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Samantha Busa, PsyD

  • Specialty: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 646-754-5000
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About Me

As a psychologist, I guide individuals and families through treatment for mental health conditions with compassion and kindness. I am passionate about providing children, adolescents, and adults with individualized care using evidence-based practices and ensuring that each person’s voice is heard during treatment. I deeply value learning from others on my team and have a keen interest in new ideas.

As clinical director of the Gender and Sexuality Service at the Child Study Center at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, I follow a gender-affirmative model of care and provide gender assessments for transitional care working with children, adolescents, young adults, and their families. I collaborate daily with our multidisciplinary team of providers dedicated to transgender health. Additionally, I supervise psychology and psychiatry trainees in gender-affirmative evaluations and psychotherapy.

I conduct individual and group therapy as part of the Anita Saltz Institute for Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Specifically, I treat patients who have anxiety disorders, mood disorders, tics and Tourette disorder, trichotillomania and body-focused repetitive behaviors, and school refusal using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and habit reversal training.

In addition to clinical care, I am committed to teaching and training future mental health workers. I teach undergraduate students at New York University, as well as psychology interns, psychology externs, and psychiatry fellows at the Child Study Center. I also provide clinical supervision to predoctoral psychology interns, externs, and postdoctoral fellows.


Credentials

Positions
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Director, Gender and Sexuality Service, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Education and Training
  • PsyD from Yeshiva University, 2016

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Locations and Appointments

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  • Aetna
    • Aetna POS (American Express Employer)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire EPO (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (NYU Langone Employees)
    • BCBS EPO - Empire NYU Care (Sunset Park/Family Health Center Employees)
  • United Healthcare
    • United Healthcare Choice (AMEX employees)
    • United Healthcare Choice (CBS employees)
    • United Healthcare EPO (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Indemnity (NYU Langone Health Employees)
    • United Healthcare Plus (NYU Langone Health Employees)
NYU Child Study Center

1 Park Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

Interests

dissemination, implementation, transgender youth, cognitive behavioral therapy

Academic Contact

Phone

646-754-5071

Publications

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