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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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We are honored to have Dr. Gagandeep Singh join our team. Dr. Singh is a board certified psychiatrist who assesses and treats, children, adolescents and adults. He is a highly credentialed and experienced psychiatrist who offers a caring approach to his patients. We invite you to contact our office manager, Christine Kutt, at: (703) 723-2999 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Singh. We have posted Dr. Singh’s professional biography below for your review and consideration.


Professional Biography

Dr. Singh is a Mayo Clinic trained, board certified psychiatrist who treats children, adolescents and adults.

Besides his work at Ashburn Psychological Services, he also holds a senior leadership position with the Inova Health System and is accountable for the mental health/psychiatry work done at all their hospitals, outpatient clinics and ERs in Northern Virginia. In this capacity, Dr. Singh supervises other psychiatrists and leads clinical efforts across that health system. He has admitting privileges at each of the Inova hospitals. He also continues to be involved in the training and education of the next generation of physicians and psychiatrists.

Dr. Singh has been in practice since 2001, initially in Iowa where he had a busy practice seeing patients from ages 4 thru a 100. He subsequently was on faculty at the University of Utah Medical Center. He also served as the senior psychiatrist for the University of Utah counseling center for several years. During this time, he also directed the electroconvulsive treatment (ECT) service for the University of Utah Hospitals.

Dr. Singh has consistently received awards for his clinical expertise and the care he has given his patients. He is the recipient of the very prestigious Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award: an award bestowed at the Mayo Clinic in recognition of an outstanding record in clinical performance, humanitarianism and scholarly activity. He has additional board certification in treating those with combined medical and psychiatric issues.

Dr. Singh feels humbled to be able to help heal his patients and strongly believes that he specializes in seeing people not diseases in his clinical work.

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  • Dr. Joseph Novello was nominated, “Top Doc,” in the Washingtonian Magazine and Virginia Living Magazine for his work as a psychiatrist with children and adults.  Dr. Novello was also nominated into the “Best Doctor’s in America” 2011-2012 database for psychiatry.
  • Dr. Michael Oberschneider appeared on Good Morning America as a mental health expert to discuss bullying and teen suicide.
  • Dr. Oberschneider published several articles on various topics in Loudoun County newspapers and was featured in the magazine, Northern Virginia, and on the Website, Ashburn Patch.
  • Dr. Albert Jerome was invited by the Discovery Network to appear as a treatment expert on an episode of the popular show, Hoarding: Buried Alive.  The episode was filmed in 2010 and will be shown on the Discovery Learning Channel in early 2011.
  • Dr. Novello, Dr. Imran Akram, Dr. Amy Gordon, Dr. Margaret Wong, Dr. Albert Jerome, Dr. Maggie Avedisian and Dr. Michael Oberschneider hosted a panel presentation and discussion on Bipolar Affective Disorder and Depression at the Potomac Club in Lansdowne.
  • Dr. Jay Lucker presented seminars for continuing education credit all over the U.S. on the topic of “Helping Children with Auditory Processing Disorders.”  He continues to present seminars on a monthly basis on this topic.  You can find out more by going to www.pesi.com and searching under LUCKER for upcoming seminars from the East Coast to the West Coast and from North to South.
  • Dr. Lucker was the invited keynote speaker and presented a full day seminar at the Canadian Speech-Language-Hearing Association 2010 convention.  He spoke on his specialty topic of Auditory Processing Disorders.
  • Dr. Lucker was an invited speaker and the keynote speaker at the FRUA 2010 Fall Conference in Philadelphia and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.  He spoke on the topic of Auditory Processing Disorders in Internationally Adopted Children.
  • Dr. Lucker was one of the invited speakers at the 2010 Annual Convention of the Maryland Speech-Language-Hearing Association.  He spoke on the topic of The Use of Sound Interventions and Auditory Training Programs for Children with Auditory Processing Disorders.
  • Dr. Lucker was one of the invited speakers presenting the closing seminar for all attendees at the K.S. & A. 2010 Summer Conference.  He spoke on the topic of Auditory Processing Disorders in Children with XY Chromosome Variations.
  • Dr. Lucker presented a webinar on Developing Listening Skills in Children with Cochlear Implants a number of times during the 2010 year.  He also presented a seminar on Developing Auditory Processing Skills in Children with XY Chromosome Variations as the Holiday Special Webinar this Christmas 2010.

 

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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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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, Laura Cusumano, at (703) 723-2999.

Dr. Oberschneider, Director

Ashburn Psychological Services

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Thinking about Stress

Life can be stressful.   While the media bombards us with talk of war, recession, and layoffs, we are busy working, raising our children, and caring for elderly parents.   The content of our minds reflects the way that we live, with thoughts rattling around all day and sometimes well into the night.  We review, plan, worry, and obsess, and can end up feeling stressed and out of control.

