Emma Bucher, Psy.D.

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Emma received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Regent University where she studied about the intersections of gender, sexuality, and faith identities as the Research Assistant of Dr. Mark Yarhouse.  Emma currently owns a small private practice, Genesis Counseling LLC, and hopes to someday operate a sexual and gender identity clinic for those navigating conflict between sexual/gender minority experiences with their Christian moral framework. 
Emma also received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and makes pro-life art and signage found on social media as “Signs for Life.”  She is on the board of a non-profit organization, Grounds of Grace, which offers housing, trauma care, and other resources to those impacted by human trafficking in central Illinois.  
Emma was raised in the Apostolic Christian Church, an Anabaptist, fundamentalist offshoot, and was taught to view Catholicism with deep wariness and even repulsion. Slowly (and begrudgingly!) she fell irrevocably in love with Catholic teaching during her graduate training and was eventually confirmed on July 23rd, 2017.  
Emma lives in her hometown with her husband, two children, and two boxer dogs.  She enjoys attending daily mass as often as she can and is excited to use Soul Desire to reflect on her main areas of interest: psychology, gender, sexuality, human trafficking, art, and the unfathomable beauty of the Catholic faith.

Latest Posts

I Don't Have Time

By Emma Bucher, Psy.D.
September 13, 2020

Exhaustion. A word that often comes up in therapy sessions and with my friends and partner. We’re all so tired…all of the time. It...Read more

Churches in the Face of Racism

By Emma Bucher, Psy.D.
July 19, 2020

These last few months have been rough on the racial reconciliation front. America has watched as yet more examples of unsolicited violence against Black...Read more

Plot Twist: Norma McCorvey is Pro-Choice

By Emma Bucher
May 24, 2020

The pro-life movement received a devastating blow this week as it has become known that Norma McCorvey, who was “Jane Roe” in the infamous...Read more

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