Like you, therapist and author Latricia Buckner has watched wonderful, caring, kind and successful people struggle in relationships. All the while other people seemed to have wildly passionate and fulfilling relationships. Is it merely their good fortune? Cupid? Destiny? Are great relationships meant only for a chosen few? Or, is there a different story?
With over one decade of counseling, speaking, and most importantly, real-life, in-the-trenches experience, her view is radically different. Latricia appreciates, and shares with listeners, that successful relationships are predicated with successful relationships in three areas of our life. She believes and is adamant that healthy relationships are available to those who chose them and are willing to work for them.
Latricia, sometimes referred to as the “The Love Doctor” for her ability to help clients identify past wounds and then heal forward, brings out the best in people; Latricia's fusion of real-life stories and her conversational techniques connect with her audience at an intimate, intense and individual level.
Latricia has served as the founder and CEO of Love’s Basics, Inc., a relationship coaching company since 2006. She holds several certifications in various areas of counseling as well as coaching, and continues to work tirelessly learning and developing strategies, writing books and programs and result in healthier relationships.
The author of, Conversations that Lead to Connections: A How-To Guide for Effective Communication, her work has been shared with a global audience.
Her speaking clients include: Lindenwood University, Harris-Stowe State University, Truman University, St. Louis Community College, Urban League Young Professionals, National Association of Black Accountants, and the Veterans Administration, to name a few.
In addition to her clinical experience, Latricia served the community through nonprofit executive roles and as a board member for several organizations. She was recognized for her commitment to service within the community with a Proclamation from the City of St. Louis. Latricia is passionate about building strong families and communities and continues to volunteer within the St. Louis community.