- Are you struggling in your relationships with friends, family, teammates, and coaches?
- Are you having difficulty balancing school, sports, and other life demands?
- Are you feeling stuck in trying to return to your normal self, or be the best you can be?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’ll want to talk to us.
The stigma associated with seeking psychotherapy is intensified for athletes and student-athletes. Quite unfairly, athletes are expected to be exceptional and competent in most areas of their lives. They fear that even basic acknowledgements of stress will be seen as weaknesses and used against them by teammates, coaches, and the public. As a result, many athletes suffer in silence. Stress in personal lives can be overwhelming, distracting, and leads to a lower quality of life. When coping is not learned, personal suffering continues, and this distress spills into athletic performance. Having emotional distress can put athletes at risk for poor sport performance, inability to meet athletic and academic expectations, and injury.
We counsel student-athletes experiencing:
- Adjustment to college
- Anxiety and depression
- Balancing athletic, academic, and social demands
- Post high school and college planning
- Stressful relationships with teammates, and coaches
In addition, we work with adult amateur and professional athletes. Professional athletes are faced with similar pressures, as well as unique challenges because of their elite status.
In addition to the areas listed above, we counsel professional athletes who need help with:
- Lifestyle changes
- Living in the public eye
- Managing family responsibilities
- Post-career transition
- Stress management