Biography

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)

Certified Financial Social Work Counselor (CFSW)

Online Counselling

Buck Black LCSW, LCAC, CST verified by GoodTherapy.org

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.

Articles and Media Appearances
 

Professional Memberships:
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)
Kiwanis Club


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Professional Training:
Master of Social Work, May, 2005, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana
Bachelor of Arts, May, 2003, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Professional Experience:
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

  • Providing telephone coaching and individual/family in-office therapy to military personnel and their families

Volunteer, Mental Health America 10/2011-Current

In the media

  •  Guest therapist on Dr. Will's Neighborhood podcast (Dr. Will is a therapist and regular on The Bob and Tom Show) discussing sex therapy, couples counseling, and other therapy issues

Mental Health Therapist, Wabash Valley Outpatient Services, Lafayette, IN 4/2007- 8/2008

  • Specializing in anger management, anxiety, and sex therapy
  • Provided general counseling
  • Performing individual therapy for anxiety, stress, depression, sexuality, and other issues
  • Facilitating an adolescent anger management group, drop-in group, anxiety group, and anger management groups
  • Assessing clients for inpatient psychiatric hospitalization and providing crisis counseling
  • Advising two teams of case managers in group staffings

Mental Health Therapist, Grant-Blackford Mental Health, Hartford City, IN 7/2005-3/2007

  • Specializing in substance abuse, anger management, anxiety
  • Provided general counseling
  • Facilitating multiple substance abuse stages of change groups, adult and adolescent anger management groups, and men's groups
  • Performing individual therapy for anxiety, depression, sex therapy, and other issues
  • Assessing clients for inpatient hospitalization at Cornerstone psychiatric hospital and providing crisis counseling
  • Collaborating with psychiatrists and probation to help meet the needs of clients
  • Member of the Grant-Blackford safety committee

MSW Intern, (Full Time Employment and Practicum) The Counseling Center, Lafayette, IN 5/2004 - 7/2005

  • Specializing in sexual offending, sex therapy, anger management, and stress management, general counseling
  • Co-facilitating parent, adolescent, and adult sex offender groups in SAFTIP
  • Performing substance abuse assessments for drug court, juvenile probation, and adult probation
  • Collaborating with parole, SOMM, probation, Cary Home, and other agencies in order to coordinate treatment
  • Testifying in court regarding client progress

Crisis Intervention Volunteer, (Volunteer) Lafayette Crisis Center, Lafayette, IN 3/2003 - 5/2005 (over 525 hours)

  • Assisting with personal crisis situations for callers and walk-ins
  • Providing referrals and community resources to assist and empower callers via the 2-1-1 system
  • Providing live supervision for trainees