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Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed clinical and performance psychologist. He is best known for working with professional athletes in the MLB, NFL and teams including The New York Mets and The New York Giants.

As a psychologist, Dr. Fader advocates that sport psychology and mental coaching isn’t just for athletes. He believes that it can help everyone be their most elite selves. He has adapted the skills he teaches elite athletes for everyday life.

Dr. Fader regularly works with athletes, performers, entrepreneurs, businesses, schools, physicians and with first responder groups such as The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Mental Performance Initiative as a part of the Leadership Under Fire Advisory Team.

As a frequent contributor to the national conversation on performance, Dr. Fader appears regularly on national media including Good Morning America, ESPN, CNN, TEDx, and many others.

Dr. Fader also has over fifteen years of experience as a Motivational Interviewing trainer and has participated in the “Training for Trainers” program, making him part of the nationally recognized Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT).

Education, Experience, & Expertise:
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle
  • Internship in clinical psychology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
  • Leading expert and teacher of Motivational Interviewing
  • Cultural competency in healthcare
  • Clinical and research interests in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; sports psychology; family therapy; clinical work with under-served populations; multiculturalism in patient-care; psychotherapy with Spanish-speakers; addictive behaviors across the lifespan; harm reduction; and alternative medicine.
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