Bradd Buckingham

Resident in Counseling

Bradd is currently a resident in counseling providing counseling services at our Fredericksburg location and is actively pursuing his license in Professional Counseling (LPC). He is a recent graduate of The University of the Cumberlands with a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, having completed a demanding internship working with individuals and couples at Fredericksburg Counseling Services. Bradd specializes in working with individuals with complex trauma, personality disorders, anxiety, and depression and can offer a safe environment for individuals and families in the LGBTQ community, as well as individuals with a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. 

Bradd brings a unique skill set to his residency including military service, over a decade of work in the defense industry, experience working in the community as a substitute teacher, as well as being a teacher/mentor for at-risk children and adolescents. In addition to his work as a therapist, Bradd is an Assistant Instructor (2nd Degree Black Belt) at Aikido in Fredericksburg where he is also the lead instructor for a program for at-risk and emotionally disabled youth. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Conflict, Politics, and National Policy from Mary Washington University.

Bradd views counseling as a process through which he works to help clients focus on their strengths to initiate and maintain meaningful changes in their lives. Bradd strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental, empathetic space for any and all people and works to meet his client’s needs by drawing from multiple theoretical approaches including existentialism, humanistic, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and dialectic behavioral techniques.

Bradd is working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor. Bradd works under the supervision of Christy Heyn, Clinical Supervisor and LPC for Healthy Minds Therapy. In the event clients have any questions or concerns about Bradd’s work, his supervisor can be contacted at 950 N. Washington St. Suite 322 Alexandria VA 22314, 540-845-6940, or