Dr. Busch works with a wide range of emotional and behavioral issues, providing services that span from therapy for depression, anxiety and grief counseling to in-depth treatment for PTSD and other serious mental health problems. Dr. Busch is also experienced treating major mental illnesses, complex cases involving physical health problems. Psychological testing for personality, psychopathology and diagnostic purposes is available. Dr. Busch does not do testing for Education and Learning Disabilities.
Psychological Services to Individuals and Families
- Integrated Collaborative Mental Health with Primary Care and Holistic Healthcare providers.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
- Depression and Anxiety
Child Abuse and Sexual Abuse
- Parenting Support for Adoptive Families
- Psychological Testing and Evaluation of Prospective Adoptive Parents and Diagnosis
- Grief and Bereavement Counseling
- Stress Management
- Addiction & Recovery
- Collaborative Mental Health with Primary Care and Holistic Healthcare providers.
With over 25 years experience as a Psychologist, Dr. Busch works with a broad spectrum of patients with special expertise in Trauma related Disorders such as PTSD, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Recent Trauma and Veterans's issues. Other areas of expertise include Adoption, Mood Disorders, Chronic Pain, Anxiety, Substance Abuse, Geriatrics, Behavioral Healthcare and Complex Medical Problems.
Dr. Busch is an interactive, interpersonal-integrated psychotherapist. Her therapeutic approach cannot be defined by one simple theoretical orientation as she gathers from many treatment approaches to best suit your needs. For instance, Cognitive-Behavioral techniques may be used during a period of crisis at the start of therapy while more in-depth approaches focusing on early life and unconscious issues, defenses or longstanding patterns of behavior may be used later in treatment or for other problems. This allows her to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each patient at the different stages of treatment. Dr. Busch's personality is described as caring, warm, serious, funny, compassionate, and active. Dr. Busch is also a Collaborative Mental Health practitioner which means she works with your other healthcare providers (both traditional and holistic) to provide you with the superb level of treatment you deserve.
Does what we talk about in therapy remain confidential?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and psychotherapist. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but the therapist's office. Every therapist should provide a written copy of their confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. Sometimes, however, you may want your therapist to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney), but by law your therapist cannot release this information without obtaining your written permission.
Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
If the therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or has threatened to harm another person.
If Dr. Busch has reason to believe that a minor child has been abused or is at risk of abuse or neglect.
What is Integrated Collaborative Mental Health?
An Integrated behavioral health consultant or Collaborative Psychotherapist works with other healthcare providers to ensure you get the best possible care medically and psychologically. Dr. Busch works with other physicians and with licensed alternative healthcare providers on health issues with your permission on your behalf when needed.