For over twenty 25 years, Dr. Fishbein has worked as a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a nationally recognized sport/performance psychologist. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and earned both his master’s and doctorate degrees from the Adler School of Professional Psychology. He is the founder of Rise Center for Psychology and Rise Center for Peak Performance.
Dr. Fishbein treats older children, adolescents, and adults. Using a combination of psychodynamic and cognitive/behavioral approaches, Dr. Fishbein’s style is very effective in minimizing symptoms and/or resolving more substantive life issues.
Clinically, Dr. Fishbein’s main interests are in working with adolescents and adults experiencing a wide range of concerns. A typical client may be an adolescent experiencing difficulty with his/her social, academic, or emotional functioning; or an adult struggling with transition issues, career uncertainty, and/or relationship difficulties. Dr. Fishbein also helps many professionals deal with stress, pressure, and expectations related to their performance in the occupational realm.
Philosophically, Dr. Fishbein sees the problems individuals present with as manifestations of greater issues to be assessed, evaluated, and treated. He views individuals holistically, looking at the whole person rather than just the symptoms with which they present. His work with older children, adolescents, and adults provides him with the opportunity to work with those he is passionate about helping. He views his clients as those who have stories that need to be understood, rather than those who present with problems to be fixed. His empathic, engaging, humorous, and interactive approach has been extremely effective in his 25 years of clinical practice.
In addition to his clinical interests, Dr. Fishbein is a nationally recognized Sport Psychologist who works with athletes across the continuum. In 2010, Dr. Fishbein was hired as the Sport Psychologist for the Chicago White Sox and continues in that role today. From 2000-2002, Dr. Fishbein worked for the Montreal Expos Baseball Organization. Over the next decade, Dr. Fishbein worked in the same capacity for the Florida Marlins where he was instrumental in creating the culture leading to the 2003 World Series championship team. In addition to his affiliations with professional organizations, Dr. Fishbein was the head Sport Psychologist at Northwestern University from 2002-2013. At Northwestern, Dr. Fishbein worked with the university's athletes in all twenty sports in order to improve their performance and functioning both as students as well as athletes.
For more than two decades athletes of all ages have sought out Dr. Fishbein’s expertise, from middle school children hoping to make their house league teams to professionals being awarded the top accolade available to them. It is a reflection of this partnership that enables Dr. Fishbein’s clients to make continued improvements in their journey towards sport mastery.