Relationship Expert who blends years of experience as a Licensed Therapist with practical every day situations.
George James, Jr.
Dr. George James is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who specializes in helping couples improve the quality of their relationship, reconcile conflicts & overcome intense situations such as affairs, lack of communication, parenting struggles & much more. He also works extensively with professional athletes, adult men & adolescent boys on various issues including defining manhood, career & work/life balance. Dr. James is devoted to helping people improve their quality of life, to be involved in the healing of their wounds & enrichment of their relationships.
Dr. James' clinical expertise includes relationships, religion/spirituality concerns, affairs, sex therapy, improving communication in relationships, vulnerability, conflict, loss/grief and enhancing intimacy. He has worked extensively with men, professional athletes, actors/actresses, entertainers, individuals with various addictions, and couples & families from various ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
Dr. James is a recognized media personality, speaker, workshop leader & lecturer on various topics. He has had over 400 speaking and media appearances in the past seven years. His breadth of expertise includes a special emphasis on topics geared towards couples, men, professional athletes, actors/entertainers, musicians, college students, family owned businesses and people of color. Dr. 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.
Dr. James is president and CEO of George Talks, LLC, a communication and consulting company. Dr. 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, NFL (retired & current players), Cardone Industries, Bethany Baptist Church, Independence Blue Cross, Catholic Health East, Urban Philly and Philadelphia Mayor’s Office of Community Service to name a few. He is also the founder and director for the past ten years of a men’s group that focuses on helping men improve their emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual well being.
Additionally, Dr. 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.
Dr. 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). Dr. 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 2004, Mr. James has appeared in over 125 television and radio interviews.
Dr. James has been involved in various research studies that have exposed him to many aspects of the research process including designing a project, developing a literature review, facilitating a focus group, implementing an intervention group, data analysis and presenting at state and national conferences. In addition, Dr. James has been 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.
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. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Immaculata University. He is a clinical fellow member and an Approved Supervisor of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Additionally 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.
He is married to Candace and they are parents to their beautiful daughter, Nalani and cheerful son, Alexander.
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