Ashburn Psychological Services

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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.

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...

To Spank or Not to Spank…That is the Question “As your kids grow up they may forget what you said, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.” – Kevin Heath The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a formal p…

Ask Dr. Mike: Having a Mild-Life Crisis? Here’s What You Should Do - The Loudoun Tribune “Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age, when the eager passions of youth are cooled, and the infirmities of age not yet begun; as we see that the shadows, which are morning and evening so large, almost entirely disappear at midday.” – Eleanor Roosevelt The Canad...

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Competitive Youth Sports As a psychologist, I frequently work with children and teens involved in competitive team sports, and while there are certainly advantages to being a great athlete at a young age, there can also be…

Ask Dr. Mike: Look At Where You Live - The Loudoun Tribune From cost of living, income, public education, diversity and crime rate to restaurants, craft breweries, wineries, the larger entertainment culture, and our proximity to D.C. with the coming Silver Line Metro, Money Magazine just rated Ashburn the second best community to live in the entire U.S. And...

How to celebrate Halloween without offending anyone

With Halloween right around the corner, picking the right costume -- and not the wrong one -- for your child is hot topic. We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) this article in the Toronto Sun. Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, was interviewed for the piece. Halloween is right around the corner and so to offending and being offended.A Handmaid’s Tale costume sparked a social media frenzy recently for making female oppression “cute” an…

Unhappily Married in Loudoun

We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) Dr. Oberschneider's advice column on the impact of Asperger's Disorder (High Functioning Autism) on marriage for the Blue Ridge Leader and Loudoun Today. Dr. Mike: My husband was recently diagnosed with High Functioning Autism. I suppose I should be happy to finally know the reason why he’s treated me so badly for our whole marriage, but the harm h…

Dr. Douglas Lipp is pleased to announce that he will be facilitating his four-week Positive Parenting Workshop focusing on parenting the “challenging” child. This small-group workshop will help parents develop the specialized skills required to best raise the child who is inattentive, hyperactive, impulsive, “spirited” or strong-willed. As a professional courtesy, if both parents sign up, the second parent is half-price.

The group will be held on Wednesdays from 7:15-8:15PM on October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th.

The group is also being offered November 7th, 14th, 28th, and December 5th.

Spots are filling up fast, so please call our office manager, Christine Kutt, at: (703) 723-2999 to reserve your spot. Hope to see you there!

Hind Benjelloun, M.D.


We are so very pleased to announce that Dr. Hind Benjelloun has joined our practice to evaluate and treat children, adolescents and adults. In addition to her outstanding professional pedigree and experience as a psychiatrist, Dr. Benjelloun cares deeply about her patients and work, and she is a very warm and engaging professional. Unlike some psychiatrists who rush their patient meetings during medication checks, Dr. Benjelloun takes her time to listen and learn about her patients needs in order to provide optimal care with optimal outcomes. It truly is an honor to have Dr. Benjelloun come on with us. To learn more about Dr. Benjelloun, we invite you to call our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999. You will find her professional biography on our website at: EDUCATION: Eastern Virginia Medical School RESIDENCY: Georgetown University CREDENTIALS: MD, Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry TREATMENT POPULATIONS: Children, Adolescents and Adults SERVICES PROVIDED: Medication Management and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Individ...


Ashley Addiction Treatment offers a number of outstanding programs for the various addictions, as well as dual diagnosis and pain management treatment -- and it's only a couple of hours away from Northern Virginia! Their family wellness program is wonderful, and it appreciates and addresses the impact of addiction on family members. Our director has been referring patients to Ashley for over 15 years now, and with great success. Bravo also to Mr. James Flentje, Clinical Outreach Representative. James has wealth of knowledge on addiction and recovery and a heart of gold when it comes to supporting patients and families toward treatment. James can be reached directly on his cell at: 347-7426779.

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Dr. Mike: 8 Signs That Your Child or Teen is Addicted to Video Games - The Loudoun Tribune The World Health Organization (WHO) has made it official this Summer – digital games can be addictive, and those addicted to them need help. This isn’t surprising to me a bit since, as a psychologist in private practice, a good amount of my time these days is spent helping children and teenagers...

