Ashburn Psychological Services

Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Therapists - serving Northern Virginia - call Ashburn Psychological Services today!

Dedicated to excellence in psychological and psychiatric practice, Ashburn Psychological Services (APS) offers a wide array of diagnostic, psychotherapy, medication and consultation services for children, adolescents, adults and families. APS is the premier clinical psychology and psychiatry practice in Loudoun County and serves several areas in Northern Virginia, including Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Great Falls, Lansdowne, McLean, Herndon, Fairfax, Middleburg, Reston and Sterling. At APS we effectively integrate the most recent advances in psychology and psychiatry with time-tested treatment approaches. We offer you the expertise you expect from a leading clinical practice in a supportive, nurturing and therapeutic environment. All of our doctors and psychologists have extensive experience in clinical practice, as well as training from some of the top institutions in the country.

Ollie Outside: Screen-Free Fun | Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., Guy Wolek | 9781631980688, 9781631981050 | Books

In our technology driven times, managing screen/technology time has become an additional – and sometimes not so easy -- parenting task. The research has shown that technology overuse can lead to a host of problems including: social problems, behavioral problems, emotional problems, learning problems, ADHD and obesity. Thus, early parental efforts for balanced screen time use for our children is extremely important.

With the holidays upon us, we invite you to consider Dr. Oberschneider's children's book, "Ollie Outside: Screen Free Fun" as a gift. Children enjoy the sweet story where Ollie and his family go through a challenging time with technology over use to finally learn that turning off technology, getting outside and spending time together is a much better way to be. Great message and great holiday gift for children ages 4 years to 8 years! Ollie’s family has too much screen time! So it’s up to Ollie to show everyone how summer is about fun in the sun.

To medicate or not to medicate

We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) this month's Ask Dr. Mike column for the Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today. By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dear Dr. Mike, My 8-year-old son was recently diagnosed with ADHD. After an extensive questionnaire and the urging of his teacher, the doctor has recommended we med…

Some Thoughts on Veterans Day

We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) Dr. Oberschneider's article on Veteran's Day for the Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today as a reposting here. We at APPS deeply appreciate and are so very thankful for the great sacrifices made by all those who have served and fought to keep our nation free. #veteransday #veteransday2019 By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and it is also a time to reflect and remember with gratitude. America is a free and …

Upset in Loudoun

This month, "Dr. Mike" Oberschneider tackles the topics of autism diagnosis and teen social media concerns in his advice column for Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today. We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) the column. By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, We recently had a meeting with our son’s preschool teacher who told my husband and I that she thinks our son is autistic. She said that our son has socia…

Get your child back into the right mindset for the school year – in October By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Our kids headed back to school over a month ago. And while a lot of children, had no problem at all getting their academic groove on, the back to school transition …

DAG: Savior of AIDS Orphans

Dr. Joseph Novello, an APPS psychiatrist, recently published his seventh book: DAG Savior of AIDS Orphans. DAG is a biography of Angelo D'Agostino SJ, MD. Father D'Agostino was a dear friend of Dr. Novello's for over 30 years.

DAG is the first-ever biography of Angelo D’Agostino SJ, MD, an American priest-physician who grew bored with his cushy life in Washington, D.C. as “the psychiatrist to the stars.” So, at the age of 61, he volunteered as a missionary to Kenya. Arriving in 1987 he unexpectedly landed in the middle of a deadly epidemic without a name. It would later be known as HIV-AIDS.

Dag, as everyone called him, was astonished to see gangs of children, the world’s first AIDS orphans, roaming the streets of Nairobi. When he learned that almost nothing was being done for them, he vowed to do it himself. In 1992 he founded Nyumbani (Swahili for “home”), Africa’s first orphanage for HIV+ babies and children. As pugilistic as he was pious, Dag could also be conniving and controversial. He made enemies in high places and battled them while struggling with his own failing health. Dag challenged the local government, then the giant pharmaceutical companies, USAID, and even the Catholic Church to help him obtain the life-saving ARV medications that were widely available in the U.S. and Europe but unaffordable in Africa. He was rebuffed.

In 2004, with no help coming and with his orphans dying, Dag, although threatened with imprisonment and put under 24-hour police surveillance, became the African equivalent of the Dallas Buyers Club. He was the first to import affordable, generic AIDS medications into Africa. His life-saving feat was hailed by the world press. His Nyumbani orphans were given life. Soon Kenya and the other Sub-Saharan Africa nations were importing the medications. Thousands of lives were saved.

