Psychology 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.


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.


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 20 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.

About Me

I am registered as a Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and am authorized to practice in the areas of Clinical, Counselling, Forensic / Correctional, and Rehabilitation Psychology with adolescents and adults. I obtained my M.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2000 and I have over 20 years of experience working in clinical, community health, and forensic settings in Canada.

I am a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association. I have extensive experience providing individual and group therapy using evidence-based approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I am also experienced in conducting psychological assessments, such as cognitive, personality, and risk assessments. Over the course of my career, I have held positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Ministry of Children and Youth / Correctional Services of Canada, and University Health Network, and I have been an associate at CBT Associates. I am currently a consultant at the Cleveland Clinic Canada and I also provide psychological services at Shift Cognitive Therapy and Assessment in Oakville. I have conducted a variety of research projects with topics including substance abuse and self-esteem, work-related injuries and returning to work, as well as the impact of trauma. My current research interest is examining the cumulative impact of trauma.

Getting Started

  1. Contact me via email (siren AT or by telephone ( 647-457-0517) or use this form 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 eTransfer.


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

Social Anxiety Group (CBT)

  • Do you worry about attending social events?
  • Do you blush, sweat or experience other physiological symptoms in social situations?
  • Do you worry about being judged, looking “stupid” or not knowing what to say?
  • Do you avoid speaking up in meetings, giving presentations?
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a well-researched therapeutic approach that has proven to be effective in the treatment of a variety of psychological issues like anxiety and social anxiety. CBT focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings, and behaviours and enables to develop skills and strategies. This group is offered in collaboration with my colleague Dr. Abramowitz.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Group

  • Do you struggle with managing your emotions?
  • Do you feel lonely and wish your interpersonal relationships would be more fulfilling?
  • Do you engage in impulsive behaviours and would like to change this?
  • Would you like to become more grounded in your life?
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a well-researched therapeutic approach that can be helpful in addressing emotion regulation difficulties and decreasing impulsive behaviour. DBT focuses on providing therapeutic skills in four key areas: mindfulness, interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation and distress tolerances skills.. The group is comprised of ten sessions, each 90-minutes in duration. This group will be offered in collaboration with my colleague Dr. Cripps.



Siren Busch, C.Psych.
3271 Bloor Street West, Suite 203
Toronto, ON, M8X 1E2


Getting Here

Parking Options

There is paid parking available directly in front of the building, on the south side of Bloor Street West, as well as across the street on the north side of Bloor Street West