Services Provided

Dr. Kaufman offers mental training and consultation services for individuals, teams, families, and couples.  The ideal client is anyone motivated to improve performance, health, or quality of life.  A variety of mindfulness-based and behavioral techniques are utilized during service delivery, with each training regimen tailored to meet a client's specific needs.  Mindful sport performance enhancement (MSPE) workshops are available for interested groups and teams.

The Mental Training Process:

On average, clients work with Dr. Kaufman for 3-6 months, meeting weekly or every other week.  This time window allows ample time for assessment, skill instruction, skill practice, and skill application.  Since the training is highly individualized, the duration can be shorter or longer for certain clients.  Accommodations can be made for clients with limited availability, such as students only in the Washington, DC area for the summer or winter break.

The typical process is comprised of 3 phases, which are represented in the acronym ATX.  

(1) Assessment - diagnosing the performance issue and developing a tailored goal plan

(2) Training -  learning and practicing new, more adaptive mindfulness and behavioral skills

(3) Execution - applying the newly learned mindfulness and behavioral skills in key situations

Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE): 

MSPE is a sport-specific mental training program co-developed by Dr. Kaufman.  It typically lasts for 6 sessions and is administered in a group/team format.  MSPE is designed to help athletes build and incorporate essential mindfulness skills into their performances.  Research support for MSPE continues to grow, as does its use around the globe, including currently with an English Premier League academy.  Dr. Kaufman has co-written a brand new book on MSPE published by APA Books, Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches.  The book, and accompanying DVD in which Dr. Kaufman demonstrates MSPE techniques with university golfers are now available to order.

Registration is now open for a first MSPE Instructor Training.  Click here for more information or to sign up!

Session Rates:

Initial 15-minute phone consultation session = FREE

Initial assessment session (75 minutes) = $235

Regular 30-minute session = $105

Regular 45-minute session = $170

Regular 60-minute session = $210

10-session packages (provides 5% discount, payment made up front and nonrefundable):

     30-minute session package = $997.50

     45-minute session package = $1615

     60-minute session package = $1995

Contact Dr. Kaufman for information on MSPE training rates


Payment is expected at the time of service.  Cash, checks, and credit cards are accepted.  Dr. Kaufman does not participate in any insurance networks, but he does provide receipts which are submittable for possible out-of-network reimbursement according to the terms of your insurance policy.  Submitting receipts is usually a straightforward process and Dr. Kaufman can help guide you through it.

Dr. Kaufman is recognized as an authorized (certified) Tricare provider. 


Please notify Dr. Kaufman of a need to cancel a scheduled session at least 2 days in advance.  Otherwise, you may be required to pay a fee for the session.


4015 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 2, Fairfax, VA 22030

(703) 272-7554    

5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20016    

(202) 686-1155