So, what can you do to manage your level of stress?  The common wisdom is that you should change how you think:  stop worrying and replace the negative thoughts with positive or more rational thoughts.   Think better and you will feel better.   Right?

This may work for some people, at least in the short-term.  But for most of us, this not a realistic long-term strategy.  Trying to change the content of your thoughts can be a very frustrating experience.  You push a thought away only to have it come back, sometimes stronger.   The realization that your thinking is “out of control” or at least beyond your control, can result in feelings of helplessness.   Why can’t I change this?  What is wrong with me?  Why can’t I control my thinking?

If controlling your thoughts doesn’t work, what can you do?  The solution is to give up the fight, to let go of your efforts to control your thoughts.    Even though you may not be able to change the content of your thoughts, you can change your relationship with your thoughts, the meaning that they hold for you.

Rather than viewing all of your thoughts as being true, valid, and important indicators of who you are and what your world means, try thinking of them as nothing more than habitual patterns that reverberate in your mind.   They are, for the most part, outside of your control.  They just sort of “bubble” up out of nowhere, products of your past history, your experiences, the media, and the world around you.  You can’t control them and you don’t need to control them.  You can accept them for what they are.

Practice taking the perspective that you are separate from the contents of your mind.  A useful metaphor is to think of your thoughts as being like cloud formations in the sky.  You can see how they form and change, but you know that you cannot control them, and you have no reason to try.  They simply are what they are.   Even though your thoughts may not be pleasant, as long as you view them as “just thoughts” and don’t imbue them with any special significance, their power to affect your mood and behavior is greatly reduced.

If you can cultivate this perspective and begin to let go of your need to control your thoughts, you can devote more energy to living the life that you want to live, and you may find that some of the stress and worry in your life will begin to fade away.

Dr. Albert Jerome is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and stress disorders.   To speak with Dr. Jerome or to schedule a consultation, he can be reached at (703) 723-2999.  Below please find Dr. Jerome’s bio.

Albert Jerome, Ph.D.

Dr. Jerome is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist.  He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Ohio University after completing internship training in the Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry at the West Virginia University School of Medicine.  Further post-doctoral training was completed at NeuroScience, Inc. in Herndon, VA.

Dr. Jerome’s clinical practice focuses on anxiety disorders, health psychology, and problem behaviors among children and teens.  He specializes in treating panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social phobia, specific fears, (such as fear of flying), and childhood anxiety disorders.  His work in Health Psychology includes treatment of headache and chronic pain, health anxiety, and tobacco and drug use.  A wide range of problem behaviors among children and teens are addressed through a combination of individual therapy, behavioral reward systems, and parent training.

Dr. Jerome employs the latest in evidence-based therapeutic interventions, blending  Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with mindfulness training, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and solution-focused therapy.  A tailored, individualized treatment approach is developed through an active collaboration with each client or family who seeks his services.

Dr. Jerome has been the recipient of more than 20 research grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH) for the design, development, and evaluation of self-help and minimal contact behavior change programs, and he is a recognized expert in the area of gradual reduction techniques for tobacco cessation.

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Ashburn Psychological Services has been honored this year with Dr. Michael Oberschneider, the founder and director of the practice, being recognized by his peers in the Washingtonian’s (July 2009) “Top psychologist” category.  Dr. Oberschneider, who also wrote a piece in The Washington Post earlier this year on the impact of the economic crisis on mental health, was featured on News Channel 8’s “Let’s Talk Live” and has since contributed to an article for the Washingtonian Magazine with professionals across disciplines on preparing students and parents for returning to school.

APS’s life coach, Jayson Blair, was honored by the Associated Press, The Washington Post, The Independent of London, WNYC Radio and NPR for his work providing peer-support to those with serious mental illnesses and his life coaching at the practice.

APS welcomed four new members to the team in 2009, Dr. Joseph Novello (child, adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatrist), Dr. Imran Akram (adult and geriatric psychiatrist), Dr. Zafar Rasheed (child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist) and Dr. Al Jerome (child, adolescent and adult clinical psychologist). We invite you to review our team’s bios at Ashburn Psychological Services APS is thankful to the local professionals and families for entrusting us with their referrals and care.

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Ashburn Psychological Services is the premiere clinical psychology and psychiatry practice serving several areas in Northern Virginia, including Ashburn, Leesburg, Great Falls, Lansdowne, McLean, Fairfax, Herndon, Reston, Middleburg, Purcellville and Sterling.  Dedicated to excellence in psychological and psychiatric practice, Ashburn Psychological Services offers a wide array of diagnostic, psychotherapy, medication and consultation services for children, adolescents, adults and families.

At APS we effectively integrate the most recent advances in psychology and psychiatry with time-tested treatment approaches.  We offer you the expertise you expect from a leading clinical practice in a supportive, nurturing and therapeutic environment.

All of our practitioners have extensive experience in clinical practice, as well as training from some of the top institutions in the country.

Happy Holidays from the APS Team

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