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Jessica Gaffney, LCSW

Author, EMDR, PTSD expert Jessica Gaffney, LCSW counseling in Stuart, FL

Jessica Gaffney, LCSW

Jessica Gaffney, LCSW is a PTSD expert and trauma recovery specialist. She provides insight to those abused by religion and takes a stand against conservative values when they interfere with mental health.  Jessica is married with two sons, and speaks openly about her former struggle through domestic violence, depression and PTSD.

The Love Principle

Created in April 2015 the Love Principle changed my life. As a parent of a teenager I was able to effectively resolve conflict and create an atmosphere for my teen was able to communicate, trust and improve our life after a family tragedy. As a survivor of domestic violence I know the impacts and reality of PTSD and how traditional counseling is often unfit to help those suffering from its effects.


She is the author of seven books on emotional healing, including What Love is All About, a kids book on bullying prevention. Her teen trilogy has captivated readers globally and assisted in suicide prevention from Alaska to Kenya. They bring the lessons of counseling to life in characters struggling with issues ranging from grief to domestic violence.


Master's in Clinical Social Work- Our Lady of the Lake University.
Bachelor's in Social Work- Southern Connecticut State University.

Jessica's Bio & Appearances


Public speaking

A Live 60 Minute Presentation to students ages 12+ Jessica implements the 4 Steps of LISTEN. OBSERVE. VALIDATE. ECOURAGE aka (The Love Principle) to teachers, students and parents. The LOVE Acronym is a screening tool for school suicide prevention, mass shootings and teen dating violence.

Jessica Gaffney podcast on Trauma recovery, anxiety, PTSD co-parenting

TV Appearance

Jessica has been a guest on national radio programs, local TV and podcasts speaking as a family expert and violence prevention. Topics range from Human Trafficking to Transgender in Sports and its affect on Teen Girls. She also debates on Conservative Values and the impact of Spiritual PTSD. 


Classroom Talks

Suicide prevention and school safety are a core component of Love Principle tool, aimed to identify and treat risky behaviors in teens. Using the LOVE Principle, Jessica improves teen lives by boasting improved communication, self awareness, and teaches teens to screen their social interactions as a method of violence prevention.