Diana O’Brien, LCSW, MEd

Individual and Family Counseling

5675 Stone Rd, Suite 300
Centreville, VA 20120

Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Evenings: Monday, Wednesday
Off: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Diana O’Brien, LCSW, MEd

I have been in private practice in Centreville, Virginia for over 7 years.  I work with children, teens and adults who are dealing with depression and anxiety.  Read more here.


It is helpful if you can complete these forms and bring them with you to your first visit.

Adult Resources

Anger Issues


Overcoming Anger: How to identify it, Stop it, and Live a Healthier Life, By Carol D. Jones





Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children, by R. Reid Wilson, PhD, Lynn Lyons, LICSW



Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder


The ADD/ADHD Checklist: An Easy Reference for Parents and Teachers, by Sandra Rief


Driven to Distraction: Recognizing and Coping with Attention Deficit Disorder from Childhood Through Adulthood, by Edward M. Hallowell, MD, John J. Ratey, MD


Putting on the Brakes, by Patricia O. Quinn, Judith M Stern (illustrator)





Freaks, Geeks, and Asperger Syndrome: A User Guide to Adolescence, by Luke Jackson, Tony Atwood (Foreword)


Parenting Across the Autism Spectrum: Unexpected Lessons We Have Learned, by Maureen F. Morrell, Ann Palmer





Alienated: The Seven Deadly Emotions of Parental Alienation Syndrome, by Gerry Van Mansfeld


Divorce Poison, by Richard A. Warshak



Eating Disorders


Life Without ED: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How you Can Too, by Jenni Schaefer, Thom Rutledge


Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping, by Pavel G. Somov, PhD





Make Yourself Indispensable, by Darren McKnight



Grief and Grieving


On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss, by David Kessler, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross


When Children Grieve: For Adults to Help Children Deal With Death, Divorce, Pet Loss, Moving, and other Losses, by John W. James, Russell Friedman, Leslie Matthews





Journaling to the Self: Twenty-Two Paths to Personal Growth – Open the Door to self-Understanding by Writing, Reading, and Creating a Journal of Your Life, by Kathleen Adams


Scribing the Soul, by Kathleen Adams



Marriage/ Relationships


How Can I Forgive You?: The Courage to Forgive, the Freedom Not To, by Janis Abrahms Spring, PhD, Michael Spring


The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work: A Practical Guide from the Country’s Foremost Relationship Expert, by John Gottman, PhD, Nan Silver





Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That you Can Heal Yourself, by Lissa Rankin, Kris Carr (Foreward)





Buddhism for Mothers: A Calm Approach to Caring for Yourself and Your Children, by Sarah Napthali


Free Range Kids: Giving Our Children the Freedom We Had Without Going Nuts With Worry, by Lenore Skenazy


Parenting from the Inside Out, by Daniel J. Siegel, MD, Mary Hatzell, MEd


Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul, by Stuart M Brown Jr, MD, Christopher Vaughn


Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences, by Leonard Sax, MD, PhD





Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking, by Susan Cain


Stop Walking on Eggshells: Taking Your Life Back When Someone You Care about Has Borderline Personality Disorder, by Paul T. Mason, MS, Randi Kreger


The Wizard of Oz and Other Narcissists: Coping with the One-Way Relationship in Work, Love, and Family, by Eleanor D. Payson, MSW





Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead, by Brene Brown, PhD, LICSW


The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are, by Brene Brown, PhD, LICSW


Love 2.0: Finding Happiness and Health in Moments of Connection, by Barbara Fredrickson, PhD


Mindfulness: An Eight-Week Plan for Finding Peace in a Frantic World, by J. Mark G. Williams, Danny Penman, Jon Kabat-Zinn (Foreward)


Rising Strong: The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution, by Brene Brown, PhD, LICSW


The Road Less Travelled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth, by M. Scott Peck, MD




Brainstorm: The Teenage Brain from the Inside Out, by Daniel J. Siegel, MD





The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, by Bessel van der Kolk, MD


Childrens' Books



How I Was Adopted, by Joanna Cole, Maxie Chambliss (illustrator)


Anger Issues


Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst, Ray Cruz (illustrator)


Cool Down and Work Through Anger, by Cheri J. Meiners, MEd


Everything I Do You Blame on Me: Why Should I? It’s Not My Birthday! By Allyson Aborn, MSW, CSW, Stu Goldman (illustrator)

The Grumpy Easter Bunny, by Justine Korman Fontes, Lucinda McQueen (illustrations)

Mean Soup, by Betsy Everitt

Sometimes I like to Fight but I Don’t Do It Much Anymore: A Self-Esteem Book for Children with Difficulty in Controlling Their Anger, by Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, Timothy Parrotte (illustrator)

The Very Angry Day That Amy Didn’t Have, by Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, C. Brenna (illustrator)



Catherine Finds her Courage, by Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, Steve Harpster (illustrator)

The Invisible String, by Patrice Karst, Geoff Stevenson (illustrator)


Once When I was Scared, by Helena Clare Pittman, Ted Rand (illustrator)

Scaredy Mouse, by Alan MacDonald, Tim Warnes (illustrator)

