LICENSED MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST
CHRIS "BUCKY" BATEMAN
I pursued counseling after being a family pastor for many years. Looking for tools to to help people, I returned to school and earned my Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2005.
Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a broad range of issues. Early on, I was immersed in challenging family work providing therapy to families looking to reunify after abuse. I provided in-home therapy with families of incarcerated teens and have years of experience helping college students manage life transitions, anxiety and depression.
In my private practice, I have focused on working with couples in distress and those wanting deeper connection with their partner. I do individual work as well and really love helping entire families.
I am often sought out by those looking to integrate their faith into their counseling. I work hard at professional growth and honing my skills as a therapist and love what I get to do. It is an honor to step into the lives of my clients at pivotal times in their journey.
BA in Applied Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1993
Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2005
A member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Extensive training in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy