Last updated: 11/25/2018

Susan D. Berlin, LICSW, CASAC (202) 333-1787
Last Updated: 11/25/2018
Clincal Psychotherapist &Addictions Specialist
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Years of Experience: 20

Gender: Female

Languages Spoken or
Translation Services:


DC - LICSW [LC303286]
DC - LCSW-C [11513]
NY - LCSW [R0469839-1]

Credentials and Certifications:
Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC)

Welcome, I specialize in working with people suffering with symptoms of depression, anxiety, guilt and shame, in individual, couples work or in group therapy.  I am also trained as an Certified Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor, working with people who are struggling with drugs and/or alcohol abuse or dependence; sexual addiction or compulsivity issues; gambling problems; and eating disorders like anorexia, bulemia and compulsive overeating.

I run several ongoing therapy groups in my practice and find that group therapy is a wonderful way to learn about yourself in ways that include positive attributes as well as other issues.  I believe in looking at each person as a separate and whole being, and tailor your therapy to match what is going on for you specifically.  I can help you to uncover and reduce feelings of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, shame and guilt and stress and anxiety. 

Coming to see a psychotherapist takes courage and is a big step in helping yourself.  I offer you a place to come and talk about all that is going on for you and to help you sort through it and find more of yourself.

Please call me for a "risk-free" consultation.  I'd be happy to talk with you briefly on the phone and then set up an appointment to meet in person.  I hope to see you soon and I look forward to being with you.

Office and Contact Information
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Susan Berlin & Associates
1010 Wisconsin Ave., NW, Suite 505
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 333-1787

Contact: Susan D Berlin

Office Hours:
Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tue: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Thu: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Sun: N/A
Average wait time for new clients: Not specified

Response Time to Call:
Weekdays: 3 Hours
Weekends: 3 Hours

Access by Public Transportation
Access by Wheelchair
Emergency Appointments
Evening Office Hours
Telephone Counseling
Video Counseling (Skype, etc.)
Weekend Office Hours

Problems Served
Focusing on:
Addictions/Other (gambling, sex, etc.) Addictions/Substance Anxiety/Panic Disorders Couple or Marital Issues Depression Dual Diagnosis Eating Disorders Family Issues Grief/Loss Interpersonal Relationships Trauma/PTSD Women's Issues
Also serving:
Bipolar Disorders Career/Employment Concerns Life Transitions Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder Phobias Sexual Disorders Sexuality Issues Spiritual/Religious Concerns Stress
Treatment Methods and Approaches
Theoretical approaches - focus areas:
Existential Psychotherapy Humanistic Long-Term Psychodynamic
Other theoretical approaches:
Behavioral Case Management Cognitive/Behavioral Crisis Intervention Evaluation/Diagnostic Expressive Therapy Gestalt Imago Relationship Therapy Information and Referral Meditation/Relaxation Mindfulness Based Approaches Psychodrama Short-Term (Brief Treatment)
Methods - focus areas:
Couple/Marital Group Individual
Other methods:
Family Systems Supervision/Consultation
Populations Served (focus areas are bold)
Age groups:
Adults (26-59) Young Adults (18-25)
Adolescents (13-17)
Specific populations:
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics)
AIDS/HIV+ Military/Veterans
Religious and Multi-cultural Experience (focus areas are bold)
Religious experience:

Multi-cultural experience:

Professional Associations
American Group Psychotherapy Association (AGPA) National Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
Fees and Payment Options
Individual: $245
Couples: N/A
Group: $180
Family: $300+

Sliding Scale: No

Accept Credit Card: No

Free Services:
Information & Referral
One Hour per week for Military and Families


Womens Group
This is a weekly psychotherapy group for women, where the members explore their relationships to their families, themselves and each other.
Group Focus: Interpersonal Relationships
Women's Issues
Family Dysfunction
Group Status:
Group Type:
Member Age: Adults (26-59)
Member Gender:
Location: SDB Psychotherapy
Washington, DC 20007
Phone: (202) 333-1787
Meeting Time: Afternoon
Meeting Frequency: Every weeks on