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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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Insurance Plans Accepted

This provider accepts the following insurance plans.

  • 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)
This list of insurances changes regularly, and insurance plans listed may not be accepted at all office locations for this provider. Before your appointment, please confirm with your insurance company that this provider accepts your insurance.

Locations and Appointments

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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