Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham – CEO, Clinical Psychotherapist, Relationship Expert and Clinical Supervisor

Areas of Expertise: Trauma, life and marriage counseling; empathy development, cultural awareness and sensitivity, resilience building and emotional intelligence. 

Dr. Dwayne L. Buckingham is the founder and CEO of R.E.A.L. Therapy. He is a highly acclaimed international clinical psychotherapist and relationship expert. Over the past 22 years, he has dedicated his life to helping individuals, couples and families  build healthy lifestyles and relationships by providing world-class counseling and training. Dr. Buckingham is well respected among his professional colleagues and is known as “The Empathy and Resiliency Doctor or The E.R. Doctor”.

As a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for nearly a decade, Dr. Buckingham provided psychological assessments, treatment and psycho-educational training to over 30,000 individuals, couples, groups, and families worldwide. In recognition of his expertise as a superb psychotherapist and consultant, Dr. Buckingham received six Commendation medals, a National Defense Service Medal, a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and five Achievement/Unit Medals.

Dr. Buckingham 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.

He has provided counseling services and training to employees and leaders from various organizations including Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, United States Public Health Services (USPHS), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Health Resource and Service Administration (HRSA), United States Air Force, First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Habitat for Humanity, St. John’s Baptist Church, The Bowman Francis Ministry, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Buckingham holds a B.S.W. in Social Work from Jackson State University, a M.S.W in Clinical Social Work from Michigan State University, a Ph.D. in Human Services from Capella University and is Board Certified by the American Board of Examiners in Clinical Social Work. Dr. Buckingham is a highly sought-after consultant, trainer, professional speaker, author, seminar facilitator and relationship coach. He is also an active member of the National Association of Social Workers and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Sought-after as a public speaker for his thought-provoking and heart-felt presentations that educate and stimulate growth, Dr. Buckingham appears in the media on a regular basis. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, Fox, The CW 11 and The Daily Drum.

If you are looking for an experienced mental health professional who can deliver a dynamic speech or facilitate high-quality training, visit www.drbuckingham.com and book Dr. Buckingham.

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