Dr. Fran Kush works with adults (ages 18-70) struggling with a wide range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, relationship struggles and adjustment or stress reactions. Dr. Kush provides psychotherapy, cognitive therapy, psychological evaluations, assessment and limited testing services at New Directions. Successful treatment outcomes are first and foremost dependent on a good working collaboration between therapist and client along with a treatment plan that is specifically focused on the client’s presenting problems and issues. Therapy is successful when it reflects accurate assessment and addresses the client’s most important concerns. Therapy with Dr. Kush is often present-focused but also frequently reviews historical factors that seem to be contributing to current problems. Dr. Kush provides both briefer and longer-term treatment as per a client’s needs.
Dr. Kush is a native Pittsburgher who completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh. He has 27 years of experience as a Psychologist and has worked in academic and clinical settings. Dr. Kush is Board-certified in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), a Fellow in the ABPP Academy of Clinical Psychology, a Fellow in the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and a member of the American Psychological Association (APA). Additionally, Dr. Kush is Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine and is certified in Cognitive Therapy by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT) from the Beck Institute in Philadelphia.
Dr. Kush enjoys fitness activities, history, scuba diving, learning new things and contemplating the universe.