Jonathan Fader, PhD

Co-Founder, Director of Psychology

Dr. Jonathan Fader is a licensed performance psychologist. He served two seasons as the Director of Mental Conditioning for the New York Football Giants and also served as the team psychologist for the New York Mets for nine seasons. He is part of The New York City Fire Department (FDNY) Mental Performance Initiative. Fader is a frequent contributor to the national conversation on performance, regularly appearing on Good Morning America, CBS this Morning, CNN, Fox News, Bleacher Report and others. Represented by the Lavin Agency, he speaks to groups on improving performance.

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.

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