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Dr. Jonathan Fader

Co-Founder & Director of Psychology Program

Jonathan Fader, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist. Often, his approach to therapy is to empower patients to create an improved narrative of themselves through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). In addition to providing therapy at Union Square Practice, he is also the team psychologist to the New York Mets baseball team.

Specialties

Sport Psychology

Motivational Interviewing


 
 

Issues Treated

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Phobias
• Social Anxiety
• Panic Attacks
• Stress
• Grief
• OCD
• Insomnia
• Relationship Issues
• Work-related stress and anxiety

Experience

Earned his Ph.D at the University of Washington in Seattle
Completed an internship at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center
Writes a blog for Psychology Today entitled The New You
Teaches and researches Motivational Interviewing (MI) at Beth Israel
Serves as assistant professor of Family Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Family Medicine in New York City/Institute for Family Health (IUFH)


Jonathan Fader, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist. He is an assistant professor of Family Medicine at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and teaches in the Beth Israel Residency Program in Family Medicine in New York City/Institute for Family Health (IUFH). Dr. Fader is also a team psychologist to the New York Mets baseball team, writes a blog for Psychology Today entitled The New You, and is bilingual in Spanish.

At Beth Israel, Dr. Fader is responsible for teaching and researching Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques and cultural competency in healthcare settings. Dr. Fader 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).

Dr. Fader received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington in Seattle where he worked with Drs. Mary Larimer and G. Alan Marlatt. He then completed an internship in clinical psychology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. In addition to expertise in Motivational Interviewing, and cultural competency in healthcare, Dr. Fader has 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.

Dr. Fader enjoys surfing and snowboarding and started to play guitar this year.

To learn more about Dr. Fader’s thoughts on therapy, see his blog post: “What Makes Therapy Work?