Welcome to R.E.A.L Therapy Solutions – we have over 24 years of expertise in counseling and coaching experience.

18th July 2024

8101 Sandy Spring, Rd

Laurel, MD 20707

(202) 709-7381

Life and Career Coaching

We collaborate with you to ensure
that you overcome life's challenges and prosper.


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Couples Counseling

We have helped over 30,000 couples
resolve challenges and achieve happiness.

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Individual Counseling

We provide counseling that is culturally
sensitive, solution-focused and reality-based.

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Trauma and PTSD Counseling  

We provide cognitive-behavioral therapy and cognitive processing therapy to help you heal from trauma such as bullying, domestic violence, child abuse, PTSD and exposure to racism and oppression.

Couples, Pre-Marital & Marriage Counseling 

Whether you are dating, engaged or have been married for years, we can help you successfully overcome challenges that threatens your ability to have a healthy and thriving relationship.

Individual Counseling

 We offer high-quality counseling to individuals who suffers from a variety of psychological and behavioral challenges such as occupational stress,  relationship distress, domestic violence, depression, grief, anxiety and family dysfunction.

What we Offer

We provide reality-based and solution-focused therapeutic services for a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and psycho-social concerns. Counseling services are provided by Dr. Dwayne Buckingham, a licensed clinical social worker and board certified clinician with over 22 years of experience.
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Grief Group

Our “It Takes Time to Heal” grief group is designed for men and women who have or continue to experience trauma or grieve associated with loss (death, divorce, physical limitations due injury or medical issues, etc.).

Teen Parenting Group

This process-oriented and empathy-development group is designed to help parents address and resolve teen’s inappropriate behavior. Parents will learn how to understand, influence and bond with their teens by recognizing the potential impact of their own emotional and interpersonal issues on their parenting style.

Single Women’s “You Deserve More” Dating Group

Join us for 12-powerful 1-hour group sessions in a safe and trusting virtual setting where you will gain a deeper understanding of men, yourself and your mindset. You will learn how to select quality men with confidence and a purpose.


We now offer video psychotherapy also known as tele-mental health for individuals, couples and families. You can now engage in therapy with a licensed clinician from the privacy of your home.

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About Us

R.E.A.L. Therapy Solutions, a subsidiary company of Buckingham Consulting Group is a culturally sensitive counseling practice that provides reality-based and solution-focused therapeutic services for a wide variety of mental, behavioral, and psycho-social concerns.

Counseling services are provided via telemental health by Dr. Dwayne Buckingham, a licensed clinical social worker and board certified clinician with over 22 years of experience.

Dr. Buckingham focuses on maximizing your capacity, functionality and productivity by providing comprehensive counseling solutions to address your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use R.E.A.L. Therapy Solutions?

We are highly qualified to serve you. The founder, Dr. Buckingham is an empathy and resilience expert, seasoned clinical psychotherapy, military veteran and relationship expert with more than 22 years of experience providing psychological assessments, treatment and psycho-education coaching to over 30,000 individuals, couples and families worldwide.

Who frequently use your service?

We provide services to individuals, couples and families who desire to resolve personal or relational challenges that impedes their growth.

How Is Coaching Different from Traditional Psychotherapy?

Coaching simply adds another facet to the coping skills you currently posses. Coaching is not counseling or psychotherapy. Instead coaching focuses on effecting change in a client’s current and future behavior. In comparison, counseling addresses past trauma. Furthermore, coaching does not involve diagnosing or treating mental illness or dysfunction.

Do you accept insurance payment for counseling?

We accept BlueCross BlueShield as insurance payment for counseling services. 

Is Coaching and Counseling Confidential?

Communication with our coaches and counselors is strictly confidential. However, threats of self-harm or violence toward others will be addressed and reported to appropriate legal and/or mental health authorities.

Where do you conduct counseling and coaching sessions?

Counseling and coaching sessions typically last one hour and are conducted either in person or through our tele-mental health platform.  We currently use SimplePractice as our telemental health platform.

Do you provide Pro-bono service?

Yes, we provide Pro-bono service through our non-profit organization, The Empathy and Resilience Center, Inc. Please visit: www.empathyandresiliencecenter.com or  contact us to learn more about our Pro-bono service.

What makes your service different from others?

As a culturally sensitive and highly skilled psychotherapist with more than 22 years of experience, Dr. Buckingham has dedicated his life to serving others. He comes from very humble beginnings and understand first-hand what it means to face and overcome adversity. His training in empathy development guides his practice and his extensive work as a resilience expert enables him to empower clients to develop the skills needed to live the life that they deserve.

Transforming Lives By Providing R.E.A.L. Therapy 


Years of Experience 


Clients Served Worldwide


Facilitated Group Sessions 

Why Choose R.E.A.L. Therapy Solutions?


We have over 24 years of experience providing expert counseling and coaching services.

Client Driven

We focus on providing service that fully meets the needs of our clients.


We hire, train and retain clinicians who can deliver high-quality counseling service and do the best job for you.


Here’s what just some of our clients have said

Dr. Buckingham did a great job. Not only did he develop an outstanding training module for NASW, his presentation was superb. He was engaging, explained things well and used personal experience. Thanks for a job well done.

Jeremy Wiener, MSW, LGSW

Thank you for inspiring our faculty and students during our 30th Annual Social Work Month Celebration. Your “I Can” message was well received and inspired all that were in attendance. We look forward to having you come back again.

Dr. Theresia Ratliff

A Black Woman’s Worth is an excellent film. I watched it with my twelve year old daughter and we both really liked it. I think every Black woman should see this film. It reminds us of how important and special we are to the Black community.

Dorothy Jones

Dr. Dwayne is the best life coach that I have ever worked with. He helped me learn things about myself that other life coaches did not notice or address. I look forward to my coaching sessions because I learn so much about myself and relationships.


We offer expert Counseling and Coaching Services that you can TRUST

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