5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW

Suite 300

Washington, DC 20016

(202) 686-1155

4015 Chain Bridge Road

Suite 2

Fairfax, VA 22030


Sport Psychology

Sport psychology services offered:

Common targets of sport psychology treatment:

  • Performance anxiety
  • Depression or burnout symptoms
  • Emotion control problems
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Body image concerns
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Injury recovery

Sport psychology FAQs:

What is sport psychology?

  • Sport psychology is the science dedicated to the understanding of behaviors and mental processes in sport settings.

What does a sport psychologist do?

  • Sport psychologists help athletes and coaches understand how mental factors affect performance, and introduce specific strategies to help them strengthen their mental skills.

Outside of his practice, Dr. Kaufman teaches Sport Psychology and has co-led a sport psychology lab at Catholic University in Washington, DC, which has developed an influential treatment for athletes, MSPE

His new book, Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches, published by APA Books is now available, as is the accompanying DVD

Dr. Kaufman also has written sport psychology articles or chapters appearing in

  • Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology
  • Mindfulness and Performance
  • Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness
  • competitor magazine
  • APA Books Blog
  • NCAA Sport Science Institute Newsletter

and been interviewed regarding his sport psychology work by media outlets like

  • The Washington Post
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • Sports Illustrated
  • Runner's World
  • RunWashington
  • WTOP
  • BBC
  • Miami Herald
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Women's Fitness Magazine
  • Swimmer Magazine
  • Super Human Radio
  • High Performance Mindset
  • Experience Life Magazine

He has consulted with the DC Psyching Team, The True Athlete Project, Academy One Goalkeeping, Fairfax County Public Schools, and multiple professional soccer academies, among other organizations.

Dr. Kaufman is currently accepting new clients in his Washington, DC and Fairfax offices. He is a licensed psychologist in Washington, DC and Virginia. 

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Free 15-minute phone consultation offered



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