Rachel  Busch

Rachel Busch


Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC Master of Science, MS - Art Therapy Registered Art Therapist, ATR National Certified Counselor, NCC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
North Kingstown Not Accepting In-person

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Updated June 24, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Anxiety
  • College & graduate student mental health
  • Depression
  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Stress management

Professional statement

Rachel Busch is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. She works with individuals and families. Many of Rachel’s clients come in to address anxiety, stress, life transitions, depression, grief and loss, chronic health issues, and low self-esteem. Rachel is particularly passionate about serving children, adolescents, and adults. She also has advanced training in the areas of anxiety, depression, issues with Executive Functioning, attachment issues, and teaching self-hypnosis.

Rachel is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Art Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness based CBT, Mentalization Based Therapy, and Health Psychology. She will work from a strengths based foundation to understand the primary concerns and develop metacognitive awareness of thoughts and behaviors that impact current functioning. In session, Rachel may employ visualizations, skill building techniques, mindset interventions, motivational interviewing, and art therapy as tools to develop greater understanding. This approach supports clients to develop deeper insight into current functioning and build skills to manage emotions and make decisions that are aligned with their goals and values.

Rachel's style is client centered, engaged, creative. When clients first start therapy, she will work to establish trust a therapeutic framework conducive to growth and collaboration.

Rachel received her Master’s Degree from The George Washington University. She has worked at Walter Reed Psychiatric Hospital with adults and at INOVA Fairfax Hospital, where she was responsible for all adolescent inpatient psychiatric programming. Outside of private practice, she is avid swimmer and artist.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

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

College & graduate student mental health - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression.

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)


  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $90 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $70 - $90


Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

North Kingstown practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire about hours
  • Tue Please inquire about hours
  • Wed Please inquire about hours
  • Thu Please inquire about hours
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat Please inquire about hours
  • Sun Please inquire about hours

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 24 years

Radical Hope, Scientific Advisory Team Member, 2021 - Present
Self-Employed, Private Practice Psychotherapist , 2007 - Present
Spurwink School, Counselor and Generalist , 2004 - 2007
Mercy Housing, TODCO, Asian Neighborhood Design, Motivational Achievements Together Program lead , 2002 - 2004
Accotink Academy, Art Therapist, 2001 - 2002
INOVA Fairfax Hospital, In-patient Adolescent Team Lead, 1999 - 2001
Accotink Academy, Art Therapy Intern, 1998 - 1999
Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital, Art Therapy Intern, 1997 - 1999

William James College, Certificate of Child and Family Forensics, 2018
The George Washington University , MA, 1999
James Madison University , BAS, 1997


Rhode Island: MHC00250