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705, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: Teen Acne, Depression, Family Struggles

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|Tags: , |

Dr. Mike, Our son has depression, which he’s being treated for with Zoloft and therapy.  He also has really bad facial acne and his dermatologist recently recommended Accutane.  Our son was very excited when he heard the dermatologist say that Accutane will “clear everything up.”  My husband and I were excited too because we know how much our son’s acne bothers him, and it probably even has a lot to [...]

705, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: Our Son Hates School and Doesn’t Care

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|Tags: , , |

Our son is 16 and he doesn’t apply himself at school at all.  He’s smart, but he doesn’t try and isn’t motivated to do anything.  He’s pretty much been a C and D student (with some F’s) all through middle school and high school and he tells us that he “hates school” and that he “doesn’t care” when we try to help him.  Suffice it to say that we have [...]

605, 2018

Dr. Mike – The National Anthem Controversy: A Teachable Moment for Young Children

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|

The ongoing contentious debate over kneeling for the National Anthem escalated this past week in response to President Trump’s position that the act is disrespectful to our flag, our military and our nation as a whole.  Those in opposition to Trump’s position have argued that kneeling during the national anthem is their constitutional right and a symbolic statement of solidarity to call attention to serious social injustices in the US [...]

605, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: Correlation Between Kids, Toy Guns and Potential Violence Later?

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: ashburn psychologist, Ask Dr. Mike|

Dr. Mike, Our son is 7 years old and he and his friends love their Nerf guns and they especially love having Nerf gun battles in the neighborhood.  This past Sunday one of the mom’s in our son’s friend group emailed the entire neighborhood listserv to ask that neighborhood children no longer be allowed to play with Nerf guns at the main public area or playground because she said “it [...]

605, 2018

9 Tips to Liking Your Spouse Again

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: Ashburn Psychologists at Ashburn Psychological Services, Life Coach at Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , |

Do you find yourself in a marriage where you love your spouse, but privately and deep down inside, you don’t necessarily like him or her very much anymore? If you answered “yes” know that you are not alone.  According to a study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, just shy of 60% of married couples reported being very happy in their marriage.  That number [...]

605, 2018

Happy Birthday iPhone: The Good and the Bad 10 Years Later

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: ashburn psychiatrist, Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , |

The iPhone is 10 years old this week, and it’s truly amazing how it (and smartphones in general) has revolutionized the way we function as a society and in so many positive ways — having instant access to information, increasing ways to communicate in real time, having multiple applications in the palm of your hand (e.g., a GPS system, a camera, etc.).  But the rise of mobile devices over the [...]

605, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: “13 Reasons Why” Could Harm Vulnerable Teens

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|

Lights, Camera…Suicide! Enter stage right, “13 Reasons Why” a new Netflix television series about a teenage girl (Hannah Baker) who commits suicide and then leaves behind seven double sided audio tapes for her friends and classmates to listen to. Each tape depicts the harmful events (e.g., sexual assault and rape) that occurred for Hannah that culminated in her tragic demise. Based off of Jay Asher’s 2007 novel of the same [...]

2604, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: 9 Tips to Raising a Kid with Grit!

By |April 26th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|Tags: |

In the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, a teenage boy becomes disheartened when his karate teacher has him doing chores to exhaustion day after day. Instead of teaching the boy fighting techniques for his upcoming competition, the master instructs the boy to paint his house and fence, sand his floors, and wax his many old cars. The boy listens to his teacher but eventually grows impatient and expresses strong negative [...]

2504, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: On Autistic Children and Teens Dealing with President Trump’s Style

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|Tags: |

Several of my child and teen clients with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder have struggled to understand and embrace President Trump. The disconnect has had less to do with political beliefs than it has with Trump’s communication style. Generally, individuals on the autistic spectrum have executive functioning weaknesses where they tend to see and understand things in rigid, black and white or all-or-nothing terms. Interpreting social cues or nuanced communication – verbal [...]

2504, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: Where to Turn for a Teenage Son Acting Out

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|Tags: , |

Dear Dr. Mike: Our 15 year old son is out of control and we don’t know what to do anymore. He smokes pot and drinks, disobeys us left and right, is truant from school often, comes home whenever he wants to and screams at us when we try to correct him. He used to be an amazing kid and athlete, but he quit all sports and he’s no longer himself. We’ve tried therapy, [...]

2504, 2018

Bad Clowns and Cultural Coulrophobia

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: ashburn psychiatrist|

Oct. 31 marks the annual celebration of Halloween, but for some the dressing up as anonymous and often scary characters has taken on a new meaning.  The fall has brought dozens of reports across America of “creepy clowns” disturbing the public, and Loudoun is not immune. In October alone, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO) reported two unsettling clown sightings. On Oct. 16 a juvenile reported that while running in a [...]

2504, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: A “Maybe So, Maybe Not” New Year

By |April 25th, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|

A Parable and Some Thoughts for a Happy New Year. One day in late summer, an old farmer was working in his field with his old sick horse. The farmer felt compassion for the horse and desired to lift its burden. So he left his horse loose to go the mountains and live out the rest of its life. Soon after, neighbors from the nearby village visited, offering their condolences [...]

2204, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: The Creepy Clowns of 2016

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|

“Did you hear about the three kids that were killed last week by clowns?” and “Clowns are capturing children and dragging them into the woods” and “The police are looking for two clowns that were in the woods by my school’s playground” are just a few of the many comments my young clients have reported to me these past few weeks.  And with Halloween just around the corner, it seems that [...]

2204, 2018

Lessons of Trump-Clinton: All Mental Health Organizations Should Adopt the Goldwater Rule

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: ashburn psychiatrist|Tags: , |

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) takes a hard line position when it comes to psychiatrists asserting a public opinion about an individual’s mental health or mental illness. Since 1973, the APA has prohibited psychiatrists from offering professional public opinions or diagnoses of individuals they have not assessed.  This position, known as the Goldwater Rule, came about due to an incident that occurred in 1964 where thousands of psychiatrists were asked [...]

2204, 2018

Ollie Outside: Dr. Mike Hits Home Run for Parents and Kids

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Community Education|Tags: |

Dr. Michael Oberschneider counsels hundreds of local families about it every year.  It’s not a new phenomenon, but understanding its dynamics is an evolving science – especially when trying to resolve problems children develop as they grow up. What is it? It’s technology, and its growing use – in some cases to the point of addiction to virtual reality – by children and their well-meaning parents as a substitute for family [...]

2204, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: Kids and Organized Activities

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|Tags: |

Dear Dr. Mike, We recently signed our 4-year-old daughter up for gymnastics. It wasn’t cheap, but her friends from the neighborhood do it, and she has been begging us to go. It turned out to be a horrible disaster. From the first lesson, she was frustrated, she couldn’t pick up the instructions, and it was a battle to get her to go every time. My husband took the hard line [...]

2204, 2018

Ask Dr. Mike: Owning up to Infidelity

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Ask Dr. Mike|Tags: |

Dear Dr. Mike, I cheated on my husband about two years ago and I’ve gone back and forth with feeling very guilty about what I did and being okay with my plan to keep it a secret. It was a one time very very stupid moment that I regret and it happened with a coworker on a business trip. I still see my coworker but I put a stop to [...]

1704, 2014

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

By |April 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

2603, 2014

Understanding Teen Suicide

By |March 26th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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 [...]

1703, 2014

More Snow Days! Enough is Enough!!

By |March 17th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

603, 2014

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

By |March 6th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

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 [...]

1602, 2014

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

By |February 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

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

1302, 2014

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

By |February 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

1302, 2014

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

By |February 13th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

3001, 2014

A Place To Be Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

By |January 30th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

2301, 2014

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

By |January 23rd, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

1601, 2014

Dr Andrea Lee Presentation at Loudoun Pediatric Associates

By |January 16th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

On January 8th, Dr. Andrea Lee, a psychologist at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services, presented at Loudoun Pediatric Associates monthly provider meeting. She was asked to speak about developmental and mental health screening in pediatric primary care offices, and how collaboration can occur across medical and mental health professionals as a result of findings from screening.

901, 2014

Open Door Learning Center Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

By |January 9th, 2014|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Ms. Christine Favréaux, the Administrative Director of Open Door Learning Center, met with Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Andrea Lee, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss her school and programs.  Open Door Learning Center is a preschool and kindergarten that educates both special needs and neurotypical toddlers and children.  Open Door Learning Center is located on the Paxton Campus in Leesburg, [...]

