Dr. Isabelle Ong Gaffney, Ph.D., LCMHC, NCC

Preferred Name: Isabelle

EMDR Certified Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Online Therapy

About Me

I am trained in play therapy and work with children, teens, and adults. I draw upon non-verbal therapeutic approaches (sandtray, expressive arts therapy, and play therapy approaches) in EMDR therapy. My therapy space is both neurodiverse-affirming and LGBTQ+ welcoming. Additionally, I provide supervision and EMDR consultation.

Education & Experience

Ph.D. Counselor Education and Development M.S. Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling)

Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Mood Disorders
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Expats
  • Families
  • Group
  • Immigrants
  • LGBTQ+
  • Seniors
  • Underserved


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