My Work History

In 14 years of providing counseling, I have served the community in the following roles:

Marriage and Family Therapist (2 years)
Cognitive Health Science Centers – Oceanside, CA

  • Responsible for providing individual, couple and family counseling services to low-income and/or uninsured clients.

Clinical Counselor (1 year)
MCCS Miramar/US Marine Corps – San Diego, CA

  • Provided individual, couples, and family counseling services to US Marine Corps members and their dependents using brief strategic, solution focused and emotion-focused therapy techniques. Also provided risk assessment and case management services to Marines referred for suicidal ideations or attempts while on active duty.¬† Supported the mental health of Marines to ensure mission-readiness.

Clinical Specialist/Care Advocate (3 years)
Optum Inc. – San Diego, CA

  • Contracted to and consulted with SD County Probation. Screened inmates released from California state prisons to the county jail system for substance use, mental health or physical health problems.
    • Managed crisis episodes. Assessed validity of crisis. Assisted with safety planning.
    • Diagnosed based on DSM criteria. Electronic record management.
    • Provided consultation and education to officers.

Marriage & Family Therapist (2 years)
Center for Enriching Relationships – San Diego, CA

  • Provided mental health/therapy services in a group practice setting.¬†Specialized in substance use treatment.

Marriage Family Therapist Intern (2 years)
San Diego Youth Services, Teen Options – San Diego, CA

  • Provided mental health counseling for pregnant and parenting adolescents recovering from substance abuse.
    • Individual and family counseling
    • Group therapy: process and didactic groups
    • Case management services

Mental Health Counselor Intern (1-1/2 years)

McAlister Institute, El Cajon, CA

  • Provided counseling services for clients in both in-patient and out-patient substance use recovery settings.
    • Group therapy: process and didactic groups
    • Client interview, screening, assessment, referral (to community resources), individual and family counseling.

Pastoral Counselor (2 years)
St. Brigid Catholic Church – San Diego, CA

  • Provided clinical and counseling support to individuals and couples in the parish community.


330 Rancheros Dr Suite 222
San Marcos, CA 92069

rdbuchmann@gmail.com
(760) 566-8760

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