Dr. Rachel Busman is Co-Director of the Selective Mutism Program, Anxiety and Mood Disorders Center at the Child Mind Institute.
She is a clinical psychologist specializing in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and mood disorders in children and adolescents.
Dr. Busman has extensive experience providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to children, teenagers, and young adults struggling with psychiatric disorders, school difficulties, and behavioral problems. She has specific interest and expertise in the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, specific phobias, and selective mutism.
She has been an active member of the faculty of New York Medical College, first as an instructor and then as an associate professor of psychiatry, teaching and supervising psychiatry residents and fellows since 2004. She has lectured extensively on a variety of topics including the evidence-based assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in children and teens. Additionally, she has delivered numerous Grand Rounds presentations, on topics including juvenile fire setting, treatment of complex cases in the inpatient setting, and health literacy.
Dr. Busman is very passionate about her work with children, teens and their families. She is ever-dedicated to the important task of establishing trust and instilling a sense of hope in her patients as she helps them on their path to recovery. Dr. Busman has appeared on the TODAY Show to bring this hope, sound advice, and information to a larger audience. She is also a regular contributor to Parents Magazine, Huffington Post and Savvy Auntie.