Victor Bucklew​, PHD, MA, NCC, Resident in Counseling


  • works with adults, adolescents, and children

  • offers general therapy services with an expertise in anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction, and spiritual issues

  • approaches include mindfulness-based stress reduction as well as person-centered, somatic, transpersonal, internal family systems, emotion-focused, and strengths-based therapies

Victor Bucklew


Victor provides counseling services to adults, adolescents, and children. He believes that although we sometimes can’t control what happens to us, we can always work towards developing more heartful and easeful ways of responding. By welcoming the suffering parts of ourselves more fully into our lives with presence, courage, compassion, and love, we discover what we need to heal, grow, and thrive.

Victor is honored to walk alongside you on your healing journey. While moving at the speed of safety, he often draws on person-centered, somatic, transpersonal, IFS, emotion-focused, and strengths-based counseling styles in his work with others.

He specializes in treating adult c-PTSD, supporting people during challenging life transitions, and helping people cultivate wellness after life altering events such as traumas, near death experiences, and spiritually transformative experiences.

education & experience

Victor received his M.A. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adams State University in May 2022. He is a Resident in Counseling and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Victor has experience providing outpatient counseling services to people working with anxiety, trauma, mood disorders, addiction, and spiritual issues. He is a trained facilitator of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program and has led MBSR groups with his wife since 2016. Victor has background training from Pacifica Graduate Institute in transpersonal counseling and depth psychology. He also has experience guiding wilderness canoe trips and facilitating youth leadership workshops.

Outside of counseling, Victor has a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University and works as a scientist researching the quantum physics of light. He is author of The Hidden Gifts of Addiction, an award-winning book exploring the healing of trauma and addiction through self-compassion and mindfulness. He is also a contributor to the popular psychology journal, The Wise Brain Bulletin.

Victor lives in the Richmond area with his wife and baby. He loves enjoying nature with his family and playing music and sports.


  • MA, Mental Health Counseling, Adams State University
  • Depth psychology training, Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • PhD, Applied Physics, Cornell University
  • Author of The Hidden Gifts of Addiction: The Direct Path of Recovery
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator

Contact & Insurance

  • Phone: (804) 673-0100 x 250​
  • Email:
  • New Patients: Please contact our therapy, medication management, and other services coordinator at (804) 673-0100 x 259 or
  • Office hours: Services offered on Thursdays
  • Fees: Accepts Anthem insurance or by self-pay arrangement