Nicole Busch, MSW, LSW  
Staff Therapist


Nicole Busch, MSW, LSW, is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). She completed her Bachelor of Art’s Degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She also completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in Social Work.

Prior to joining Ascend, she has volunteered and worked in various mental health agencies in the community. Nicole completed her MSW internship at AscendCHC in December, 2016. She officially joined AscendCHC as an employee in January, 2017. She currently provides both individual therapy and group therapy for AscendCHC’s Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP). She specializes in treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety and other mental health conditions and is trained in using DBT, CBT and ACT.

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