services

People come before technique. Collaboration is most important.

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My first priority is bringing fast relief from your current symptoms of anxiety and depression before moving on to deeper issues involving childhood experiences, traumas and memories. My style is direct, active, and caring, focused on mutually agreed upon goals. I believe that it is important to work emphasizing strengths as well as dealing with problems. I have seen that working within a collaborative partnership with each person yields the best outcomes within the shortest amount of time. Your family is also important in understanding, supporting and helping you. Integrating the understandings from affective neuroscience, attachment issues, and the importance of mind/body – helps heal the whole person.

I believe psychotherapy must create an environment of safety, trust, and hopefulness for people in order for it to work effectively. I like to set up a caring environment that enables people to integrate their minds, bodies, thoughts, feelings, experiences, and behaviors. I always appreciate direct feedback as we progress.

Coming from a psychodynamic background, I try to integrate mind and body through four types of therapy in which I have trained: Intensive Short-Term Dynamic PsychotherapyAccelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy,  Somatic Experiencing, and Bodynamic.

Treatment Approaches

  • Mind/Body Integration
  • Integration of Attachment Work / Psychoneuroscience
  • Psychodynamic
  • Interpersonal
  • Coaching
  • Family / Marital Therapy
  • Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing

Specialties

  • Relationship Issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss or Grief
  • Family: Parenting, Divorce, Transitions
  • Trauma and PTSD

Modalities

  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Family

Client Focus

  • Gender: All
  • Ethnicity: Any
  • Religious Orientation: Any
  • Age: Adults

Fees

Email me to schedule an initial consultation  drbarbarajsuter@gmail.com (or call or text me to schedule on my cell phone: 202-841-2046). Your initial consultation will be free if we mutually determine that my approach does not work for you.

The cost per session is $200-$250.

Insurance

Insurance policies are all different so you will need to know your coverage.

Call your insurance company and ask about mental health or psychotherapy benefits. I am a nonparticipating provider with insurance companies. The insurance company will have different schedules for reimbursement for their providers and nonparticipating providers. You want to know what your annual deductible is and what date is starts. After you meet your deductible you want to know what percentage of each bill will it cover. 80% is a good coverage and then you are responsible for 20% of the bill as a co-pay. This co-pay we can negotiate if necessary. For participating providers the deductible can be much smaller or nonexistent and the copay may be smaller also. They should be able to provide you with a list of their providers.

Please do this ahead of starting psychotherapy with any nonparticipating provider because it can be heartbreaking for you and the therapist to begin work together, get to know each other, work together and find out you cannot continue because you do not have adequate coverage.