Sport and Performance Psychology
For athletes and performers
Want to optimize your performance in sport and in life?
Most athletes and performers acknowledge that the most important aspect of their craft is the mental game, but few dedicate time and energy to it.
Sport psychology can help athletes and performers learn skills that improve performance.
Sport and performance psychology can help you:
Have more confidence
Increase consistency of performance across practice and competitions/shows and across time
Increase your focus
Overcome mental blocks
Feel more calm under pressure
Better regulate emotions
Set more manageable and achievable goals
Maximize your practice time
Communicate more effectively with coaches, teammates, and parents
Get more satisfaction and fulfillment from performance
... and more!
Performance psychology includes skills, but it also involves working collaboratively with a provider who can create a safe space for you to air concerns, name emotions, problem-solve, and work with you to reach your goals. It's important to find a professional who is the right fit with your interpersonal style and performance needs.
Performer Mental Health
Athletes and performers are under an enormous amount of stress and pressure. The performance environment is strenuous; performers are often expected to push themselves to their physical and mental limits. Performers often have to spend significant time away from friends and family, manage multiple relationships, manage academic and sport demands, and respond to time pressures. This makes performers vulnerable to experience burnout, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and other difficulties. All of these stressors can be difficult to manage alone. Working with a sport psychologist can help alleviate these stressors so that you can spend more time building the life you want to live and reach your goals.