Nira Scherz-Busch, MS
Clinic Director/ Owner
Licensed Private Practice School Psychologist

Ms. Scherz-Busch is Licensed for the Private Practice of School Psychology (WI State License #144-58) and holds a (Life) License of School Psychology (presently inactive) from the WI Department of Public Instruction. She has worked in public schools, County Special Education Departments, the WI Department Of Corrections between 1970 to the beginning of 1980. She has been in private practice since 1980.

Education

B.A. Psychology and Philosophy,
Hebrew University of Jerusalem,
Jerusalem, Israel
M.S. Educational (School) Psychology University of Wisconsin – Madison

Pre-Doctoral studies: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Departments of Educational Policy Studies & Behavioral Disabilities (Special Education)

Licensed Grief Counselor

Affiliations

Past-President, Wisconsin Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (WI-IDA), Board of Directors Member & Conference Committee Chair. (1988- 2004) Presently, IDA member and OAK of the IDA.

Member, International Dyslexia Association (IDA) Annual Conference Committee, Minneapolis, MN
Coordinator – The Dane County Dyslexia Support Group

  • Member, Dane County Mental Health Consortium: Dane County Disabilities Board; Madison Mayor’s Commission on Disabilities,
  • IDA 49th Annual Conference, Conference Committee
  • Member, Presenter, Madison Area Brain Injury Coalition
  • Presenter – National IDA conferences

Additional Skills

Languages Spoken: English, Hebrew, Polish, & French. Understands German.

Celia L Huerta, LPC
Bilingual Therapist

License and Certification

Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Wisconsin

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison – CACREP accredited
Master’s of Science in Counseling Psychology

Focus:  Adult, Child and Family Counseling

Thesis: Practical Strategies for Working with Latino Populations

Graduation date: August 2005

University of Wisconsin-Madison
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Graduation date: May, 1997

Training & Specialization

  • Child, adolescent, adult, couples, dyadic, family and group therapy
  • Trauma, including child/adult physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, domestic violence, community violence,
  • depression, anxiety disorders, grief/loss, parenting, cultural adjustment, couples and parent-child relational
  • problems, cognitive/developmental and other learning difference stress and coping.
  • Attachment disruption therapy
  • Theraplay/Play therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – TFCBT
  • Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Trauma in Schools – CBITS
  • Anger Management
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing – EMDR
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Mindfulness based interventions
  • Psychological First Aid for post-disaster trauma – PFA
  • Coping and Support Training evidence based program for at-risk youth – CAST
  • “Soy Yo, Soy Unica” self-esteem evidence based program for Latina girls

Additional Skills

Bilingual/bicultural in English and Spanish. (Conversational French)
Familiar with Microsoft Word, Access and PowerPoint
Able to type 57 words per minute

Associations & Memberships

International Dyslexia Association
Learning Disabilities Association of America
National Alliance on Mental Illness