Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., NCCA LCCC, ABCST 13741, Rev., DMin.; M.A., M.S., CIT, CPT, CSSBB, NCC, LPCS/C, LAC, EMDRC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate SC Licensed Professional Counselor (6810) Licensed Addiction Counselor (178) EMDR Clinician (+EMDRIA Professional Member) NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (13741)
Dr. Tia Buchanan, M.A., NCCA LCCC, ABCST 13741, Rev., DMin.; M.A., M.S., CIT, CPT, CSSBB, NCC, LPCS/C, LAC, EMDRCLicensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Candidate SCLicensed Professional Counselor (6810)Licensed Addiction Counselor (178)EMDR Clinician (+EMDRIA Professional Member)NCCA Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor (13741)


Many families seek Reunification Therapy wonder why their child's individual psychotherapist cannot facilitate reunification.


Court Involved Therapy, or Reunification Therapy establishes different goals than traditional psychotherapy.


Court Involved and or Reunification Therapy requires the reunification clinician to have advanced training and educaiton in counseling and legal knowledge and education and experience in the courtroom. 


Most traditional therapists do not receive this type of training. 
*Note these services are NOT ethically applicable for all providers.


Dr. Buchana's extensive educational background provides ethical allowances for these specialized services.  


Dr. Buchanan holds an earned Summa cum laude Master of Sciences: Forensic Psychology: Mental Health Applications degree, as well as additional professional counseling degrees: Master of Christian Counseling; Master of Arts Professional Counseling. She is a professional member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts to provide CIT ethically and follows specialized guidelines as a clinician LPC.  She further has training in victimology, trauma diagnoses and treatment, and domestic violence, and family conflict.


Does insurance cover the costs?

Insurance Coverage

Insurance companies base reimbursement on medical necessity, which is determined based on existence of a physical or mental illness. Reunification and Court Involved Therapy Services do not qualify for this definition and we will not accept insurance for these services.

Costs associated with Court Involved and Reunification Therapy are an out-of-pocket expense and require upfront reservation fees, contacting fees, and a nonrefundable deposit.  


Initiate Services

How to Initiate Reunification Therapy


Dr. Buchanan MAY conduct a phone consultation regarding your case; however, for her to speak with you, a family member or attorney to hear whether she will consider your case, an upfront payment for ONE (30 minute session) is required of $200.00, and this fee is nonrefundable. 


This consult is NOT free of charge.  She will NOT provide suggestions of recommendations without a contracted $500.00 additional retainer fee.


Upon retainment, each party will be informed to provide Dr. Buchanan with court-related documentation that gives reference to reunification therapy, supervised visitations, court invovled therapy, or expert testimony.  This occurs subsequent to the $500.00 CASE REVIEW. 


Dr. Buchanan will not communicate with attorneys and any (GAL) Guardian ad Litem (if there is one assigned to the case) without upfront payment for services to be rendered.  Fees are nonrefundable.


Dr. Buchanan will provide a contract for services for EACH parent to sign, indicating the agreement with participation in services and to submit for record.


Please note reunification therapy. CIT, Supervised visitation, nor expert testimony services do not retain confidentiality privileges in the same way clinical counseling provides, due to being court-ordered, as therapy for clinical services is not the point of the service. 


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