Juanica Buchanan, MSW, LCSW
LGBTQIA+ Specialist and Community Therapist
Juanica Buchanan is the community therapist for the Gender and Sexuality Center at Brandeis University. Juanica offers individual and group psychotherapy for LGBTQ-related issues, such as coming out, the transitioning process, and exploring questions around sexual orientation or gender identity. Ask her about intersectionality, family acceptance, radical self care, coffee, Netflix shows, pop music (especially girl groups), and comic book, movies, and tv shows.
Juanica received her master's in social work from Boston University in 2019 and her bachelor's in psychology from Rider University in 2015. Before coming to Brandeis she managed a school-based mental health program at Justice Resource Institute. She has over a decade of experience working in nonprofits and mental health. She has worked at a number of different organizations including National organization on Mental Illness (NAMI), Fenway Health and Veterans Affairs (VA). She is passionate about intersectionality, LGBTQIA+ mental health, dynamics of oppression and marginalization, and identity development. She is excited to contribute her knowledge and skills to the Brandeis community and is thrilled to be joining the GSC team.