1812, 2013

Loudoun School for the Gifted Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

By |December 18th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Deep Sran and Ms. Susan Talbott of Loudoun School for the Gifted (LSG) met with Dr. Oberschneider, Dr. Lee and Dr. Wong of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss the school's mission and growth. At the meeting, Dr. Sran, the Founder of LSG, shared many of his innovative and creative ideas regarding education and academic growth and the ways in which he implements those ideas at LSG.  He has a very unique and [...]

1412, 2013

Executive Functioning Tutor Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

By |December 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Katherine Armstrong met with Dr. Amy Gordon and Dr. Michael Oberschneider at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss her services.  Clinicians at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services have referred several clients to Dr. Armstrong with great success.  Dr. Armstrong is an outstanding tutor who works very well with children and teens with ADHD and other types of struggles.  Dr. Armstrong's biography and contact information is posted below for [...]

1012, 2013

1st Class Sleep Diagnostics, Inc. Meeting at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

By |December 10th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Mr. Jason Yu of 1st Class Sleep Diagnostics, Inc. met with our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, to discuss ways in which the two practice can work together more closely in supporting Northern Virginia clients. 1st Class Sleep Diagnostics offers a range of diagnotic assesments and treatments for sleep related conditions.  They have offices throughout Northern Virginia, including their local office in Lansdowne.  to learn more about 1st Class Sleep Diagnostics, we invite [...]

1911, 2013

WTOP Interview With Dr. Michael Oberschneider

By |November 19th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Visit link below to hear the WTOP Interview on 10/19/2013 with Dr. Michael Oberschneider discussing the lingering emotional toll of the partial government shutdown and ways to resolve it. Dr. Michael Oberschneider's WTOP Interview  

611, 2013

We’ve Moved!

By |November 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to annouce its relocation to: 44095 Pipeline Plaza, Suite 240 Ashburn, VA 20147 Our new office is situated in the heart of Ashburn and is in convenient proximity to Route 7, Route 28 and the Dulles Toll Road. We are in the four story brick and glass building within Pipeline Plaza and at the corner of Ashburn Village Boulevard and Farmwell Road.

2609, 2013

Educational and Learning Problems Testing

By |September 26th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by educators is how best to teach students who present with difficulty learning. Even gifted children often possess an uneven set of cognitive abilities, which in turn could negatively affect learning and academic performance. Obtaining a profile of a student’s learning strengths and weaknesses through professional assessment is essential to understand how best to teach such a student and to determine appropriate interventions, [...]

1508, 2013

Social Skills Groups at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services

By |August 15th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce that we are running several social skills groups for children and teens on the autistic spectrum. Currently, we are running a group for pre-teen’s diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder and a group for teens diagnosed with Asperger’s Disorder. We will be starting a third group for younger children with high functioning autism in the coming weeks. Our groups are 60 minutes long [...]

1208, 2013

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Couple’s Therapy Services

By |August 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Couple's Therapy Services We offer expertise in a wide range of couple’s issues including: Healthy communication Collaborative planning and problem-solving Conflict resolution Premarital issues Marital issues Parenting concerns Life transition issues Loss, grief and trauma Separation and divorce

1208, 2013

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Couple’s Therapy Services

By |August 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Couple's Therapy Services We offer expertise in a wide range of couple’s issues including: Healthy communication Collaborative planning and problem-solving Conflict resolution Premarital issues Marital issues Parenting concerns Life transition issues Loss, grief and trauma Separation and divorce

1008, 2013

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Developmental Testing

By |August 10th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Developmental testing examines and analyzes what an infant or toddler can and cannot do using a standardized set of questions, procedures and methods. The results of these inquiries can be quantified. This information helps parents and clinicians understand how a child compares to a population of children who are developing normally and points to developmental domains that need intervention. As children develop, some may demonstrate social, communication and problem solving [...]

908, 2013

Virginia Mental Health and the Law 2013 Conference

By |August 9th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Health ED sponsored Dr. Michael Oberschneider and attorneys Mr. John Whitbeck and Mr. Kirk Nahara to present on Virginia mental health and the law in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Oberschneider's presentation addressed the various aspects of forensic practice and ethical/legal standards of care. The conference was well attended by area psychologists and therapists.

107, 2013

Summer Neuropsychological Testing at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |July 1st, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Summer is an excellent time to have your child or adolescent assessed given that the school year is over and demands and stress are low. Neuropsychological testing will help to identify learning, processing or emotional weaknesses or conditions that could compromise academic performance and functioning. Many parents we have worked with have found it very helpful to have a neuropsychological report and a road-map, so to speak, in place before [...]

1705, 2013

Ashburn Psychological Services www.ashburnpsych.com

By |May 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

We are very pleased to announce that Dr. Andrea Lee will be seeing patients at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services beginning in June 2013. As a child psychologist, Dr. Lee has very impressive credentials and experience in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, children, teens and young adults. Andrea M. Lee, PhD EDUCATION: University of Virginia, B.A.; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ph.D. INTERNSHIP/FELLOWSHIP: University of North [...]

1705, 2013

Ashburn Psychological Services

By |May 17th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Neuropsychological testing is a comprehensive procedure that measures and identifies the interaction between cognition, processing capacities, and psychological functioning and their impact on academic and daily behavior. This sort of comprehensive testing is recommended for cases in which a detailed but general overview of functioning is requested. Neuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions: Short-term and long-term memory Intelligence Problem solving and conceptualizing Ability to learn new [...]

1205, 2013

Ashburn Psychological Services Child Therapy at: www.ashburnpsych.com

By |May 12th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Child Therapy Services Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services has both male and female child psychologists on available to provide the most comfortable environment for the child’s therapy and progress.We work with children ages 2 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 19 and offer expertise in individual child and adolescent therapy as well as parenting consultations regarding a wide range of developmental, social/emotional and behavioral issues including: ADHD (attention, concentration, [...]

905, 2013

Ashburn Psychological Services Children's Developmental Testing: www.ashburnpsych.com

By |May 9th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Developmental testing examines and analyzes what an infant or toddler can and cannot do using a standardized set of questions, procedures and methods. The results of these inquiries can be quantified. This information helps parents and clinicians understand how a child compares to a population of children who are developing normally and points to developmental domains that need intervention. As children develop, some may demonstrate social, communication and problem solving [...]

1403, 2013

Ashburn Psychological Services

By |March 14th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Child Psychiatrists, Adult Psychiatrists and Forensic Psychiatrists Over the past few decades, one of the bona fide revolutions in mental health treatment has involved the use of modern, FDA-approved medications for certain mental disorders. A careful medication regimen under close supervision of a physician can reduce overall levels of distress, promoting a more appropriate adjustment to situational stressors, as well as facilitating improvements through psychotherapy. Medications are often combined with [...]

1303, 2013

Ashburn Psychological Services Psychoeducational Testing

By |March 13th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by educators is how best to teach students who present with difficulty learning. Even gifted children often possess an uneven set of cognitive abilities, which in turn could negatively affect learning and academic performance. Obtaining a profile of a student’s learning strengths and weaknesses through professional assessment is essential to understand how best to teach such a student and to determine appropriate interventions, [...]

703, 2013

Ashburn Psychiatrist

By |March 7th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Malika Seth is this week's featured doctor at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Dr. Seth received her training in psychiatry and psychotherapy from some of the country's leading institutions. Dr. Seth is that rare psychiatrist today who can provide both psychiatry and medication services and psychotherapy. Below is Dr. Seth's professional biography for your review and consideration. Dr. Seth is accepting new patients, and we invite you to call [...]

603, 2013

Ashburn Psychological Services Neuropsychological Testing

By |March 6th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Neuropsychological testing is a comprehensive procedure that measures and identifies the interaction between cognition, processing capacities, and psychological functioning and their impact on academic and daily behavior. This sort of comprehensive testing is recommended for cases in which a detailed but general overview of functioning is requested. Neuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions: Short-term and long-term memory Intelligence Problem solving and conceptualizing Ability to learn new [...]

2001, 2013

Dr. Michael Oberschneider Interviewed By CNN

By |January 20th, 2013|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Our Director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, was interviewed by CNN reporter, Moni Basu, about the state of affairs in America. On the eve of President Obama's inauguration, Ms. Basu's piece focuses on opinions in Loudoun County, where she interviewed several Loudoun County residents. We invite you to click on the link below to read the article. http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/20/politics/inauguration-divided-america/index.html

1912, 2012

Ashburn VA Psychiatrist and Therapist Weekend Hours

By |December 19th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce that our psychiatrists and therapists are now seeing new and existing child and adult patients over the weekend. Over the past few decades, one of the bona fide revolutions in mental health treatment has involved the use of modern, FDA-approved medications for certain mental disorders. A careful medication regimen under close supervision of a physician can reduce overall levels of distress, [...]

