Escape Key

Treatment

Individual Therapy

Dr. Sussman provides psychotherapy and medications as indicated, often in combination, with an emphasis on care that is interactive and customized to best meet the individual needs of the client. His approach to treating internet and video game addiction features motivational interviewing, a psychotherapy technique designed to treat addictions regardless of the patient's ambivalence and readiness for change. He also integrates his skills and experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy(CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), other supportive therapies, and psychopharmacology.

Parent Training                     

Dr. Sussman works with parents separate from their children, sometimes concurrent with individual therapy. He helps parents create a more ideal home environment and family system, as well as to help them figure out the best specific interventions for a home with healthy, balanced screen time.

Consultations

Dr. Sussman offers consultations for additional diagnostic clarification or support. This can be helpful in cases where there is already a treatment team in place but there is an inadequately assessed or treated screen-related problem. With a release, he is willing to collaborate with the other treatment providers with a minimum disruption to treatment continuity.