Dr. Darren C. Brennan
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PsyD, CSOTP
Dr. Brennan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in Virginia with 20 years of clinical experience. He holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) from the American School of Professional Psychology and an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Boston College.
He works with teens, adults, and couples in his practice and uses research-proven, effective therapies to enhance clients' mood and quality of life.
He is also an experienced forensic psychologist and a certified Sex Offender Treatment Provider (CSOTP), who provides forensic assessments and expert testimony in local, state and federal courts. He seeks to meet clients' legal needs with a variety of services to include psychosexual and violence risk assessments, mitigation reports (criminal responsibility), and parental fitness evaluations.
Dr. Brennan offers psychoeducational testing for ADHD, emotional and learning disabilities (ED/LD), and Autism Spectrum (ASD).
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is an area of specialization for Dr. Brennan. He uses research based therapies to effectively treat past trauma and chronic pain. Dr. Brennan uses Brainspotting, a form of mental reprocessing and neuro-hypnosis which he combines with mindfulness training. This treatment helps clients with trauma, OCD, panic, ADHD and even Autism Spectrum to regulate their emotions, enhance their concentration, and feel empowered to handle life's challenges.
Dr. Brennan also offers therapy for couples using Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), which is a groundbreaking approach that helps clients create a foundation of safety, intimacy, and trust. In EFT, couples can have the kind of meaningful, intimate dialogue they need to heal and grow as a couple.