Archive for November, 2012

Ms. Kathleen Hwang of Sanders Corner Elementary School was fatally wounded in an accident last week. Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, wrote an article on her loss for the Ashburn Patch and Leesburg Patch to help parents in our community. You will find the piece at the Patch or by clicking on the link below.

Ms. Kathleen Hwang of Sanders Corner Elementary School

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Ms. Jennifer Sexton of Virginia Home Based Counseling met with Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Maggie Avedisian, Dr.Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider of Ashburn Psychological Services to discuss ways in which the two groups could work together more closely to support Northern Virginia families in need.

Virginia Home Based Counseling is a State Licensed Intensive In-Home Service program that provides therapeutic intervention to families with children who are at risk for an out of home placement due to the child’s mental, behavioral, or emotional disorder. Intensive in-home services are an effective way to address the situation within the individual’s environment and to produce change. The program provides therapeutic services designed to reduce disruptive, problematic, or risky behavior and seeks to empower parents to develop and lead healthier lives.

The primary goal of this program is to preserve the family unit and prevent the unnecessary placement of children outside of their homes or community.

For more information about Virginia Home Based Counseling, we invite you to contact Ms. Sexton at (703) 930-9607 or Ms. Sarah Bryant at (703) 861-0201. You can also learn more about their services by visiting them at:


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Ms. Noreine Filipkowski of Cumberland Hospital met with Dr. Maggie Avedisian, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Joseph Novello and Dr. Michael Oberschneider to discuss ways in which the two agencies can work together better to support Virginia children and adolescents with significant medical and physical disabilities, injuries and/or lifelong illnesses. To learn more about Cumberland Hospital’s in-patient and residential facilities, we invite you to visit them at: http://www.cumberlandhospital.com or at (800) 368-3472.

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Ashburn Psychological Services is pleased to announce that our psychiatrists are now seeing new and existing patients over the weekend.

Over the past few decades, one of the bona fide revolutions in mental health treatment has involved the use of modern, FDA-approved medications for certain mental disorders. A careful medication regimen under close supervision of a physician can reduce overall levels of distress, promoting a more appropriate adjustment to situational stressors, as well as facilitating improvements through psychotherapy. Medications are often combined with psychotherapy for treating mental and emotional disorders.
APS has Board Certified Child, Adolescent, Adult and Forensic psychiatrists to treat and diagnose clients for improved mental well being.

To Schedule a consultation, we invite you to call our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999.

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Dr. Michael Oberschneider, our director, was interviewed by Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times on the psychology of voting for the presidential election. The piece is titled: Leaning Left or Right, Red or Blue, the Answer May Be In Your Genes.

The complete article can be found at:


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