Scaredy Squirrel, by Melanie Watts

Stress Relief for Kids, Taming your Dragons, by Martha Belknap

Wemberly Worries, by Kevin Henkes

Wilma Jean the Worry Machine, by Julia Cook, Anita DuFalla (illustrator)




Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

Ethan has too Much Energy, by Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, Steve Harpster (illustrator)

Putting on the Brakes: Understanding and Taking Control of your ADD or ADHD, Patricia O. Quinn, MD, Judith M. Stern, MA

Sometimes I Drive My Mom Crazy, But I Know She’s Crazy About Me, Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, Timothy Parrotte (illustrator)



The Berenstain Bears and the Bully, by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Goodbye Bully Machine, by Debbie Fox





My Buddy, by Audrey Osofsky, Ted Rand (illustrator)



Dinosaurs Divorce: A Guide for Changing Families, by Laurene Krasny Brown, Marc Brown

If Daddy only Knew Me, by Lila McGinnis, Diane Paterson (illustrator)


Let’s Talk About it: Divorce, by Fred Rogers

My Life Turned Upside Down, But I Turned it Rightside Up, by Mary Blitzer Field, Hennie Shore, Bruce Van Patter (illustrator)

Was it the Chocolate Pudding? A Story for Little Kids About Divorce, by Sandra Levins, Bryan Langdo (illustrator)





Children are Like Cupcakes, by Ansaba Gavor

Have You Filled Your Bucket Today? A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids, by Carol McCloud, David Messing (illustrator)

Making a Difference: Teaching Kindness, Character and Purpose, by Cherie J. Meiners, Med, Pascale Lafond (illustrator)


Speak Up and Get Along, by Scott Cooper

Stand in my Shoes: Kids Learning About Empathy, by Bob Sornson, Shelley Johannes (illustrator)



It’s Hard to be Five: Learning How to Work my Control Panel, by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (illustrator)

Sometimes I Feel Like a Mouse: A Book About Feelings, by Jeanne Modesitt, Robin Spowart (illustrator)


Today I Feel Silly & Other Moods that Make My Day, by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (illustrator)

The Way I Feel, by Janan Cain



First Day of School


Curious George’s First Day of School, by Margaret and H. A. Rey

The Night Before Kindergarten, by Natasha Wing, Julie Durrell (illustrator)




Full Mouse, Empty Mouse: A Tale of Food and Feelings, by Dina Zeckhausen, Brian Boyd (illustrator)

No Ordinary Apple: A Story About Eating Mindfully, by Sara Marlowe, Phil Pascuzzo (illustrator)

Why Should I Eat Well? by Clare Llewellyn, Mike Gordon (illustrator)

Grief and Grieving

Badger’s Parting Gifts, Susan Varley

The Memory Box: A Book About Grief, Joanna Rowland, Thea Baker (illustrator)

Tear Soup: A recipe for Healing After Loss, by Pat Schwiebert, Chuck DeKlyen, Taylor Bills (illustrator)

The Tenth Good Thing About Barney, by Judith Viorst, Erik Blegvad (illustrator)



I Just Don’t Like the Sound of No!  (How About Maybe?) by Julia Cook, Kelsey DeWeerd (illustrator)


Why Should I Listen? by Clare Llewellyn, Mike Gordon (illustrator)




The Berenstain Bears and Moving Day, by Stan and Jan Berenstain

A New House, by Jill Wenzel, Jan Berenstain (illustrator)





Beautiful Oops, by Barney Saltzberg

Nobody’s Perfect: A Story for Children about Perfectionism, by Ellen Flanagan Burns, Erica Pelton Villnave (illustrator)




Atalanta’s Race: A Greek Myth Retold, by Shirley Climo, Alexander Koshkin (illustrator)

The Little Engine that Could, by Watty Piper

Salt in his Shoes: Michael Jordan kin Pursuit of a Dream, by Deloris Jordan, Roslyn Jordan, Kadir Nelson (illustrator)


The Tale of Two fishes: A Story about Resilient Thinking, by Juliette Ttofa, Julia Gallego (illustrator)

Winners Never Quit, by Mia Hamm, Carol Thompson (illustrator)



My Body is Mine, My Feelings are Mine: A Storybook About Body Safety for Young Children with an Adult Guidebook, by Susan Hoke, LCSW, ACSW, Bruce Van Patter (illustrator)

My Body is Special: A Family Book about Sexual Abuse, by Cynthia Geisen, R. W. Alley (illustrator)

A terrible Thing Happened: A Book for Children who have Witnessed Violence or Trauma, by Margaret M. Holmes, Cary Pillo (illustrator)




Chrysanthemum, by Kevin Henkes


I’m Gonna Like Me, Letting off a Little Self-Esteem, by Jamie Lee Curtis, Laura Cornell (illustrator)

My Best Friend is Me, Lawrence E. Shapiro, PhD, Jille Mandel (illustrator)

Sleeping Away From Home


Arthur Goes to Camp, by Marc Brown

The Berenstain Bears and the Week at Grandma’s, by Stan and Jan Berenstain