About Dr. Sush
A graduate of The American School of Professional Psychology in Washington, DC, with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Psychology from American University in Washington, DC, Dr. Darren Sush has received superior training and education to help identify and treat individuals in need of support, guidance and therapeutic services.
As a licensed clinical psychologist and board certified behavior analyst, Dr. Sush has provided therapy for individual adults and children, couples, and groups within community mental health centers, private practices and inpatient psychological facilities. He has helped people from all walks of life, with all levels of psychological needs to meet their full potential, and experience healthy and satisfying lives.
Over the past decade, Dr. Sush has had the privilege of working within agencies that provide intervention and support for children diagnosed with autism. Through his work developing treatment programs, meeting with families and helping children, he has gained exceptional knowledge and understanding of the unique experiences of parents of children with autism.
Dr. Sush understands the most important issues facing these parents on a daily basis; from the initial uncertainty and worry, to the shock, disappointment (or perhaps even relief) that accompanies receiving a diagnosis of autism, to the stress of managing and negotiating between funding sources and treatment agencies.
All parents face daily obstacles, but parents of children with autism experience increased challenges that can result in overwhelming anxiety, depression, self-doubt and sadness. Ultimately, these parents are husbands, wives, sisters, brothers, family and friends who simply wish to experience more fulfilling and satisfying lives with their children.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sush has recognized that parents of children with autism can significantly benefit from the guidance, comfort and empathy of therapeutic services that support their unique experiences and struggles. He offers direct knowledge and guidance to the various questions that arise regarding children with autism’s behavior, skill building, treatment, funding and school placement, and helps families live their best lives possible.