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 is also a qualified expert in forensic psychiatry and has participated in a wide range of civil and criminal cases. Dr. Novello also practices and is a leading expert in the [...]
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 resolutions, they confess that they have abandoned their goals. Striving for positive change is important; by following some basic steps, you can improve your chances to achieve your goals. Set reasonable [...]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Psychological and Psychiatric Services says “How can you expect your teens to be more balanced about screen time, if they see you staring at a screen or Blackberry all day?” He [...]
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 extreme cases. However, over the past few years, screen time concerns rank up there for why kids and teens are coming to therapy. This Summer I worked with several teenager boys [...]
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. So, what can you do to manage your level of stress? The common wisdom is that you should change how you think: stop worrying and replace the negative thoughts with positive [...]
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 for his work with children and teens. Dr. Oberschneider is the only clinical psychologist in Loudoun County to receive the Top Psychologist recognitions from The Washingtonian Magazine.
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 phenomenon. In March of last year, Ting-Yi Oei, a 60-year-old assistant principal at Freedom High School in South Riding, Virginia was charged with child pornography in investigating sexting within his school. [...]