Draper A. Buchanan is a licensed professional counselor with supervisor designation and prior licensure in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. He holds a Bachelor of Science in health education and a Master of Education in counselor education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.With over 14 years of experience, he has positively impacted people of all ages through his holistic and effective counseling services.

Buchanan has received extensive training in trauma and abuse, co-occurring disorders, mindfulness, crisis intervention/stabilization, and verbal de-escalation. Throughout his career, he has worked in various treatment settings, assisting individuals from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. Recently, he provided intensive counseling services to frontline workers and those affected by the challenges of COVID-19.

Areas of focus include attention deficit, anger management, trauma, parent-child relational issues, mood dysregulation, conflict resolution, and LGBTQIA+ support. Drawing from a multidisciplinary approach, Draper’s theoretical orientation comprises person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and reality therapy. In addition, he seamlessly incorporates his behavioral health training and spiritual background into his therapy sessions. Whether working with an individual, a couple, or a group, he continually strives for client-centered and integrated clinical approaches to ensure the highest quality of care.

Originally from Arkansas, Buchanan was exposed to Texas at an early age. Today, he proudly claims 22 nephews and nieces, plus one special godson!