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“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
—Raymond Lindquist

We all hold onto what is familiar to us. Over time, behaviors, thoughts, and emotions that once served a purpose in our lives, can become chains that bind us. Together we can explore what is holding you back from becoming who you are truly meant to be. With knowledge and insight, you can begin to take action and move forward from a place of being stuck, into a position of freedom and possibility.

Initial Consultation

$175

First meeting consists of a one-hour, diagnostic, informational consultation. Dr. Buesing will gather information about what issues you are struggling with, and collboratively begin identifying objectives for treatment. If the client is a child or adolescent, when indicated, the initial session will involve meeting first with the parents to get their perspective and gather history.

Ongoing Sessions

$130 individuals
$150 couple and family

Ongoing 45-minute (50 minutes for couples and family) sessions will include a frequent referring to objectives, monitoring of progress, and reworking of goals to meet your needs as you develop and grow. Frequent feedback to caregivers regarding minor clients is offered.

Evaluations

Utmost sensitivity is taken to the difficult nature of the material and evaluation process. As much time as needed will be taken to create a safe and comfortable environment. All evaluations to include written report to be submitted to the agency of your choice.

Type Description Cost
Posttraumatic Stress Evaluation Consists of a one or two hour, structured, diagnostic interview, using the gold-standard in PTSD assessment. $350
Preoperative Psychological Evaluation (e.g. pre-bariatric) Consists of a one hour, structured diagnostic interview, and administration/scoring of the Personality Assessment Interview (PAI). $350
Substance Abuse Evaluation Consists of a one to two hour, structured diagnostic interview, and administering of clinical questionnaires. $300
Anger Evalauation (e.g. if you have been charged with simple battery, domestic or family violence, or assault) Consists of a one to two hour, structured diagnostic interview, and administering of a clinical questionnaire. $250

Financial Information

Fees, Payment, and Insurance

Reduced Fees

Reduced fee (or “sliding scale”) services are available on a limited basis for some individuals. Requests for sliding scale fee reductions are handled on a case-by-case basis for individuals who are financially disadvantaged and who have no insurance coverage for mental health services.

Insurance

Outpatient mental health services, including therapy and testing, may be partially covered by your medical/health insurance if you have an “out-of-network’ benefit. You may check your coverage by contacting your medical insurance company and asking the following questions:

  • Do I have “out-of-network” benefit coverage for outpatient mental health services?
  • Do I have an annual deductible?
  • How many therapy sessions does my plan cover per year?
  • What is the percentage of each session that is covered?
  • Do I need precertification/preauthorization to begin treatment?

Payment Methods

Cash, credit/debit, PayPal, Venmo, and personal check are accepted for payment


Bio

About Dr. Amy Buesing Psy.D.

Dr. Buesing is a licensed psychologist who specializes in treating trauma. She provides assessment and treatment of adolescents, and adults.

Dr. Buesing received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Montclair State University in New Jersey, and a doctorate in psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in Los Angeles. As a doctoral student, she completed an internship with the Counseling Center of Santa Monica, providing group and individual therapy to at-risk adolescents. She also completed an internship with the Wright Institute Los Angeles, an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship training site.

Dr. Buesing finished her post-doctoral training with a full-time residency at the Family Stress Center in North Hills, CA, where she specialized in treating survivors of child abuse and sexual trauma. She led groups for foster caregivers, provided individual and group supervision to psychology trainees, and administered sexual abuse evaluations.

Dr. Buesing has worked for several years in the area of trauma, and has extensive experience conducting psychological evaluations. With the Medlin Treatment Center, Dr. Buesing provided services to child and adolescent survivors of trauma, and was trained and certified to provide Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Treatment.

In addition to working in private practice, Dr. Buesing administers posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) evaluations to veterans.

She is currently a member of the American Psychological Association, APA Division of Trauma Psychology, the Georgia Psychological Association, and the Child and Adolescent Bipolar Foundation. Dr. Buesing is also a mother, an HKC-certified kettlebell fitness instructor, and an avid yoga student. She incorporates a holistic approach to wellness and incorporates this in therapy with clients of all health and fitness backgrounds. The primary objective is fostering warmth and compassion, and for clients to achieve the most possibility and fulfillment in their lives.

Book Appointment

You can call Dr. Buesing at 706-801-9594, or fill out the form below to send questions, or to set up an appointment.