Marv Zauderer, M.S., M.S., MFT

Helping individuals, couples, and teams solve problems and reach their potential.


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Welcome.

Strong mental skills give many amateur and professional athletes an edge over their competitors, and give performing artists the inner strength to be their best. I work with athletes, coaches, and teams from all sports -- and with performing artists as well -- to develop those skills, which include:

- Keeping stress, anxiety, and pressure from affecting your performance
- Entering competition mentally prepared
- Increasing your tolerance for performance-based pain and fatigue
- Regaining and sustaining motivation; averting and recovering from burnout
- Building self-confidence and avoiding being too hard on yourself
- Maintaining and shifting focus and concentration for optimal performance
- Setting the right goals and managing yourself to them effectively
- Recovering mental fitness after injury
- Improving communication and goal alignment with teammates or coaches

Sport performance coaching is not psychotherapy or counseling. It's confidential, to-the-point, action-oriented mental skills coaching that gives you the tools you need to be successful. Often, my work with clients focuses on one or more of the Five Core Skills of Mentally Fit Athletes, the Integral Elements of those skills, or advanced skills.

Please click to find more information on:

- the services I provide, including some examples of ways I might work with you on mental skills;
- my background;
- the locations where I work;
- my fees;
- articles I've written on sport psychology topics, along with other articles you might find useful;
- additional resources that you might find helpful for your athletic performance; and
- how to contact me.

I look forward to hearing from you.

All the best,
Marv
marvinz@pobox.com
415.721.3737

"For all the physical skills the golf gods gave Tiger Woods, the mental toughness he brings to his sport might be just as important in setting him apart."
                 -- USA Today

"Mental toughness and heart are a lot stronger than some of the physical advantages you may have."
                 -- Michael Jordan

"There is a point in every race when a rider encounters his real opponent and understands that it's himself."
                 -- Lance Armstrong

"What's the critical difference between athletes who succeed and those who go home empty-handed? Those who succeed have blended the mental aspects necessary for success into their physical training program."
                 -- Chris Carmichael, Lance Armstrong's coach

"Athletes who underperformed in the Atlanta, Nagano, and Sydney Olympics reported that more mental training and access to sport psychologists would have made the greatest difference in their Olympic experience."
                 -- U.S. Olympic Committee report on athlete performance