Anne Marie Ruta Buchanan, LPCC. BC-DMT, NCC

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  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • 594 N. Glassell St., Orange, California, 92867
  • Phone: 714-941-2257
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  • Session Fees: $150 for a 50 minute session
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Phone, Webcam

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I love supporting women like you who are grieving, anxious and stressed because I truly believe I can help. I have complete faith and hope that those who choose to work with me will gain greater calm and peace.
I authentically listen and welcome you with my whole being, body and mind. Together we acknowledge and accept what you are going through and then gently uncover and reveal aspects of your life that “are” working, “good” or “positive.” From this place we look for ways you can implement small actions that help you begin to find more and more moments of ease, peace, calm and joy in your day to day living.
I’m all about focusing on resilience from stress and loss because I believe that from these super painful experiences you can derive meaning, connect with a sense of purpose, and actually find fulfillment in life. Some of this perspective comes from study of stress experts like Kelly McGonigal who focus on the positive aspects of stress and resiliency, and grief authorities like David Kessler who warmly and wonderfully understand and support those dealing with loss. I definitely have learned a thing or two from many years working in the mental health field with some very distressed and distraught folks. And I have personally experienced a cornucopia of stressful circumstances and instances of loss in my life, including death of a loved one, loss of relationship, miscarriage, job loss, and children leaving home, so my empathy for the pain has been lived.
You may have been looking for a therapist for a while, or just began the search. You may have even had therapy in the past and are looking for something different. Finding a therapist that’s right for you can be daunting and leave you feeling overwhelmed and confused. Bottom line: it’s the relationship with the therapist that is key. It’s so personal. I could have tons of training and years of experience but if we don’t connect, if you don’t think I “get” you, these qualifications won’t matter. You have to feel comfortable with me for the process of therapy to work. I invite you to call me (714) 941-2257 or email at to schedule a free 15 minute consultation to see if I can support you. Together I am hopeful we can work toward you finding greater peace and reclaiming vitality and joy in your life.
Credentials and Experience
Over 25 years of experience in mental health, including inpatient psychiatric and addiction recovery centers
BA Psychology (San Diego State University 1987)
MA Dance/Movement Therapy (University of California at Los Angeles 1990)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (2012)
Board Certified Dance/Movement Therapist (1995)
National Certified Counselor (2012) 


Anne Marie Ruta Buchanan Reaches

Orange CA