712, 2012

"Auditory Hypersensitivity and Autism Spectrum Disorders" by Dr. Jay Lucker

By |December 7th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. Jay Lucker of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services recently published a schorarly article on auditory hypersensitivity for children with autism. Auditory Hypersensitivity in Autism Dr. Jay Lucker is a highly regarded speech and language and auditory processing specialist with a speciality in evaluating special needs children and teens. His professional biography is posted here for your review. Jay R. Lucker, Ed.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA Dr. Lucker is a certified/licensed audiologist [...]

2611, 2012

Ms. Kathleen Hwang of Sanders Corner Elementary School Passing

By |November 26th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ms. Kathleen Hwang of Sanders Corner Elementary School was fatally wounded in an accident last week. Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, wrote an article on her loss for the Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch to help parents in our community. You will find the piece at the Patch or by clicking on the link below. Ms. Kathleen Hwang of Sanders Corner Elementary School

2111, 2012

Virginia Home Based Counseling Meeting at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |November 21st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ms. Jennifer Sexton of Virginia Home Based Counseling met with Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Maggie Avedisian, Dr.Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss ways in which the two groups could work together more closely to support Northern Virginia families in need. Virginia Home Based Counseling is a State Licensed Intensive In-Home Service program that provides therapeutic intervention to families with [...]

2011, 2012

Cumberland Hospital Visit at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |November 20th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ms. Noreine Filipkowski of Cumberland Hospital met with Dr. Maggie Avedisian, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider to discuss ways in which the two agencies can work together better to support Virginia children and adolescents with significant medical and physical disabilities, injuries and/or lifelong illnesses. To learn more about Cumberland Hospital's in-patient and residential facilities, we invite you to visit them at: www.cumberlandhospital.com [...]

1911, 2012

Ashburn VA Psychiatrist Weekend Hours

By |November 19th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce that our psychiatrists are now seeing new and existing patients over the weekend. Over the past few decades, one of the bona fide revolutions in mental health treatment has involved the use of modern, FDA-approved medications for certain mental disorders. A careful medication regimen under close supervision of a physician can reduce overall levels of distress, promoting a more appropriate adjustment [...]

1211, 2012

Ashburn VA Psychologist Interviewed on Elections by Washington Times Reporter

By |November 12th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, was interviewed by Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times on the psychology of voting for the presidential election. The piece is titled: Leaning Left or Right, Red or Blue, the Answer May Be In Your Genes. The complete article can be found at: http://p.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/5/leaning-left-or-right-red-or-blue-answer-may-be-in/  

3110, 2012

Dr. Michael Oberschneider to Present at Special Needs Conference

By |October 31st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, will be presenting at the annual Prince William Arc Circle of Support Conference, which is a conference for families of children with special needs and the professionals who work with them. This is Dr. Oberschneider's third year as a presenter. Dr. Oberschneider's presentation this year is geared toward parents and educators of children newly or recently diagnosed with autism or an autistic spectrum condition. Dr. [...]

2910, 2012

Office Schedule for October 29 and October 30

By |October 29th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services will be open on October 29 and October 30. However, due to inclement weather, not all clinicians will be in the office. Our office manager, Christine Kutt, will be notifying clients to cancel appointments for clinicians who will be out of the office. If you would like to confirm your appointment for the 29th or 30th, or if you need to cancel your appointment due [...]

2710, 2012

Family Therapy in Ashburn, Virginia

By |October 27th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services psychologists and psychiatrists offer expertise in a wide range of family issues including: Healthy communication Collaborative planning and problem-solving Conflict resolution Family of origin concerns Step families/blended families Alternative families Parenting guidance Life transition issues Loss, grief and trauma Separation and divorceᅠᅠᅠᅠ We invite you to contact our office manager at (703) 723-2999 to discuss your needs and how we can best be of service [...]

2809, 2012

Child Therapy at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |September 28th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services has both male and female child psychologists and psychiatrists on staff to provide the most comfortable environment for the child's therapy and progress. We work with children ages 2 to 12 and adolescents ages 13 to 19 and offer expertise in individual child and adolescent therapy as well as parenting consultations regarding a wide range of developmental, social/emotional and behavioral issues including: ADHD (attention, concentration, [...]

2709, 2012

Developmental Testing Ashburn, VA

By |September 27th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Developmental testing examines and analyzes what an infant or toddler can and cannot do using a standardized set of questions, procedures and methods. The results of these inquiries can be quantified. This information helps parents and clinicians understand how a child compares to a population of children who are developing normally and points to developmental domains that need intervention. As children develop, some may demonstrate social, communication and problem solving [...]

2609, 2012

Forensic Psychiatrist Forensic Psychologist Ashburn, VA

By |September 26th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Understanding a client's cognitive functioning and psychological profile are an important part of building a successful legal defense. The skilled team at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services (APS), through state-of-the-art psychiatric, psychological and neuropsychological evaluations, provide an objective evaluation of clients' mental status in the context of relevant legal issues. These evaluations can provide psychological profiling, an assessment of client competency, an objective evaluation of distress experienced, as well as [...]

2509, 2012

Depression Assessment and Treatment Ashburn, VA

By |September 25th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for depression. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist's or clinical psychologist's. Emotional testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification - Adjustment Disorder, Mood Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Dysthymia, Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD and other mood related conditions. Treatment is then individualized to [...]

1909, 2012

Anxiety, OCD, Panic Treatment Ashburn VA

By |September 19th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for anxiety. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist’s or clinical psychologist's. Emotional testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification -- Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Phobias, Agoraphobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety and other childhood anxiety disorders. Treatment is then individualized [...]

1709, 2012

Autism Testing and Treatment Ashburn, VA

By |September 17th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for autism. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed child psychiatrist’s or neuropsychologist's. Developmental and neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as autism can look like other conditions and vice versa — Asperger's Disorder, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, NOS, Communication Disorder [...]

1709, 2012

ADD and ADHD Evaluations and Treatment Ashburn, VA

By |September 17th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for child, adolescent and adult ADD and ADHD. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist’s or psychologist’s. Neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as ADD and ADHD can look like other conditions and vice versa — anxiety, depression, learning [...]

109, 2012

Asperger’s Disorder, Autism, ADHD and Anxiety Social Skills Groups Now Forming

By |September 1st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

With our children and teens back to school, Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is presently accepting applications for our next series of social skills groups. Our social skills group programs are run by highly credentialed psychologists, are small and are tailored to the individual needs of each child or teen (e.g., age, level of functioning, diagnosis, etc.) of the client. If your child or teen is struggling and has Autism, [...]

3008, 2012

Carla O’Brien "Coach Carla" Visits Ashburn Psychological Services

By |August 30th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ADHD and Life Coach, Ms. Carla O'Brien "Coach Carla," recently visited with our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, to discuss the ways in which their two practices can work together more closely in supporting Loudoun County children, teens and adults with ADHD, Autism and Asperger's Disorder. Coach Carla offers a unique combination of supports and strategies, including equine assisted coaching. For certain individuals, working with horses has proven to be a [...]

2108, 2012

John Whitbeck Special Education Attorney Meeting

By |August 21st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Attorney, John Whitbeck, and fellow attorney, Kristin Quirk, met with Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services team members to discuss their special education law practice in Loudoun County. Mr. Whitbeck is a highly regarded Northern Virginia attorney who is now offering special education law services through his Leesburg practice, Whitbeck and Cisneros, P.C., and in coordination with his associates. Mr. Whitbeck and his team are offering special education advocacy and legal [...]

1708, 2012

Aspen Education Group Meeting at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |August 17th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr. Tom Walker of Aspen Education Group and Sierra Tucson met with members of the Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services team to discuss ways in which the two organizations could work together better to serve children, teens and families in need. Aspen offers a nationwide network of centers including: residential treatment centers, outdoor behavioral health, therapeutic boarding schools, special needs summer camps and young adult programs. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric [...]

