David Sacks is a licensed clinical psychologist and a consultant for athletes and other elite performers. He is a graduate of Stanford University (B.A. English; M.A. Education), where he was also captain of the wrestling team. He earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 2003 and completed his psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Vanderbilt University Counseling Center. As a scientist-practitioner, David has published numerous articles and presented at national and international conferences.
In both his therapy and consultation work, David helps others to make specific adjustments in their ways of operating and, importantly, to understand the “bigger picture” in order to achieve lasting change. He uses a strengths-based approach to allow his clients to discover the best version of themselves. David has worked with thousands of students and clients, including award-winning scholars, professional athletes, musicians, service members, and other diverse individuals and groups from all walks of life. When he’s not helping clients achieve their goals, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, participating in grappling sports, and fishing from his kayak.