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Therapy for Athletes/Sports Performance Counseling

As a student-athlete or professional athlete, you might be feeling exhausted, overly stressed, or less excited about the sport(s) or classes you once enjoyed. 

You might frequently wake up tired, sore, and still ruminating over mistakes you made in your last competition. You probably want nothing more than a day of rest, but chances are, you have a ton of homework or chores to catch up on, as you can’t seem to find the time or energy to complete everything in between classes, work, travel, games, or your personal life.

The pressure of representing your school or team and being watched and criticized by so many people, including family, friends, fans, recruiters, reporters, and especially yourself, is very intense. Maybe you’re so anxious and overwhelmed that your athletic performance or grades are slipping. You might be comparing yourself to others, questioning if you even want to continue competing, or unsure of which academic or athletic path is best for you. Many people don't understand and might even dismiss the amount of pressure you face, but athlete mental health should not be minimized. 

If you continue on this way, you risk the potential of injuring yourself, burning out, or jeopardizing your academic standing, athletic ranking, or position on your team(s). 

You are NOT alone. So many other student and professional athletes can relate, including myself. I played sports in both high school and college, and I coached varsity and AAU girls’ basketball for six years. I know that you CAN find peace of mind and confidence through it all.

Athlete mental health services can help. I provide a personalized approach based in sports psychology methods and tools, which you can learn more about here. With a willingness to receive support and to try new evidence-based strategies, you'll be able to let go of unhelpful self-criticism and manage your anxiety and stress more effectively both in and outside of athletic competition. 

You’ll realize it’s okay to ask for help and not to be perfect; your mistakes and your sport(s) do not define you.

Therapy for athletes & sports performance counseling can help with:

  • Building self-awareness and self-compassion
  • Clarifying your goals and values
  • Improving time-management
  • Prioritizing your needs
  • Advocating for yourself
  • Regulating your emotions
  • Coping with worries and ruminating thoughts
  • Facing your fears

You can achieve:

  • Balance
  • Peace of mind
  • Increased sleep and relaxation
  • Improved motivation and focus
  • Higher confidence 
  • Stronger athletic performance
  • Better grades
  • The ability to overcome setbacks or injuries more quickly