Financial Wellness Council

Dr. George James, LMFT

Dr. George James, LMFT, counsels people on how to overcome everyday relational struggles so they can 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 career, work-life balance, fatherhood and defining manhood.

Dr. James is the chief innovation officer, senior staff therapist and AAMFT-approved supervisor at Council for Relationships. In addition, he is an assistant professor for the Couple and Family Therapy Program at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. James is also president and CEO of George Talks, a communication and consulting company. A nationally recognized speaker, he has presented at and consulted with multiple businesses, organizations, universities and places of faith, including Deloitte, J.P. Morgan, Advertising Specialty Institute (ASI), Annie Casey Foundation, Villanova University, William Penn Charter School, Abington Friends School, Health Federation, Concilio, Eastern University, Arch Street Presbyterian Church and many others.

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, RadioOne and many others. He is also a contributor to Ebony magazine, is frequently quoted by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com and has authored articles and blogs for national organizations that reach over a million individuals a month, such as Black and Married with Kids (BMWK) and Your Black World with Dr. Boyce Watkins. He is the co-author of "The C.A.L.L: Inspiring Stories for Young Men about Character, Accountability, Love and Leadership."

In addition, 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 in 2018 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 Excellence in Media Award.

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.