Dag was honored by Pope John Paul II at the Vatican. At Dag’s funeral in 2006, the President of Kenya eulogized him and awarded him the Star of Kenya medal. Dag died a hero.

Dag’s inspirational legacy lives on. Nyumbani now serves over 5,000 children at the orphanage and clinics in Nairobi’s slums. A self-sustaining Village at Kitui, designed by Dag, is home to over one thousand children and adults. Nyumbani organizations in the U.S., UK, Italy, Ireland, and Spain remain active and involved in fundraising and volunteer services.

In 2017 initial steps were taken in Rome to consider Dag’s possible canonization as a saint in the Catholic Church.

DAG: Savior of AIDS Orphans is based on over 500 interviews and archival research in Kenya, Rome and the U.S. It is available currently at Amazon. Proceeds will go to Father D'Agostino’s orphanage in Kenya.

DAG: Savior of AIDS Orphans is based on over 500 interviews and archival research in Kenya, Rome and the U.S. It is available currently at Amazon. Proceeds will go to Father D'Agostino’s orphanage in Kenya. DAG is the first-ever biography of Angelo D’Agostino SJ, MD, an American priest-physician who grew bored with his cushy life in Washington, D.C. as “the psychiatrist to the stars.” So, at the age of 61, he volunteered as a missionary to Kenya. Arriving in 1987 he unexpecte...

Does your child or adolescent experience:

Problems reading and/or writing
Problems with math
Poor memory
Problems paying attention and focusing
Trouble following directions
Problems dealing with changes in schedule or situations
Problems understanding words or concepts
Delays in learning age appropriate tasks (e.g., telling time)
Problems staying organized
Problems with impulsivity and/ or acting out
Problems completing homework or with academic output

If you answered "yes" to any of the above, or if your child or teen is experiencing other problems in learning or in school, we recommend scheduling a consultation for neuropsychological testing. 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 warranted.

Neuropsychological testing provides quantifiable data about the following mental functions:

Short-term and long-term memory
Problem solving and conceptualizing
Ability to learn new skills and solve problems
Attention, concentration, and distractibility
Logical and abstract reasoning functions
Ability to understand and express language
Visual-spatial organization and Visual-motor coordination
Planning, synthesizing and organizing abilities
Functional impacts on learning and information recall
Academic achievement
Impact on the way a person thinks and feels as a result of the way their brain uses information

For children and adolescents, a neuropsychological evaluation will serve to confirm or identify diagnoses such as learning disabilities, attention/executive functioning disorders, developmental disorders and emotional or psychological conditions, to name but a few.

Testing results will offer specific recommendations to educators and schools, which can help a child or adolescent with learning and with adapting to the school setting.

We invite you to call us at: (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation with either Dr. Amy Gordon or Dr. Ben Williams of our practice. To learn more about neuropsychological testing or Dr. Gordon and Dr. Williams, please visit us at:

Help in Loudoun By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, Our son is 9 years old and he already “needs” an IPhone. It’s true that a lot of his friends have them (his main argument for getting a phone), but my hu…

Unhappy in Loudoun By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, My husband and I recently dropped off our last child (our son) at college. Initially, I shed a few tears but was more focused on my happiness for him. W…

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Rees Chapman has joined our practice! Dr. Chapman evaluates and treats children, adolescents and adults, and he is presently accepting new patients. We invite you to review his professional biography by clicking on the below link. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Chapman, we also invite you to call us at: (703) 723-2999.

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Monica Page has joined our practice! Dr. Page evaluates and treats children, adolescents and adults, and she is presently accepting new patients. We invite you to review her professional biography by clicking on the below link. To schedule a consultation, we also invite you to call us at: (703) 723-2999.

Executive Functioning Boot Camp | LOUDOUN | SIGN UP NOW — Illuminos

Illuminos is offering a week-long, intensive course to help students (middle school and high school age) learn and improve their executive functioning skills. The course will teach organization, time-management, study, note and test taking skills, self advocacy and impression management (how to manage the impressions left on others) tailored to each student's individual learning styles.

APPS has enjoyed a great working relationship with Illuminos in supporting children and teens in our area. We highly recommend the course. A week-long, intensive course to help students learn and improve their Executive Functioning skills.

