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 lower and middle school counselor at The Landon School, an all-boys independent school in Bethesda; and a senior director at a DC-based non-profit organization providing academic enrichment and character building programs to youth in the area. Alex was also a middle school teacher at The Heights School, an all-boys independent school in Potomac.

Alex's work focuses on treating behavioral problems, mood disorders such as anxiety and depression, parenting difficulties, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and executive functioning issues, life transitions, divorce, substance abuse, and other related issues. 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

  • Child and Adolescent Training Program at the Washington School of Psychiatry (two-year program)

  • Fellow at the Institute of Contemporary Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis' Fellowship Program (one-year program)

  • Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (CBT) (two-year program)

  • IMAGO Relationship Therapy Training Program through the Mid-Atlantic Association of Imago and Relationship Therapists (two-year program)

Memberships

  • Washington School of Psychiatry

  • Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work