead to potential burnout.
In our time together, we will create strategies and coping skills to further thrive in everyday life by also incorporating passion, compassion, and humor.