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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.
We hope you benefit from Dr. Oberschneider's parenting article on the George Floyd tragedy and racism.
ashburnpsych.com How to Discuss the George Floyd Tragedy and Racism with your Children On May 25th, George Floyd, an African American man, was killed by a white police officer during an arrest over Floyd allegedly using a counterfeit $20 bill at a market. This moment of police brutality and the tragedy of Floyd’s ...
Victoria Madden of our practice will be running a support group for expecting mothers and fathers, "Navigating Pregnancy During the COVID-19 Pandemic." To learn more about the group, we invite you to call us at: (703) 723-2999. To learn more about Victoria Madden we invite you to view her professional biography here:
ashburnpsych.com PREGNANCY & COVID-19 Navigating pregnancy during a global pandemic Join licensed professional counselor Victoria Madden, MEd, EdS, NCCE, NCPC, and expecting mothers and fathers for a weekly support group that offers participants the chance to: Communicate with people who get it Gain support and conn...
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 psychiatry and psychology. Presently, our clinicians work with many men and women across all of the branches of the military and their children at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services.
Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, addresses how to parent a child with ADHD related struggles and a teen with social media over use during the pandemic in his monthly "Ask Dr. Mike" column for the The Blue Ridge Leader. To read more of Dr. Oberschneider's past articles, we invite you to visit:
ashburnpsych.com Dr. Mike, Our children are having a very difficult time with the quarantine. Our 9 year old son has ADHD, and his behaviors are much worse and his ability to focus on school work is just not there…thank goodness the school year is almost over! It’s too bad because he was doing great academically...
Is your child regressing emotionally in response to the pandemic? Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, addresses this topic in his monthly "Ask Dr. Mike" column for the The Blue Ridge Leader. To read more of Dr. Oberschneider's past articles, we invite you to visit:
ashburnpsych.com Dr. Mike, Our 6 year old daughter needs to sleep with us every night now. It’s 100% because of the coronavirus since she’s been sleeping by herself for years with no issues. She started by coming into our room at night crying about “nightmares” and “scary dreams” a few weeks ago and now ...
Should we go to the beach this year as a family? Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, answers this question as part of his monthly "Ask Dr. Mike" column for The Blue Ridge Leader. To read more of Dr. Oberschneider's past articles, we invite you to visit:
ashburnpsych.com Dr. Mike, My wife has decided that she does not want us to go to the beach for our annual big family beach gathering this July because of coronavirus. Even though all of our extended family are just going to pile into a huge beach house rental,
During yesterday's webinar with Whitbeck Bennett, we discussed the challenges in communicating what's happening with #COVID19 to your children. Panelist, Dr. Joe Novello, explains that knowing your audience is key.
Yesterday we paired up with Whitbeck Bennett, to discuss the impact COVID-19 has on mental health and families in crisis. Panelist, Dr. Maggie Avedisian, acknowledges one method of coping with the struggles brought by #covid19 is to practice mindfulness.
Yesterday we paired up with Whitbeck Bennett, to discuss the impact COVID-19 has on mental health and families in crisis. Panelist, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, acknowledges one method of coping with the struggles brought by #covid19 is to focus on what is in your control.
On May 8th, we are teaming up with Whitbeck Bennett to host a FREE Webinar for the community on the impact that COVID-19 has on mental health and families in crisis. To learn more and register, click the link below.
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ashburnpsych.com 5 Psychological Tips To Help You Get Through The Quarantine While no one knows for certain when the coronavirus will end, it appears that the virus and quarantine will continue on for now. This has been a very difficult time for us all; and, for many across the U.S. (and the rest of the world)
APPS is providing on-line psychological testing for an accurate diagnosis of ADHD and other mental health conditions, as well as intellectual assessments (i.e. IQ testing). To learn more about our on-line testing and assessment offerings, we invite you to call us at: (703) 723-2999 or email us at: [email protected]
APPS is now offering on-line psychiatric services (medication management) and therapy. For new and existing clients, we invite you to click on the image here to learn more about these services and how we can be of help to you.
ashburnpsych.com Psychiatric and Psychological Services On-Line The highly credentialed and experienced team of clinicians at APPS is available to support your needs online or by telephone on a consultation or ongoing treatment basis. Receiving psychological or psychiatric help through the Internet or by telephone c...
ON-LINE ADD AND ADHD TREATMENT
Cogmed is a 5-week, coached, research based and validated program completed on a computer or tablet.
The program specifically addresses attention/concentration and working memory, which are key areas for the brain's processing capacity -- areas vital for concentration, reasoning, learning and resisting distractions. If your child or teen has ADHD, ADD or focus struggles, Cogmed may be a great on-line treatment fit for you, and research has supported Cogmed's success for adults.
