Professional athletes have been utilizing the methods of Sport & Performance psychology for years, but they are not the only ones who can benefit. Optimizing performance is enormously valuable to musicians, actors, performing artists, athletes, and professionals alike.
While in private practice in New York City, David was a psychotherapist and performance coach at Union Square Practice, which was co-founded by Dr. Jonathan Fader, the Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Giants and previous team psychologist for the New York Mets. Across disciplines, people face many of the same problems professional athletes face: a lack of motivation, difficulty performing well under stress, or choking under pressure. Sport & Performance psychology has developed evidence-based methods to address these issues through mental skills training. Utilizing the techniques learned from Dr. Fader, David works with professional performing artists and athletes to improve their routines, self-talk, and visualization techniques to better their performance.