Jared DeFife,PhD

Jared DeFife,PhD

Professions: Psychotherapist, Psychologist, Clinical Psychologist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist - PSY003468
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Free brief Q&A call for all new clients

Individual therapy: $175 (50 minute)

Schedule online at www.jareddefife.com
Free Initial Consultation
Weekend Availability
Evening Availability


2801 Buford Highway NE
Suite T-80
Atlanta, Georgia 30329

My Approach to Helping

Are you someone who:
-is a deep thinker about life, the universe, and everything?
-is emotionally intense, and tends to experience your feelings very deeply and intensely?
-is prone to feeling overstimulated, overwhelmed, and sometimes slow to really trust others?
-has been left feeling bad around other people thinking you're too sensitive, too dramatic, too intense, or just too much?

I love working with emotionally intense adults and people who identify as Highly Sensitive People (or HSPs) who may struggle with and want therapy for chronic depression, existential angst or decision dread, personality concerns, Borderline Personality Disorder, or conflicts about trust and relationships.

My work as a therapist is highly interpersonal, emotion-focused, and depth-oriented, based on Mentalization-Based Therapy. MBT is research supported attachment-based psychotherapy that helps people develop a deep, nuanced, flexible, and empathic understanding of themselves and others.

When big feelings and difficult social challenges leave us feeling all stirred up and in a tangle, healthy mentalizing promotes regulation of big emotions, resilience through tough times, and helps cultivate the experience of security and confidence within ourselves and in our important relationships.

Services I Provide

Ages I Work With

  • Adults
  • Elders


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Emotional Intensity/Highly Sensitive Persons; Borderline Personality Disorder; Chronic Depression

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anger
  • Attachment Issues
  • Borderline
  • Breakup
  • Depression
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Inadequacy
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Criticism
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior

Types of Therapy

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