Posts Tagged ‘Dr. Joseph Novello’

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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Attorney, John Whitbeck, and fellow attorney, Kristin Quirk, met with Ashburn Psychological Services team members to discuss their special education law practice in Loudoun County. Mr. Whitbeck is a highly regarded Northern Virginia attorney who is now offering special education law services through his Leesburg practice, Whitbeck and Cisneros, P.C., and in coordination with his associates. Mr. Whitbeck and his team are offering special education advocacy and legal representation to Northern Virginia families in need. Students with learning disorders (e.g., dyslexia, math, writing), neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s) and emotional and behavioral struggles may benefit from the assistance of a special education attorney in working with the school system. Dr. Joseph Novello, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Maggie Avedisian, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Al Jerome and Dr. Michael Oberschneider were on hand to meet with Mr. Whitbeck and Ms. Quirk.

To learn more about Mr. Whitbeck and Ms. Quirk, we invite you to visit http://www.whitbecklegal.com or call (703) 777-1795.

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Ashburn Psychological Services works with children, adolescents and adults throughout Ashburn to understand any emotional and behavior problems. Testing will accurately diagnose psychiatric problems such as depression and anxiety disorders. Ashburn Psychological Services provides individuals and families an understanding of their problems and personalized recommendations to treat them. Treatment might include: cognitive-behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, behavior planning and behavior modification work, play therapy, Greenspan-style floor time work, coping skills work, parental guidance, relaxation training, family therapy or couples therapy.

In addition to treating emotional/psychological problems, APS will assist in coordinating services between professionals. For example, emotional testing results greatly assist psychiatrists in determining which medications (if any) are most appropriate for children, adolescents and adults. Our psychiatrists, Dr. Imran Akram, Dr. Joseph Novello, Dr. Malika Seth, Dr. Gagandeep Singh and Dr. Zafar Rasheed work collaboratively with our evaluators and therapists in utilizing data gathered from emotional and psychological testing.

We invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation. We also invite you to visit us at http://www.ashburnpsych.com to learn more about our team and services.

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Dr. Joseph Novello is currently accepting new patients at Ashburn Psychological Services. Among his many accomplishments, Dr. Novello has been entered into the “Best Doctors in America” 2011-2012 database for his work as a child and adult psychiatrist. He is also a Washingtonian Magazine “Top Psychiatrist.” Dr. Novello has also authored 7 books and is often in the media, appearing on Larry King Live, Goodmorning America, Nightline, the Today Show and other popular media spots. He also hosted “The Family Doctor” radio show, which was syndiated in over 700 cities nationwide for many years. It is an honor to have Dr. Novello on the team for psychiatric consultation, assessment and treatment in Loudoun County.

To review Dr. Novello’s biography, please visit: http://www.ashburnpsych.com. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Novello, please call our office mananger, 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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Attorney William Reichhardt met with our director, Dr. Michael Oberschneider, and child psychiatrist, Dr. Joseph Novello, to discuss ways in which their two practices can work together better to support Northern Virginia students in need of educational and psychological support. Mr. Reichhardt is one of the area’s leading educational attorney’s. To learn more about Mr. Reichhardt and his team, we invite you to visit: http://www.wbrlaw.com or call: (703) 359-6060.

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