Inclusive and Compassionate Therapy for All

Stop Hurting and Start Healing. You deserve to feel better.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi

You deserve hope and healing so you can start living life to the fullest and I can help. Refresh your life story with EMDR Intensive therapy and other specialty treatment approaches.

Counseling for Children, Teens & Adults
LGBTQ+ Allied
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About Isabelle Ong Gaffney

Isabelle has ten years of counseling experience working with clients in Singapore and the United States. Isabelle graduated with a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a Masters in Counseling in dual tracks: Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling. Isabelle is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) in the United States, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), and  Registered Clinical Counselor (CMSAC) with the Singapore Association of Counselling.

Isabelle’s specialties include EMDR and play therapy and effectively facilitates her two areas of expertise for clients of all ages.  She is an Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)-certified therapist and an EMDR Consultant-In-Training. Isabelle is a Registered Play Therapist™ and works with children and teens (3 to 17 years), and adults.

Isabelle is a counselor educator and prepares counselor trainees through teaching and supervision. Isabelle has presented at international conferences and workshops on counseling and mental health. Additionally, she has published in international journals in counseling, trauma informed yoga, and social justice and advocacy.  Isabelle sees clients in North Carolina and  Singapore via telehealth

Dr. Isabelle Ong Gaffney

Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

My Services

EMDR Intensives
Would you like to heal, find relief, and feel better within a shorter amount of time?
Individual Therapy for Children, Teens & Adults
Seeking a collaborative, non-judgmental, and supportive counselor to help you work through issues?
Consultation & Supervision
Looking to get some support to provide a higher quality of care for your clients?

Why Choose Me?

Apart from being certified and licensed as a professional clinical mental health counselor with speciality training and credentials in both EMDR and play therapy, Isabelle keeps her clinical skills sharp through continuing education and receiving her own supervision and consultation. Her identity as a teacher-scholar-practitioner allows her to stay updated on advancements in the field and engage in reflective practice.

National Certified Counselor (USA)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor
EMDR-Certified Therapist

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