My depression story- November 2018: Disclaimer: I am not a doctor with any medical training except for my own...
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When you share your difficulty with me, you feel relief – and I feel privileged. Tangible relief is where my work starts, with diminished shame, reduced anxiety, and you starting to feel unstuck. You find healing is truly in your own hands, and this brings confidence, fulfilment and loving yourself.
Sometimes things happen in life that we cannot stand up and keep walking like we have in the past. I help my clients take a look at what it is that has them feeling stuck and unhappy, where that might be coming from and work on the root of the problem.
I have a passion for helping Catholics overcome life's painful challenges. I treat the whole person by combining modern psychology with Catholic spirituality. Over the past 20 years this has enabled me to help countless individuals, couples and families experience healing and restoration.
I am a psychologist & lawyer practicing at the intersection of Psychology, Law, & Families providing counseling, coaching, mediation, and parenting services to persons experiencing relationship or parenting difficulties, considering or involved in divorce or a break-up, have co-parenting concerns.
As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life today.
Are you questioning your place in the world? Are you trying to make sense of life? Are you having a crisis of faith or yourself? If you feel you are ready to explore these questions then you may be ready for the type of therapy I offer. Consultations are free.
Finding a therapist you can connect with, who you feel understands you and your concerns is an important part of therapy. If not the most important. I am a non-judgemental, compassionate experienced clinician ready to help. Helping you explore identify and process your concerns to reach your goals
As a therapist, I support you in fostering authentic relationships with yourself and your communities. I offer a space for reflection that is non-judgmental and welcoming of diverse experiences, thoughts, opinions, feelings. I draw on a variety of approaches, with a focus on what works for you, and the different parts of you. I have extensive experience working with kink, poly and LGBTI2QQ awareness. My office has partial wheel chair access (elevator, not automatic doors).
I understand it can be difficult to reach out for help when individuals are feeling overwhelmed, confused and scared. I appreciate and affirm the courage it takes to enter a therapeutic setting and into a therapeutic relationship. It is important to honor each client’s individual journey towards happiness, wholeness and health. I strive to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for all individuals and topics. I believe that providing a safe, judgement free environment is essential to address sensitive and personal issues. Creating a dynamic in which we collaborate together to establish goals for individuals is valuable. I believe that together we can discover effective possibilities that can provide insight towards resolutions. I am passionate about supporting individuals, children, families and couples throughout their journeys in counseling. I am here to help you identify and utilize your strengths, as well as develop new ones, to achieve your goals to reconnect with the joys of life. In addition to working with adults and couples, I also enjoy and have experience working with children and adolescents. I aim to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with my child and adolescent clients in order to provide a safe outlet for emotional expression, develop coping skills, improve mood, and strengthen self-esteem. I also enjoy and am trained in working with individuals and couples who are experiencing sexual concerns. I am a Certified Sex Therapist-Candidate through the Texas Sex Therapy Institute. Many people have trouble discussing sexual problems, sex therapy is designed to help you explore those sensitive issues and solutions can be created through the therapeutic process. My areas of interest, training and experience includes, infidelity, low sexual libido, vaginismus, erectile dysfunction, performance anxiety, addiction, out of control sexual behaviors, couple/martial conflicts, identity issues, kink, communication difficulties, grief, trauma, depression, anxiety. I enjoy working with everyone: monogamous, polyamorous, kink-identified and LGBTQIA+. If you find that you are struggling with asking for what you want and need in life, in your relationships and within yourself, the work we can do can help you grow and achieve your next level of happiness.
Has your life been affected by your own or your partner’s lack of sexual integrity? Is your marriage lacking sexual intimacy? There is hope and healing possible for all who want it. Let me help you get to a place where you are walking in joy and freedom, instead of guilt and shame. There are many areas that may be holding you back from living a life of sexual integrity and/or deep fulfilling sexual intimacy, don’t let them hold you back any longer . . . first say to yourself, “I am worth the fight!” and then contact me to see how I can help you move beyond these areas. Helping women and couples reclaim their sexual intimacy and integrity.