608, 2012

Back to School Testing in Ashburn, VA

By |August 6th, 2012|Categories: Ashburn Psychologists at Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This is an excellent time of year to have your child or adolescent assessed and tested for learning struggles in math, reading and/or writing, as well as developmental, speech and language, auditory processing, behavioral or emotional concerns. It's still Summer so your child's stress level is lower than it likely would be during the school year. Moreover, having your parental concerns addressed and your child's struggles fulling identified now will [...]

208, 2012

Neuropsychological Testing in Northern Virginia

By |August 2nd, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Neuropsychological testing is a comprehensive procedure that measures and identifies the interaction between cognition, processing capacities, and psychological functioning and their impact on academic and daily behavior.This sort of comprehensive testing is recommended for cases in which a detailed but general overview of functioning is requested.Neuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions: Short-term and long-term memory Intelligence Problem solving and conceptualizingᅠ Ability to learn new skills and [...]

3107, 2012

Emotional Testing and Psychological Testing Ashburn, Virginia

By |July 31st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services works with children, adolescents and adults throughout Ashburn to understand any emotional and behavior problems. Testing will accurately diagnose psychiatric problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides individuals and families an understanding of their problems and personalized recommendations to treat them. Treatment might include: cognitive-behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, behavior planning and behavior modification work, play therapy, Greenspan-style floor time [...]

2907, 2012

Psychoeducational Testing Ashburn, VA

By |July 29th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Perhaps one of the biggest challenges faced by educators is how best to teach students who present with difficulty learning. Even gifted children often possess an uneven set of cognitive abilities, which in turn could negatively affect learning and academic performance. Obtaining a profile of a student's learning strengths and weaknesses through professional assessment is essential to understand how best to teach such a student and to determine appropriate interventions, [...]

2607, 2012

Dr. Michael Oberschneider Leesburg Today and Ashburn Today Article on Colorado Massacre

By |July 26th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

How to Handle the Colorado Massacre As A Parent In the aftermath of the Aurora, Colorado movie theater massacre, we are left in a state of shock and horror as a society and many questions still remain unanswered. Who is Mr. James Holmes and how and why could he do what he did? Beyond the shooter’s background or mindset and the now heated-up debate on gun policies and laws, the [...]

1807, 2012

Dr. Imran Akram, Ashburn, VA Psychiatrist

By |July 18th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Imran Akram, M.D., is currently accepting new patients at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Dr. Akram is a highly regarded adult psychiatrist who has successfully treated many Loudoun County residents over the years. Dr. Akram also has an excellent reputation for collaborating with other doctors, therapists and psychologists in providing the best patient care possible as a psychiatrist. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Akram, we invite you to call [...]

1507, 2012

Ashburn Child Psychiatrist, Dr. Zafar Rasheed

By |July 15th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Zafar Rasheed, M.D., is currently accepting new patients at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Dr. Rasheed is a highly regarded psychiatrist who has successfully treated many Loudoun County children, teens and families over the years. Dr. Rasheed also has an excellent reputation for collaborating with other doctors, therapists and psychologists in providing the best patient care possible as a psychiatrist. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Rasheed, we invite you [...]

1307, 2012

Ashburn Psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Novello

By |July 13th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Joseph Novello is currently accepting new patients at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Novello has been entered into the "Best Doctors in America" 2011-2012 database for his work as a child and adult psychiatrist. He is also a Washingtonian Magazine "Top Psychiatrist." Dr. Novello has also authored 7 books and is often in the media, appearing on Larry King Live, Goodmorning America, Nightline, the [...]

2006, 2012

Summer ADD and ADHD Evaluations and Treatments

By |June 20th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for child, adolescent and adult ADD and ADHD. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist's or psychologist's. Neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as ADD and ADHD can look like other conditions and vice versa -- anxiety, depression, learning [...]

806, 2012

Virginia Mental Health and the Law 2012

By |June 8th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider will be presenting on the topic of mental health and the law in Virginia. They will be presenting alongside Mr. James Plowman, the Commonwealth's Attorney, Mr. John Whitbeck, an attorney in Northern Virginia, and Mr. Mark Watson, an attorney in central Virginia. The presentation is primarily for mental health professionals and attendees will earn 6 continuing education credits. The presentation will cover the [...]

506, 2012

Ashburn Psychologist Interviewed for NYC and Chicago Radio Stations

By |June 5th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, was interviewed by reporter, Jennifer Sendrow, for WEMP FM News 101.9 in New York City and WIQI FM News 101.1 in Chicago. The interview dealt with the rise of students having inappropriate relationships with their teachers. Dr. Oberschneider addressed the developmental, social and emotional problems associated with transgressive relationships between students and teachers. To listen to clips of the interview, please visit our Facebook at: [...]

506, 2012

Psychiatrist, Dr. Malika Seth joins Ashburn Psychological Services

By |June 5th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We are honored to have Dr. Malika Seth join our team. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Seth is highly credentialed and experienced and offers a caring approach to her patients. We invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at: (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Seth. We have posted Dr. Seth's professional biography below for your review and consideration. Professional Biography Dr. Malika Seth is a trained [...]

506, 2012

Ashburn Psychological Services Presents at Accessibility Summit 2012

By |June 5th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, presented at this year's Accessibility Summit. The Accessibility Summit, is a national conference for the disability community. His talk, titled, "Understanding Behaviors of Special Needs Children," was well attended by teachers, professionals and parents of special needs children at the conference. For more information on Dr. Oberschneider's presentation and the conference, please visit: www.accessibilitysummit.org or call: (703) 779-2918. This was Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services [...]

2802, 2012

Psychiatrist, Dr. Gagandeep Singh Joins Ashburn Psychologial Services

By |February 28th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

We are honored to have Dr. Gagandeep Singh join our team. Dr. Singh is a board certified psychiatrist who assesses and treats, children, adolescents and adults. He is a highly credentialed and experienced psychiatrist who offers a caring approach to his patients. We invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at: (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh. We have posted Dr. Singh's professional biography below [...]

702, 2012

Dr. Glenna B. Winnie of the Pediatric Sleep Center Meeting

By |February 7th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Glenna Winnie, the Founder and Director of Pediatric Sleep Center, visited with Dr. Zafar Rasheed and Dr. Michael Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss ways in which their two practices could work together more closely in supporting Northern Virginia families. Dr. Winnie is a pediatric sleep specalist and pediatric pulmonologist. Dr. Winnie evaluates and treats sleeping conditions and disorders from infancy through early adulthood. To learn [...]

102, 2012

Attorney William Reichhardt Meeting with Ashburn Psychological Services

By |February 1st, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Attorney William Reichhardt met with our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, and child psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Novello, to discuss ways in which their two practices can work together better to support Northern Virginia students in need of educational and psychological support. Mr. Reichhardt is one of the area's leading educational attorney's. To learn more about Mr. Reichhardt and his team, we invite you to visit: http://www.wbrlaw.com or call: (703) 359-6060.

2701, 2012

Meeting with Inova Family Medicine Ashburn

By |January 27th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Our Director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, met with Dr. Neeta Goel and her team at Inova Family Medicine Ashburn to discuss ways Inova Family Medicine and Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services could work together more closely in supporting Loudoun County children, adolescents and adults with mental health needs. For more information on Dr. Neeta Goel or Dr. Jocelyn Serrano of Inova Family Medicine Ashburn, please contact: (703) 858-3140.

1901, 2012

Pamlab Meeting at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |January 19th, 2012|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr. Stuart Ritchie, a reprsentative of Pamlab, provided a presentation on Deplin at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Deplin is a L-Methlyfolate, which is currently being used by many psychiatrists in combination with antipressants to treat Major Depressive Disorder. Research on Deplin has shown positive results as an adjunctive medication in the treatment of depression. Dr. Imram Akram, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon and Dr. Maggie Avedisian of the [...]

3112, 2011

Loudoun School for the Gifted and Ideal Schools High School Meeting at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |December 31st, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Deep Sran, the Founder and Principal of Ideal Schools High School, and Ms. Susan Talbott, the Admissions Director of Loudoun School for the Gifted, met with members of our team to discuss their two very extraordinary schools. Ideal Schools High School, which was founded in 2008, is excited to announce the openning of their middle school for gifted children. To learn more about Ideal Schools or Loudoun School for [...]

1312, 2011

ADD and ADHD Evaluation and Treatment at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |December 13th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for child, adolescent and adult ADD and ADHD. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist's or psychologist's. Neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as ADD and ADHD can look like other conditions and vice versa -- anxiety, depression, learning [...]

