Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
License Number: 34005584A (Verify license)
Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor (LCAC)
License Number: 87000233A (Verify license)
Certified Sex Therapist, AASECT (CST) (Verify Certification)
Feeling stressed? Getting angry a lot? Problems in your relationship? I am a therapist who can help by talking with you in my office, phone, or Skype.
I am in private practice in Lafayette, Indiana. Prior to opening my private practice, I worked for two community mental health agencies where I was a Therapist. I have clinical experience helping adolescents and adults with a wide range of problems including relationship issues, marriage counseling, couples counseling, anger management, anxiety, depression, and a variety of sexual concerns and sexual compulsivity (aka sex addiction).
My favorite things to work with are couples counseling (communication problems, sexual difficulties, sexually compulsive behavior (aka sex addiction), anger management.
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Why did I become a Therapist? I have envisioned working in private practice since late elementary school. I found that I am always talking with and helping others, which I really enjoy. I have a great deal of fun with my work and I certainly hope my clients end up having as much fun as I do!
My educational background includes a Master's degree in Social Work (MSW) from Indiana University. I earned my Bachelor's degree from Purdue University (Lafayette, Indiana campus), where I double majored in Psychology and Sociology. I also earned a minor in Computer Technology. In addition, I've received training on a variety of clinical subjects including anger management, anxiety, couples counseling, codependency, personality disorders, PTSD, and various types of sexual issues. I continue to learn more about counseling and therapy by participating in anger management workshops and various trainings, as well as reading and lecturing about various topics related to counseling and online coaching.
On the personal side, I grew up in the Lafayette area and have spent the majority of my life here. When I'm not at the office, I can usually be found fishing, going to local festivals, and traveling the West Coast and Desert Southwest.
National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Board Member Mental Health America (Tippecanoe County, Lafayette IN)
Board Member St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund
International Society for Mental Health Online (ISMHO)
American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)
Master of Social Work, May, 2005, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts, May, 2003, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
Mental Health Therapist, Family Therapist, and Sex Therapist, Buck Black Therapy LLC, Lafayette, IN 12/2007- current
Online Coach, Buck Black Mental Health Services LLC, Lafayette, IN 12/2007- current
Volunteer, giveanhour.org 8/2008- current
Volunteer, Mental Health America 10/2011-Current
In the media
Mental Health Therapist, Wabash Valley Outpatient Services, Lafayette, IN 4/2007- 8/2008
Mental Health Therapist, Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Hartford City, IN 7/2005-3/2007
MSW Intern, (Full Time Employment and Practicum) The Counseling Center, Lafayette, IN 5/2004 - 7/2005
Crisis Intervention Volunteer, (Volunteer) Lafayette Crisis Center, Lafayette, IN 3/2003 - 5/2005 (over 525 hours)