The Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia      

DBSA-NOVA: About Us

Our mission:

•  Support for Those with Bipolar Disorder or Major Depression
•  Support for the Loved Ones of Those with Bipolar Disorder (see Loved Ones page for exception).


Our value statement:

To improve the lives of those with bipolar disorder or major depression and their loved ones, anywhere and everywhere,
through support and information.

Our programs:

•  A support group for those with bipolar disorder or major depression meeting in Centreville, Virginia.
•  Open website listserv discussion groups to provide information to those with bipolar disorder or major depression and their loved ones.


Our Professional Mental Health Advisor:

Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D.

Dr. Oberschneider received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Washington University and his B.S. in Psychology from Northwesten University. Upon completion of his degree, Dr. Oberschneider 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 four 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 academic journals including: Clinical Child Psychiatry and Psychology, The Archives of Sexual Behavior, The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic. He has presented at national conventions, such as the American Psychological Association, Division 39, Annual Meeting and received honorary awards for his published work. He 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, Virginia Psychological Association, WISER and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder). He is also the Chief Mental Health Advisor for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance of Northern Virginia.

Ashburn Psychological Services
44110 Ashburn Shopping Plaza, Suite 251
Ashburn, VA 20147
Phone: (703) 723-2999
Fax: (703) 723-4144

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