Dr. Jeffrey Gardere obtained his BA degree from the University of Rochester and received his doctorate in philosophy and psychology from George Washington University.
As a licensed clinician, Dr. Gardere rose from a staff psychologist for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to one of only two African-American chief psychologists. During his tenure there, he was instrumental in designing the policy on psychological treatment for HIV-infected prisoners, and he participated in hostage negotiations at the Atlanta prison siege. Dr. Gardere also conducted witness protection relocation evaluations on some of the top super criminals throughout the United States.
A focal point in Dr. Gardere’s career has been the founding of the Rainbow Psychological Clinics ten years ago. This culturally sensitive psychological health care program provides services for children, adults and families in the New York tri-state area.
In addition to his numerous areas of services, Dr. Gardere has taken his practice to the airwaves over the past few years. He has become a highly sought after media psychologist, appearing on every major talk and news show on radio and television. He is currently the host of Hit It, a new relationship advice show on WLIB radio, and has recently wrapped up a stint as the on-air anchor, host and producer of the Ask the Family Therapist TV show on the Health Network. Dr. Gardere will be featured as a co-host on Culture Shock, a new television talk show slated for airing in the year 2000. He is also the author of the best seller Smart Parenting for African-Americans (Citadel Press, 1999).