1312, 2011

ADD and ADHD Evaluation and Treatment at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |December 13th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is certified to administer Cogmed's innovative training solutions to help you and your family. Cogmed combines cognitive neuroscience with an innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits to its users. The program challenges the user's working memory capacity. The computerized, cognitive exercises [...]

2311, 2011

Education Edge Meeting at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |November 23rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Ms. Peggy Kearney, President of Education Edge, met with Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Al Jerome, Dr. Imran Akram, Dr. Michael Oberschneider and Ms. Christine Kutt to discuss ways in which Education Edge and Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services can work together more to support our local families. Education Edge is a private tutoring company that provides a host of services. We invite you to visit: www.educationedgepk.com to learn more about [...]

1611, 2011

Angels of Hope Meeting at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |November 16th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mr. Emilio Rodriguez met with Dr. Al Jerome, Dr. Amy Gordon, Ms. Christine Kutt and Dr. Michael Oberschneider to discuss ways in which Angels of Hope and Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services can work together more in serving Northern Virginia families. Angels of Hope offers intensive in-home mental health support to those in need. To learn more about their services, you may call Mr. Rodriguez at (703) 680-9527 or visit [...]

611, 2011

APS Presents at Prince William County Special Needs Conference

By |November 6th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Jay Lucker and Dr. Michael Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services had the pleasure to present at the Arc of Prince Wiliam County's Circle of Support Conference on November 15. The conference was for families of children with special needs and the professionals who work with them. Dr. Wong presented on the most recent advances in diagnostic assessment and treatment for autism. Dr. Lucker presented on [...]

2810, 2011

Formed Families Forward Meeting

By |October 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

The director of Formed Families Forward met with clinicans at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss ways in which the two organizations can better work together in support of our local families in need. Formed Families First is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting foster and adoptive families of children and youth with disabilities and other special needs. They serve families in the Northern Virginia area. To learn more [...]

2010, 2011

Ashburn Educational Adovcate, Tracey Greenwood, Meeting

By |October 20th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tracey Greenwood of Autism Educational Services in Ashburn, VA, met with Dr. Al Jerome, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Imran Akram, Dr. Michael Oberschneider and Ms. Christine Kutt of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss ways in which the two organizations might work together more. Ms. Greenwood serves the Northern Virginia region in supporting parents of children in need of educational direction and advocacy. She works closely with parents, students, [...]

3009, 2011

Autism Speaks and the Virginia Autism Project Discussion Series

By |September 30th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce that Autism Speaks and the Virginia Autism Project have teamed together to host the November National Capital Area Chapter Meeting and Discussion Series on the Virginia Autism Insurance Reform legislation passed in January 2011. They are offering two sessions on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00am and at 7:00pm at the Metro Offices, Ballston Office Center,  in Arlington, VA.   To RSVP please [...]

2809, 2011

Accupunture and the Healing Arts of Leesburg at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |September 28th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mr. Daniel Parrish of Accupuncture and the Healing Arts met with Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr.Margart Wong, Dr. Michael Oberschneider and Ms. Christine Kutt of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discusses the uses of accupuncture and herbology in treating certain conditions. The talk illuminated the ways in which Eastern approaches to treatment can compliment Western approaches. To learn more about Mr. Parrish, please visit:  http://www.ahacenter.info/main.html . You can also contact Mr. [...]

2709, 2011

Autism Speaks and the Virginia Autism Project Discussion Series

By |September 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce that Autism Speaks and the Virginia Autism Project have teamed together to host the November National Capital Area Chapter Meeting and Discussion Series on the Virginia Autism Insurance Reform legislation passed in January 2011. They are offering two sessions on Thursday, November 3rd at 10:00am and at 7:00pm at the Metro Offices, Ballston Office Center,  in Arlington, VA.   To RSVP please [...]

1609, 2011

Bristol-Myers Squibb Presentation at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |September 16th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

A representative of Bristol-Myers Squibb presented on the efficacy of Abilify for treating children and adolescents with certain psychiatric needs and conditions. Dr. Zafar Rasheed, Dr. Al Jerome, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, and Ms. Chris kutt of the team attended the presentation. To learn more about Abilify and its uses for psychiatric care, please visit: http://www.abilify.com

1309, 2011

ARCpoint Labs at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |September 13th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Mr. Jon Helms of ARCpoint Labs provided a presentation of his company's services at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. Dr. Imran Akram, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Shalini Wahi, Dr. Michael Oberschneider and Ms. Chris Kutt of the practice attended the presentation. ARCpoint provides occupational and judicial drug and alcohol testing, DNA testing, background screening, environmental drug detection and wellness services. ARCpoint is the only lab and agency [...]

1209, 2011

New Ashburn Psychologist, Dr. Shalini Wahi

By |September 12th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Wahi is an Oxford-educated Developmental Psychologist. She obtained her Post-Doctoral Respecialization Clinical Psychology training at the Mayo Clinic, MN and the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA. When working with children, Dr. Wahi uses both play therapy as well as evidenced-based therapies such as, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help children alter their maladaptive thought and behavior patterns. An essential component of her work includes parent coaching and instituting a behavioral reward system [...]

309, 2011

Dr. Margaret Wong Meeting at St. James Preschool in Leesburg

By |September 3rd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Dr. Margaret Wong recently met with the staff at St. James Preschool as a consultant to provide an in-service training and to discuss child development and the upcoming school year. St James Preschool was founded in 1972 and has an excellent reputation in Leesburg and the surrounding area. St. James offers programs for children 2, 3, and 4 years of age, as well as extended day and Friday enrichment programs. [...]

209, 2011

Ashburn Psychological Services at Family Fest

By |September 2nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services recently participated in the 8th Annual Family Fest at the Dulles Town Center. The event was sponsored by INOVA Loudoun Hospital and featured interactive activities focusing on family health & safety, nutrition, education and community awareness. The event showcased hands-on, interactive stations, exhibits, demonstrations, and live stage entertainment. We were very pleased to be part of this wonderful community event for the second year.

2908, 2011

Ashburn Psychological Services Welcome’s Dr. Shalini Wahi

By |August 29th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Wahi is an Oxford-educated Developmental Psychologist. She obtained her Post-Doctoral Respecialization Clinical Psychology training at the Mayo Clinic, MN and the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA. When working with children, Dr. Wahi uses both play therapy as well as evidenced-based therapies such as, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help children alter their maladaptive thought and behavior patterns. An essential component of her work includes parent coaching and instituting a behavioral reward system [...]

1908, 2011

Dominion Hospital at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |August 19th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services hosted representatives from Dominion Hospital to discuss ways in which the two organizations can work together better to support our families in Northern Virginia. Dr.Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Chris Kutt (our office manager), and Nisha Sharma (our administrative assistant), were present for the meeting. Dominion Hospital is an inpatient facility that treats children, adolescents and adults in need of intensive hospitalization [...]

1607, 2011

Aspen Education Group Meeting at APS

By |July 16th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

Kathleen Goughler of the Aspen Education Group met with Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Al Jerome, Dr. Michael Oberschneider and Christine Kutt of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services to discuss ways in which the two groups could work together more to support families in need. Aspen Education Group has a host of boarding schools, residential treatment programs and wilderness programs throughout the country.  Aspen's many programs serve children, adolescents and young [...]

2906, 2011

ADD and ADHD Treatment

By |June 29th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is certified to administer Cogmed's innovative training solutions to help you and your family. Cogmed combines cognitive neuroscience with an innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits to its users. The program challenges the user's working memory capacity. The computerized, cognitive exercises [...]

2506, 2011

Dr. Oberschneider Writing Loudoun County Advice Column "Ask Dr. Mike"

By |June 25th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Oberschneider is writing a monthly advice column for the Ashburn Patch and the Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today. The Ashburn Patch is a wonderful on-line Website and resource for Ashburn events and news. The Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today is Western Loudoun's oldest newspaper, and is a real new gem for our community.  Ask Dr. Mike focuses on a host of topics and has been very well [...]

1306, 2011

ADD and ADHD Treatment

By |June 13th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is certified to administer Cogmed's innovative training solutions to help you and your family. Cogmed combines cognitive neuroscience with an innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits to its users. The program challenges the user's working memory capacity. The computerized, cognitive exercises [...]

