Dr. Michael Oberschneider is a highly accredited psychologist and the founder of APS. He received his Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University and his B.S. in Psychological Services from Northwestern University. Upon completion of his Doctorate, he completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Pennsylvania Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Health Systems. This advanced training involved in-patient and out-patient consultation, treatment and evaluation rotations. Dr. Oberschneider has spent the past 10 years working as a psychologist in a variety of capacities with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Oberschneider has practiced as a staff psychologist at an in-patient hospital unit, the United States Justice Department, the City of Alexandria (Youth and Family Services) and in private practice.
Dr. Oberschneider has published several articles in prestigious academic journals including: Clinical Child Psychiatry and Psychology, the Archives of Sexual Behavior, and the Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. Dr. Oberschneider has also written numerous articles as a mental health expert for several newspapers, and his work has been syndicated worldwide for the Washington Post. Dr. Oberschneider has been featured on Good Morning America, NPR, News Channel 8, as well as other media spots, as a mental health expert. He has presented at national conventions, such as the American Psychological Association, Division 39, Annual Meeting, and he has received honorary awards for his published work. Dr. Oberschneider is frequently invited to present on various mental health topics by local and national agencies and organizations.
Dr. Oberschneider has had additional psychotherapy and assessment training at the following: Children's National Medical Center, The DC Superior Courts, Howard University Counseling Center, the Speech and Language Center of Northern Virginia, the Center Clinic of the George Washington University, the N Street Village Residential Facility, the Baltimore Washington Center of Psychoanalysis and the Pennsylvania Center of Psychoanalysis.
Dr. Oberschneider is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Virginia Psychological Association, the Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists, the Northern Virginia Academy of Clinical Psychologists and WISER (Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources). He is also the Chief Mental Health Advisor for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia and the Classical Ballet Academy of Herndon. In 2009, Dr. Oberschneider was awarded the esteemed "Top Psychologist" ranking in the Washingtonian Magazine for his outstanding work with children and adolescents. Dr. Oberschneider is the only clinical psychologist in all of Loudoun County to receive this honor.