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Every journey begins with a first step

I'm Here to Guide and Support You on The Path  Ahead

 

Services I Offer

Personalized Care Tailored to Your Needs

When I engage with clients in therapy I create a safe, open and non-judgmental space where you can explore the past and the present in order to shape the future you wish to create. Individuals and couples who work with me are seen, heard, validated, and valued for who they are and for where they are in life. I seek to help you understand and change your underlying governing thoughts and dynamics. 

 

My areas of specialty are: Relationships / Marriage / Divorce / Dating; Premarital Counseling; Grief & Loss; Trauma (PTSD); Anxiety (ruminations); Social AnxietyDepressionWork Stress, Career Burnout (especially in the tech industry); Mid-life Realignment (it's only a crisis if you have ignored this); Adult ADHD and Men's/ Male-identified​ Issues.

NOTE: All session will be held via telehealth until it is prudent to meet in person.

Psychologist Session

Individual Therapy

If there is one constant in life, it's change; a new child, a new job, a new relationship, marriage, or a change in one any of those. I enjoy helping people navigate uncertain times, helping them to find a way through, take a new tack, or tap into hidden strengths. Sometimes we can change the situation; sometimes we must change ourselves, tearing down limiting beliefs and narratives to create new beliefs and narratives that honor our true self, our true values, and our goals. And yet other times we must learn to make peace with what we cannot change. I can help you to distinguish between what can and cannot be changed so that you can reduce struggle and be more empowered and equipped to move forward in your life.

I bring to my work as a therapist a wide range of life experiences, including my 19 years of working in the IT field for Ameridata and Microsoft amongst others. I understand the challenges of working in competitive high-tech workplaces; stress, long hours, looming deadlines, politics, and high pressure that can lead to burn out. Often the first casualty of working in this field is a healthy life outside of work, our relationships, and a sense of joy and engagement in one’s work. I would love to share with you some of the strategies I have used with others to put the LIFE back into work-life balance. Let’s turn living to work into working to LIVE.

Couples Therapy

My work with couples is informed by over 45 years of research conducted by the Gottman Institute and focuses on communication, conflict resolution, emotional connection, and trust-building or rebuilding after an affair.

 I help couples to practice honest and respectful ways of communicating that result in feelings of togetherness, deep friendship, trust, and passion. Together I help partners to facilitate connection and authentic communication, resolve gridlocked issues, decrease negative conflict, and deepen their emotional and sexual intimacy.

Relationships can be a challenge, but they can also be a source of growth and renewal. Each of our relationships is a lesson in our life; it has something to teach us, to help us evolve and grow as a person. When a relationship is difficult, that person or situation can be our mentor, helping us to learn an important lesson. When we realize this, we can begin to feel grateful not only for the opportunity to evolve as a person, but also for the individual or situation that guided us to this lesson. I enjoy helping couples and individuals improve their relationships; whether that be to one’s partner, our relationship to ourselves, to our work, or to an aspect of our life.

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Pre-marital Couples Therapy

Whether someone recommended premarital counseling to you, be it your officiant or a friend, or you and your significant other are merely entertaining the idea yourselves (good for you!), you’re on the right track. Premarital counseling can be immensely helpful for a soon-to-be married couple about to enter the most exciting, and most life-changing chapter of their life together. It’s also incredibly beneficial. “Premarital counseling can help couples create a strong, happy marriage that brings happiness, health, wealth and well-being not only to the two people, but to their children, their children's children and the generations after them, 

In pre-marital therapy we'll cover a wide range of topics such as healthy conflict resolution, creating and maintain rituals of connection, financial matters and sex, to name a few.   I utilize the research of John and Julie Gottman who have identified the habits and behaviors in relationships which predict their success, satisfaction and longevity. 

 

About Me

Hi. I'm John. Thank you for considering working with me. The following is a bit about who I am professionally and personally.

I have always enjoyed helping people and after 19 years in the IT industry at Ameridata and Microsoft I decided to change careers as I wanted to help people in ways that are more personal, impactful and tangible. 

I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Antioch University and I am a National Board Certified Counselor (NBCC). I work in a variety of therapeutic styles customized to the needs of my client and have received advanced training in Trauma-Focused CBT+ for sexual abuse, Exposure Therapy, Grief Therapy, Gottman Relationship Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

Outside of the therapy office I enjoy live music, dancing, hiking, fishing, slam poetry, and board gaming.

I look forward to working with you,

-John Buscher MA, LMHC, NBCC

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"Thanks for helping me through the tough months.  Those talks really helped me get back to who I am and want to be."

Mark D.

 "I remember when the sessions began, and I was hesitant to let my guard down with someone I just met, but that changed pretty quickly as John demonstrated his warmth. Some of the sessions were highly enlightening, even mind-blowing, as he helped me explore my own psyche, why I do things I do, why I think the things I think."

Chris W.

"I just wanted to let you know that we are doing well, better than ever actually.  When I found out about the affair I was gutted and saw no way forward.  The tools and coaching you gave us helped us create our '2nd' marriage.  Many, many thanks again!"

S. W.

 

Contact Me

Through counseling I love helping my patients develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session. You can also see my openings and book appointments online here.

Office Hours: 9 am - 6 pm, M-Th

NOTE: All session will be held via telehealth until it is prudent to meet in person.

425-686-8674

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