Buchanan Family Foundation

Christian Relationship Counseling

We Help Rightly Restore Connection

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We are Nicholas and Ilese, the founders of Buchanan Family Foundation. We were in the same graduate degree program and shared classes at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. In the Spring of 2012 we became engaged in Anaheim, California at Disneyland and were later happily married the same year.

We care deeply about  the implications of our spiritual convictions, personal beliefs and how they directly impact our understanding of reality, our intimate relationship with one another, our children and ultimately, with others.

During the course of graduate studies, it became more evident per observations of theorists and research, that an individual's health correlates with the health of their relationships with others. This point is never demonstrated more clearly than when looking at an individual's relationship with those that raised them. The relationship we have with our family  model and teach us life lessons about love, trust and dependence.


 It is clear that Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) clinically offers the explanation that we find in God's Word in regards to love and relationships. EFT also supports the explanation we find in Scripture that makes sense of the things we do and experience in life when it comes to love and attachment.