Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services has been honored this year with Dr. Michael Oberschneider, the founder and director of the practice, being recognized by his peers in the Washingtonian’s (July 2009) “Top psychologist” category.  Dr. Oberschneider, who also wrote a piece in The Washington Post earlier this year on the impact of the economic crisis on mental health, was featured on News Channel 8’s “Let’s Talk Live” and has since contributed to an article for the Washingtonian Magazine with professionals across disciplines on preparing students and parents for returning to school.

APS’s life coach, Jayson Blair, was honored by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Independent of London, WNYC Radio and NPR for his work providing peer-support to those with serious mental illnesses and his life coaching at the practice.

APS welcomed four new members to the team in 2009, Dr. Joseph Novello (child, adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatrist), Dr. Imran Akram (adult and geriatric psychiatrist), Dr. Zafar Rasheed (child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist) and Dr. Al Jerome (child, adolescent and adult clinical psychologist). We invite you to review our team’s bios at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services APS is thankful to the local professionals and families for entrusting us with their referrals and care.


Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is the premiere clinical psychology and psychiatry practice serving several areas in Northern Virginia, including Ashburn, Leesburg, Great Falls, Lansdowne, McLean, Fairfax, Herndon, Reston, Middleburg, Purcellville and Sterling.  Dedicated to excellence in psychological and psychiatric practice, Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services offers a wide array of diagnostic, psychotherapy, medication and consultation services for children, adolescents, adults and families.

At APS we effectively integrate the most recent advances in psychology and psychiatry with time-tested treatment approaches.  We offer you the expertise you expect from a leading clinical practice in a supportive, nurturing and therapeutic environment.

All of our practitioners have extensive experience in clinical practice, as well as training from some of the top institutions in the country.

Happy Holidays from the APS Team