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"Dr. Sussman has been a valued member of our team of clinicians. He has helped many on our team understand the complexities around medication choices for our patients... But in addition to his role as consultant and team member, Dr. Sussman has embraced his work as psychotherapist. He is a dedicated practitioner of the art of psychotherapy. One cannot do this work with children and adolescents without having a sense of humor and a sense of lightheartedness. Dr. Sussman is literally able to get on the floor and squawk like a chicken, to abandon his dignity in the service of the child. He is equally able to draw on his adult capacities to work with those who are more advanced in age and who play only with words. His ability and willingness to use all the parts of himself in his work help him to forge the connections with his patients that matter..."

-Mimi Blasiak, MSW, director of Adele Lebowitz Center for Youth & Families at Washington School of Psychiatry

Dr. Sussman has completed Residency training in adult psychiatry at University of Pittsburgh (Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic) and a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at George Washington University (Children’s National Medical Center). He has completed an adult psychodynamic therapy fellowship at the Washington Center for Psychoanalysis and a child psychodynamic therapy fellowship at the Baltimore-Washington Institute for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Sussman is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Dr. Sussman went to medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University where he received the academic achievement award in psychiatry. Dr. Sussman has received a BA in psychology from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.

Dr. Sussman is on the volunteer faculty at GWU medical school, where he serves as a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He has presented to parents, students, staff, and clients  on multiple topics including Digital Technology Addiction, parenting and mentoring adoptive and foster children, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, ADHD, and Autism. He is has been on multiple expert panels discussing digital technology addiction with various schools around the region and is planning multiple presentations on this topic for the 2017 annual AACAP meeting in Washington, DC. .He has been a featured presenter for the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society of Greater Washington (CAPSGW), GWU Medical School, Georgetown Psychiatry Residency, The University of Beijing (AKA Peking University) Psychiatry Residency in China, Suburban Hospital, CHADD meetings, Caron Addiction Centers, McLean Bible Church, Commonwealth Academy, Potomac High School, Pyle Middle School, Maret School,The NORA school, Good Counsel High School, Post Permanency Family Center, Best Kids, Inc., and others. He is available for a limited number of additiional educational events. Please contact him for more information.


Dr. Sussman is an accomplished programmer in Adobe Flash and Adobe Director and has worked in the past developing educational software for children and interactive multimedia projects for mental health. He recently has contributed to the development of an interactive psychiatry application for children for Hunt Psychiatric Innovations..He is currently developing an animated series of youtube videos to provide psychoeducation on digital technology addiction.

Dr. Sussman has been the official DC Representative on the executive committee of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Society of Greater Washington (CAPSGW), the local chapter of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). He served as the director of interactive multimedia development for 5 years and as the co-chair of the Early Career Psychiatry (ECP) Committee. He is also an active member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA).


In 2016 Dr. Sussman did a series of interviews for Attention Talk Radio on technology use in ADHD. To listen for free click the links below:

ADHD and Screen Addiction: The Biology and Issues
ADHD and Screen Addiction: The Hard Part
ADHD and Screen Addiction Treatment

In 2014 Dr. Sussman was interviewed for Discovering Democracy, an educational program for High School Students.

In 2013 Dr. Sussman was interviewed for Attention Talk Radio and Attention Talk Video on ADHD in adolescents. To listen for free click here or click on the player below.

In 2011 Dr. Sussman was a guest expert on where he was interviewed for a radio show on parenting issues in adolescent psychiatry.

Dr. Sussman was the primary author of the chapter in the new Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry entitled “Psychotherapy”. He also has authored educational materials on ADHD and Substance abuse for Outcomes, Inc.

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"Dr. Sussman is an outstanding, ethical doctor who is highly regarded for his research in ADHD treatment and in adolescent psychiatry. He uses all of the resources available to him to treat his patients, tailoring his approach to your individual needs, and he is dedicated to using psychotherapy effectively. I am a young adult, and I am very grateful for his services. He has helped me treat my ADHD and other ailments with a well-rounded approach, and it has helped me perform better in the classroom, in the workplace and in my personal life. More importantly, I'm a much happier, more confident and capable individual now that I have found effective treatment for my condition. Dr. Sussman's sense of humor and kindness also makes it easy to build an open and trusting doctor-patient relationship, and our sessions are pleasant--regardless of the topic we're discussing. I highly recommend him."

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