I am a mental performance coach in New York City who specializes in working with youth, athletes, coaches, and professionals to help them learn to manage stress, anxiety, build and maintain confidence to maximize their performance. In other words, through the vehicle of sport and activity, I work to provide my clients with mental tools to help them deal with both the everyday pressures of school/work and family as well as the more specific performance pressures found in athletics.
I have managed group and individual sport psychology consultations with a diverse range of clientele, effectively maintaining all privacy and confidentiality in alignment with organizational ethics throughout tennis, table tennis, gymnastics, heptathlon, karate, swimming, soccer, golf, and softball. I have led training workshops and individual sessions for athletes and coaches; develop motivational skills, stress management skills, mental toughness skills, visualization skills, positive self-talk and time between points routines along with effective problem resolution throughout multiple situations.
I have also developed and implemented effective training programs designed to reduce stress and successfully manage internal balance, delivering psychological consultations in support of operational goals to maximize performance for high profile corporations.
I have sports coaching experience as well. I have coached table tennis at several clubs and schools (ICC Table Tennis Club, Alameda Table Tennis Club, Concord Table Tennis Club, Berkeley Table Tennis Club, Spin New York and American International School of Budapest) in the bay area in California, New York, and Budapest since 2006.
Kurimay, D. & Toon, K. (2014). Get Your Game Face On Like The Pros! E-book on amazon.com. Game Face System, LLC, Berkeley, California. https://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Face-Like-Pros-ebook/dp/B00KE9YPSU
Kurimay, D., Pope-Rhodius, A. & Kondric, M. (2017). The Relationship Between Stress and Coping in Table Tennis. Journal of Human Kinetics, 55, 75-81. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5304276/
Toon, K., Kurimay, D., Kurimay, T. (2013). Applied Sports Psychology. Worldwide Sports: Table Tennis and Tennis in Contemporary Issues in Sports Psychiatry. In D.A. Baron, C.L Reardon & S.H. Baron (Eds.) Clinical Sports Psychiatry: An International Perspective (pp. 147-156). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. Applied Sports Psychology. https://www.amazon.com/Clinical-Sports-Psychiatry-International-Perspective/dp/1118404882/ref=sr_sp-atf_title_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1394679766&sr=8-2&keywords=sports+Psychology
Toon, K. & Kurimay, D. (2012). Get Your Game Face On! Table Tennis. E-book on amazon.com. Good Sports Productions, Inc. Berkeley, California. https://www.amazon.com/Your-Game-Face-Table-Tennis-ebook/dp/B0073V98C0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385239195&sr=8-1&keywords=table+tennis
Kurimay, D. (2012). A Game Face Program bemutatása sportolók lélektani felkészítésére. (Introduction to the Game Face Program for athlete’s mental preparation). In T. Kurimay, V. Faludi & R. Kárpáti (Eds.) A sport pszichológiája. Fejezetek a sportlélektan és határterületeir?l (pp. 111-122). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság & Oriold és Társai Kiadó. http://www.libri.hu/konyv/faludi_viktoria.a-sport-pszichologiaja.html
Kurimay, T., Kurimay, D. & Kurimay, A. (2012). A család szerepe a sportban, sportoló a családban. (Roles of the family in sports, sports in family). In T. Kurimay, V. Faludi & R. Kárpáti (Eds.) A sport pszichológiája. Fejezetek a sportlélektan és határterületeir?l (pp. 145-169). Budapest, Hungary: Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság & Oriold és Társai Kiadó.
Séra, L., Kurimay, D., & Ocskó, T. (2005): “Gyakorlás és tapasztalat szerepe a téri képességben sportolóknál” (The role of practice and experience in athletes’ visual abilities). Kalokagathia, 4. (monthly Psychology Journal).
Credentials & Accolades
MA in Psychology at Eotvos Lorand University , Budapest, Hungary (2001-2006)
MA in Sport Psychology at John F. Kennedy University , Pleasant Hill, California (2006-2009)
Certified Mental Performance Consultant in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) License No. 661
Excellent Student-Athlete Recognition awarded by the Hungarian Government