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Sports Psychology

Physical Training + Mental Training=Optimal Performance

Reasons to Consult a Sports Psychologist

  • Have trouble staying focused during competition
  • Lack confidence during practice or games
  • Perform well in practice, but not in games
  • Experience performance anxiety
  • Feel less confident, less motivated, or more anxious after an injury
  • Want to improve your communication with coaches, athletes, or teammates
  • Are feeling burnt out from your sport
  • Are looking for a competitive edge

What Mental Skills Can We Help You Improve?

Achievement Drive

Time management, prioritization, training harder and smarter, designing and following routines, and setting specific goals.

Self-Awareness

Honest self-appraisal and self-monitoring (this is a crucial first step in learning to regulate your emotional and physical states within, and outside the realm of sport).

Productive Thinking

Focusing on task-relevant thoughts, minimizing distractions, solving problems effectively, reducing self-doubt and self-blame over mistakes, and thinking in ways that enhance your self-confidence.

Tactical/Strategic Thinking

Quick decision-making, efficiency of visual search behaviors, anticipation of likely events.

Attentional Focus

Directing and sustaining focus to promote effective execution, focusing on the right thing at the right time.

Energy Management

Controlling various feeling states (e.g., anxiety, anger, excitement, physical arousal), achieving optimal physical and mental energy levels for high performance, using “normal nervousness” to your advantage, learning to control your breathing and relax when needed, remaining composed under emotional or physical distress.

Identity Achievement

Establishing a clearer sense of who you are, enhancing well-being and self-worth.

Interpersonal Competence

Interacting effectively with others, communicating assertively to convey your needs, preserving your relationships, and building an open and positive team atmosphere.