Jeff Georgi

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Jeffrey M. Georgi, Founder

Education and Experience
Jeff has practiced psychotherapy with a focus on substance abuse and families for more than 30 years. He holds licenses as a Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, a Licensed Professional Counselor, and a Certified Group Psychotherapist by the American Association of Group Psychotherapy. He earned his BA from Duke University and his M.Div. in Pastoral Psychology from the Duke Divinity School and The Philadelphia Divinity School. Jeff completed an Internship and Residency program in Pastoral Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Medical Center and earned a Master’s in Allied Health at Duke University.

Over the course of his career, Jeff has served as the clinical director of the Duke Addictions Program. For more than two decades at the Medical Center, Jeff held clinical appointments in the Departments of Surgery, Obstetrics, and Psychiatry. He remains a consulting faculty member in the Department of Behavioral Medicine as well as a faculty member of the Duke University School of Nursing. He has also served as the Director of Psychological Services for the Rice Diet Program in Durham, North Carolina.

Services Offered
Jeff is available for individual, couple, group, and family work, specializing in substance abuse prevention and intervention. Jeff also works with adolescents and their families as well as young adults with substance abuse and/or family related issues.

Jeff applies a family model of substance abuse to treat individuals’ significant dysregulated© or compulsive eating disorders. He also works with individuals who struggle with computer and internet abuse. In addition, he works with grief issues and mourning often associated with addictive illness.

Jeff has contributed to a number of Treatment Improvement Protocols which are seen by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, Washington D.C. as best practice guidelines. He is also a trainer in the areas of clinical spirituality, group psychotherapy, adolescent development, shame, grief, and loss as well as a number of other topics. He has brought his lectures and consulting expertise all over the country and overseas. If you are interested in Jeff’s training activities, please see our website

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Appointments are made by Jill Collins, office manager, who may be reached through my office phone at 919-286-1600. If you are unable to keep an appointment, contact Jill during office hours (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday) and cancel at least 24 hours in advance. After business hours, please leave a message on Jill’s mobile at (919) 812-2697, with the time and date of your cancellation and a number where you can be reached. Jill will call you to reschedule.

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