Jared DeFife, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and relationship coach in private practice and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine.
Offering thoughtful interpersonal and emotional change, Dr. DeFife specializes in marriage counseling and relationship counseling with "love-stuck" couples and individuals struggling with intimate relationship difficulties, conflicts, affair recovery, considering divorce, tough life transitions, and mid-life disconnections. He also offers clinical consultation services for enhancing counseling practice and interpersonal/career coaching for clinicians/counselors and academics.
Dr. DeFife earned his doctoral degree from Adelphi University, completed a clinical fellowship with the Program for Psychotherapy at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, and served as a clinical faculty member for the Emory Transplant Center and the Emory Women's Mental Health Program. He has served as an editorial board member for the American Psychological Association's journal Psychotherapy and as an associate editor for the Journal of Personality Assessment. Dr. DeFife has expertise in the clinical practice and teaching of focal dynamic, supportive-expressive, and interpersonal psychotherapy approaches.
Dr. DeFife is a frequent public speaker, author, and media commentator on psychological issues related to relationships, personality, psychotherapy, and pop culture. He has been interviewed for numerous television, radio, and social media outlets including the BBC World News, Women's Health magazine, and Atlanta's own Sidewalk Radio. He is a regular blog contributor to Psychology Today.
He is located in Brookhaven and is currently accepting new clients for couples/marriage counseling, individual counseling, and relationship coaching as well as requests for speaking engagements or media interviews.