Emily Chaffin, Psy.D.


Dr. Emily Chaffin is a Licensed Psychologist with a doctorate from Widener University’s Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University.

Dr. Chaffin has been with Bryn Mawr Psychological Associates since 2015, building relationships with local colleges, schools, physicians, and psychiatrists. She works with adults, college students, adolescents, and older children. As a Pennsylvania Certified School Psychologist, she has additional training and expertise with school related problems, IEPs, and psychoeducational evaluations.

Prior to joining Bryn Mawr Psychological Associates, Dr. Chaffin treated patients at Shalom Counseling Center in Philadelphia. Additional professional experiences include a partial hospitalization program for young children, the Marple Newtown School District, Supporting Kidds (a bereavement center for children/adolescents and their families), and the Key Recovery Center (an outpatient center for adolescents and adults struggling with substance abuse). Dr. Chaffin worked several summers at extended school year (ESY) programs for children with ADHD, learning disabilities, and autism spectrum disorders.

Dr. Chaffin combines cognitive behavioral approaches to treatment with insight-oriented techniques to meet the individual needs of her clients and their families.  She is particularly adept at forming strong working relationships with her clients, even when they are ambivalent about engaging in treatment.  She specializes in the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders, grief and loss issues, behavior problems, and alcohol/substance use problems. She also received specialized training in treating perinatal depression.