Joyce Buckner, PhD, Psychologist in Arlington
Dr. Buckner is a recognized authority on the causes and cures of painful encounters between intimate partners. During her 30+ year history in private practice as a clinical psychologist specializing in relationship issues, she also trained relationship therapists worldwide, enjoyed media exposure (including The Oprah Winfrey Show),and authored the book "Making Real Love Happen--The New ERA of Intimacy." Simply said,she helps people develop relationships they love. This work is quite different than the stereotypic "marriage counseling." To discover the underlying issues that feed conflict and learn how to develop the behaviors that will create "love" require new learning.
Founder of the Southwest Institute for Relationship Development, Dr. Buckner is a former professor and department head at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is one of five Master Trainers on the faculty of the Institute for Imago Relationship Therapy in New York City.
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  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: North Texas State University
  • Year Graduated: 1970
  • License No. and State: 20887 Texas


  • Avg Cost (per session): $200+


  • Relationship Issues
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Divorce


  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Life Coaching
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Self Esteem
  • Sex Therapy

Client Focus

Religious Orientation: Christian


  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Gestalt
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Imago Relationship Therapy
  • Interpersonal
  • Neuro-Linguistic
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)
  • Reality Therapy
  • Relational
  • Trauma Focused


  • Individuals
  • Couples


  • Video Counseling
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2017
Joyce Buckner, PhD, Psychologist in Arlington

Joyce Buckner

Psychologist, PhD