606, 2011

Dr. Oberschneider Interviewed by Reporter, Amy Oliver

By |June 6th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

Dr. Michael Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services was interviewed last week by reporter Amy Oliver for MailOnline, an internationally based on-line news journal. Ms. Oliver's article addresses the increase in inappropriate relationships between female teachers and their male students.  As a mental health expert, Dr. Oberschneider was asked to opine on the growing number of these cases and prosecutions. To read the article in its entirety, please visit: [...]

2704, 2011

ADD and ADHD Treatment

By |April 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cogmed Working Memory Training is a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is certified to administer Cogmed's innovative training solutions to help you and your family. Cogmed combines cognitive neuroscience with an innovative computer game design and close professional support to deliver substantial and lasting benefits to its users. The program challenges the user's working memory capacity. The computerized, cognitive exercises [...]

504, 2011

Autism Speaks National Capital Area Chapter Meeting and Discussion Series

By |April 5th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

"How to Talk to you Child About about Autism" Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., Director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Laura Gutermuth Anthony, Ph.D., Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Children's National Medical Center *** Join the discussion! This and other questions will be answered by two leading experts in the mental health field who will join us for the evening. The meeting will be held at the Aurora School on [...]

2203, 2011

Accessiblity Summit 2011

By |March 22nd, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services has been invited to conduct a workshop at the 2011 Accessibility Summit, a national conference for the disability community. Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Jay Lucker and Dr. Michael Oberschneider will be presenting from our team. The world renowned, Dr. Temple Grandin will be the keynote speaker at the event. The Accessibility Summit will be held on April 1st and 2nd at the [...]

1003, 2011

Ashburn Psychologist Position at APS

By |March 10th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is expanding its team, and we invite interested psychologists and therapists in the area to apply. We are seeking: A therapist with a minimum of 5 years experience A therapist licensed in the State of Virginia A therapist with advanced training and experience in working with children, teens, adults and families A therapist who can work evening and Saturday hours A therapist who enjoys working [...]

2702, 2011

Ashburn Psychologist on Popular TV Show, Hoarding: Buried Alive

By |February 27th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Albert Jerome was invited by the Discovery Network to appear as a treatment expert on an episode of the popular show, Hoarding: Buried Alive. The episode was filmed in 2010 and will be shown on the Discovery Learning Channel on March 9th at 10PM. Dr. Jerome is an outstanding psychologist who specializes in anxiety and mood disorders,individual therapy, group therapy and couple's therapy, as well as behavioral medicine.  He [...]

2002, 2011

Psychologist Position in Ashburn

By |February 20th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is expanding its team, and we invite interested psychologists and therapists in the area to apply. We are seeking: A therapist with a minimum of 5 years experience A therapist licensed in the State of Virginia A therapist with training and experience in working with children, teens, adults and families A therapist who can work evening and Saturday hours A therapist who enjoys working collaboratively [...]

1102, 2011

Ashburn Psychologist on Popular TV Show, Hoarding: Buried Alive

By |February 11th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Albert Jerome was invited by the Discovery Network to appear as a treatment expert on an episode of the popular show, Hoarding: Buried Alive. The episode was filmed in 2010 and will be shown on the Discovery Learning Channel in early 2011. Dr. Jerome is an outstanding psychologist who specializes in anxiety and mood disorders,individual therapy, group therapy and couple's therapy, as well as behavioral medicine.  He works with [...]

901, 2011

Ashburn Psychological Services Highlights for 2010

By |January 9th, 2011|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Joseph Novello was nominated, “Top Doc,” in the Washingtonian Magazine and Virginia Living Magazine for his work as a psychiatrist with children and adults.  Dr. Novello was also nominated into the “Best Doctor’s in America” 2011-2012 database for psychiatry. Dr. Michael Oberschneider appeared on Good Morning America as a mental health expert to discuss bullying and teen suicide. Dr. Oberschneider published several articles on various topics in Loudoun County [...]

3012, 2010

Keeping New Year's Resolutions

By |December 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

New Year’s Eve has always been a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and to resolve to follow through on those changes. Every year clients of mine tell me their lofty plans for New Year’s resolutions - find a boyfriend, lose weight, get healthy, quit smoking- and inevitably, like most people weeks later when I ask about the progress of their resolutions, they confess [...]

2312, 2010

Ashburn Psychologist Discusses "Holiday Blues" with Ashburn Patch

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Published in the Ashburn Patch, December 23, 2010 By: Taghrid Barron How to Beat the Holiday Blues If you're suffering from depression, grieving the loss of a loved one or coping with a recent divorce, the holidays can be anything but happy. People struggling with a loss are especially vulnerable to feelings of depression during the holidays, according to Dr. Michael Oberschneider, director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services and [...]

2212, 2010

Ashburn Psychologist Discusses Holiday Stress with Ashburn Patch

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Published in the Ashburn Patch, December 22, 2010 By: Taghrid Barron Don't Worry, Be Happy Professional Advice on How to Cope with Stress During the Holidays Organizing the office holiday party, going to four stores to track down the last item on your son's list to Santa, trying to figure out how you can afford to get your kids the latest $300 gadget, baking several dozen cookies for your daughter's [...]

1312, 2010

Dr. Joseph Novello Nominated Into "Best Doctors in America" Database

By |December 13th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Novello has been selected by his peers to be included in the the Best Doctors in America 2011 and 2012 database. The Best Doctors in America database is a valued resource that contains the names and professional profiles of a select group of the best doctors in the United States. An exhaustive peer-review survey by thousands of doctors determines the physicians included [...]

912, 2010

Ashburn Psychologist Discusses Bullying on Good Morning America

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Published in:  Loudoun Times-Mirror on November 23, 2010 By: Mr. Matt Vecchio   Dr. Michael Oberschneider described his first appearance on national television as bittersweet. While his trip to New York City and appearance on “Good Morning America” was an unexpected and exciting experience, the subject matter was not. Oberschneider, founder and director of Ashburn Psychological Services, appeared on the popular show Nov. 6 with Loudoun resident Walter Perkins, the [...]

3011, 2010

Dr. Joseph Novello nominated into "Best Doctors in America"

By |November 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Joseph Novello has been selected by his peers to be included in the the Best Doctors in America 2011 and 2012 database. The Best Doctors in America database is a valued resource that contains the names and professional profiles of a select group of the best doctors in the United States. An exhaustive peer-review survey by thousands of doctors determines the physicians included [...]

911, 2010

Dr. Oberschneider on Good Morning America

By |November 9th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

On Saturday, November 6th, Dr. Michael Oberschneider discussed bullying as a mental health expert on Good Morning America in the wake of the teen suicide tragedy of Hunter Perkins. Please visit the link below to see video. http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/accused-bully-commits-suicide-12074325

611, 2010

Dr. Joseph Novello Presenting at St. Albans School

By |November 6th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

On November 3rd, the Parents' Association of St. Albans hosted a presentation for all STA parents focusing on practical strategies for raising children and adolescents. Joseph Novello, M.D., a nationally renowned psychiatrist and family health adviser offered parents down-to-earth and practical advice about raising children in today's society. Dr. Novello has appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Nightline. In Washington, he hosted his own daily radio call-in [...]

1310, 2010

Friends of Loudoun Mental Health

By |October 13th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

The Director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, met with the President and Vice President of Friends of Loudoun Mental Health, Ms. Stephanie Foran and Ms. Judy Hines, respectively.Friends of Loudoun Mental Health is a non-profit volunteer organization that provides support, guidance and advocacy to Loudoun County residents with chronic mental illnesses. Below is a brief description of Friends and their contact information. Friends has worked in [...]

410, 2010

Margaret Paxton Memorial Learning and Resource Campus

By |October 4th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Dr. Michael Oberschneider, the director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services, visited with the directors of the Open Door Learning Center and the Aurora School at the Margaret Paxton Memorial Learning and Resource Campus in Leesburg, VA.  The Open Door Learning Center is a new preschool in Leesburg that teaches children with developmental delays and neurotypical children from 2 to 6 years of age.  The Open Door Learning Center program is impressive, as their [...]

2409, 2010

Washingtonian "Top Psychiatrist" Honor for Ashburn Psychological Services

By |September 24th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry. Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review. Dr. Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and [...]

1109, 2010

Depression and Bipolar Presentation at Lansdowne Potomac Club

By |September 11th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological Services will be hosting a presentation on Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder at the Lansdowne Potomac Club in Lansdowne, VA on September 18th from 1pm to 6pm. The presentation will outline the history and our current understanding of the conditions, and clinicians will address the brain based, social/emotional and behavioral realities typically associated with Depression and Bipolar Affective Disorder.  Clinicians will also address the evidence based treatments currently [...]

