Clinical psychologist specializing in anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents
Rachel Busman, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents at the Child Mind Institute (childmind.org). Dr. Busman has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, teenagers and young adults struggling with psychiatric disorders, school difficulties and behavioral problems. She has specific interest and expertise in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, specific phobias and selective mutism.
Dr. Busman earned her doctoral degree from the University of Hartford's Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology. She completed both her pre-doctoral internship and post doctoral fellowship at the Institute of Living in Hartford, Connecticut, specializing in the treatment of children and adolescents. During her time at the Institute of Living, she worked in the inpatient and outpatient settings, and in the Anxiety Disorders Center. She is very passionate about her work with children, teens and their families. She is ever-dedicated to the important task of establishing trust and instilling a sense of hope in her patients as she helps them on their path to recovery. Dr. Busman has been featured as a clinical expert on NBC's TODAY Show, MSNBC and CNN and is a contributor for Parents.com.