Dr. Susan Kinkead-Acree is a psychiatrist in McLean, Virginia (VA) whose goal is to help her patients achieve optimum health. Dr. Susan Kinkead-Acree recognizes the importance of the unity of body, mind, and spirit; and as a holistic psychiatrist in McLean, VA she considers all safe and effective treatment options to best meet the unique needs of her patients. These options may include psychotherapy and conventional medications, as well as lifestyle modifications and complementary approaches. Dr. Susan Kinkead-Acree believes that the quality of the doctor-patient relationship is an essential contributor to the healing process. She encourages her patients' autonomy in an atmosphere of mutual consideration and respect and encourages all patients to be responsible for their own health.
If you need help with OCD, mood disorders, social phobia or are simply looking for a board certified holistic psychiatrist in McLean, VA, contact Dr. Susan Kinkead-Acree at 703-992-6537 or visit her website for additional information.
EducationMedical School: George Washington University School of Medicine MA: Monterey Institute of International Studies BA: University of California at Davis
TrainingResidency in Psychiatry: Georgetown University Hospital (Chief Resident)
Affiliations Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association; Washington Psychiatric Society; American Holistic Medical Association; Global Association for Interpersonal Neurobiological Studies; International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation; National Wellness Institute.
CertificationDiplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. a Member Board of the American Board of Medical Specialties
Office StaffSusan Kinkead-Acree, MD, solo practitioner
ServicesDr. Susan Kinkead-Acree is an experienced, holistic psychiatrist in McLean, Virginia (VA). Dr. Susan Kinkead-Acree strives to help patients achieve renewed balance among all aspects of their lives. She offers outpatient individual psychotherapy and medication management for the treatment of a broad range of psychiatric conditions including but not limited to social phobia, OCD and mood disorders. Patients are offered individualized treatment in a friendly, welcoming environment.
Dr. Kinkead-Acree welcomes patients of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs, and strives to help each patient achieve optimal wellness quickly and efficiently. For the best psychiatrist in McLean, (VA) contact Dr. Susan Kinkead-Acree today at 703-992-6537.
Really sorry to have to say this, as I had high Hope's given her supposed expertise in childhood PTSD- if you think you are the medical text book perfect case study, she might be able to help you. She seemed to regard her diagnosis and psychiatry textbooks-- as well as Google search-- to be the Holy Bible. Unfortunately, she lacked the cognitive ability to, and possibly also all interest in, integrate into her thinking the words I uttered. She insisted on getting 15-yr-old records; I felt like she formed a comprehensive and not at all accurate opinion of Who-I-ever-possibly-could-be from those old records. She constantly jumped to demeaning and erroneous conclusions about me. When presented with fact and her error, she argued incessantly! It was crazy! A trained psycholinguist and pastoral counselor myself, I was shocked. She lacks the cognitive skills to engage in effective therapy. I really feel sorry for her. And she put me on this snake oil mega vitamin D dose, which, after six weeks, made me quite I'll for over 10 days.
Walking into therapy nearly 2 years ago, I had a couple of big fears: 1) identifying as a weak person; 2) being told I required anti-depressants. If it weren’t for Dr. Kinkead’s disposition, empathy, compassion, style, I might not have stayed the course because of these fears. When we first met, however, she spent hours intently listening to me and listening to how I ticked. She was genuine. I spent multiple hours trying to navigate through this healing process. I was also given an anti-depressant. My ultimate goals at the onset of therapy was having an end-date to therapy, and having no need for anti-depressants-this was how I viewed my success. I swear, I thought I was going to get a certificate of graduation, or something similar, be drug free, navigating through the world happy and grounded! In the beginning, I truly felt I was a weak person for needing all this support. Today, however, I’ve realized how important the “whole” of therapy is to my health (psychiatry and anti-depressants). I don’t have the fears I once had. I have accepted the “whole” of therapy because I have been successful; I am successful. As the lessons continue, I continue to evolve in a grounded space. I give thanks to the pocket full of tools and advice I’ve received. I am incredibly appreciative of all the effort and work we did together. This is a lifelong commitment; this I accept.
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