Dr. Jaffe earned a Masters degree from Hunter College School of Social Work in 1979. He spent eight years practicing psychotherapy in community mental health before returning to school, completing a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology in 1992. After graduating, he worked in the corporate world for four years, where he provided short-term therapy, drug & alcohol evaluations and treatment, and organizational consulting.
Since 1996, Dr. Jaffe has had a private psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and coaching practice with adolescents, adults, and couples. For the past 25 years, he has also served as a clinical and organizational consultant for the Veteran’s administration outreach program that treats traumatized veterans.
Areas of professional interest include personal and executive coaching, working with meditation practitioners, shame-related disorders, psychological trauma, sexual abuse, and couple's therapy. He also has special expertise in working with immigrants and helping people from other countries adjust successfully to living here in the U.S. His personal training includes a 35-year meditation practice, as well as formal training in family therapy, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Imago Therapy, and EMDR.
Dr. Jaffe's leisure activities include singing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and time with his family.