Jeff Garson, JD, LCSW
Psychotherapy, Legal Support
Jeff offers support to clients in his areas of specialization: psychotherapy and the law. His diverse life experience allows him to support individuals and businesses in goal setting, strategic planning and, crucially, in crafting action plans for getting from here to there.
Jeff’s experience as a psychotherapist and coach extends back to the mid-1990s, leading men’s groups and coaching couples. In full time private practice since 2002, he works with a broad range of clients. Jeff’s special interest is in dealing with the practical and emotional challenges created by the relentless demands of our overly busy, overly competitive lives. His abiding belief: We should strive to make our professional pursuits an extension of our deepest aspirations – instead of being an unfortunate exception to them – at the center of our life
A practicing attorney for 25 years, prior to re-tooling as a therapist and coach, Jeff also provides legal support to clients:
Assisting them in the crucial task of locating attorneys who are skilled in their areas of need and, in addition, attentive and cost conscious; and
Managing these professional relationships in ways that minimize expense and insure accountability.
Jeff brings to his work a wealth of practical life experience from his first career as an attorney, nonprofit executive, and community leader. Following a Third Circuit Court of Appeals clerkship, he was – for 25 years – a large firm attorney, specializing in litigation and commercial bankruptcy. His experience in the public sector includes service with the National Constitution Center (co-founder); the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia (Board Chair); and the Shefa Fund (General Counsel and Senior Director).
Jeff is a graduate of University of Pennsylvania Law School (J.D., magna cum laude, 1973), the Bryn Mawr School of Social Work (MSW, 2002), and the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Philadelphia. He is also trained in Imago Relationship Therapy and is a certified EMDR practitioner (Levels 1 and 2).
Jeff is a co-author of Nonprofit Leadership & the Law (2d ed. 2000); a regular blogger at Tikkun Daily; and the author of a weekly blog, Radical Decency Reflections.