Dr. Tani Graham Shaffer, PhD

Preferred Name: Tani

EMDR Certified Therapist

Online Therapy

About Me

Dr. Shaffer is a licensed clinical psychologist in California with decades of experience in providing psychotherapy to culturally diverse clients and has worked in a great variety of settings with clients’ ages ranging from 3-90 years old. She is particularly interested in helping clients to build a sense of resiliency and confidence to establish and maintain a life worth living. As a partner on your journey, she embraces an approach to thriving in these unprecedented times. In particular, healing modalities include the application of evidence-based interventions such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Biofeedback and somatic interventions (i.e., HeartMath, Polyvagal interventions), Internal Family Systems-informed (IFS) and more. In addition to being successful in applying these interventions that have been proven to work, Dr. Shaffer is skilled in connecting with her patients through the lens of each client’s unique worldview.

Education & Experience

Graduated in 2005 with Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology/Stanford Consortium (APA-accredited; now known as Palo Alto University)

Professional & Volunteer Affiliations


Specialty Area

  • Abuse/Neglect
  • ADD/ADHD/Disruptive Behavior Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Alcohol/Substance Abuse
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Attachment Disorders
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Birth Trauma/Pregnancy Loss
  • Chronic Illness/Medical Issues
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Issues
  • Gender Identity
  • Grief/Loss/Mourning
  • Headaches/Migraines
  • Marriage/Relationship Issues
  • Mood Disorders
  • Moral Injury
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias
  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum
  • Race, Culture, Ethnicity Issues
  • Self-Harm
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Somatic Issues
  • Spirituality
  • Sports Injuries
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide Risk
  • Survivor's Guilt
  • Traumatic Incident

Population Served

  • Adolescents (13-17)
  • Adults
  • Children (4-12)
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Correctional Facility
  • Expats
  • First Responders
  • Immigrants
  • Juvenile Correctional Facility
  • LGBTQ+
  • Residential Treatment Facility
  • Seniors
  • Underserved
  • Veterans/Military


  • English


  • Aetna
  • Sliding Scale
  • UnitedHealth