Education & Certification

Licensed In

Graduated From
American University (1983)

National Register Member Since

Eileen Buese, PhD

Dr. Buese is a licensed psychologist who has been in private clinical practice in Bethesda, Maryland for approaching 30 years. Her orientation is holistic, combining traditional Insight-Oriented Talk therapy with Ericksonian and Cognitive _Behavioral Hypnotherapeutics, EMDR, Energy Work (i.e., EFT, TAT, Reiki, Healing Touch, Essential Oils), Bibliotherapy, and Pet Therapy (for those who are not allergic to cats). She helps people work on Body-Mind-Spirit-Energy issues including: Chronic and acute medical illnesses, pain control, healing, stress, death and dying, self-esteem and body image, grief work, changes in relationships, pet death, survivor issues, transitions, work and school problems, multicultural issues, moods, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorders.

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Practice Characteristics

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical Diagnosis Adjustment (e.g., diabetes, cancer, hypertension, weight issues, other chronic illness)
  • Couples Therapy (e.g., relationship communication difficulty, premarital consultation, divorce mediation)
  • Individual Psychotherapy

Ages Served

  • Adults (18-64 yrs.)
  • Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
  • Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
  • Children (3-12 yrs.)
  • Infants (0-2 yrs.)

Languages Spoken Other Than English

  • Spanish

Treatment Modalities

  • Psychodynamic Treatment


    • American and Maryland Psychological Associations
    • American Society of Clinical Hypnosis
    • EMDRIA-Internaional Association of EMDR
    • IARP-International Assoc of Reiki Practitioners
    • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology

Fee Information/Office Policy

Office Hours: 11:00AM-9:00PM M – TH, 11:00AM-3:00PM F, 9:00AM-3:00PM SAT

Please contact by phone.

Insurance Plans

  • Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Coventry

Health Care Plan Participation

Sliding Scale Rate (Non-Insurance)

Contact Information

Primary Contact

8608 Ridge Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
P: 301-365-4375 (Office)
F: 301-365-3438