David  Jaffe

David Jaffe

Psychologist, PhD Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
California Accepting Online
Clairemont Accepting In-person
Updated December 20, 2023

Specialties & Expertise

  • Men's health
  • Attachment issues
  • Mood disorders
  • Medical professionals' mental health
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Professional statement

Are you feeling stuck, unsatisfied in life? Do you feel like each day is a fight because you are overrun by sadness, anxiety, hopelessness, and anger? Regardless of your circumstances, please know that you have come to the right person. Dr. David Jaffe is a licensed clinical psychologist that has worked in the mental health field for over 20 years. He is skilled in helping you to cope with negative emotions more effectively, reduce stress, improve sleep, focus, overall health and well being, reach personal/professional goals, reduce interpersonal conflict, and cope with past trauma more effectively.

Dr. Jaffe specializes in working with men throughout the lifespan experiencing stress, depression, social anxiety, adjustment problems, relationship difficulties, sexual problems, and trauma. Dr. Jaffe also has unique experience and training in psychological assessment, treatments for chronic pain, sleep disorders, communication skills, and anger management. His treatment orientation includes cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, attachment based, and compassion focused therapy, all of which are empirically validated treatment approaches.

Dr. Jaffe provides a balance of emotional support, problem solving, and collaboration and teach clients coping skills and overall wellness. He strongly promoted mindfulness, attachment based insights, introspection, accountability, and self-compassion. Dr. Jaffe aims to provide a trusting, supportive, and clinically beneficial experience for all of my clients. Call now for a free 15-minute phone consultation to discuss your concerns, your goals, and answer any questions you have.

Message to clients

My professional mission is to increase public awareness of mental illness, reduce the stigma of mental illness as depicted in mass media, and to educate the community in hopes to increase help seeking behavior of men. I feel as though men have been left out of the mental health arena due to stigma, media representations, conditioning, and socialization. There are several reasons to choose me as your therapist, but the following abilities truly set me apart from my colleagues. I maintain a holistic view of mental health as an essential facet of whole health and wellness. Consistent with emerging research findings, your psychological health and physical health are intertwined. I possess an uncanny ability to establish rapport and a trusting therapeutic bond with people from culturally diverse backgrounds. My training and experience helped to define me personally and professionally. Throughout my career, I have worked with culturally diverse clients and families in a wide array of settings: outpatient mental health clinics, psychological services centers, prisons, jails, juvenile detention facilities, forensic state hospitals, foster care, and several inpatient psychiatric facilities. My training has helped me to develop knowledge, versatility as a psychologist and fostered my appreciation for individual differences. I grateful for the opportunity to continue supporting the men of California.


Men's health - Expertise in working with adult men; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges and promote physical and mental health

Attachment issues - Development of effective relational and communication skills; insight into family attachment patterns;fostering healthy family relationships.

Mood disorders - Clinical depression, persistent depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood disorders that cause disturbances in the client's mood, causing mood swings, restless sleep, and/or elevated mood

Medical professionals' mental health - Support navigating work-related expectations and stress; addressing issues of burnout, hierarchical pressures, and vicarious trauma

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Healing painful experiences and memories from the past


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)


  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Evernorth

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $185 (50min)
  • Initial session: $185 (50min)
  • Forensic Psychological Evaluations: $375 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


Online Sessions (California)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Clairemont practice
5252 Balboa Ave, Suite 803, San Diego, California 92117
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Thu 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Fri 09:00am-5:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 21 years

Self, Clinical Psychologist, 2011 - 2021
California Department of Corrections, Psychologist, 2010 - 2019
Tulare County HHSA, Clinic Services Manager, 2008 - 2010
Special Case Investigation Unit, Tulare County , Clinical Psychologist, 2003 - 2008

California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno, Ph.D., 2003
UC Irvine, B.A., 1998


California: PSY20421