Dr. Christine Buckingham is the founder and Executive Director of Life Christian Counseling Network. Dr. Chris has an extensive business, administrative, and ministry background. She has been involved in ministry since coming to Christ in 1979. Prior to returning to school to earn her Master's in Human Services Counseling, her Post-Master's Certificate of Advanced Counseling Studies, and her Doctorate from Regent University, Dr. Chris worked extensively in women's ministry, was a founding member of South Potomac Church, served on the executive board of their home schooling ministry, South Potomac Educational Alternatives Resource (SPEAR), and held various church and community leadership positions. After earning her Master’s she began her private practice in Southern Maryland in 2003.
In 2004, Chris affiliated with an existing practice and the next year assumed the ownership and management of their small practice in Clinton, Maryland. Over the next 3 years, she expanded into ten sites throughout Maryland, NW DC, Alexandria and Virginia Beach, Va. In 2008, to better reflect the regional nature and mission of the practice, it was renamed Life Christian Counseling Network (LCCN).
Dr. Chris has profound empathy for people and believes that within a trusting, compassionate relationship longings are identified and nurtured, and wounded hearts are healed. She has experienced how God uses sound clinical interventions to change lives and is passionate about providing a safe haven where people can explore how they can be transformed by God's healing grace and truth. She is a sought after counselor, she teaches and supervises counselors in training, and writes and speaks on the integration of professional, clinical counseling and the Christian faith. She completed her Doctorate in Counseling Education and Supervision from Regent University.