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Seven Tips to Surviving Your Next Extended Family Vacation

2019-11-07T16:12:47+00:00

As a child psychologist, the topic of vacationing with extended family members comes up quite a bit this time of year, and family relations and dynamics can certainly be complex.  Packing into a beach house, trekking around Europe, going on a cruise or visiting a theme park with in-laws, aunts and uncles, grandparents or siblings can be adventurous and fun, but for others, it can be extremely challenging.  As one parent recently told me, “Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but shoving 14 of us into a beach house in Bethany Beach for a week never ends well.” So, [...]

Seven Tips to Surviving Your Next Extended Family Vacation2019-11-07T16:12:47+00:00

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Receives Loudoun Times Mirror Reader’s Choice Award

2018-11-20T04:26:42+00:00

I am pleased to announce that Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services was voted the #1 mental health practice in the Loudoun Times Mirror.  I would like to personally thank all of those who voted for our practice.  It is an honor to be acknowledged by our community in this way.  We remain dedicated to the care and treatment of our patients. To review the Reader's Choice 2014 recipients, we invite you to visit: http://northernvatimes.secondstreetapp.com/Loudoun-Readers-Choice/Ballot/HealthandMedical Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Founder and Director

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Receives Loudoun Times Mirror Reader’s Choice Award2018-11-20T04:26:42+00:00

Understanding Teen Suicide

2018-11-20T04:29:07+00:00

Northern Virginia has recently experienced several teen suicides. Last month, two Langley High School students took their own lives just a day apart from one another, and this month it appears two students at Woodson High School also committed suicide. Fairfax County alone has had 15 suicides over the past 3 years, and the surrounding counties, including Loudoun County, have also had a number of teen suicides in recent years. Suicide is tragic, and it seems to be even more so when it involves our young. As the director of a private mental health practice, I can report first hand [...]

Understanding Teen Suicide2018-11-20T04:29:07+00:00

More Snow Days! Enough is Enough!!

2018-11-20T00:39:32+00:00

We invite you to enjoy Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services, director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider's piece, which was published on the Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch on 03/17/2014 . Snow Day:  Seven Survival Tips for Parents It’s easy to understand why so many are struck with a case of the winter blues each year. We leave for work before the sun comes up and head home in the dark barely glimpsing daylight. As the days get shorter and colder, many folks find themselves dealing with sadness, decreased motivation and energy, increased appetite and excessive sleeping, etc. But wait, this is March 17, and this [...]

More Snow Days! Enough is Enough!!2018-11-20T00:39:32+00:00

New "Ask Dr. Mike" article in Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch

2018-11-20T00:42:41+00:00

What to do when your teenager doesn’t want to drive My 17 year-old son has no desire to get his license, which makes no sense to me. When I was his age, I couldn’t wait to get my license and to have the freedom to drive and drive and drive. Getting a driver’s license opens up so many possibilities and so much more independence, and you would think that he would want some of that. Instead, my son seems more content being left to himself to text his girlfriend and to play with his video games in his room. He tells me that he just [...]

New "Ask Dr. Mike" article in Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch2018-11-20T00:42:41+00:00

"Ask Dr. Mike" Advice Column in This Week’s Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch

2018-11-20T00:44:53+00:00

Our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, has been writing his advice column "Ask Dr. Mike" for area papers and news agencies for several years now.  Please click on the link below to read his most recent piece for the Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch.  Also, should you have a question for Dr. Oberschneider, please send it to Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services at:  info@ashburnpsych.com http://ashburn.patch.com/groups/around-town/p/ask-dr-mike-teens-winter-shorts--being-cool-and-cold-at-13

"Ask Dr. Mike" Advice Column in This Week’s Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch2018-11-20T00:44:53+00:00

Snow Day Tips: how to manage (and enjoy) the next few days!

2018-11-20T00:47:06+00:00

As a child, the excitement of a snow day or two can bring great joy and the memories that follow can be magical and lifelong.  For parents, however, snow days can be very stressful.  We in Northern Virginia have had several snow days this winter, and we’ve just been handed another two in Loudoun County.  And while the children and teens in my practice are thrilled, many parents I see are complaining about the extended time and lack of structure which have led to arguments, increased sibling rivalry and behavioral problems in the home.  So, I offer a few thoughts here [...]

Snow Day Tips: how to manage (and enjoy) the next few days!2018-11-20T00:47:06+00:00

Snow Days: some thoughts on how to manage (and enjoy) the next few!

2018-11-20T00:49:55+00:00

Reposted from Leesburg Today, 01-23-2014 By: Dr. Michael Oberschneider Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services As a child, the excitement of a snow day or two can bring great joy and the memories that follow can be magical and lifelong.  For parents, however, snow days can be very stressful.  We in Northern Virginia have had several snow days this winter, and we’ve just been handed another two in Loudoun County.  And while the children and teens in my practice are thrilled, many parents I see are complaining about the extended time and lack of structure which have led to arguments, increased sibling [...]

Snow Days: some thoughts on how to manage (and enjoy) the next few!2018-11-20T00:49:55+00:00

A Place To Be Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

2018-11-20T00:52:28+00:00

A Place To Be Music Therapy Center from Middleburg, VA, presented to Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, and Dr Andrea Lee on Thursday January 16th sharing all the wonderful things that are happening there! A Place To Be’s Mission is to help people face, navigate, and overcome life’s challenges through the therapeutic arts. The doctor’s saw videos of Music Therapy in action, with stories about things like how they helped a young man with a traumatic brain injury relearn to speak, play instruments and even sing and perform! They saw videos of autistic kids making better connections, [...]

A Place To Be Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services2018-11-20T00:52:28+00:00

Snow Day Tips: How To Manage Your Children and Yourself on Snow Days

2018-11-20T00:54:36+00:00

Leesburg Today, 01-23-2014 By: Dr. Michael Oberschneider As a child, the excitement of a snow day or two can bring great joy and the memories that follow can be magical and lifelong.  For parents, however, snow days can be very stressful.  We in Northern Virginia have had several snow days this winter, and we’ve just been handed another two in Loudoun County.  And while the children and teens in my practice are thrilled, many parents I see are complaining about the extended time and lack of structure which have led to arguments, increased sibling rivalry and behavioral problems in the home.  [...]

Snow Day Tips: How To Manage Your Children and Yourself on Snow Days2018-11-20T00:54:36+00:00