Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and performance psychologists look at the mental, behavioral, emotional and relational components behind performance. Research shows psychological skills and techniques help increase performance and consistency. These skills can be utilized with any performance domain, such as business, performing arts, and the military.


Good performers understand the benefits of being physically prepared to perform. Great performers understand the benefits of being mentally prepared to perform. As Sport Psychologists, our approach is that of educators and practitioners. We hope to educate individuals and teams on how the mind works, and practice advanced skills and mental exercises to maximize their potential.


Individual Sessions

Work one-on-one with a provider to learn mental skills and improve overall performance, consistency, and enjoyment.


Common Skills Addressed:  

  • Developing, fostering, or rebuilding confidence
  • Return to play following an injury  
  • Enhancing communication with teammates or coaches  
  • Finding the joy and fun in sport and performances  
  • Refocusing for competition  
  • Motivation  
  • Overcoming performance slumps  
  • Identifying performance hesitations  
  • Improving self-coaching  
  • Leadership skills  
  • Staying in the present  
  • Managing emotions and energy levels  
  • Getting into the "zone"
  • Character development through sport

Group/Team Sessions

Team-centered sessions are designed to address the unique goals of the participating team. Sessions are interactive in nature, and strive to provide memorable active learning experiences that build team unity, reinforce team missions and vision, clarify team goals and responsibilities, instill leadership and character building, or teach mental skills.

Workshops/Presentations

Workshops and presentations aim to educate athletes, teams, coaches, parents, athletic trainers, and sport medicine personnel on topics related to mindset training techniques and athlete mental health. Examples might include; stress-management, anger management, leadership development, communication skills, performance anxiety, increasing athlete motivation, the psychology of teams, overcoming mental blocks, dealing with frustration, building confidence, spotting and addressing general mental health problems in athletes (e.g., depression, anxiety, eating disorders, adjustment problems, substance abuse, etc.), managing suicide or self-harm crisis and response, coping with injury, and preventing psychological problems.

Learn More About Sport Psychology at https://appliedsportpsych.org/