George James, Jr., PsyD, LMFT

Chief Innovation Officer

(215) 382-6680 ext. 4128

Dr. George James, LMFT is a Senior Staff Therapist, AAMFT Approved Supervisor, and Assistant Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Master’s Degree Program at Thomas Jefferson University.

In his role as Chief Innovation Officer, Dr. James assists in developing innovative programs and services for Council for Relationships, including launching a new mental wellness and therapy initiative for athletes and entertainers (from high school and college to professional status through retirement). Dr. James also plays a significant role with media and provides media training for therapists internally and externally.

In addition, Dr. James is an Assistant Professor for the Couple and Family Therapy Master’s Program at Thomas Jefferson University, which is offered in partnership with Council for Relationships. He speaks and consults with universities, for profit and non-profit organizations, and family owned businesses. Dr. James is devoted to helping people improve their quality of life, to be involved in the healing of their wounds and enrichment of their relationships.

Dr. James is President and CEO of George Talks, LLC, a communication and consulting company. Dr. James is a nationally recognized speaker, seminar presenter, and facilitator on various topics. Dr. James has taught, presented, spoken, and consulted with multiple businesses, organizations, universities, and places of faith, including Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Villanova University, William Penn Charter School, Abington Friends School, Health Federation, NAACP (various chapters), Concilio, Delta Sigma Theta (NJ Garden City Alumnae Chapter), Eastern University, Phi Beta Sigma, and Arch Street Presbyterian Church.

Additionally, Dr. James has been a reoccurring expert guest on radio, television, and online programs including The TODAY Show, CNBC, Nickelodeon, Good Day Philadelphia on FOX29, NBC10, CBS3, iHeartradio, Radio One, Ebony Magazine, and many others. Dr. James is a board member for Child Guidance Resource Centers and Project Pneuma. Dr. James is also a member of the CNBC Financial Wealth Council. He was appointed to the Philadelphia Mayor’s Commission on African American Males in 2017. Also in 2017, he was awarded the BMe Genius award, and then in 2018, he received the Fun Times Magazine Man of Influence award. Later in 2018, Dr. James was invited to be a part of the BMe Public Voices Fellowship with the Op Ed Project. Most recently, he was awarded the 2019 American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist’s (AAMFT) Excellence in Media Award.

Dr. 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 and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University.

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