Psychological Services for Adolescents & Adults

Services

PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT

I offer evidence-based psychological treatment for adolescents and adults. I use a calm, patient, and empathic approach as I support individuals through the process of developing skills to address their issues and/or decrease their symptoms. I take the time to create treatment plans that are tailored to the specific and personal needs of each individual. It is extremely important to create strong rapport with individuals during this process and I work to help them feel understood and to reach their goals. I use evidence-based psychological treatment modalities such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as mindfulness and motivational strategies.

COGNITIVE-BEHAVIOURAL THERAPY (CBT)

CBT is a well-researched therapeutic approach that has proven to be effective in the treatment of a variety of psychological issues. CBT focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours in order to develop skills. In addition, exposure sessions are conducted in the office as well as the community when needed in the treatment of certain types of anxiety and phobias.

DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOUR THERAPY (DBT)

DBT is another well-studied therapeutic approach that can be helpful in addressing difficulty regulating emotions and decreasing impulsive behaviour.

PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

I have over 15 years of experience in conducting a variety of psychological assessments, such as personality, cognitive, and risk assessments. I am currently providing diagnostic assessments with a focus on psychological issues, personality, and risk. I am also conducting assessments with a rehabilitation focus examining the impact and potential impairment in emotional, cognitive, social, academic, or occupational areas of functioning as a result of trauma, illness, or injury.

Getting Started

  1. Contact me via email (siren@sirenbusch.ca) or by telephone (647-457-0517) to schedule a brief free telephone conversation. During a telephone chat we will be able to briefly discuss your current concerns and what you are looking for. If I am a good fit for your needs and I am able to offer you support we will be able to schedule a first in person session at that time.

  2. During the first appointment I will ask you more specific and detailed questions about your current symptoms as well as potentially related topics and issues which may impact developing a treatment plan and / or diagnostic impressions.

  3. Psychological sessions are usually 50 mins in length and the fee will be charged at the end of each session. Psychological services are not currently covered by OHIP. If you have an extended health benefit plan that covers psychological services please check if a referral from your physician is required and how much coverage you have. If you do not have an extended heath care plan that covers psychological services you will be able to submit your receipts as a medical expense with your income tax. Currently I am accepting payments by cash, credit card and cheque.

Groups and Workshops

Benefits of attending a group versus individual treatment...
  •  Learn skills in a supportive and safe environment with others who are experiencing similar issues
  •  Make a commitment to decrease your symptoms and partake in cost-effective group treatment
  • Contact

    Address

    Siren Busch, C.Psych.Assoc.
    1243 Islington Avenue (Bloor @ Islington), Suite 1207
    Toronto, ON, M8X 1Y9

    Telephone

    647 457 0517

    Getting Here

    Parking Options

    Our office building has underground parking but it is quite expensive and closes early. You may be able to locate street parking nearby. Otherwise I would recommend parking on either of these parking lots: