Jeff Krepps, PhD, is the Director of Behavioral Health Education & Research and Assistant Professor of Behavioral Health. He is a North Carolina licensed marriage and family therapist, and a clinical fellow and approved supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
Dr. Krepps received his PhD in Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University where he also completed a specialization in Medical Family Therapy. He received his Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has also completed training in clinical hypnosis and mindfulness. Dr. Krepps has more than 22 years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and couples experiencing a variety of difficulties, and, in his current role, he provides therapy/counseling services to medical students and medical residents, as well students in the pharmacy, physician assistant, physical therapy, and other health professions graduate programs. His clinical experience includes work in a multiple settings, including private practice, family medicine clinic, university counseling/therapy clinic, sexual assault treatment center, private and public mental health clinics, community substance abuse treatment center, and home based therapy. His work in each of these settings has provided a wealth of experience in providing effective counseling services.
In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Krepps is the former Site-director and Assistant Professor of Pfeiffer University’s marriage and family therapy (MFT) graduate program (Raleigh/Durham campus). He is a former Assistant Professor with the MFT graduate program at East Carolina University (ECU), and a former adjunct assistant professor of psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry within ECU’s Brody School of Medicine. He was President of the North Carolina Association for Marriage and Family Therapy from 2013-2014 and served on the board for 12 years.
On a personal note, Dr. Krepps is happily married. He and his wife Cheyenne have four daughters who keep them very busy.