Background

Alejandro G. Berthé-Suarez (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. Previously, Alex was a psychotherapist and dialectical behavior group therapy skills trainer with several Bethesda-based private practice groups before starting his own practice; a school counselor at a Bethesda-based independent school; and a senior director at a DC-based non-profit organization providing academic enrichment and character building programs to youth in the area. 

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 program
  • 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

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