3008, 2010

Washingtonian "Top Psychiatrist" Honor for APS

By |August 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine Top Doctors edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry. Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review. Dr. Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and [...]

2508, 2010

Inova Loudoun Hospital Family Fest at The Dulles Town Center

By |August 25th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services will be participating in Family Fest at the Dulles Town Center on Saturday August 28, 2010. Family Fest is an exciting full day event featuring exhibits, live entertainment and interactive stations. The event will focus on family health and safety, nutrition, education, mental health and community support, and professionals from various disciplines will be on-hand. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services will have a booth on [...]

1308, 2010

Dr. Oberschneider Featured in Northern Virginia Magazine Article on Teens

By |August 13th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

In this month's Northern Virginia Magazine, author Renee Sklarew wrote a comprehensive and thought provoking article on teens titled, "the Secret Lives of Teens." The piece addresses the social, emotional, academic and family life realities and concerns for teens growing up in Northern Virginia. Sklarew does a great job of juxtaposing the opinions of Northern Virginia mental health professionals alongside those of the teens she interviewed.  Dr. Oberschneider addresses the [...]

208, 2010

What Women Need to Know About Divorce

By |August 2nd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

SECOND SATURDAY A community service open to everyone who wants to learn more about the process of divorce Date and Time: Second Saturday of Each Month Starting at 9:00 a.m. Location: Fair Oaks Courtyard Marriott 11220 Lee Jackson Memorial Highway (Rte. 50) Fairfax, VA 22030 Learn about your legal and financial options from trusted experts Discover resources available to you in this free workshop a workshop to help you understand [...]

1507, 2010

Dr. Jerome Featured in Article About Bullying

By |July 15th, 2010|Categories: ashburn psychologist, Ashburn Psychologists at Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: |

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Albert Jerome was featured in a recent article published by Elizabeth Coe in the Loudoun Times Mirror. Ms. Coe wrote that bullying among school-aged children is a widespread and serious issue.  According to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, studies show that between 15 and 25 percent of American students are bullied.   Several examples of specific cases of bullying were described in the article. Dr. [...]

1806, 2010

Washingtonian "Top Psychiatrist" Honor in Loudoun County

By |June 18th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctors” edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry. Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review. Dr. Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and [...]

1506, 2010

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH SCREEN TIME FOR OUR CHILDREN AND TEENS?

By |June 15th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Between watching television and videos, Twittering, surfing the Internet, texting and playing computer or video games, it seems that our kids are spending more of their time than ever looking at some sort of screen, which begs the question -- How much screen time is too much?  As a psychologist, of course I’ve always been witness to the extreme cases.  However, over the past few years, screen time concerns rank [...]

706, 2010

Understanding Eating Disorders

By |June 7th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

Living with an eating disorder is often a very private struggle, which might stem from the fact that eating disorders are generally misunderstood in our society and therefore seem easier to hide rather than to confront. Sadly, in this case, ignorance is not bliss, and it can be detrimental to the recovery of those suffering from eating disorders and other mental illnesses. NEDA works to expand our awareness of the [...]

306, 2010

Washingtonian "Top Psychiatrist" Honor in Loudoun County

By |June 3rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine “Top Doctors” edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry. Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review. Dr. Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and [...]

3005, 2010

Happy Memorial Day

By |May 30th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |

We at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services would like to wish everyone a Memorial Day filled with pride, warmth and togetherness.  We remember and honor the brave hearts who gave their lives to serve our nation, and we are thankful for those who continue to serve the USA.   A few of our clinicians have served in the military and have also worked within the military in the areas of [...]

2605, 2010

Your Mental Health vs. Your Job?

By |May 26th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

    Published in the Loudoun Times-Mirror in April, 2010   Several sources show an increase in mental health services since the recession – increases in crisis line calls, employee assistance program counseling sessions and inpatient psychiatric hospitalizations.  This is not surprising given that the unemployment rate remains around 10 percent nationally – as a nation, these are indeed stressful times.  But the national numbers for mental health treatment don’t [...]

2305, 2010

ADHD Presentation at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |May 23rd, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|

Dr. Niru Jani, a renowned neuropsychiatrist based out of Columbia, Maryland, presented on the most recent advances in neurology and medication to the team at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services.  His dinner presentation was enjoyable and quite informative, as the research and treatments in the area of ADD and ADHD continue to advance. Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Director

2704, 2010

No Link Between Vaccines and Autism

By |April 27th, 2010|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Published in the Loudoun Independent on April 24, 2010 By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D   Founder and Director, Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services An impressive and large scale study published in the April issue of the journal, Pediatrics, has reported that one in four parents believe that some vaccines cause autism.  While the majority of concerned parents don’t let their fears impact their decision to vaccinate, many do.  In 2008, unvaccinated [...]

1404, 2010

Washingtonian Top Psychiatrist in Loudoun County

By |April 14th, 2010|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctors" edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry.  Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review.  Dr.  Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and [...]

1204, 2010

Private School Admissions Testing at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |April 12th, 2010|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Private schools in Northern Virginia typically require admissions testing as part of the application process. Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services (APS) has a team of highly credentialed and experienced psychologists who frequently test for the surrounding area private and boarding schools. Please call our office manager, Laura Cusumano, at: (703) 723-2999. Laura will explain the procedure and schedule your child’s testing at APS with an evaluator within a few days. [...]

803, 2010

Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctor"

By |March 8th, 2010|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Congratulations to Dr. Joseph Novello for being recognized in the 2010 Washingtonian Magazine "Top Doctors" edition as a leading psychiatrist in the areas of child and adult psychiatry.  Dr. Novello is a nationally renowned psychiatrist and his bio is listed below for your review.  Dr.  Novello is the only psychiatrist in all of Loudoun County to receive this esteemed honor. Joseph R. Novello, M.D., practices adult and child/adolescent psychiatry and [...]

2812, 2009

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By |December 28th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , |

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions New Year’s Eve has always been a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and to resolve to follow through on those changes. Every year clients of mine tell me their lofty plans for New Year’s resolutions- find a boyfriend, lose weight, get healthy, quit smoking- and inevitably, like most people weeks later when I ask about the progress of their [...]

1512, 2009

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Coping with the Winter Blues: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder It is easy to understand why, this time of year, many are struck with a case of the winter blues.  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 find themselves dealing with sadness, increased appetite and excessive sleeping.  What they may be experiencing [...]

812, 2009

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By |December 8th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Postpartum Depression As new parents you are likely experiencing a number of feelings -- both highs and lows. This is very normal, and as many as eighty percent of new mothers (and some new fathers) suffer from what we call the “the baby blues.” Symptoms are short lived, ranging from a few hours to a few days, and typically involve feelings of isolation, headache, tearfulness, hypochondriasis (i.e. unsupported bodily [...]

512, 2009

Poplar Springs Hospital: Residential Treatment Facility

By |December 5th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Poplar Springs Hospital:  Residential Treatment Center Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Director, Dr. Oberschneider, met with representatives from Poplar Springs Hospital, a highly regarded residential treatment center in Petersburg, VA.  Poplar Springs has several programs for children, adolescents and adults in need of residential care.  More specically, they offer a residential center for adolescent females between 11 and 17 years of age, a residential treatment center for sexually abused youth; males between [...]

111, 2009

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By |November 1st, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Amy Gordon Presents at Loudoun County Public Schools Dr Amy Gordon, a clinical and neuropsychologist of the Ashburn Psychological Team, presented at the Loudoun Education Alliance of Parents (LEAP) on October 14th. The panel of local experts discussed the impact of technology on our student children and teens. Dr. Gordon spoke in place of Dr. Michael Oberschneider of the team, as Dr. Oberschneider has been kept quite busy with [...]

2510, 2009

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By |October 25th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Screen Time for our Children, our Teens...and Ourselves Renee  Sklarew Freelance Writer Northern Virginia Magazine www.northernvirginamag.com DC Parenting Teens Examiner www.examiner.com/x-4267-DC-Parenting-Teenagers-Examiner 301-706-2154 reneesklarew@msn.com My husband and I are always worrying about the amount of time our kids spend on the internet or watching TV. During a recent interview with Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our region’s leading authority on screen time issues, I heard some practical advice I want to share. Dr. Oberschneider of Ashburn [...]

