Archive for June, 2012

Ashburn Psychological Services provides the most advanced, state of the art assessment and treatment for child, adolescent and adult ADD and ADHD. As a multidisciplinary team, we start with a comprehensive assessment conducted either by one of our highly credentialed psychiatrist’s or psychologist’s. Neuropsychological testing is sometimes warranted for diagnostic clarification inasmuch as ADD and ADHD can look like other conditions and vice versa — anxiety, depression, learning disorders, auditory processing disorder, and other developmental conditions. Diagnostic testing is sometimes required for private or public school placement and instruction.

Treatment is then individualized to the care and needs of the client. Treatment may include medication, cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent consultation and guidance and/or Cogmed Working Memory Training. Some of our clients are adamant that they do not want medication as a component to their treatment or their child’s treatment for ADD or ADHD. Much research has shown outstanding results for ADD and ADHD with evidenced based cognitive behavior therapy alone. Cogmed research studies have also shown impressive results in the treatment of ADD and ADHD.

To schedule a consultation with our team, please contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999.

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Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider will be presenting on the topic of mental health and the law in Virginia. They will be presenting alongside Mr. James Plowman, the Commonwealth’s Attorney, Mr. John Whitbeck, an attorney in Northern Virginia, and Mr. Mark Watson, an attorney in central Virginia.

The presentation is primarily for mental health professionals and attendees will earn 6 continuing education credits. The presentation will cover the most relevant areas including: Treatment policies and individual rights, forensic practice, ethical and legal standards of care, navigating the Court system, confidentiality, risk management and record keeping, HIPAA and federal anti-kickback statute and other fraud abuse laws.

Please visit the link below to learn more about the presenters and presentation.


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Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, was interviewed by reporter, Jennifer Sendrow, for WEMP FM News 101.9 in New York City and WIQI FM News 101.1 in Chicago. The interview dealt with the rise of students having inappropriate relationships with their teachers. Dr. Oberschneider addressed the developmental, social and emotional problems associated with transgressive relationships between students and teachers. To listen to clips of the interview, please visit our Facebook at:

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We are honored to have Dr. Malika Seth join our team. As a psychiatrist, Dr. Seth is highly credentialed and experienced and offers a caring approach to her patients. We invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at: (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Seth. We have posted Dr. Seth’s professional biography below for your review and consideration.

Professional Biography

Dr. Malika Seth is a trained Adult Psychiatrist. She has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her main areas of interest are women’s health, including during pregnancy and post-partum, cross-cultural psychiatry, depression, bipolar, OCD, panic and general anxiety disorders. She works with individuals and couples. She believes that the most effective treatment often combines psychotherapy with medication, and offers both therapy and medication management in her practice.

Dr. Seth studied Neurobiology at Princeton University and received her medical degree from Cornell University. Her psychiatry residency was at the Payne Whitney Center of Cornell University. After her training, she had a private practice in Manhattan and was a Clinical Instructor and Assistant Attending in Psychiatry at Cornell University. She taught a course for residents on Cross-Cultural Psychiatry, which focused on culturally relevant factors of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. She also received a teaching award in Psychosomatic Medicine. She is focused on providing comprehensive care for her patients, including therapy, medication management, and collaboration with other providers.

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Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, presented at this year’s Accessibility Summit. The Accessibility Summit, is a national conference for the disability community. His talk, titled, “Understanding Behaviors of Special Needs Children,” was well attended by teachers, professionals and parents of special needs children at the conference. For more information on Dr. Oberschneider’s presentation and the conference, please visit: http://www.accessibilitysummit.org or call: (703) 779-2918. This was Ashburn Psychological Services second year presenting at the conference. We were honored again to take part in such an important day and conference.

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