Loren Buford, LCSW
Loren Buford, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker – [email protected]
Loren Faith Buford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with 12 years of experience in the mental health field. Her work in the field has been uniquely multifaceted within diverse arenas, and include development of a drama intervention curricula and facilitation of drama intervention support groups to help adolescents and young adults address trauma, regulate emotions, change behaviors, and improve their communication, and coping skills; provision of person-centered care at a community clinic, as part of a medical/mental health model to address coping skills in children, youth, and adults in underserved communities with recurrent trauma and extreme life challenges; coordination and oversight of university art-based program for contagious disease prevention and care, utilizing a team of teaching artists to facilitate groups of high school and college students and provide community awareness and knowledge through the expressive arts of poetry, spoken word and theater; and last but not least, supervisor at a nonprofit agency providing senior, family caregiver, and grandparents raising grandchildren counseling and support group programs.
Loren has a Master of Arts (MA) from the University of Chicago. She specializes in treating depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, and life transition challenges and provides individual, family, couples’ and group counseling to people of all ages. Her professional goals include helping clients to increase self-awareness, reframe negative thoughts, increase feelings of self-worth and self-efficacy, and strengthen their faith, as well as decrease anxiety, depression, stress, fear, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Loren provides strength-based counseling, CBT, talk therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Loren seeks to assist you where you are in your life with respect, empathy, honesty, and unconditional regard. She can help you improve communication, social and coping skills. It is always her goal to bond and gain your trust, to understand your needs, and to work together to attain the goals you wish to reach. If you are feeling sadness, indecision, uncertainty, inadequacy, depression, overwhelmed with life stressors, or just feeling like you are stuck and standing still, Loren will accompany you on your journey to tackle any challenges you are facing. She promises to provide a listening ear, and offer counseling with kindness and cultural sensitivity while sharing clinical knowledge. She will work hard to provide the support and resources you need. Loren assures you confidentiality and a safe space to talk and grow as you work together, making the most of your time to help you regain and take control of your life.