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What Is Self-Compassion?

By Jourdan Bartels, LPC Associate Supervised by: Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT You might have heard the term “self-compassion” from people in the mental health and wellness world – but what does it really mean, and how can you work on it? Self-compassion is what it sounds like — a practice of extending compassion toward ourselves,

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Analysis of a “Good Therapist”

By Paige Rocker, LPC Associate Supervised by: Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT Have you ever thought about what a “good therapist means to you”? In the mental health realm, as a therapist, the relationship is considered one of the most important variables influencing success in therapy. This does not mean your therapist is trying to be

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Tips for Finding an Actually Affirming Therapist for LGBTQIA+ Folks

By Jourdan Bartels, LPC Associate Supervised by: Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT Competent, affirming mental health care is crucial for the LGBTQIA+ community, who experience higher rates of mental health struggles like suicidal thoughts, depression, and substance use disorders, and are at higher risk of experiencing identity-based discrimination and trauma (NAMI). Therapy is most effective when

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Boundaries: Home for the Holidays

By Jourdan Bartels, LPC Associate Supervised by Jennifer Buffalo, LPC-S, LMFT For many of us, the holiday season is often filled with so many emotions: joy, love, gratitude, stress, grief, and tension. Visiting home for the holidays can exacerbate those emotions, and regardless of your relationship with your family, boundaries would likely help you to

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Meet the Associates

Hello there! We’re so glad you’ve landed on our website. Today we are excited to introduce the current group of LPC-associates that are part of Luminary Counseling PLLC. Instead of sticking to tradition, we asked them some fun questions so you can get to know them better on a personal level. To learn more about

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Meet Owner and Clinical Director, Jennifer Williams Buffalo MA, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC

Luminary Counseling, PLLC is owned and operated by our fearless leader, Clinical Director and Owner, Jennifer Williams Buffalo MA, LPC-S, LMFT, NCC. Beginning her education as a pre-law student at the University of Texas at Austin and majored in Psychology as her backup plan-Ultimately graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in

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