Archive for August, 2011

Dr. Wahi is an Oxford-educated Developmental Psychologist. She obtained her Post-Doctoral Respecialization Clinical Psychology training at the Mayo Clinic, MN and the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA.

When working with children, Dr. Wahi uses both play therapy as well as evidenced-based therapies such as, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help children alter their maladaptive thought and behavior patterns. An essential component of her work includes parent coaching and instituting a behavioral reward system in the home.

In addition to working with children, Dr. Wahi also specializes in women’s health issues. These include: mood and anxiety disorders, prenatal and postpartum adjustments, eating and weight disorders/body image issues, coping with cancer and issues related to cancer genetics, stage of life transitions, relational issues, adjustment to major change/work-life balance and grief/loss throughout the life cycle.

Dr. Wahi is also trained to provide psychological and psycho-educational evaluations for children, adolescents and adults.

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Ashburn Psychological Services hosted representatives from Dominion Hospital to discuss ways in which the two organizations can work together better to support our families in Northern Virginia. Dr.Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, Chris Kutt (our office manager), and Nisha Sharma (our administrative assistant), were present for the meeting. Dominion Hospital is an inpatient facility that treats children, adolescents and adults in need of intensive hospitalization care.  They are presently the only psychiatric inpatient facility in Northern Virginia for children and adolescents.  For more information about Dominion Hospital’s inpatient treatment programs, please call: (703) 536-2000.

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