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
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