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About Dr. Bussman...

Dr. Julie Bussman is a licensed clinical psychologist who enjoys working with adults and adolescents. She has a wealth of experience working in different settings including outpatient clinics, inpatient psychiatric hospitals, college counseling centers, elementary schools, private practice, drug treatment centers, Indian reservations, and in rural locations in Arizona and California. She has led group therapy focused on court-ordered domestic violence treatment, drug and alcohol relapse prevention, and chronic pain. In 2021, she completed training using an evidenced-based treatment approach, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is now a certified CPT provider.


Dr. Bussman has been licensed since 2008 after receiving her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology, located in San Diego, CA. She earned a Master's degree in Psychology from Loyola University of Chicago in 2002 and a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Luther College in Decorah, IA in 1999.

Dr. Bussman was born and raised in Rochester, MN and returned to MN after having lived in the Southwest for many years. She has a large extended family in and around MN and is happy to be back home.


Issues Treated

  • Addiction

  • Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

  • Adjusting to Life / Life Changes

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Body Image

  • Bullying - school or work

  • Chronic Pain

  • Codependency

  • Depression

  • Drug & Alcohol Problems

  • Family Problems

  • Panic

  • Paranoia

  • Premarital Counseling

  • Schizophrenia

  • Schizoaffective Disorder

  • Stress

  • Trauma (PTSD)

    • Certified Cognitive Processing Therapist (CPT) for PTSD

  • Women's Issues

  • Workplace Stress

  • Young Adult Issues

She enjoys providing individual, group, and family therapy services. Dr. Bussman also provides psychological evaluations for a variety of purposes. She is contracted to conduct Disability Benefits Exams to men and women in the military. She is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology as well as the California Board of Psychology and meets all requirements to provide telehealth services to residents of Florida. She is a full member of the Minnesota Psychological Association and the American Psychological Association. Dr. Bussman has taught graduate school courses for the University of Phoenix. Courses focused on legal and ethical concerns pertaining to psychological practice.

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