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Integrated Psychological Services


PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Relationships, Work problems, Anger, Stress,

Child Abuse, Sexual Assault, Dissociative Disorders, Substance Abuse, Compulsive Behavior

Over 25 years experience! Dr. Busch will work with your family doctor if you need medication!

About Dr. Busch


Dr. Linda Busch graduated with Honors in Psychology from Lehigh University in 1985. She went on to complete her master's degree and doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Bowling Green State University in 1992. Her doctoral dissertation was on attachment relationships, particularly those between older children and parents.

Dr. Busch completed doctoral training at the Veteran's Hospital in Albany, New York, where she worked for seven years before entering private practice. Her practice focuses on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) along with Dissociative Disorders, Depression, Mood Disorders, Stress, Relationship problems, Anxiety Disorders, Substance Abuse and adoptive family issues.  In 2008, she and her late-husband published I Cut It Out: An (ex) Drunk's Guide to Sobriety.


Family Life


"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen."
Winnie The Poo



In 2005, Dr. Busch and her husband, Jeffrey Somach, became adoptive parents. Although they started off seeking to adopt as young a male  infant as possible, as destiny would have it they adopted an 8-year-old girl born on the same date as Dr. Busch's husband. Four years after adopting their daughter, Jeffrey Somach died from melanoma that metastasized to his brain in 2009 but Dr. Busch continues his work within the Recovery/Addiction community.  Dr. Busch's daughter, who is now 18 years old, is an example of the resilience of adopted children, including those who have suffered many tragedies.  Her daughter is a healthy, stunning young woman pursing higher education in Veterinary and Animal Studies. Dr. Busch is a leading national expert in pre-adoptive parent evaluation and attachment.




September 11th, 2001


Dr. Busch lived and worked in private practice in Staten Island, New York, during the tragic events of 9/11. She was very involved with the 9/11 mental health program for first responders, survivors, families, and New Yorkers impacted by that tragic event. She continues to work with all kinds of trauma including military, child physical, sexual, and mental abuse, and adult trauma. 


Present Day

Dr. Busch provides Collaborative Mental Helth services for Skylands Medical Group, a multi-specialty primary care group with offices in Morris, Sussex, Warren and Passaic Counties. Dr. Busch currently works out of Skylands offices in Landing, Newton/Andover, and Franklin, N.J. She also provides assessment and psychological testing for diagnostic purposes, police officer or security creenings, and pre-adoptive parent psychological evaluation and testing. 

License and Credentials 

Dr. Busch is a Licensed Psychologist in New Jersey and New York. 

  • New York State Licensed Psychologist #012048-1
  • New Jersey Licensed Psychologist #5261
  •  National Provider ID Number:  1205840584
  •  Certification in Integrated Primary Care



 Professional Activities and Memberships



  • New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA)
  • Morris County Psychological Association
  • Joint Council on International Children's Services
  • International Association for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation
  • New Jersey Coalition for Universal Healthcare
  • 9-11 Mental Health Fund, Clinical Specialist
  • Operation Safe Winter for the Homeless, New York City
  • Healthcare-Now:  New York and New Jersey
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