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"Helping people return to the outernet since 2008"


Dr. Sussman is a child and adolescent psychiatrist and psychotherapist who has been recognizing and treating internet gaming disorder since 2008, long before it became recognized by the World Health Organization as an official diagnosis. He is internationally known as a pioneer in using motivational interviewing and other psychotherapy techniques to treat internet and video game addiction. As a programmer, software developer, and gamer himself, he is dedicated to helping people achieve healthier, more balanced relationships with digital technology. Click here for more about Dr. Sussman's background

Dr. Sussman provides psychotherapy and combined pharmacology/psychotherapy with a primary focus on children over 8, adolescents, and young adults. He works with parents as well on setting appropriate limits, boundaries, and interventions.

Areas of treatment may include, but not limited, to:

Internet and Video Game Addiction and other compulsive behaviors
Anxiety Disorders (OCD, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Simple Phobias, Social Phobia, Performance Anxiety, etc..)
Disruptive Behavior Disorders
Learning Disabilities
Autism Spectrum Disorders (Autism, High-Functioning Autism, Asperger's)
Mood Disorders (Major Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorder Not Otherwise Specified, etc.)
Dissociative Identity Disorders (Multiple Personality Disorder)
Personality Disorders
Relationship Issues
Sexual Dysfunction
Nicotine Dependence
Self-improvement, including working on such issues as assertiveness and public speaking

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Practice Information:
5410 Connecticut Ave NW,
Suite 112
Washington, DC 20015
phone: (202)248-4346

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Dr. Sussman received a Patient's Choice Award in 2014

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