Psychotherapy and Psychiatry

The Stone House

Education

  • B.A. Boston College, Boston, MA

  • M.A. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Professional Affiliations

  • Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), certificate from The Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute

  • Certification in Advanced Trauma Treatment from The Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education

  • Professional Member, Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)

  • Member of The Greater Washington Society for Clinical Social Work (GWSCSW)

  • Member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Clinical Specialty Areas

  • Adolescents and Adults

  • Individual Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • ADD/ADHD Skills Building
  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Relationship Issues
  • Men's Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Parent Guidance
  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Spirituality
  • Mind-Body Therapies

For more information, call Brian Douville, LCSW, SEP at 703.550.4048 or email at BrianDouvilleSEP@gmail.com.

My approach to treatment is positive, strength-based and collaborative. Working in the psychotherapy field for over 25 years has taught me that the wisdom and capacity to heal lies within each of us, but we often need guidance in learning new tools and coping strategies in order to access this self-healing.

In addition to the more traditional psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral therapies, I also incorporate several other treatment modalities individually tailored to meet your needs, including the Imago Relationship Therapy approach with couples,
ADD/ADHD skills building, mindfulness meditation, Somatic Experiencing and Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy.

There have been many recent discoveries in the area of mind-body psychotherapy. Our bodies and minds are designed for natural self-healing. Having trained in Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP), I offer my clients new methods for allowing the natural ability of the mind and body to heal itself.

Many people seek psychotherapy because they feel overwhelmed and because the emotions they are feeling – sadness, anxiety, anger, shame -- have become intolerable.

Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Integrative Somatic Psychotherapy (ISP) are effective and comprehensive approaches that use awareness and gentle movement to increase the body’s capacity for coping. This sets the conditions for natural self-healing to take place, leading to improved well-being. Improved well-being results in more meaningful connections in our relationships, our work and other aspects of our lives. This allows us to experience the true joy of being fully alive.

Brian Douville, LCSW, SEP

Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Virginia

Phone: 703.550.4048

Email:   BrianDouvilleSEP@gmail.com