The Nation’s #1 Empathy and Resilience Doctor

Helping Individuals, Singles, Couples, Families, Parents, Entrepreneurs & Organizations build resilience and find solutions in problems. 


Welcome – I’m Dr. Dwayne Buckingham an award-winning psychotherapist, author, speaker and decorated USAF veteran. I have provided psychological assessments, therapy and training to over 30,000 individuals worldwide. I am the author of 12 best-selling books and have been named the Empathy & Resilience (E.R.) Doctor  by my professional colleagues.

I have over 22 years of experience in helping individuals, singles, couples, families, parents and entrepreneurs overcome adversity, build resilience and find solutions in problems.

I come from very humble beginnings and understand first-hand what it means to face and overcome adversity – I want to help you overcome adversity your in life, relationship or business.

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They’re committed to developing empathy and building resilience. You’ll receive expert relationship, business and personal development advice as well as current updates. Want to join them?



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Consulting Solutions

Buckingham Consulting Group, LLC (BCG), formerly known as R.E.A.L. Horizons Consulting Solutions is a service-disabled and veteran-owned firm that provides strategy, human resources, small business and management consulting services across a wide range of industries. 

  • Leadership Development 
  • Executive Coaching
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Strategic Planning 
  • Entreprenuership 
  • And more…

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Counseling Solutions 

At R.E.A.L. Therapy we offer confidential assessments and counseling for a broad and complex body of issues affecting mental and emotional well-being, such as alcohol and other substance abuse, stress, grief, trauma, and other psychological stressors. We offer counseling in the following areas: 

  • Individual 
  • Couples
  • Pre-marital 
  • Marriage
  • Family 

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Business Solutions 

The Business Academy for Social Workers and Counselors (BASWC) offers live webinars and on-demand CE courses that equips social workers and counselors to launch businesses, accelerate their compensation growth and build financial prosperity.



Years of Clinical, Leadership & Business Experience

Clients Served Worldwide

Speaking & Training Events


Gifting Empathy: That Selfless Gift that Cultivates Understanding and Bonding between Parents and Teens 

Teen violence, bullying, pregnancy and homicide statistics have changed drastically over the past three decades and so should parenting approaches. While solution-focused and disciplined-oriented parenting approaches equip parents to address and correct teen’s behavior, Gifting Empathy offers a compassion-oriented approach to parenting.

Gifting Empathy will enable parents to:

  • Understand and bond with their teens
  • Give the gift of compassion, understanding and connection
  • Embrace the 5 Step Empathy Model
  • Develop knowledge and parenting skills need to raise selfless, emotionally generous and compassionate teens

Click here to order your copy of Gifting Empathy today!