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    Dr. Mike Oberschneider, Psy.D.

    Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist and the founder and director of Ashburn Psychological and Psychiatric Services. He has been featured as a mental-health expert on CNN, Good Morning America, and other popular media outlets. Dr. Oberschneider has also received Washingtonian Magazine’s “Top Therapist” honor for his work with children and adolescents. He lives in Leesburg, Virginia, with his wife Liz and two children, Ava and Otto.

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  • Happy Birthday iPhone:  The Good and the Bad 10 Years Later

    Happy Birthday iPhone:  The Good and the Bad 10 Years Later0

    The iPhone is 10 years old this week, and it’s truly amazing how it (and smartphones in general) has revolutionized the way we function as a society and in so many positive ways — having instant access to information, increasing ways to communicate in real time, having multiple applications in the palm of your hand

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  • Ask Dr. Mike: 9 Tips to Raising a Kid with Grit!

    Ask Dr. Mike: 9 Tips to Raising a Kid with Grit!0

    In the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, a teenage boy becomes disheartened when his karate teacher has him doing chores to exhaustion day after day. Instead of teaching the boy fighting techniques for his upcoming competition, the master instructs the boy to paint his house and fence, sand his floors, and wax his many old

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  • Ask Dr. Mike: “13 Reasons Why” Could Harm Vulnerable Teens

    Ask Dr. Mike: “13 Reasons Why” Could Harm Vulnerable Teens0

    Lights, Camera…Suicide! Enter stage right, “13 Reasons Why” a new Netflix television series about a teenage girl (Hannah Baker) who commits suicide and then leaves behind seven double sided audio tapes for her friends and classmates to listen to. Each tape depicts the harmful events (e.g., sexual assault and rape) that occurred for Hannah that

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  • Ask Dr. Mike: On Autistic Children and Teens Dealing with President Trump’s Style

    Ask Dr. Mike: On Autistic Children and Teens Dealing with President Trump’s Style0

    Several of my child and teen clients with High Functioning Autism or Asperger’s Disorder have struggled to understand and embrace President Trump. The disconnect has had less to do with political beliefs than it has with Trump’s communication style. Generally, individuals on the autistic spectrum have executive functioning weaknesses where they tend to see and understand things

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