George James, Jr., LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Dr. George James, LMFT (7 time TODAY Show guest since 2018) speaks, counsels, consults, coaches, and teaches people how to overcome everyday relational struggles to build successful connections in love, family, and career. With a practical approach to relationships and life, Dr. James helps bring success within reach of those he influences. He works extensively with professional athletes, adult men, and young adult men on various issues including fatherhood, defining manhood, career, and work-life balance.

Dr. James has been a reoccurring expert guest on radio, television, and online programs including The TODAY Show, Good Day Philadelphia on FOX29, NBC10, CBS3, iHeartradio, Radio One, and many others. He is also a reoccurring relationship contributor to Ebony magazine where he authored seven articles (three of which focus on fathers and men). He has been quoted over seven times by Philadelphia Inquirer and in the past two years. Dr. James has authored articles and blogs for national organizations who reach over a million individuals a month such as Black and Married with Kids (BMWK) and Your Black World with Dr. Boyce Watkins.

Dr. James is a Staff Therapist, and an AAMFT Approved supervisor at Council For Relationships. In addition, he is the Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor for the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. James is president and CEO of George Talks, LLC, a communication and consulting company. He is a nationally recognized speaker, seminar presenter and lecturer on various topics. George has taught, presented, spoken and consulted with multiple businesses, organizations, universities and places of faith. He has worked with clients such as Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), Annie Casey Foundation, Villanova University, William Penn Charter School, Concilio, Eastern University, Arch Street Presbyterian Church and many others.

Dr. James is a board member for Child Guidance Resource Centers and Project Pneuma. He was also 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.

He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who specializes in helping couples improve the quality of their relationships, reconcile conflicts, and overcome intense situations such as affairs, lack of communication, parenting struggles, and much more. His expertise also includes treating actors, entertainers, college students, faith-based concerns, anxiety, and depression. In addition, 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, heal of their wounds and enrich their relationships.

Dr. James is a recognized media personality, speaker, workshop leader, and lecturer on various topics. He has had over 400 speaking and media appearances in the past seven years. His breadth of expertise includes a particular emphasis on topics geared toward couples, men/fathers, men of color, professional athletes, actors/entertainers, musicians, college students, family-owned businesses, and people of color.

Dr. James attended Villanova University as a Presidential Scholar and majored in Psychology with a concentration in Africana Studies. He received his Masters of Family Therapy degree from Drexel University (where he also received awards in leadership and community service) and his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University.

He is married to Candace, and they are parents to their creative daughter, Nalani and cheerful son, Alexander.