Sports Performance Therapists in Los Angeles, CA

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Pamela Anderson
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90028  (Online Only)
I provide ATHLETES the practical and mental skills for academic and athletic success, and teach healthy coping for pressure on and off the court or field, including recovery from injury and transition from sports competition.
You need to feel heard and understood! Come. The REAL you. Let's sit together and examine the things that occupy your mind, your time. You have decisions to make. You are navigating a rough patch or a transition. You need to improve your relationships, or just remove the barriers that block your potential. I can't wait to sit along side you as we work within YOUR strengths to manage stress and uncover your best self! In the words of Sheree Bliss Tilsley, …”I will walk with you in the darkness as you remember your light.”
I provide ATHLETES the practical and mental skills for academic and athletic success, and teach healthy coping for pressure on and off the court or field, including recovery from injury and transition from sports competition.
You need to feel heard and understood! Come. The REAL you. Let's sit together and examine the things that occupy your mind, your time. You have decisions to make. You are navigating a rough patch or a transition. You need to improve your relationships, or just remove the barriers that block your potential. I can't wait to sit along side you as we work within YOUR strengths to manage stress and uncover your best self! In the words of Sheree Bliss Tilsley, …”I will walk with you in the darkness as you remember your light.”
(424) 353-4611 View (424) 353-4611
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Samantha Schumann
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, CBP
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
I specialize in working with athletes in performance enhancement and sports injury recovery including traumatic brain injury.
Are you frustrated by making the same mistakes over and over again? You know what you should be doing when it comes time to perform but when it comes time you don't know how to do? Perhaps you've suffered an injury or a concussion that has set you back or you've seen other traumatic injuries on the field. Are there moments you feel like you'll never get back on track? Do you suffer from the yips? In the therapy I do, athletes can beat performance anxiety, increase performance confidence, get out of a near depression, and better recover from injury and concussions.
I specialize in working with athletes in performance enhancement and sports injury recovery including traumatic brain injury.
Are you frustrated by making the same mistakes over and over again? You know what you should be doing when it comes time to perform but when it comes time you don't know how to do? Perhaps you've suffered an injury or a concussion that has set you back or you've seen other traumatic injuries on the field. Are there moments you feel like you'll never get back on track? Do you suffer from the yips? In the therapy I do, athletes can beat performance anxiety, increase performance confidence, get out of a near depression, and better recover from injury and concussions.
(424) 484-5863 View (424) 484-5863
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Natasha Zeller
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Specialties/Interests: Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions, Family Systems, Identity Exploration, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Sports Psychology & Performance Pressure.
My approach to therapy is rooted in curiosity and collaboration. I value active and patient listening that allows for reflective thought processing throughout each session. My specialty is finding and distilling themes and through-lines that allow for context and understanding of experiences. I respect and honor your journey and recognize innate resiliency that led to where you are today. Together, we can explore creative adjustments to process and unpack trauma as well as everyday life transitions, struggles, and expectations.
Specialties/Interests: Anxiety, Grief/Loss, Life Transitions, Family Systems, Identity Exploration, Relationships, Stress, Trauma, Sports Psychology & Performance Pressure.
My approach to therapy is rooted in curiosity and collaboration. I value active and patient listening that allows for reflective thought processing throughout each session. My specialty is finding and distilling themes and through-lines that allow for context and understanding of experiences. I respect and honor your journey and recognize innate resiliency that led to where you are today. Together, we can explore creative adjustments to process and unpack trauma as well as everyday life transitions, struggles, and expectations.
(310) 706-2831 View (310) 706-2831
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Roger Kirtz Sports Psychology
MA
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90013
My sports psychology and mental skills training will teach you HOW to be confident.
Have nerves and tension ever kept you from being at your best? Would you like to perform with more confidence? If you want a stronger more positive mindset my sports psychology and mental skills training can help clear negative thoughts, manage anxiety and tightness and allow you to unblock your talent so that you can be at your best every time!
My sports psychology and mental skills training will teach you HOW to be confident.
