Archive for August, 2010

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 field of hypnosis. He received his M.D. from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from University of Notre Dame. He has served as the director of child and adolescent services at The Psychiatric Institute of Washington and was founder of the Gateway, a residential treatment program for alcohol and drug abuse.

Dr. Novello has authored two textbooks on psychiatry and has contributed several scientific papers to the medical literature. In addition, he has written three popular books for parents. His featured column, “You and Your Child”, appeared each week in Woman’s World magazine for many years. Dr. Novello’s most recent book, The Myth of More, is about finding happiness in life by overcoming character flaws called “lifetraps” and discovering spiritual values.

Dr. Novello has received numerous awards, including election to the American College of Psychiatrists and Fellowship in the American Psychiatric Association. He has also received a Best Doctors in America Award and the Medallion of the US Surgeon General. Georgetown University, where he is a member of the clinical faculty, has honored him with its Vicennial Award. Dr. Novello has been a consultant to the National Naval Medical Center and the Inter-American Development Bank and has served as health issues advisor to US Senator John Warner of Virginia.

Dr. Novello is well-known to the general public through his media activities. In Washington, he has hosted his own daily radio call-in program on WMAL and his regular feature “The Family Doctor” has appeared on WJLA-TV News. Dr. Novello has also been active in the media on the national level. His syndicated radio program Healthtime has been heard daily in over 300 cities and he has often appeared on network and cable TV news programs and talk shows as well as programs such as Nightline, Good Morning America and The Today Show.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Novello, please contact our office manager, Rita Meredith, at (703) 723-2999.

Dr. Oberschneider, Director, Ashburn Psychological Services

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Ashburn Psychological 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 Services will have a booth on the second floor of the event. Professionals from the Ashburn Psychological Services will be available to address general questions regarding  anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder and other conditions, as well as child therapy, adult therapy, support groups, family therapy, couple’s therapy, neuropsychological testing, developmental testing, educational testing, psychological testing, auditory processing testing, ADHD testing, Autism testing, Asperger’s testing, learning disabilities, psychiatry and medication management. For more information call: (703) 777-8577 or visit http://www.familyfestva.com

Family Fest is held at the Dulles Town Center on Saturday August 28, 2010 from 10 am to 4 pm.  Admission and parking is free with easy wheelchair and stroller accessibility.

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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 impact of the economy and screen time on teens.  We invite you to pick up the August 2010 edition of Northern Virginia Magazine to read the article in it’s entirety.  You can also read the article at:  http://www.northernvirginiamag.com

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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

  1. a workshop to help you understand the complexities of divorce.
  2. a guide to help you take the next step, at any state in the process of untying the knot.
  3. explains the legal, financial, family, property, and personal issues of divorce in a    compassionate way.
  4. includes the guidance of trained professionals to remove confusion about the divorce process.
  5. provides guidance before seeking professional advice and what to expect.
  6. gives you basic knowledge to save you time, money, and frustration.
  7. identifies community resources to help you through this difficult time.
  8. provides unbiased information to help you explore your options; deal with guilt, anger, and grief; and move forward with your life.
  9. connects you with other women in similar situations to gain strength and build a support system

You are not alone.  Let the experts at Second Saturday guide you through this difficult time.

We can help understand your options and move forward in your life.

Schedule of Events




Presented by a family therapist

10:00-10:05 BREAK – Q&A


Presented by a local realtor and loan officer

10:45-11:00 BREAK – Q&A


Presented by a financial advisor

11:50-12:00 BREAK – Q&A


Presented by Cooch & Lapham, PLLC

1:00-1:30 FINAL Q&A

For More Information about Second Saturdays in Fairfax, Please Contact Us:

Cooch & Lapham, PLLC                      (703) 359-0088


e-mail: secondsaturday@coochandlapham.com

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