Lisa Busch Ph.D., MSCP
Licensed Clinical and Prescribing Psychologist
I have enjoyed being a licensed clinical psychologist for over 25 years. Now more than ever, I find great purpose and meaning in my profession. I’m often at my Naperville group practice, Modify, which I founded in 2000.
I received my BS from Michigan State University and my Ph.D. from Illinois Institute of Technology and completed my APA predoctoral internship from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I received my masters in psychopharmacology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. I began my clinical training at Illinois Masonic Medical Center where I started a women’s mental health track and assisted in the management of an APA internship program. After having children in the early 2000s, I decided to open a practice or a better work-life balance.
My psychotherapy is grounded in compassionate, solution-focused treatments with a dash of humor. We work together to figure out a plan to restore your health, wellbeing, and relationships. Adding the psychopharmacology piece to my training as a psychologist has led to a more comprehensive understanding of the individual. It is known that chronic stress can wreak havoc on one’s body, such as increased heart rate, hypertension, and inflammation. Long-term stress can increase the odds of stroke, heart attack, or cancer. Thus, psychiatric medications with the intention of lowering stress and its related symptoms may be a very reasonable option especially if the symptoms are very troublesome. Potentially alleviating symptoms through psychiatric medication, also allows the person to take full advantage of the range of therapeutic interventions available if desired.
My background as a clinical and prescribing psychologist allows me to provide treatment that emphasizes psychological interventions and natural means of self-care (e.g., exercise, yoga, diet, improved sleep, socialization, and supplements) while avoiding unnecessary psychiatric prescriptions that can lead to further complications and side effects. My objective with Psychopharmacology is to prescribe the least amount of medication(s) while still being effective. When not at the practice, I enjoy spending time with my loved ones, taking in a White Sox game (I still like Cub fans!), working out, boating, or whipping up a meal in the kitchen.
Areas of specialty:
Women’s issues, Mood & Anxiety disorders, Divorce, Pharmacology
2272 95th Street, Suite 305
Naperville, IL 60564