Have nerves and tension ever kept you from being at your best? Would you like to perform with more confidence? If you want a stronger more positive mindset my sports psychology and mental skills training can help clear negative thoughts, manage anxiety and tightness and allow you to unblock your talent so that you can be at your best every time!
(424) 363-0807 View (424) 363-0807
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Sharif Khan
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90026  (Online Only)
I am a nonjudgmental therapist eager to help you improve your life in whatever way you desire. I have an upbeat, inviting, and outgoing personality and as a person of color, I am passionate about working with all kinds of people. I specialize in working with young adults trying to develop their identity while moving into adulthood as well as previous athletes and people experiencing chronic illness. I am experienced in working with issues such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit, relationship problems, low self esteem, adjustment issues, sports performance and those who have experienced trauma and adversity.
I am a nonjudgmental therapist eager to help you improve your life in whatever way you desire. I have an upbeat, inviting, and outgoing personality and as a person of color, I am passionate about working with all kinds of people. I specialize in working with young adults trying to develop their identity while moving into adulthood as well as previous athletes and people experiencing chronic illness. I am experienced in working with issues such as anxiety, depression, attention deficit, relationship problems, low self esteem, adjustment issues, sports performance and those who have experienced trauma and adversity.
(323) 421-4752 View (323) 421-4752
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Dr. Richard Trammel
EdD, MS, L3S-CT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90037
As a REAL sports psychologist, I have a unique practice in that I specialize in working with athletes who have the desire to take their game to the next level. Being a competitive athlete helps me relate to other competitive people in sports or business. My primary focus is on confidence building and the elimination of performance anxiety. I use a 3 tiered approach to training: Perspective Training, Mental Skills Training, and Applied Settings (if applicable at a sporting location). I am the only professional to offer that kind of travel service. We also offer Coaching Certification Programs for those who are interested in teaching.
As a REAL sports psychologist, I have a unique practice in that I specialize in working with athletes who have the desire to take their game to the next level. Being a competitive athlete helps me relate to other competitive people in sports or business. My primary focus is on confidence building and the elimination of performance anxiety. I use a 3 tiered approach to training: Perspective Training, Mental Skills Training, and Applied Settings (if applicable at a sporting location). I am the only professional to offer that kind of travel service. We also offer Coaching Certification Programs for those who are interested in teaching.
(213) 212-7591 x2 View (213) 212-7591 x2
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Markus Issac Hicks
Associate Clinical Social Worker, MA, MSW, ASW
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Have past experiences held you back from reaching your full potential? Do you want to navigate life with greater confidence and freedom? My training is deeply rooted in psychological warfare and empowerment, and I specialize in addressing sports and performance anxiety as well as trauma-informed therapy. My mission is to help you understand the crucial connection between mind and body, foster emotional regulation, and heal from traumatic experiences so you can perform at your highest level.
Have past experiences held you back from reaching your full potential? Do you want to navigate life with greater confidence and freedom? My training is deeply rooted in psychological warfare and empowerment, and I specialize in addressing sports and performance anxiety as well as trauma-informed therapy. My mission is to help you understand the crucial connection between mind and body, foster emotional regulation, and heal from traumatic experiences so you can perform at your highest level.
(424) 396-0275 View (424) 396-0275
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Kim Hollingdale - The Movemental
Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT, CMPC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066  (Online Only)
My approach for athletes is designed to help harness the power of the mind and body to resolve physical and mental health symptoms, increase sports performance and keep you happy, healthy, motivated and satisfied with your sports, and life!.
I help stressed-out, underperforming, or 'just plain exhausted' athletes bounce back from performance slumps, anxiety, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, depression & burnout. My mission is to combine the powerful tools of traditional psychotherapy with sports and performance psychology, somatic, movement and mindfulness practices and make them accessible to the peak performers, the over-achievers, and the ‘I don't have time for that stuff, I’ve got training to do’ crew. No stuffy therapy office to visit, no long wait times, just plenty of real talk, tons of fresh perspective, and tangible performance results.
My approach for athletes is designed to help harness the power of the mind and body to resolve physical and mental health symptoms, increase sports performance and keep you happy, healthy, motivated and satisfied with your sports, and life!.
I help stressed-out, underperforming, or 'just plain exhausted' athletes bounce back from performance slumps, anxiety, self-doubt, imposter syndrome, depression & burnout. My mission is to combine the powerful tools of traditional psychotherapy with sports and performance psychology, somatic, movement and mindfulness practices and make them accessible to the peak performers, the over-achievers, and the ‘I don't have time for that stuff, I’ve got training to do’ crew. No stuffy therapy office to visit, no long wait times, just plenty of real talk, tons of fresh perspective, and tangible performance results.
(424) 425-3906 View (424) 425-3906
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Javan Jean-Noel
Psychologist, PsyD, CMPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90034  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, earned in settings ranging from youth to Division I athletics, and team to individual sports.
Are you being challenged by emotional and psychological concerns? Are they preventing you from leading the life you’d like to be living? Are your usual ways of coping are becoming less and less effective? It would be an honor to be allowed to join you on your journey towards better well-being. In therapy we'll work with all aspects of yourself; the person and the performer. We integrate these in a way that is authentic and fulfilling to you. In addition to sport and performance psychology, my clinical interests include sleep, eating/body image concerns, romantic and sexual relationships, social anxiety, and emerging adulthood.
I'm a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, earned in settings ranging from youth to Division I athletics, and team to individual sports.
Are you being challenged by emotional and psychological concerns? Are they preventing you from leading the life you’d like to be living? Are your usual ways of coping are becoming less and less effective? It would be an honor to be allowed to join you on your journey towards better well-being. In therapy we'll work with all aspects of yourself; the person and the performer. We integrate these in a way that is authentic and fulfilling to you. In addition to sport and performance psychology, my clinical interests include sleep, eating/body image concerns, romantic and sexual relationships, social anxiety, and emerging adulthood.
(512) 270-7958 View (512) 270-7958
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David Burston
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Not accepting new clients
Before I came to America I worked with soccer teams helping their players deal with anxiety, something I still do. Twice per year I return to England so therefore clients who are relatively independent and not in crisis are the best suited to working with me. Consequently, I do have a network of excellent support therapists who work with some of my clients while I am away. Many of my current clients are not sports people, they often have to cope with big work and home pressures. I try to help them locate their inner resources while maintaining a supportive stance throughout our meeting.
Before I came to America I worked with soccer teams helping their players deal with anxiety, something I still do. Twice per year I return to England so therefore clients who are relatively independent and not in crisis are the best suited to working with me. Consequently, I do have a network of excellent support therapists who work with some of my clients while I am away. Many of my current clients are not sports people, they often have to cope with big work and home pressures. I try to help them locate their inner resources while maintaining a supportive stance throughout our meeting.
(310) 566-7625 View (310) 566-7625
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Azra Mowlana
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90068  (Online Only)
My typical client struggles with anxiety which leads to difficulty performing at work, school, sports, or within relationships with others. They have insight, however, struggle with finding the tools to step into empowerment. We work collaboratively in directly and honestly addressing core issues to achieve concrete, noticeable results.
My typical client struggles with anxiety which leads to difficulty performing at work, school, sports, or within relationships with others. They have insight, however, struggle with finding the tools to step into empowerment. We work collaboratively in directly and honestly addressing core issues to achieve concrete, noticeable results.
(747) 223-8898 View (747) 223-8898
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Jamal Oakes
Associate Professional Clinical Counselor, MA, APCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Do you feel stress and anxiety from the sport that you play. Do you feel constant pressure to perform at your best and the results are not showing the way you want? Do you find it hard to relax and to find a sense of calmness while you perform? if you answered yes to those questions or just feel you are not yourself then therapy can be a great solution to getting you back in stride. I like to include a lot of of mindfulness and relaxation skills when we work together. I also use Hypnotherapy as well and give you the tools to be able to find your zone and perform at a higher level. I am open to all sports and all levels of athletes.
Do you feel stress and anxiety from the sport that you play. Do you feel constant pressure to perform at your best and the results are not showing the way you want? Do you find it hard to relax and to find a sense of calmness while you perform? if you answered yes to those questions or just feel you are not yourself then therapy can be a great solution to getting you back in stride. I like to include a lot of of mindfulness and relaxation skills when we work together. I also use Hypnotherapy as well and give you the tools to be able to find your zone and perform at a higher level. I am open to all sports and all levels of athletes.
(424) 317-9969 View (424) 317-9969
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Brittani Stumbo
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90001  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sports Psychology Consultant who believes we all come with strengths. My approach is genuine, strength based, non traditional, focused on your individualized needs, full of humor, and drawing from many evidenced based practices to find effective results for you. Life gets tough at times trying to juggle who we are, heal from past experiences, and adapt to expectations placed on us. I am here to provide you with a safe space to have some real-talk about the struggles of transitions, trauma, relationships, and overall identity making.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Sports Psychology Consultant who believes we all come with strengths. My approach is genuine, strength based, non traditional, focused on your individualized needs, full of humor, and drawing from many evidenced based practices to find effective results for you. Life gets tough at times trying to juggle who we are, heal from past experiences, and adapt to expectations placed on us. I am here to provide you with a safe space to have some real-talk about the struggles of transitions, trauma, relationships, and overall identity making.
(619) 547-0429 View (619) 547-0429
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Kristina Murray
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90056
As a dual specialist in sports performance and sex therapy, my ideal client seeks peak physical and emotional well-being. Are you experiencing sports performance problems, chronic injuries, performance anxiety, low self-esteem, or sexual health concerns? I treat those looking for change, achievement, self-improvement, support, and long-term fulfillment, striving to excel as an athletes or sexual health aspects.
As a dual specialist in sports performance and sex therapy, my ideal client seeks peak physical and emotional well-being. Are you experiencing sports performance problems, chronic injuries, performance anxiety, low self-esteem, or sexual health concerns? I treat those looking for change, achievement, self-improvement, support, and long-term fulfillment, striving to excel as an athletes or sexual health aspects.
(213) 348-7164 View (213) 348-7164
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Dr. Jennifer Kashani
Psychologist, PsyD, MA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Some of my interests include non-profit work, animal rights, sports psych, and the mind/body connection.
You want a balanced life; fulfilling career, romantic relationship, genuine friendships, family bonds, health, and fun. Maybe some areas of your life feel full, yet there is still something missing, thus creating this imbalance. This does not happen in a vacuum; it happens in relationship with oneself and others. Healing also happens in relationships, which starts with me and you. I am an expert in healthy relationships and career; helping to create space for more in your life without feeling overwhelmed. I will help you improve your life and find the relief you need in a world that can sometimes feel unrelenting.
Some of my interests include non-profit work, animal rights, sports psych, and the mind/body connection.
You want a balanced life; fulfilling career, romantic relationship, genuine friendships, family bonds, health, and fun. Maybe some areas of your life feel full, yet there is still something missing, thus creating this imbalance. This does not happen in a vacuum; it happens in relationship with oneself and others. Healing also happens in relationships, which starts with me and you. I am an expert in healthy relationships and career; helping to create space for more in your life without feeling overwhelmed. I will help you improve your life and find the relief you need in a world that can sometimes feel unrelenting.
(424) 238-3698 View (424) 238-3698
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Richard Oelberger, PhD Psychological Services
Psychologist, PhD, SEP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90048
I have proficiency as an athlete and as a competitive athlete with a Black belt in karate attained at the Shaolin temple in China, have a Certificate in Sports Psychology, AASP application pending.
When we work together, you will see that I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process between us. Our shared process provides customized approaches to help you thrive, collaborating with each individual to 1. Gain keys and guidance to move through challenges. 2. Resolve internal conflict by taking ownership of your inner world. 3. Focus on your purpose so you can make an impact. 4. Realize your unique vision for your life.
I have proficiency as an athlete and as a competitive athlete with a Black belt in karate attained at the Shaolin temple in China, have a Certificate in Sports Psychology, AASP application pending.
When we work together, you will see that I view the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative process between us. Our shared process provides customized approaches to help you thrive, collaborating with each individual to 1. Gain keys and guidance to move through challenges. 2. Resolve internal conflict by taking ownership of your inner world. 3. Focus on your purpose so you can make an impact. 4. Realize your unique vision for your life.
