Stan Buford, Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed) in Illinois

Stan Buford, LPC

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I am an experienced trauma therapist who is dedicated to helping children, adolescents, teenagers, couples, and adults cope with anxiety, depression, and PTSD.

I am a caring, compassionate, and empathetic therapist with over five decades of life experience. I am experienced in helping children, adolescents, couples, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, grief, depression, maladaptive behaviors, and PTSD. I approach my clients from a trauma-informed view. Neuroscience has shown trauma harms the brain with lifelong effects.
I believe in creating a safe, respectful, and empathetic environment for my clients to create a better version of themselves that leads to newfound peace and a sense of connectedness. I believe the client is the authority in their life and is in control of the change they are seeking. When helping clients work through their issues, I take a holistic approach by exploring lifestyle, habits, values, beliefs, motivations, physical habits, attachment styles, and personal history.
I utilize an evidence-based, integrative approach to therapy. This approach includes Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, and Developmental therapy. Each client is an individual and deserves a treatment plan to address their specific needs. I believe in advocating for my clients and teaching them to advocate for themselves.
I received my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northeastern Illinois University. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor and a National Board Certified Counselor. I also received a certificate from the Medical University of South Carolina as a Cognitive Processing Therapist. I am versed in both Christianity and Islam and other world religions which I use in the healing process at the request of my clients.
I consider it a great honor and privilege to walk alongside my clients who undertake the heroic journey of therapy. I provide services in person and via telehealth. Your healing process is a phone call away. Let's begin.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • ADHD
  • Anger Issues
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Bullying
  • Domestic Abuse/Violence
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Coaching
  • Men's Issues
  • Personality Disorders
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Race-Based Traumatic Stress (RBTS)
  • Relationships
  • Self-Esteem
  • Spirituality
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Client-Centered Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Community Specialties

  • Biracial
  • Black
  • Trauma Survivors
  • Veterans

Faith Based Specialties

  • Christianity
  • Islam
  • Judaism

Fees & Insurance

Sliding Scale
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Cash, Check, Credit Card, American Express, Mastercard, Visa

Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
License #
Professional Counselor (Pre-Licensed)
Board Certification(s)
National Board of Certified Counselors
Graduate School(s)
Year Graduated
Northeaster Illinois University