Dr. Buysse is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in women's issues including those relevant to pregnancy, the postpartum period, and menopause. She also works with parents and parenting issues especially for children aged 1 through 6. She has a private practice in Everett and Edmonds, Washington. Dr. Buysse received a doctoral degree from the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California in 2000. She did her postdoctoral training at the Infant-Parent Program at San Francisco General Hospital. She has extensive experience in parent education. Dr. Buysse has served mothers, fathers, children and extended families in a variety of settings for over 10 years. She also sees individual adult clients. Dr. Buysse is a member of Perinatal Support Washington (PS-WA) and the American Psychological Associaton.
Dr. Buysse's professional passions are the infant- and child-parent relationship, perinatal mood disorders, trauma and the brain, and deconstructing the cult of motherhood. She is a certified Bringing Baby Home Gottman Educator, Positive Discipline Trainer, and MotherWoman Group Facilitator. As a feminist therapist, she works collaboratively with her clients mindful that it takes two experts to figure out the sticking points. Dr. Buysse is the proud mother of two daughters. She has better and worse days as a mother, much like many parents.