So…I guess…Mmm…I’m just gonna be flat out honest, okay? Life is f*****! I hate how people will look at...
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Before I go on, I’d like to say this: I don’t condone self diagnosing, as it usually just leads...
Professional counselor since 1993. I worked as a public mental health clinician 1994-2000. Although grounded in counselling & psychotherapy methods (cognitive/behavioral, psychodynamic, family & brief therapy models), I specialize in cutting edge mind/body/energy/spirit modalities.
Personal set-backs and conflictual relationships are common problems that we all can face at some point in our lives. My approach is respectful and compassionate. I have doctoral level clinical training, research experience, several publications, and am adjunct faculty at Virginia Tech.
My sensitive and engaging, direct and practical, style is reported by my clients as one of their attractions to working with me. I work with Children, Adolescents and Adults, addressing ADHD, depression and anxiety, divorce, loss and medical trauma. . I would be honored with your trust in me.
"Everyday is about becoming" I believe that going through a process of self-reflection and change is powerful and brave. It helps us identify how we are getting in our own way in having a better quality of life. In responsibility their is power. Everyone wants to feel content and satisfied with themselves and the world they build around them but we struggle to achieve this goal because we have been hurt, disappointed, betrayed, or doubt ourselves. Find your personal power and change your world. I am with you.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Traumatologist and a Nationally Certified Counselor who specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, multicultural counseling, relationship issues and problems associated with emotional and physical abuse.
Therapy is a partnership between you and your therapist. You work together to find the causes of problems, as well as create solutions and strategies for resolving them. You end up with peace of mind and the ability to reconnect with the people close to you.
I provide professional, results-oriented counseling with a focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a method that more quickly and effectively brings about positive changes. As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I also work extensively with couples and family members on relationship issues.
Ashburn Psychological Services was founded in 2005 by Dr. Michael Oberschneider. The practice has been well received by area professionals and families and has grown to be the home of some of the area's leading psychiatrists and psychologists. We are here to address your needs.
As a licensed clinical psychologist for 20+ years, I understand that the relationship and "fit" between client and therapist is paramount. I work hard to establish and maintain a relationship based on mutual trust and honesty. We can work together to help you feel less stuck, and more in control.
If you want to exit harmful relationships in any form and break the cycle of toxic connections our work has started. You determine your relationship destination. The necessary steps involved requires a unique and individualized plan. Together we can map out your journey in a way that meets your needs and suits your style. While healing relationship pain we become fiercely connected to our own internal wisdom, which teaches us we can truly listen and trust our own navigation system as an expert guide. It is time to tune into your truth and live it. If you are ready to exit the hurt, reduce your tolerance levels for toxic behaviour, and kick up your bar of expectations, let’s get started!
Whether you’re looking for support or guidance through a particularly difficult time, or you’re open to a real change in your life and where you’re going, together, we can work to achieve dreams, and meet your goals. There is no ‘perfect person’ for this type of therapy. Anyone dealing with any type of behavioral or emotional issues, from depression to couple’s counseling, and everything in between, is welcome. You can rest assured that you will be in a comfortable, supportive, and encouraging environment, where the focus will be on you alone - there is no ‘cookie cutter’ way of doing things here, and your individual needs to achieve growth are the top priority.
The reason clients return time after time, and year after year, is due to the fact that I've made it a priority to build a strong connection with them. I listen, I guide them when they ask, and I'm very honest with my feedback. Simply, they trust me. Nothing could be more important to me or to them.
I believe you are the expert in your life and even though you may not know it, you have all the answers within you. Unfortunately sometimes life can make accessing these answers difficult. As a registered, well trained and caring therapist I aim to facilitate the process of accessing these answers.
Are you ready to rediscover living without the burden of emotional distress? I am an experienced, warm, and compassionate clinical social worker with years of experience treating clients with a variety of mental health conditions. I received my social work degree at Fordham University in New York City. My first year of internship was in the public school system working with at-risk teens. During my second year, I worked with couples experiencing infertility and seeking adoption. I did my post-masters training in Couples and Family therapy at Ackerman Institute for the Family in New York City. I am a mother and step-mother to nine children and four dogs.
If you have recently learned that your partner has been unfaithful, whether an affair, sexting, online porn or paid for sex, it is normal to feel overwhelmed by grief, confusion, and fear. I will help you through the complex maze of understanding, coping, and healing from your betrayal. Have hope.
Feeling used and abused by the world? Or even worse, by those who love you? Is your past causing overwhelming distress? You've even thought about giving up on life completely hoping those feelings, memories, and daily experiences will simply go away. I want you to know you are not alone. I have dedicated my career to helping women overcome circumstances that often feel hopeless. As a Christian counsellor, I believe God's desire is for us to have a healthy mind, body, and soul. There is rest from the burdens of life and hope for peace and joy. My passion from the beginning of my career as has been to work with women to empower them and help them heal from past/current trauma. This includes sexual assault, domestic violence, childhood abuse/neglect which may be resulting in depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, low self-esteem/worth, and hopelessness. God has given me specific spiritual gifts that allow me as a counsellor to uniquely speak into women's lives. My extensive knowledge of scripture and how it can relate to our present day troubles is the inspiration and backbone to the insight and wisdom shared in session.
Do you ever feel like there are warring sides in you that make it difficult to figure out WHAT YOU REALLY WANT or WHO YOU TRULY ARE? Wish you could figure out how you work from the inside-out? If you're a college student, a 20- or 30-something, or anybody who finds themselves at a crossroads, you probably know how confusing and frustrating this can be. And you'd probably love to learn how to make sense of it all.
Are you tired of struggling with anxiety, negative thoughts, stress, fears, depression, low self esteem, low self confidence, panic attacks, or emotional trauma? With Hypnotherapy, Energy Healing, and Mindfulness tools, I can help you heal these painful challenges and how to keep your life balanced! Free 1 hour consultation to see if it is a fit to work together.
Having received training in both Clinical and Forensic psychology, I work with a diverse client population, delivering targeted Behavioral, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), and Dialectical Behavioral (DBT) Therapies tailored to the specific needs of each individual client. I specialize in working with adolescents and adults with Mood Disorders (Anxiety, Depression), Behavioral Disorders (Oppositionality, Anger), Personality Disorders (Borderline, Narcissistic, Antisocial), and Sexual Dysfunction. In addition, I treat individuals convicted of violent and non-violent criminal offenses, sex offenders, and perpetration of domestic violence. * I am also a Psychological Evaluator, conducting thorough diagnostic clarification of psychological symptoms in children, adolescents, and adults. These range from Developmental Disorders (Autism Spectrum, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity), to Mood Disorders (Bipolar, Obsessive-Compulsive), Substance Use Disorders, Sexual Disorders, and Personality Disorders. * In my Forensic Evaluation work, I conduct assessments for individuals referred by attorneys, the Courts, and private, state, and federal agencies. These Evaluations include Fitness for Duty, Competency to Stand Trial, Substance Abuse, Parenting, and Psychosexual, as well as Pre-Sentence Investigations, Sex Offender Risk Assessments, and various others.