Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., M.A., M.S., DCMin., EMDRC, LPCS, LPC, LAC


About Me

Dr. Tia Buchanan is a Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Supervisor, Licensed Addiction Counselor, NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, NCCA Certified Sexual Therapist, EMDR Clinician, DCEMin., M.A., M.A, M.S., Certified Play Therapist, Court Involved Therapist, Certified Six-Sigma Black Belt, ISSA Certified Elite Trainer, ISSA Kickboxing Coach and Instructor, ISSA Yoga Instructor and Coach. Since 2010, she has counseled families, teens, adults, and adolescents and focuses her clinical and educational work on community care coordination and traumatology from a developmental psychology foundation.

Education & Experience

CURRENT DOCTORATE STUDY: PhD DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: MINOR COMMUNITY CARE TRAUMATOLOGY: SPORTS SCIENCES (Summa cum laude) Liberty University Highest term GPA: 3.83 Completed Credit Hours: 30 Developmental Psychology; Community Care Traumatology Post Graduate Certificate EMDRIA© EMDR CLINICAL TRAINING Training + Supervision for EMDR Clinical Certification Columbia, SC, 2019 + EMDRIA© Professional Membership with Supervision Post-Graduate Certificate POST-GRADUATE CERTIFICATION PLAY THERAPY+ SUPERVISION (Summa cum laude) Capella University Minneapolis, MN 1/9/2017-12/2017 Graduate School: MASTER SCIENCES: FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY: MENTAL HEALTH APPLICATIONS Adolescent, Minorities, Pediatrics (Summa cum laude) Walden University Minneapolis, Minnesota 8/2015- 11/2016 Graduate School: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN PSYCHOLOGY: ADDICTIONS (Completed 10 SEM. HRS. TRANSFERRED TO WALDEN) (Summa cum laude) Capella University Minneapolis, MN Doctorate: DOCTORATE OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: COUNSELING DISSERTATION: A STUDY AND APPLICATION OF INTEGRATED TECHNIQUES FOR OVERCOMING APPROVAL SEEKING BEHAVIORS FOR CHRISTIAN MEN AND WOMEN (Summa cum laude) Andersonville Theological Seminary Camilla, Georgia 5/2010 - 10/2012 Graduate School: MASTER OF ARTS HUMAN SERVICES MARRIAGE & FAMILY COGNATE (COMPLETED) (Summa cum laude) Liberty University, Lynchburg, Va. (48 HR. COMPLETED: TRANSFERRED program to Master of Professional Counseling CLINICAL) 8/2011- 10/2012 Graduate School: ADVANCED CLINICAL: (Cum laude) 78 TOTAL HOURS MASTER OF ARTS PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING: CLINICAL (Summa cum laude) Liberty University Lynchburg, VA. (10/2012-05/2014) Graduate: MASTER OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING (Summa cum laude) Andersonville Theological Seminary Camilla, Georgia 6/2008 - 01/201 Professional Certification: CERTIFICATION SIX-SIGMA GREEN+BLACK LEVEL (BUSINESS) Kaplan University Davenport, Iowa 8/2009 - 12/2010 Professional Licensure Certifications: ADVANCED NCCA BOARD CERTIFICATION: NATIONAL CHRISTIAN COUNSELORS ASSOCIATION NCCA NATIONAL LICENSURE #13741 ADVANCED BOARD CERTIFICATION SEXUAL THERAPY Andersonville Theological Seminary Camilla, Georgia 1/2010 – 1/2010 Undergraduate: BACHELOR OF THEOLOGY (Summa cum laude) Andersonville Theological Seminary Camilla, Georgia 8/2007 - 06/2008 ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCES CRIMINAL JUSTICE: Criminology & Family Law (Summa cum laude) Kaplan University Davenport, Iowa 8/2006 - 05/2007

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

South Carolina Clinical Mental Health Counselors Association SCCA South Carolina Counseling Association (SACC) Sarasota Academy of Christian Counselors EMDRIA© EMDR Clinician (NCCA) National Christian Counselors Association (Ordained Licensed Clergy Professional) (SCDF) South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Counselor ISSA International Sports Sciences Association EMDRIA

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Spirituality
  • Stress Management
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Veterans/Military


  • American Sign Language
  • English


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • Sliding Scale

BCBS, EAP, Wellcare, Select Health