The World Health Organization has made it official this Summer -- digital games can be addictive, and those addicted to them need help. This isn't a surprise to us at the practice given that we are frequently contacted by parents in the area in response to their children or teens struggles with video game over use.

Does your child or teen grossly minimize and distort the amount of time he or she spends gaming?

Does your child or teen socialize exclusively on-line during games but rationalizes strongly that he or she has a social life and plenty of friends?

Does your child or teen no longer find joy in the activities that he used to find joy in?

Does your child or teen no longer participate in family activities because that would mean leaving his or her games?

Is your child or teen overly preoccupied with the games he or she plays?

Does your child or teen demonstrate irritability and even anger at times, especially when you interfere with his or her gaming?

Does your child or teen spend -- or try to spend -- a lot of money on games?

Has your child or teen's gaming caused significant problems across the important areas of his or her life -- academic problems, weight gain problems, social problems, hygiene problems and/or sleep problems?

If you answered yes, to any of the above questions, perhaps your child or teen needs help. We are pleased to announce that our practice is currently forming video game addiction groups for the Fall. We invite you to call our office manager, Christine Kutt, to learn more about the groups and to see if your child or teen is a good fit. Christine can be reached directly at: (703) 723-2999.

Dr. Rachel Schuchart is a clinical psychologist at APPS who is trained in the Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP). This program was developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, and research has shown very positive and significant results for helping children and adults with social and emotional difficulties, auditory sensitivities, anxiety and trauma related challenges, inattention, and stressors that impact social engagement. As an evidenced based therapy, SSP is a five-day auditory intervention designed to reduce stress and auditory sensitivity while enhancing social engagement and resilience. To learn more about SSP, and its fit for you, we invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at: (703) 723-2999.

Dr. Rachel Schuchart is a clinical psychologist and an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) therapist. EMDR is an evidence-based therapy treatment approach that originated in the 1990s. EMDR serves to help individuals who are experiencing significant emotional distress and/or trauma. EMDR can reduce fears, anxieties, unwanted urges/impulses, and extreme reactions to others. While EMDR is primarily a treatment for trauma, research has shown that it can effectively treat depression, anxiety disorders, addictions, complicated grief, eating disorders and personality disorders. We invite you to call our office manager, Christine Kutt, at: (703) 723-2999 to learn more about EMDR and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schuchart.

Dr. Mike: The Relationship Between Teen Suicide and Technology - The Loudoun Tribune The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released its findings from a large-scale study on suicide and the findings were both disturbing and intriguing. According to the CDC, suicide rates have risen about 30% across the nation between 1999 and 2015. This is true for all ethnic....

Free Spirit Publishing

We hope you enjoy (and benefit from) Dr. Oberschneider's article for Free Spirit Publishing on modeling healthy screen time as parents for our children.

Children observe what we as adults say and do. Click below for five ways to lead by example when it comes to technology use.

Dr. Doug Lipp is pleased to announce that he will be facilitating in the Fall a four-week Positive Parenting Workshop focusing on parenting the “challenging” child. This small-group workshop will help parents develop the specialized skills required to best raise the child who is inattentive, hyperactive, impulsive, “spirited” or strong-willed. Please call the office for further information regarding dates and times and costs. Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your seat. As a professional courtesy, if both parents sign up, the second parent is half-price.

Ask Dr. Mike: Child Anxiety and Schools Tests - The Loudoun Tribune Dr. Mike, Our daughter did not get into the gifted program through the public school system because we were told that her test scores “disqualified” her. My husband and I were shocked because she is an extremely intelligent child. But we also know that she’s super sensitive and becomes anxious...

Fusion Academy Loudoun | Private High School Changing Education

Colleen Mosely, the Director of Admissions and Outreach for Fusion Academy, visited with us this past week. Fusion is a great private school here in Loudoun County, and our practice has enjoyed a wonderful working relationship with them since their opening this past year. Fusion offers a very unique and individualized educational approach and a host of programs and summer camps. To learn more about Fusion, please click on the link here.

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