Dr. Frances R. Klaff, Ph.D

Preferred Name: Frankie

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant

Online Therapy

About Me

I am a Licensed Psychologist, Senior staff EMDR Institute, Facilitator and Specialty trainer, HAP. I have pioneered and taught many workshops on EMDR for Children, Adolescents and Family globally and contributed chapters to textbooks, including Francine Shapiro's EMDR and Family Therapy, and the EMDR Journal of Research and Practice. I am a longstanding consult for EMDR clinicans and volunteer for the humanitarian branch of EMDR. EMDR Certified and current training on most recent advances in treatment, including EMDR2.0 and Flash. I am skilled in treating a broad range of issues and diverse ages, cultures and orientations. Telehealth online treatment provided for adults and kids. My style is open, collaborative and also focused.

Education & Experience

PhD Psychology. Ms Educational Psychology.USA Teaching diploma speech and drama UK. BA English and Psychology,SA. Private practice since 1980's and have worked in inpatient and outpatient clinical settings in the USA and Israel. Family Therapy Specialized Training Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic Presented at many international conferences,

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations

Trauma Recovery HAP Hadassah Women's Organization MD Critical Incident Debriefing Team

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Performance Enhancement
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Somatic Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Expats
  • Families
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Infants/Toddlers (0-3)
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


  • English
  • French
  • Hebrew


  • Aetna
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry
  • Highmark
  • Magellan Health
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth