About Dr. Pasahow
I have been a licensed psychologist and have provided services to clients for the past 30 years. I have had the good fortune of learning how to do research from Martin Seligman, Past President of the American Psychological Association when I was attending the University of Pennsylvania. In 1997, I started with the psychological principles and methods that led me to develop Peak Performance Optimization . I have worked with athletes, students, professionals, and performing artists I am one of the pioneers in the emerging field of Energy Psychology and have numerous publications in this field. I am the only psychologist in the world who is on the only two research committees in this field of psychology.
My interest in Peak Performance Optimization started with athletics. My first love in sports was basketball and I was co-captain of my high school team. I continued to play basketball until the age of 43 due to injuries. Tennis then became my passion in sports. I took lessons over the years, but only improved a little. This was kind of peculiar since sports came easy to me and that I am a psychologist. However, I was limited by my inconsistent baseline play and getting too annoyed and frustrated when I missed hitting the ball during matches. Whereas I had been a very good player at the end of a basketball game, I did not win enough of the crucial points in tennis. That was frustrating and perplexing. I was a psychologist who needed a psychologist for tennis.
In 1997, I was trained in the psychological methods that led me to develop Peak Performance Optimization . Peak Performance Optimization is a method that anyone can apply to themselves, and I did it for myself. My tennis game steadily improved and I won against people who I never defeated before because I was more relaxed and would win important points, especially at the end of a match. My game became more consistent and I was able to add new shots and a second serve after years of being unable to master it. I kept improving, but had to stop after having back surgery. I had to stay at home for four weeks after the surgery and could not be available in my office for clients. This led me to provide these services over the Internet. My clients and I could see each other simultaneously. There were clients who wanted to do the sessions over the telephone. All sessions were confidential. It turned out to not be difficult to provide Peak Performance Optimization over the phone once clients received information before the session. The next step was to teach clients how to apply Peak Performance Optimization on themselves.
I originally was third in my class for all the years I was at the Wharton School of Business. However, I fell in love with psychology and made the switch graduating Sigma Beta Kappa with honors in psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. I always kept my interest in athletics and business culminating at the development of Peak at Perform Services.