Mental Health

We’re committed to ensuring no minor leaguer has to go through the journey alone. Here you’ll find our mental skills partners and access to our entire array of services.

What is the More Than Baseball Mental Health Program?

We have recruited a network of trained clinicians in the field of sports mental health. They are here to provide an independent option for mental health care and sports psychology. Each of the care providors are listed below. Click the button above and fill out the form to work with our trained practicioners and improve your performance on and off the field.

Dr. Clifford Feldman

Dr. Clifford Feldman

Psychiatrist and Founder of PPI

Dr. Feldman is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been practicing in the Los Angeles area for 25 years. Currently, Dr. Feldman is the medical director of three prestigious area hospitals, teaches third- and fourth-year medical students, internal medicine residents, and conducts clinical research trials. He has developed a keen interest in performance enhancement and sports psychology.

Dr. Maxwell Rappaport

Dr. Maxwell Rappaport

Psychologist & Performance Specialist

Dr. Maxwell Rappoport is a licensed clinical psychologist based in Los Angeles. His primary areas of interest are in athlete mental health, performance psychology, affective disorders, relationship and family concerns, and substance use disorders. Rappoport’s interest in sports and performance psychology began with his own athletic career in high school sports and club sports in college, and expanded as he began treating NCAA athletes to help maximize mental and physical congruence.

Dr. Aaron Smith

Dr. Aaron Smith

Psychiatrist & Performance Specialist

Dr. Aaron Smith is a licensed clinical psychologist in Los Angeles who is passionate about working with athletes who are motivated to excel in multiple domains of their lives. In addition to providing assistance for those who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, and substance use disorders, Dr. Aaron also collaborates with individuals to facilitate mental, emotional and physical congruence—resulting in a state of optimal performance. Dr. Aaron’s interest in Sports and Performance Psychology stems from his personal journey of recovery after rupturing his Achille’s tendon, while playing basketball.
Dr. Alex Melkumian

Dr. Alex Melkumian

Financial Psychotherapist

Dr. Alex Melkumian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Financial Psychology Center in Los Angeles, California. As a practicing clinician for the past 15 years Dr Melkumian has worked with populations ranging from the chronically acute, dually diagnosed patients to highly motivated individuals committed to self-improvement. He is an author and public speaker who works to bring people harmony and ease in their lives, no matter what the issue.
David Washington

David Washington

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

David Washington is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker based in the San Gabriel Valley. David’s areas of interest include children and families, anxiety, depression, addiction, and early childhood trauma. He has worked as a community and school-based therapist, in the Pasadena Unified School district, and received specialized training in early childhood development, trauma and PTSD. He currently works with adults in psych, as a group therapist, in the Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Program, at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena, Ca.