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"Helping people return to the outernet since 2008"


COVID 19 update:

I now have video conferencing available to all my patients, including new consultations for problematic screen use during this crisis, which means I am temporarily available to help patients nationwide. I am reassessing the situation daily, so please check this website frequently for updates.

Now is a more important time than ever to get excessive screen use under control!
Clifford Sussman, MD

Clifford Sussman, MD has a private practice in psychiatry for children, adolescents, and young adults in Washington, DC. He has been featured as an expert on Internet Gaming Disorder on ABC news, in the New York Times, and in TIME Magazine for Kids. His guide to healthy technology use for ADHD was featured on the cover of Attention Magazine. As an author of peer-reviewed literature and a frequent public speaker and expert consultant, he is internationally known as a pioneer in trating internet and video game addiction. He is dedicated to helping people achieve a more balanced relationship with digital technology. 

Dr. Sussman is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He completed an adult psychiatry residency at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA, and a child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

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.

Dr. Sussman is available for psychoeducational talks on internet and video game addiction for all age groups, parents, educators, and health professionals. He offers reduced speaker fees on weekends and before 2pm on weekdays. He is also available as a professional expert consultant. Please call 202-248-4346 or send an email to for details.

Dr. Sussman is currently assessing community interest in GameChangers, an out-of-network support group for adolescents and young adults with internet and video game addictions. Please call 202-248-4346 or send an email to to express interest or get on the list to participate.

This website is constantly being updated so please check back frequently...


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

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