410, 2009

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By |October 4th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How Much Screen Time is too much for our Children and Teens? Between watching television and videos, Twittering, surfing the Internet, texting and playing computer or video games, it seems that our kids are spending more of their time than ever looking at some sort of screen, which begs the question -- How much screen time is too much?  As a psychologist, of course I’ve always been witness to the [...]

2009, 2009

The “Perfect” Coach For Your Boy*

By |September 20th, 2009|Categories: ashburn psychiatrist, ashburn psychologist, Ashburn Psychologists at Ashburn Psychological Services, Life Coach at Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

As each Fall athletic season begins and boys are recruited into (or placed onto) various school and county leagues, my voicemail and e-mail Inbox receive an inevitable bombardment of concerns from pare nts about the “best coach.” Parents often have the same concern season-upon-season: “My sons’ coach is mean and I don’t think he can succeed with someone mean;” “His self-esteem is being harmed;” and of course, “What should we do?” I rarely hear from the parents who love their sons’ coaches: obviously, they have no complaints. In an effort to address the question of what makes a “perfect” coach, I turned to parents who love their sons’ coaches, talked with coaches, looked at the recent research on the effects of athletic coaching styles on boys, and sought the advice of a life coach (*I should note that while there are many similarities about coaching boys and girls, the differences illustrated in research literature are strong enough to separate the topics, and focus on only coaching boys in this article.)

1209, 2009

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By |September 12th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Thinking about Stress Life can be stressful.   While the media bombards us with talk of war, recession, and layoffs, we are busy working, raising our children, and caring for elderly parents.   The content of our minds reflects the way that we live, with thoughts rattling around all day and sometimes well into the night.  We review, plan, worry, and obsess, and can end up feeling stressed and out of control. [...]

2408, 2009

A Year of Recognition for Ashburn Psychological Services

By |August 24th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  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" [...]

2208, 2009

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By |August 22nd, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

August 2009 Washingtonian Magazine Interview with Dr. Oberschneider, Founder and Director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Back-to-School Tips From the Pros Print By Abby Holekamp , MJ Lee We tracked down teachers, tutors, dieticians, and more to find out their advice for starting off the school year on the right foot. Read on for tips on everything from study skills to healthy-eating habits to college admissions. Back to School [...]

2706, 2009

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By |June 27th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Washingtonian Magazine "Top Psychologist" Nod for Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services Congratulations to Dr. Michael Oberschneider for being recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as “Top Psychologist” in the greater DC area.  The Washingtonian surveyed 1500 psychiatrists, psychologists and social workers in the DC area to recommend one or two specialists, in a variety of areas, to whom they would send a family member for care.  Dr. Oberschneider received the nod [...]

606, 2009

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By |June 6th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is very pleased to announce its newest team members, psychiatrists, Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Imran Akram.  Dr. Novello is renowned locally and nationally for his work in the field of psychiatry over the past 30 years.  He works with children, adolescents, families and adults.  Dr. Akram is a UVA trained psychiatirst with advanced training in adult, substance abuse and geriatric psychiatry.  Please call our [...]

2705, 2009

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By |May 27th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published in the Loudoun Times-Mirror on May 20, 2009 Boundaries: Coping with change By Elizabeth Coe Five days a week for the past five years, Adam Weber has ridden the bus to Mill Run Elementary School two miles away in Ashburn. There, the fourth-grader has gotten to know his teachers, administrators and fellow students. His mom, Jeanne Weber, has been an active member of the Parent Teacher Organization, and the [...]

2105, 2009

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By |May 21st, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Published in Leesburg Today (May 4, 2009) A Look at Sexting Sexting, the practice of sending sexually explicit photos and messages between cell phones, has quickly become all the rage for many pre-teens and teens across the Nation. The phenomenon was first reported in 2005, and since then, parents, lawmakers and school systems have been grappling with how to deal with it. And Loudoun County is not immune to this [...]

2804, 2009

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By |April 28th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Loss of Wealth Can Disrupt Mental Health By Michael Oberschneider Special to The Washington Post Tuesday, April 28, 2009 The reasons why somebody decides to take his or her life often remain opaque, even when there's a suicide note. But recent highly publicized deaths, such as the apparent murder-suicides of one family in their Middletown home and another in a Towson hotel room, and now the apparent suicide of Freddie [...]

2004, 2009

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By |April 20th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is pleased to announce its newest team member, Dr. Al Jerome.  Dr. Jerome is accepting new clients at both our Ashburn and Leesburg offices.  For a consultation with Dr. Jerome, please contact our office manager, Laura Cusumano at (703) 723-2999 or at info@ashburnpsych.com Albert Jerome, Ph.D., is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University after completing internship training [...]

504, 2009

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By |April 5th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Leesburg and Ashburn Board Certified Child Psychiatrist

2703, 2009

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By |March 27th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Dr. Susan Hamilton Returns to Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services We are pleased to announce the return of Dr. Susan Hamilton who has been on sabbatical. Dr. Hamilton is a highly trained clinical psychologist who provides consultation, assessment and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults.  Dr. Hamilton is accepting new referrals at both the Ashburn and Leesburg offices. Her biography is listed here for your review. Dr. Hamilton received her [...]

303, 2009

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By |March 3rd, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ashburn Psychological Services now in Leesburg!

2402, 2009

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By |February 24th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Understanding Eating Disorders This week, February 22 through February 28, 2009, is NEDAwareness Week, the largest annual eating disorders outreach effort in the United States, sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). Most people are unfamiliar with this national event, let alone with eating disorders themselves. Living with an eating disorder is often a very private struggle, which might stem from the fact that eating disorders are generally misunderstood [...]

1502, 2009

Career Coaching Your Way Through Bad Economic Times

By |February 15th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services, Life Coach at Ashburn Psychological Services|

Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and director of this practice, wrote an interesting article on this blog "stress and the economy" where he examined many of the mental health issues that arise during bad economic times. Often, people's social and emotional problems are, in some part, linked to the occupational and academic problems of their career path. It can be hard, when it comes to career, especially in these [...]

1302, 2009

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By |February 13th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , |

Social Skills Groups Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services is now forming social skills groups for Spring.  We are planning to have child and adolescent Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD and ADD) groups and child and adolescent Asperger's Disorder groups.  All groups will be run by two Ph.D level psychologists and will be comprised of a social skills group for the child or adolescent coinciding with a parent education/support group.  Please [...]

902, 2009

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By |February 9th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , |

Military Suicide Rate is the Highest in Two Decades The number of suicides in the Army increased last year to startling numbers not seen since the Vietnam War.  It has been reported that 115 troops committed suicide in 2007, and about a quarter of those deaths occurred in Iraq.   Several factors appear to be contributing to the higher rates including, the extension of deployments and repeated tours of duty for [...]

802, 2009

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By |February 8th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Understanding and Preventing Teen Suicide According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is currently the 3rd leading cause of death among young adults and adolescents 15 to 24 years of age, following unintentional injuries and homicide. Suicide is often a desperate attempt at escaping a seemingly impossible situation or to find relief from bad thoughts or feelings. These feelings could be rejection, hurt, shame, guilt, despair, loneliness, [...]

402, 2009

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By |February 4th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , |

Coping with the Winter Blues: Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder It is easy to understand why, this time of year, many are struck with a case of the winter blues. 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 find themselves dealing with sadness, increased appetite and excessive sleeping. What they may be experiencing [...]

202, 2009

Brain Injury Services Inc. at Ashburn Psychological Services

By |February 2nd, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , |

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services hosted a morning talk by Brain Injury Services, Inc. on January 29th. The team at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services had the pleasure to hear from three individuals with sustained brain injuries. The presentations and life stories were quite moving and uplifting. In an effort to serve the community, Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services provides Brain Injury Services Inc. clients with neuropsychological evaluations and medication [...]

102, 2009

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By |February 1st, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychologists at Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , |

Keeping New Year’s Resolutions New Year's Eve has always been a time to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make and to resolve to follow through on those changes. Every year clients of mine tell me their lofty plans for New Year’s resolutions- find a boyfriend, lose weight, get healthy, quit smoking- and inevitably, like most people weeks later when I ask about the progress of their [...]

2601, 2009

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By |January 26th, 2009|Categories: Ashburn Psychologists at Ashburn Psychological Services|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Stress and the Economy Many psychiatric disorders have to do with external factors causing emotional upheaval and distress. There’s Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), which is caused by lack of exposure to sunlight. There’s Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which is caused by experiencing an event that is dangerous and traumatic, and now I believe there may be a new epidemic affecting the mental health and wellbeing of many -- Market Affective [...]

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