John Buscher, Therapist in Seattle, Washington — Zencare
John  Buscher
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John Buscher


Licensed Mental Health Practitioner, LMHP National Certified Counselor, NCC
Washington Accepting Online
Fremont Accepting In-person

I do offer a free 20 min consultation, please use the contact form to set that up.

Updated October 4, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • ADHD
  • Premarital counseling
  • Couples counseling
  • Anxiety
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Work stress

Professional statement

John Buscher is a licensed mental health counselor in the state of Washington. He is also a national board certified counselor. He works with a wide range of adults struggling with anxiety, excessive worry, depression, career burnout, adult ADHD, grief, relational stressors, life changes, loss of meaning & direction, low self-esteem and trauma (PTSD). John also has advanced certifications from the Gottman Institute and helps couples learn to have better relationships, more productive conflicts, recover from affairs, and what habits helps increase relational satisfaction. He also helps engaged couples prepare for a better and more satisfying union.

John approach draws from a variety of approaches which is tailored to the needs and personality of the client. He draws interventions and understanding from CBT+, Psychoanalytic, Jungian, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Exposure, Gottman, Buddhist, Neurobiology and Attachment theoretical approaches. John believes goals in therapy are defined by the client, not the therapist and that the process is a partnership. John believes in helping a client understand their choices not in term of right and wrong but in terms of better and worse and in terms of outcomes; or what is getting in the way of the client achieving their goals such as perfectionism or a limiting belief or....

John's first priority is to creative a safe space to be seen, heard and understood. As a trauma-informed therapist, John is sensitive to the influence of past experiences on how one makes meaning of present challenges, and works closely with clients to reframe the narrative of their life in a way that increases self-confidence and self-compassion. John believes that anyone that had lived your life would be facing challenges very similar to what you are experiencing today.

Message to clients

If you find yourself here, you have most likely been struggling with your issues for a while. Ever journey of change start with a first step. Contact me today and let's get starting creating the change you want to be. I am currently offering both in person and telehealth appointments though this may change if warranted by changes in the pandemic I will always have telehealth session available to conveniently help make therapy a core component of your self-care calendar. You get started you can contact me via email or phone; or via my client portal on my website Clarity Counseling Seattle where you can see my availability and sign up for an open session. I look forward to hearing from you and I wish you the best on the road ahead.


ADHD - Skill-building and support around organizational challenges, distracted attention, procrastination; building and maintaining healthy routines and structure

Premarital counseling - Providing a safe and neutral environment for couples to explore expectations and prepare for the rewards and challenges of marriage

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Work stress - Managing overwhelming stress and expectations; increasing effective ways of restoring and maintaining emotional stability and health; addressing challenging relationships with coworkers and bosses


  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Young adults (18-24)


John Buscher is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $180 (50min)
  • Couples sessions: $180 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Most of my clients utilize their Out-of-Network benefits and receive a portion of my fees refunded. Check with your insurance company on your Out-of-Network reimbursement rate. I do have a sliding scale on a case by case basis. Please email me to inquire.


Online Sessions (Washington)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10 am - 6 pm
  • Tue 10 am - 6 pm
  • Wed 10 am - 6 pm
  • Thu 10 am - 6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Fremont practice
150 Nickerson St., Suite 303, Seattle, Washington 98109
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 1 pm - 6 pm
  • Tue 1 pm - 6 pm
  • Wed 1 pm - 6 pm
  • Thu 1 pm - 6 pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Catalyst Counseling Seattle, Psychotherapist/Owner, 2021 - Present
Clarity Counseling Seattle, Psychotherapist , 2019 - 2021
Sound Mental Health, Psychotherapist , 2016 - 2019
Illumina Counseling, Psychotherapist/Owner, 2015 - 2016

Gottman Institute, Advanced Couples Counseling (lvl 2), 2021
National Board for Certified Counselors, National Board Certified Counselor, 2018
Antioch University - Seattle, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2015


Washington: LH 60891685