Marrying with kids? Here’s what it takes to form a blended family

We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) Ms. Jessica Feldman's article on blended families for Northern Virginia Magazine. Dr. Oberschneider, and other mental health professionals in the area, was interviewed for the piece. As the number of two-parent households continues to decline in America, NoVA experts weigh in on the adjustment period of combining two families into one.

Loudoun United FC announce Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services as an official partner for the 2019 season #loudouncounty #loudounsoccer Loudoun United FC are proud to announce Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services as the Official and Exclusive Psychological and Psychiatric Services Partner of Loudoun United FC. The practice specializes in a wide array of diagnostic, psychotherapy, medication and consultation services for

Should your teen get a job? By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. At what point does getting a job make sense for you and your teen? In Virginia, teens as young as 14 years of age can work, albeit in a limited capacity, but it’s n…

Seven Tips to surviving your next extended family vacation By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. As a child psychologist, the topic of vacationing with extended family members comes up quite a bit this time of year, and family relations and dynamics can certain…

Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services in Ashburn, VA has an opening for a clinical psychologist. To learn more about the practice, we invite you to visit: Interested applicants are also invited to fax a cover letter and their resume to: (703) 723-4144 or email it to: [email protected] #psychiatric #psychologist #childpsychologist #adultpsychologist##childtherapist##adulttherapist

Dr. Maggie Avedisian will be running a series of DBT Skills Groups at the practice. If you have a teenager who is struggling to manage their behaviors, mood and social life, "Dr. Maggie's" group may be a great fit and help. DBT groups are highly effective in addressing core mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation and interpersonal skills. Dr. Maggie had her first group of the series last night, and others will be starting soon. To learn more about the groups, we invite you to call us at: (703) 723-2999.

ASK DR. MIKE: Five Takeaways for Parents Regarding the Momo Challenge - The Loudoun Tribune The “Momo Challenge,” first introduced via social media in 2017, became a world-wide phenomenon in 2018 after it was reported that a 12-year-old child in Indonesia committed suicide in response to it. The challenge involves a wide eyed creepy creature that appears on screen and attempts to commu...

Dr. Michael Oberschneider selected as a 2018 Alignable Businessperson of Year

Our practice has truly enjoyed supporting and working closely with other practices and businesses in Northern Virginia through Alignable. Thus, it's a real honor for Dr. Michael Oberschneider to be awarded the 2018 Alignable Businessperson of the Year! #alignable Dr. Michael Oberschneider from Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services was selected as an Alignable Businessperson of the year for 2018 in Ashburn.

Ask Dr. Mike: 4 Oxytocin Boosting Tips for a Great Valentine’s Day…and Beyond! - The Loudoun Tribune Any good romantic partner knows that chocolate, flowers, a dinner date, and jewelry are good go-to’s on Valentine’s Day. But a lot of people don’t know that Oxytocin, the official Valentine’s Day hormone, is largely why being in love feels so wonderfully fantastic. Oxytocin is a hormone and ...

Upset in Loudoun By Michael Oberschneider, Psy. D. Dr. Mike, Our 27-year-old son still lives at home with us and we can’t get him to be his own independent man. We’ve tried everything, but nothing has worked. He …

Fusion Academy Loudoun | Private High School Changing Education

Sue-Anne DeBergh, the Director of Admissions and Outreach for Fusion of Loudoun, visited our practice to share the many wonderful things that are happening at her school. Fusion is a great local private school that is student centered and innovative in its approach to learning and education. From it's one-to-one teaching model, to it's various programs, Fusion is most definitely a school to visit if you are considering a private school for your teen. Fusion Academy offers a one-to-one customized education with individualized scheduling that promotes school & life balance. Visit our Loudoun campus.

Unhappy in Loudoun Dr. Mike, Our friends are getting divorced and they’re making my husband and me choose which of them to keep as a friend and which one of them to drop. On top of this very uncomfortable ultimatum, …

Ask Dr. Mike: On Cultivating an Attitude of Gratitude for 2019! - The Loudoun Tribune As 2018 nears the end, many of us are thinking about the things we might want to improve on in our lives for the coming year. And while losing weight, drinking less alcohol, exercising more, spending less, improving self-care and working less, are always great new year’s resolution go-tos, I invit...

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44095 Pipeline Plz, Ste 240
Ashburn, VA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 21:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 21:00
Sunday 08:00 - 21:00
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