Ten to 15 percent of pregnant or postpartum women suffer from a mood complication during the perinatal period. This is common but not how becoming a new mother is supposed to feel.  If you are anxious, depressed, angry/rageful, experiencing intrusive images/thoughts that flash through your mind, or feel like you are "losing it", please seek the help that you need and deserve.  Even if you are just having more bad days than good, you can feel better!  

You may be worried about your partner, daughter, sister or best friend, and trying to find her help.  Please let her know that help is available. With the mother's permission, please reach out so that your loved one can begin her road to wellness.

Women struggling with infertility, miscarriage and still birth also need and deserve extra support during this very trying time.

Dr. Buysse provides psychotherapy and support for women in life's transitions including pregnancy, postnatal, parenting, trauma and menopause. She also sees families with children, and provides support to the dad or partner.  Because Dr. Buysse enjoys seeing clients of all ages and life stages, she sees individual adult clients with issues including general anxiety, panic attacks, depression, work-life balance issues, and traumas, perinatal or otherwise.

Current clients please call 425-249-9618 or click on Therapy Appointment to communicate via secure email. You will need your login and password.

If you need to register as a new client online,  please go to the "Getting Started" section of this website.

For medical emergencies, call 9-1-1 or head directly to your nearest hospital emergency room.


To see if you could use extra support, click on this postpartum quiz.

I am off of my medicine now, and feeling great! I have some days where I feel a little down, but nothing like before. I think it’s just normal off days. You are the biggest reason I am the mom I am today and no longer suffering. Thank you for giving me my life back and for giving my kids and husband their mom and wife back!
— Former Client, survivor of postpartum mood complications