Individual Therapy for Children, Teens & Adults

Individual Therapy For Children & Teens

Enter into children’s play, and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.” — Virginia Axline.

Working effectively with children and teens requires extensive training and specific skill sets. Children learn and heal best through play and as their young minds grow and develop, an intentional balance of non-verbal and verbal communication can facilitate this healing. Apart from extensive training and knowledge, a clinician’s dispositions are key to facilitating effective treatment.

Isabelle is a Registered Play Therapist™ in the United States, which means that Isabelle has received extensive training working with children through play and play-based approaches beyond her Doctoral degree.  She is highly experienced in working with children and teens between the ages of 3 and 17 years. Using a goal-focused, structured, and encouraging approach. Isabelle is trained to work with children with neurodivergence (ADHD, Autism) and is an Autplay-certified therapist. Isabelle is experienced working with children with anxiety, depression, trauma, or who have undergone adverse events, adjustments and transitions, and divorce.

Isabelle works collaboratively with parents and families to foster a stronger connection with their children and provides augmented support to work through challenges with their child. Additionally, Isabelle provides parents and caregivers with resources and tools to create sustainable and positive impacts on their child.

Isabelle provides gender-affirming care and enjoys working with children and teens who are gender-questioning or exploring their gender identity.

Isabelle also works with children and teens who struggle in the following areas:

  • Appears more anxious, withdrawn, or sad than other children their age
  • Appears more easily annoyed, irritable, or angry
  • Experiences significant difficulties focusing
  • Experienced major changes in their life such as a divorce or a move
  • Experienced bullying
  • Experienced or witnessed abuse, neglect, or trauma
  • Has multiple phobias and fears
  • Has experienced chronic health conditions and/or has undergone complicated medical procedures
  • Has low self-esteem and engages in negative self-talk
  • Withdrawn, and prefers to be or play alone and has challenges making or maintaining friendships
  • School refusal

 

Individual Therapy For Adults

Isabelle enjoys working with adults who are ready to put their past behind them, find growth, seek relief and regain freedom in their lives. Isabelle empowers adults by using Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), expressive arts, and sandtray therapy to help them work through childhood issues, negative beliefs or difficult emotions. Isabelle’s collaborative, non-judgmental stance, and strength-based approach makes it comfortable and easy for clients to explore and gain new insights about themselves.

Isabelle provides gender-affirming for the LGBTQ+ community and a safe space for clients to explore the intersection of their identities. Isabelle’s practice also offers culturally-inclusive therapy rendered to clients under her care.

Isabelle works with clients who are impacted by the following issues:

  • Acculturation, Adjustment & Immigration
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Attachment Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Body image, Confidence & Self-esteem
  • Divorce and Relationship difficulties (including marital stress)
  • First Responders
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Military Life
  • Parenting
  • Trauma
  • Violent crime
  • Women’s issues
Tele-Health Services:

We currently offer only telehealth services.

Services and Fees

North Carolina residents, please contact me for USD rates.

Regular Intake Session (First session) -80 mins

SGD 280

Regular Individual Therapy Session-50 mins

SGD 250

Family Therapy Intake Session-90 mins (Up to 4 members)

SGD 330

Follow Up Family Therapy Session-60 mins (Up to 4 members)

SGD 300

Contact Me for a FREE 15-minute consultation

Why Choose Me?

Apart from being certified and licensed as a professional clinical mental health counselor with speciality training in 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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Isabelle Ong Gaffney
Ph.D, NCC, LCMHC