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Welcome to Dr. Russ Buford!

OnCourse Cayman would like to introduce our new Psychologist, Dr. Russ Buford.

Dr. Buford is licensed as a Psychologist–Doctoral Level in the Cayman Islands.  He received training at The University of Houston in the USA where he is licensed as a Psychologist in Arizona and North Carolina.  Dr. Buford is also a Health Service Provider – Psychologist (HSP-P) in North Carolina and is registered with the National Register of Health Service Psychologists in the USA.  Dr. Buford brings experience as a faculty member at Clemson University and University of Houston – Clear Lake. He has also specialized in behavioral health consultation in primary care practices, clinical leadership in intensive outpatient programs, and athletic performance consultation.  

Dr. Buford offers psychoeducational assessments for children, teens and adults who are experiencing challenges in learning, regulating attention and behaviour and managing their thinking and mood.  He also offers individual therapy to teens and adults as well as couples’ counselling.   

His approach is practical, solution-focused and rooted in empirically supported therapies such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) and CognitiveProcessing Therapy (CPT).  Dr. Buford’s work is addiction- and trauma-informed and relies on experience with EMDR to support the healing of longer standing sources of distress.   He also brings a rich awareness of cultural factors that support and inhibit our daily lives.   When not in the office Dr. Buford can be found fumbling with his guitar or at the golf course, snorkeling or fishing.

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