Sport/Performance Psychology

We are specially trained in sport/performance psychology, which is best thought of as the work of developing the mental skills associated with enhancing any type of performance. These services typically take a more action-oriented approach than traditional counseling and involve harnessing the mind in an effort to reach peak performance. Whether you are an athlete, performing artist, physician, attorney, business professional, etc., you rely on your mental state in order to perform well. In short, sport/performance psychology interventions can play a critical role in your ability to perform optimally. Sport/performance psychology sessions can take different forms, ranging from a five-minute conversation at a practice to a 50-minute session in an office. Finally, these services often occur in your training/practice environment, competition environment, or place of work in order to observe you in your performance setting. Common issues addressed include:

  • Mental Toughness
  • Focus
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Performance Routines
  • Self-Talk
  • Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Commitment
  • Fear of Failure
  • Dealing with Pressure
  • Getting “In the Zone”
  • Goal Setting
  • Performance Slumps
  • Self-Leadership