Background

Alex Berthé earned his undergraduate degree from Columbia University in 2003. In 2009, he returned to school to complete his MSW from the Catholic University of America.

Alex has spent the better part of the last thirteen years providing mental health services in a variety of settings, including independent schools, outpatient settings, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to his clinical work in private practice, Alex is a middle school teacher at The Heights School, an independent school in Potomac, MD. Previously, Alex was a psychotherapist with Metropolitan Counseling Associates, a Bethesda-based private practice; a dialectical behavior group therapy skills trainer at Rathbone and Associates, also a Bethesda-based private practice; the lower and middle school counselor at Landon School, an independent school in Bethesda; and a senior director at the Youth Leadership Foundation, a non-profit organization providing academic enrichment and character building programs to youth in Washington, DC. 

Alex's work focuses on treating anxiety, depression, and behavioral related disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and executive functioning issues, life transitions, and difficult family dynamics. He also has a special interest in helping athletes at the high school, college, and professional levels achieve peak performance stemming from his days as a Division I college soccer player.


Training

  • Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis' Fellowship Program
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) two-year certificate program at Alvord Baker and Associates
  • IMAGO Relationship Therapy two-year training program through the Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago and Relationship Therapists
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Parent Management Training (PMT) 
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Memberships

  • Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)