“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.” ~Muhammad Ali
As a former Division I soccer player, I have an insider’s perspective on the experiences and challenges that elite athletes may face over the course of their careers. From high school to pro sports, I have personal and professional experiences that uniquely position me to guide athletes along their journeys. Sport psychology is not only about achieving optimal sport performance, but supporting athletes’ emotional health.
Once an individual reaches a high level of athletic commitment and performance, being an athlete is often the most important part of one’s identity. It can therefore be helpful to have a specially trained psychotherapist to help when things don’t go as planned (e.g., injury, athletic career ends). I have specific expertise and treatment knowledge in areas such as anxiety, body image, burnout, disordered eating, injury, life after sports, and managing multiple stressors.