Do you often find yourself struggling to sort out your thoughts and feelings about events in your life? Have there been times in your life when you have wondered if you have made the right choices or if there are other possibilities for you? We have all experienced life changing experiences that have shaped us into the people we are today. Sometimes, a listening ear is all we need. Other times, more in-depth exploration of thoughts and feelings is needed before you can feel better. Whichever situation fits for you, I am here to help.
I have been in practice for over 20 years and have had experience working with a diverse group of individuals, couples, and families. Together, we have explored trauma events and their impact on individuals and families, family relationships, couples’ issues, and depression, anxiety, infidelity, spiritual dilemmas, and other experiences that have an effect on day-to-day living. My experience extends to adults of all ages, including an older population and caregivers. I am open to working with couples who are experiencing issues, particularly in the area of communication. Working with individuals who are in the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer's Disease are a new and interesting population for me.
For me, counseling is a passion. Being a counselor is a calling, it encompasses me as a person and as a professional. It is my hope that you will contact me for counseling so that I can be your companion on your journey to a more peaceful and satisfying future.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Chronic Pain Illness and Disability, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Life Purpose, Men's Issues, Midlife Crisis, Military and Veterans Issues, Multicultural Concerns, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Self-Harm, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Existential Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gottman Method, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
SC LPC 6345
NC LCMHC S4261
CA LPCC 9482
GA LPC LPC004915
AZ LPC 20388
I found my time with Dr O'Brien very helpful and very much appreciated her advice and would look forward to meeting with her again in the future if I decide to sign up for more sessions.
Written on Apr 17, 2023 after therapy with Diane for 1 month on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, and intimacy-related issues
Dr. O’Brien is truly amazing.
Written on Jan 18, 2022 after therapy with Diane for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, grief, and self esteem
I felt comfortable speaking with Dr. O’Brien right from the first moment. She was empathetic and understanding. I never felt judged or silly. She gave me worksheets and homework between sessions and advice on what to work on. I found her to be calm and helpful.
Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, grief, and coping with life changes
Dr. O’Brien is very knowledgeable in the areas that I needed guidance, she also listens and gives me clear understanding of my concerns. I highly recommend her.
Written on Apr 30, 2021 after therapy with Diane for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, parenting issues, and self esteem