About Dr. Fader

Coach. Speaker. Author.


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 mental coaching isn’t just for athletes and performers. He believes that proactively working on your mindset can help everyone be their most elite selves. Following the methods he offers in his first book, Life As Sport, he has adapted the skills he teaches elite athletes and performing artists for everyday work and 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) as part of the Mental Performance Initiative.

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

Represented by the Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau, Fader regularly speaks to groups on the topics of motivation, improving performance, stress reduction, improved communication and team building. He also has over twenty 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). Dr. Fader facilitates motivational interviewing trainings and workshops internationally for groups in medical care, mental health, law enforcement and sports. As a fluent Spanish Speaker, he has a particular interest in sharing these concepts and strategies in Spanish-Speaking communities.

Along with Michael Dulchin, MD, Fader is the co-founder of Union Square Practice, a mental health center, and SportStrata, a performance coaching group, both located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City where he and his team consult with individuals and groups.

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