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Emily "Buck" Buckelew-Wieringa, MA, MS, LPC

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Emily "Buck" Buckelew-Wieringa, MA, MS, LPC


Buck is a Clinical Therapist who sees clients in our Lombard 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.

License / Credentials
Adler University
Cultural Identity
Age of focus
Ages 16 - Adult
Clinical Therapist- Counselors, Social Workers, Marriage & Family Therapists
Insurance Accepted
Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) PPO
Post-Graduate Trainings/Certifications
States Licensed In
Acceptance & Committment Therapy (ACT), Anxiety, Athletes, Body Image, Burnout, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), College Students, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Food & Body Related Concerns, Health At Every Size (HAES) Approach, Mood Disorders, Narative Therapy, Occupational Stress, Relationship Concerns, Self-Esteem, Stress Management, Therapy for Therapists, Values Work, Work-Life Balance

Schedule a time to chat with someone from our Client Care Coordinator Team to get set-up with either a free 15-minute phone consultation or an initial evaluation.