Entering into therapy is a very personal—and often very difficult—decision to make. But it can be a critical one in overcoming personal obstacles. In a safe environment, with the right balance of challenge and support, improved health, personal growth and peace of mind are very realistic, achievable goals.  

The Process

Working from a psychodynamic framework that draws from interpersonal and relational theories, Dr. Sutter has extensive experience treating mood disorders as well as identity, relationship and developmental issues.

By understanding an individual's specific history and current coping mechanisms, her integrated approach to therapy offers clients a way forward.

Areas of Specialty

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Insight
  • Relationship Issues
  • Parenting Concerns
  • Stress Management
  • Life Transitions
  • Trauma


Kimberly Burghardt Sutter, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in Washington D.C. and has been practicing for over 20 years.

An adjunct faculty member at Georgetown University, Dr. Sutter is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Eating Disorders. She was named one of the top therapists in the Washington D.C. area by Washingtonian magazine.




The therapeutic relationship begins with an initial consultation. In this 45-minute, face-to-face meeting, an assessment of the presenting problem is taken. If the fit seems right, a suggested course of treatment is outlined. 



To arrange for a first appointment, please call Dr. Sutter's office at (202) 223-2126 or click here to send an email.

Located in the West End neighborhood of Washington D.C., the office is within easy walking distance of Georgetown and the Foggy Bottom and Dupont Circle Metro stations. Parking is also available on site.