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Carrie Jaffe, PhD





Carrie Jaffe, Ph.D. is our Founder and President. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience in Psychological Assessment with adults and children in inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings. She has over 30 years experience providing individual, group, and couples psychotherapy. She has more than 20 years experience working in the field of Addiction. Her specialties include Psychological and Substance Abuse assessment, personality, addiction, and group therapy. Dr. Jaffe is well known for her rigorous assessments that are comprehensive in nature. She prides herself on writing assessment reports that are helpful to the client and readable by laypeople and professionals alike.

Dr. Jaffe also provides individual psychotherapy to young adults and adults of all ages. To read more about her psychotherapy services and areas of specialty, visit her at


Dr. Jaffe began working in the field of mental health after obtaining her Bachelors Degree from Ohio University. She

went on to earn her Master's and PhD degrees from Georgia State University, a program that prided itself on its training of assessment psychologists. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Martinez and Oakland, California Veteran's Administrations, an internship that focused heavily on assessment. She completed her postdoctoral internship at Fall Creek Counseling in Sacramento (a private practice) and opened a private practice shortly thereafter.

Dr. Jaffe has obtained advanced training in psychological assessment, personality disorders, substance  abuse, and group therapy and continues to engage in ongoing assessment training through the Society for Personality Assessment, the FAA, American Psychological Association, California Psychological Association, San Diego Psychological Association, and other sources. She has mentored and supervised multiple assessment psychologists who practice in San Diego and around the country.


Dr. Jaffe has provided assessments and consultation for:

  • Federal Aviation Administration

  • California Conditional Release Program (CONREP)

  • SAIC (Science Applications International Corp.)

  • California and San Diego Superior Courts

  • Maximus Alcohol and Drug Diversion Programs (State of California)

  • Dental Board of California

  • California Board of Pharmacy

  • California Board of Registered Nurses

  • Palomar Pomerado Hospital Acute Rehabilitation Unit

  • Fall Creek Counseling Services

  • Veterans Administration

  • Rebecca More, Ph.D.

  • Washington Correctional Institute

  • Atlanta Area Psychological Services

  • Accurate Assessment Services of Atlanta

  • Veteran's Administration

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