Buddy Watts LPC

Supervised by Rusty Simon, LPCC-S

Buddy’s Heart for Counseling

Finding a safe person that I could talk to, and work through my issues, was instrumental in finding healing on my own personal mental health journey. It was this experience that led me to become a professional counselor. I want to be a safe person that you can talk to, work through the issues of life, and find healing on your journey.

Buddy’s Style

I believe that asking for help is a sign of strength and not a sign of weakness. I want to help you build from that strength to become mentally, emotionally, and spiritually stronger than you may be today. I use a combination of cognitive behavior therapy, trauma informed therapy, solutions-based therapy, and biblical counseling to help you think, act, and be the healthy version of you.

Specialties

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Trauma
• Post-Traumatic Stress
• Grief
• Couples Counseling

Special Training

• EMDR
• Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Experience

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Schizophrenia
• Couples Counseling
• Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
• Post-Traumatic Stress
• Spiritual Trauma
• Grief
• Couples Counseling
• Group Therapy
• Dual Diagnosis
• Assessment

EDUCATION

Buddy has a diploma in Practical Theology from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas. He later received his bachelor’s in business marketing from Dallas Baptist University. He earned his Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Ashland Theological Seminary. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor.

EXPERIENCE

Buddy has served churches in pastoral ministry for over two decades. Coupling his ministry experience with his clinical counseling skills of cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR therapy allows him to help a variety of individuals. He uses a trauma informed focus to help people struggling with mood disorders, post-traumatic stress, anxiety disorders, grief, and marital issues.