JEFF FISCHER, PH.D.

Dr. Jeff Fischer has spent over 25 years working at the intersection of psychology and business. His work has focused on helping people find clarity and make sound decisions both in life and in business. His interests include psychotherapy with adults, relationship issues, the psychology of men and men’s issues, career decision making, conflict management, mediation, and family dynamics (including family governance and family business). He also enjoys helping young adults with life planning and career exploration. Dr. Fischer has held coaching, consulting, and line positions in industry where he advised business leaders and developed talent in top organizations. He has also managed two investment businesses and run an MBA career management center. With degrees spanning psychology and business, Dr. Fischer holds a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College, an MBA in Finance from New York University, an M.A. and Ed.M. in Counseling form Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Florida. Currently he is a postdoctoral psychology fellow at Lepage Associates

Intervention Style: Dr. Fischer was classically trained in psychodynamic, object relations, and attachment psychology. In non-academic terms, this means he works to help people understand the life experiences and patterns that influence their behavior. He also studied humanistic and existential psychology, and helps clients learn to maximize their potential and discover what it is they truly desire. The focus is on empowerment, growth, and helping people to bring their best selves to bear in service of their goals, their relationships, and those around them.

Dr. Fischer’s approach to psychotherapy is eclectic. You may talk, gain insight, problem solve, or plan for action. It depends on the needs of the individual. When appropriate, you may also draw on Dr. Fischer’s background in alternative therapy methods using approaches such as Hypnotherapy (Clinical Hypnosis), EFT, meditation, energetics, and other mind-body techniques. Regardless of the approach used, the goal is to strive for clarity and work towards solutions that help people achieve their goals quickly and effectively. Dr. Fischer believes insight is interesting, but real change comes when he can help you put insight into action, solve problems, and do things differently.

Therapy Experience: Dr. Fischer has worked with clients on a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, ADHD/ADD, substance abuse, and relationship and family issues, to name a few. He has counseled women and men in business and industry on career decision making, leadership, business strategy, and personal development, and has helped successful people balance life and career goals. Dr. Fischer has extensive experience in conflict management and mediation and has worked to help clients navigate complex business and personal relationships, including business partnerships, separation, and divorce. He has also worked with adults and young adults in mental health settings including college counseling centers, clinics, and in hospital inpatient psychiatry.

Evaluation Experience: Dr. Fischer has experience conducting assessments related to personality style, leadership ability, career interests, and managerial skills. He has designed and developed custom 360 assessment instruments for organizations and conducted comprehensive management assessments of senior organizational leaders.

Research: Dr. Fischer has conducted research on the psychology of emotion, specifically men’s and women’s experience and expression of anger. He was also a founding member of the American Psychological Association’s Division 51, the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinities.

Personal: Dr. Fischer is a native New Yorker who has lived in Florida and California but has chosen to call North Carolina home. After raising two children who are now adults, he now spends his free time enjoying the outdoors and cooking and relaxing at home.

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