Peak Performance Specialist

Thriving Mind Psychology

Psychologists located in Midtown, New York, NY

Your mental and emotional health have an effect on your ability to perform under pressure, whether you’re an athlete, musician, or business professional. Peak performance coaching can help you relax, focus, and go the extra mile for optimal performance. The experienced team at Thriving Mind Psychology in Midtown Manhattan has extensive skills in peak performance training. If you’re ready to deliver your very best performance, call the office today or schedule a consultation online.

Peak Performance Q & A

What is peak performance?

Peak performance is the goal of performance psychology, a subfield of psychology that applies psychological principles to enhance in-the-moment performance skills. You may have heard the term “peak performance” in reference to competitive sports. 

Athletics is one area where performance psychology is useful, but this approach is also effective for performing artists, business professionals, surgeons, and many other occupations that require exceptional mental and/or physical processing. 

How can peak performance coaching improve my abilities?

The experts at Thriving Mind Psychology can help you identify your personal challenges, enhance your mental processing, unleash your creativity, and focus your physical energy. 

Peak performance coaching helps you develop the following:

  • Resilience and emotional intelligence
  • Self-awareness and positive self-image
  • Motivation and a positive attitude

As you learn to manage your emotions, engage in positive self-talk, and improve your overall mindset, you also work with your therapist or psychologist to create personalized strategies that allow you to:

  • Maximize physical training or creativity
  • Enhance communication when working with teams in sports or business
  • Process and integrate past failures
  • Overcome anxiety or trauma related to performance

Your mental health practitioner draws from a wide range of therapeutic techniques to help you develop these performance-enhancing skills.

What type of therapy is involved in peak performance?

The team at Thriving Mind Psychology has extensive training and experience in many types of therapy. Some of the techniques used during peak performance training include:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)  
  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Neurofeedback (electroencephalographic or EEG biofeedback)


Neurofeedback training is quite effective in peak performance training. Also called electroencephalograph (EEG) biofeedback, this noninvasive treatment allows you to see your own brainwave activity in real time. 

Neurofeedback helps you learn to control your brainwave activity. This allows you to maintain concentration, relaxation, and emotional balance during preparation and performance. 

How many peak performance coaching sessions will I need?

The amount of time you need to spend in peak performance training depends on your individual needs and goals. Some people have a specific goal and choose to complete training when that purpose is achieved. Others prefer ongoing coaching or return for training when new challenges arise.

Peak performance training can enhance your career, fitness, and emotional well-being. To schedule a consultation for peak performance, call Thriving Mind Psychology today or make an appointment online.