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George James, Jr., LMFT

Staff Therapist, University City & Spring House, PA
215-382-6680 ext. 4128
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George James, Jr., LMFTGeorge James, Jr., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works extensively with adolescent and adult men on various issues including defining manhood, career and work/life balance. He also specializes in helping couples improve the quality of their relationship, reconcile conflicts and overcome intense situations such as affairs, parenting struggles and loss of a loved one.

Mr. James is a nationally recognized speaker, workshop leader and lecturer on various topics. He has had over 350 speaking and media appearances in the past five years. His breadth of expertise includes a special emphasis on topics geared towards couples, men, athletes, actors/entertainers, college students and people of color.

Mr. James is devoted to working with people to help them improve their quality of life, to be involved in the healing of their wounds and enrichment of their relationships.

Mr. James has taught, presented, spoken and consulted with multiple businesses, organizations, universities and places of faith, including Eastern University, Northern Illinois University, Lincoln University, AOL Black Voices, Villanova University, NCAA Division 1 Basketball Teams, Cardone Industries, Bethany Baptist Church, Independence Blue Cross, Urban Philly and Philadelphia Mayor's Office of Community Service to name a few.

Mr. James' clinical expertise includes religion/spirituality concerns, affairs, sex therapy, improving communication in relationships, vulnerability, conflict, loss/grief and enhancing intimacy. He has worked extensively with men, athletes, actors/actresses, entertainers, substance abusers, high-risk adolescents, the incarcerated population individuals with various addictions, and couples and families from various ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

Additionally, Mr. James has been a reoccurring expert guest on many TV and online programs including: It's Your Call with Lynn Doyle (an Emmy Award winning, issues-oriented talk show covering various topics with viewers from Maine to Florida); Comcast Network CN8; NBC10's 10! Show (News & Entertainment morning program on Philadelphia's NBC affiliate); CBS3; FOX29 AOL Black Voices and NBC10's (Philadelphia affiliates of CBS, FOX & NBC) evening news. In 2005, Mr. James appeared weekly on CN8's Morning Show, Your Morning (News & Entertainment morning program on the Comcast Network). Since 2004, Mr. James has appeared in over 100 television interviews. Mr. James has also been an expert guest on many Philadelphia radio stations including WURD 900 AM, WRNB 107.9 FM, WPHI 100.3 FM, WPPZ 103.9 FM, Detroit's WJR 760 AM and Chicago's WVON 1690 AM. Since 2006, he has appeared in more than 75 radio interviews.

Mr. James is trained in PREPARE/ENRICH, a premarital program, and in PREP, a divorce prevention and marriage enhancement curriculum. He is also trained as a PAIRS relationship mastery, skill-building counselor and a SOUL HEALING Couples in Crisis counselor. Mr. James teaches Anger Management and Couples Communication in the University City Office.

Mr. James attended Villanova University as a Presidential Scholar, and majored in Psychology and concentrated in Africana Studies. He received his Masters of Family Therapy degree from Drexel University. He is currently working on his doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Immaculata University. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, American Association of Christian Counselors and the Philadelphia Association of Clinical Psychologists.

George James, LMFT, can be reached at GJames@councilforrelationships.org or 215-382-6680 ext. 4128 .

Tip of the Week Articles Written By George James, Jr., LMFT:

Speaking Engagement by George James, Jr., LMFT:

  • “What Your Father Never Taught You about Relationships: A Systemic approach to Family Violence Prevention”
    George James, Jr. LMFT – American Psychological Association National Convention, Honolulu, Hawai., July 31, 2013

Media Engagements by George James, Jr., LMFT:

  • CBS3 News: Conscious Uncoupling
    George James, LMFT talked about the “conscious uncoupling” of Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. 3/26/14
  • NBC10 News– Penn Compliments
    George James, Jr., LMFT talks about a Facebook profile created to spread positivity on Penn’s campus. 2/22/13
  • WURD Radio - Going for the Gold
    George James, LMFT guest host's for WURD Radio's Dr. Calvin Johnson on "Your Health Matters." Using the recent Olympic games as a theme, James talks about "going for gold" in all aspects of your life. 8/16/12

  • NBC 10! Show - Reflections on Colorado Mass Shooting
    George James, Jr., LMFT offers some insight into how and why tragedies such as these occur. 7/20/12

  • NBC 10 News - Suspect in Massacre Fits Profile of Mass Murderer
    George James, Jr., LMFT comments on what kind of person is capable of such tragic behavior. 7/20/12

  • CBS 3 News - Interfaith Couples
    George James, Jr., LMFT discusses the Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes split, and what all interfaith couples can learn. 7/9/12
  • Villanova University - The Power of Relationships
    George James, Jr., LMFT discusses developing and getting the most out of our relationships with others. 4/5/12
  • 6ABC Action News - Online Infidelity
    George James, Jr., LMFT answers viewer's questions about online infidelity. 6/7/11
  • NBC 10! Show - Parenting and the "Tiger Mom"
    George James, LMFT discusses finding a middle ground when parenting in light of the Tiger Mom. 1/31/11
  • Celebuzz.com - Prenuptial Agreements
    George James, LMFT discusses prenuptial agreements and how they impact new marriages like Hillary Duff's. 8/19/10
  • NBC 10! Show - Tips for a Safe Prom
    George James, LMFT, advises parents on how to ensure a fun and safe prom for their teen. 4/14/10
  • NBC 10 News - Before You Say "I Do"
    Lori Wilson interviews CFR therapist, George James, Jr, LMFT about marriage and what you need to do before you say "I do." 1/10/10
  • NBC 10 News - Can Tiger Save His Marriage?
    CFR therapist, George James, Jr, LMFT, discusses what can be done to save a marriage that is touched by infidelity. 12/10/09
  • NBC 10 News - Bullying
    CFR's George James, Jr. discusses how adolescent bullying can be harmful. 10/15/09
  • NBC 10 News - e-Spying on Your Spouse
    If you think your significant is cyber cheating, the temptation to snoop may be great, but CFR's George James, Jr. says it's probably not the best way to deal. 9/30/09
  • NBC 10! Show - Holiday Traditions
    CFR staff therapist, Dr. George James discusses how to create meaningful holiday traditions that will help keep your family in good spirits during the holidays. 12/11/08
  • CNN.com - Wedding Disasters
    CFR therapist, George James, LMFT, offers advice on how to handle it when something goes wrong on your wedding day. 6/2/08