You can learn about our Cogmed psychologists by visiting Dr. Amy Gordon and Dr. Margaret Wong's professional biographies on our website at:
We invite you to contact us at: (703) 723-2999 or [email protected] discuss your needs.
ashburnpsych.com How To Help Your Children (And Yourself) Get Through The Coronavirus Pandemic To every child – I dream of a world where you can laugh, dance, sing, learn, live in peace and be happy ~ Malala Yousafzai At a time of year when we as parents
It was announced this morning that Loudoun County Public Schools will be closed from March 12 until March 20 in response to the rapidly unfolding coronavirus pandemic. While there are no reported presumptive cases within the school system, the school system is taking the precautionary and planning measure of closing schools at this time. To read more about the school's decision, please click on the link here.
Also, please know that we at Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services realize that this news may be impactful -- both logistically (e.g., working from home, getting a child or teen to an appointment, etc.) and emotionally, and we are here to support you as needed. If you would like to or need to reschedule an appointment, please call us and we will most certainly accommodate your needs. Several of our psychiatrists, psychologists and therapists are offering on-line and telephone meeting options during this time to support continuity of care; that is also an option at our practice. The coronavirus has quickly become an upsetting reality that is now more immediate for our community. We urge you to take care of your loved ones and yourself, per the CDC guidelines, until the virus's end.
insidenova.com Following Fairfax County's lead, Loudoun public schools will be closed Friday, March 20, as a teacher workday to prepare for the possibility of school closures and distance learning.
blueridgeleader.com By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. With all of the advances in medicine and science, raising children today should be easy right? I suppose in many ways the knowledge we currently have, and our imme…
We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) Dr. Oberschneider's article on screen time management for the Free Spirit Publishing Blog
freespiritpublishingblog.com By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., author of Ollie Outside: Screen-Free Fun Technology overuse is a growing problem for children and teens, and one that I deal with on a daily basis as a psychologis…
Dr. Maggie Avedisian has received training and credentialing in Alpha-Stim, an FDA cleared treatment for anxiety, insomnia and depression. Cranial Electrical Stimulation (CES) is a very mild electrical stimulation which safely and effectively changes cell activity in the brain. In about 20 minutes, the Alpha-Stim increases alpha waves, which can produce a very calming and relaxed feeling...reducing anxiety. The initial response can last from 6-48 hours depending on the person and is effective for about 80-90% of individuals. Repeated use will provide longer lasting, cumulative and more sustainable results. Over 100 research studies with proven and safe results!
To learn more about Alpha-Stim at APPS, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Avedisian, we invite you to call us at: (703) 723-2999.
ashburnpsych.com EDUCATION: The Catholic University of America, Ph.D.; the George Washington University, Post-Doctoral Respecialization in Clinical Child Psychology INTERNSHIP/FELLOWSHIP: St. Elizabeths Hospital CREDENTIALS: Doctorate in Developmental Psychology with Post-Doctoral Respecialization in Clinical Child....
The National Museum of Natural History in D.C. currently has the exhibit, "Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World." Anxiety most often improves with exposure to the stressor, so if your child or teen is experiencing anxiety in response to the current coronavirus outbreak, this exhibit could be an excellent opportunity. By learning about viruses -- the various ways they're transmitted and what we can do preventatively -- your child or teen could gain a greater sense of personal control and mastery over the moment. Dr. Oberschneider's article on thd coronavirus for the Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today may also be of some help to you.
naturalhistory.si.edu When people move into or change an environment, microbes that cause illness can "jump" from wildlife to humans and cause disease outbreaks that can spread internationally. Tracking down and responding to these outbreaks requires coordinated detective work from people in many professions.
Is your son or daughter ready for college? We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) Dr. Oberschneider's article on college readiness.
blueridgeleader.com By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. A number of high school seniors have already received their college application decision letters, while most will get the news by early spring. For those who are pl…
We hope you benefit from Dr. Oberschneider's parenting article on the coronavirus.
ashburnpsych.com Older children and teens are starting to talk about the coronavirus crisis. Some thoughts on how parents can address their children’s anxiety. This week, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency. Reported cases of human-to-human transmission of the ...
We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) Dr. Oberschneider's New Year's Resolution article. Happy New Year from all of us at APPS!
blueridgeleader.com By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Humility comes from the Latin word humilis, which literally means low. But as a virtue, humility is often misperceived as being something that is undesirable or un…
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!
freespirit.com 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.
We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) this month's Ask Dr. Mike column for the Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today. https://blueridgeleader.com/to-medicate-or-not-to-medicate/
blueridgeleader.com 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…
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
blueridgeleader.com 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 …
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