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Dr. Buysse received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA in 2000. She is a licensed clinical psychologist.
Dr. Buysse provides therapy for individual adults, children and families.
Women’s Issues (life transitions, recovery from domestic violence, life/work balance)
Postpartum Mood and Anxiety Disorders/Adjustment to Parenthood
Body Image/Binge Eating
Early Childhood Concerns/Attachment-Separation Issues
Child and Family Concerns (school/academic, attachment/separation, peers/sibling, depression/anxiety, and other behavioral concerns)
Parenting Support and/or Coaching
Support for Bullied Children and Teens
PHILOSOPHY OF CARE
We are all doing the best that we can. Even so, people sometimes get stuck in ruts that they find hard (or impossible) to climb out of. Therapy is a relationship just like any other, except its sole purpose is the client’s growth and healing. Good therapy is a place of safety, openness and collaboration. This place allows individuals to get in touch with their bodies, their emotions, their thoughts, and their behaviors in ways that facilitate and promote lasting change.
Together, we can look at what is and isn’t working in your life, and make a plan to help you create a more authentic, joy-filled life. You are the expert in your own life, and that is where we will start. My role is to provide you with the support, skills and knowledge that will take you to the next step. With focused intention and commitment, you can actually rewire your brain!
I provide therapy for individual adults, teens and children, as well as families. My practice incorporates feminist, narrative, attachment and psychodynamic therapies all framed by the latest neurobiological research. I use mindfulness techniques to help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and to integrate the mind with the body.
EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
2013 Specialized training as a PSI Warm Line Volunteer and ongoing volunteer involvement, Postpartum Support International, Seattle, WA.
2013 Specialized training and certification in Positive Discipline, Positive Discipline Association, Seattle, WA.
2013 Specialized training and certification in Bringing Baby Home, The Gottman Institute, Seattle, WA.
2000 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.
1999 Post-Doctoral Internship, Infant-Parent Program, UCSF/San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA.
1998 MA in Psychology, The Wright Institute, Berkeley, CA.
In addition to working clinically, Dr. Buysse has been a parent educator at Edmonds Community College for the past six years working with families with young children. She was a certified secondary teacher prior to becoming a therapist/psychologist.