(323) 747-7043 View (323) 747-7043
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Grazel Garcia Psychotherapy & Associates
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90039
Our team of clinicians specialize in working with couples from all types of relationships including those who are in a CNM, mono-poly, polyfidelity relationships, interracial/intercultural couples, neurodivergent relationships, etc. We also specialize in working with folks who are from the BDSM and kink population. We offer neurological testing for Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, cognitive dysfunction and brain injuries, etc. Our main population comes from the entertainment and sports industry, public figures, including folks that hold high position jobs.
Our team of clinicians specialize in working with couples from all types of relationships including those who are in a CNM, mono-poly, polyfidelity relationships, interracial/intercultural couples, neurodivergent relationships, etc. We also specialize in working with folks who are from the BDSM and kink population. We offer neurological testing for Autism, ADHD, learning disabilities, cognitive dysfunction and brain injuries, etc. Our main population comes from the entertainment and sports industry, public figures, including folks that hold high position jobs.
(747) 236-6471 View (747) 236-6471
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Dr. Christopher Joaquim
Counselor, EdD, MEd, MS, LMHC, LPCC
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90001
Counseling is a place for emotional growth, personal development, and positive change. Are you struggling or feeling stuck in life, work, relationships , sports, art, music or other creative efforts? Are you finding life's transitions challenging? I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, family challenges, and new life situations. I work with executives, athletes, musicians, actors, writers, and other creative artists. I help college, high school, and middle school students manage transitions. Unlike large national counseling corporations , you will receive a boutique style service.
Counseling is a place for emotional growth, personal development, and positive change. Are you struggling or feeling stuck in life, work, relationships , sports, art, music or other creative efforts? Are you finding life's transitions challenging? I help adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship challenges, family challenges, and new life situations. I work with executives, athletes, musicians, actors, writers, and other creative artists. I help college, high school, and middle school students manage transitions. Unlike large national counseling corporations , you will receive a boutique style service.
(561) 532-1187 View (561) 532-1187
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Ildiko Tabori-Corral
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90049
In addition to psychotherapy, I specialize in psychological assessment, diagnostic assessment, general neuropsychological testing including evaluations for dementia and competency, sports neuropsychology, and separation and divorce counseling.
I combine a unique and specialized form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based on Choice Theory with a Family Systems approach to treatment. I view maladaptive behavioral patterns as a result of inadequate or dysfunctional life choices. I assist my clients in recognizing these patterns of behavior and encourage them to draw realistic and practical solutions to the things that are hindering growth and happiness through the choices they make in life. I work collaboratively with my clients using a "here and now" problem-solving technique and develop a treatment plan that uses psychotherapy, exercise, nutrition, and social support networks.
In addition to psychotherapy, I specialize in psychological assessment, diagnostic assessment, general neuropsychological testing including evaluations for dementia and competency, sports neuropsychology, and separation and divorce counseling.
I combine a unique and specialized form of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based on Choice Theory with a Family Systems approach to treatment. I view maladaptive behavioral patterns as a result of inadequate or dysfunctional life choices. I assist my clients in recognizing these patterns of behavior and encourage them to draw realistic and practical solutions to the things that are hindering growth and happiness through the choices they make in life. I work collaboratively with my clients using a "here and now" problem-solving technique and develop a treatment plan that uses psychotherapy, exercise, nutrition, and social support networks.
(310) 341-7061 View (310) 341-7061
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Hannah McFadden
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 91335
Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child, Depression, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sports Performance, Women's Issues.
My name is Hannah McFadden, LMFT. As a therapist, I believe in the transformative power of human connection. With a master’s degree in clinical psychology and over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with a wide array of symptoms and clients at many various life stages. I take a holistic approach, blending evidence-based techniques with empathy and compassion. Together, we’ll explore your inner landscape and work toward lasting change. My focus is on you. I listen actively, create a safe space, and tailor our sessions to meet your unique needs.
Anger Management, Anxiety, Career Counseling, Child, Depression, Life Coaching, Life Transitions, Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sports Performance, Women's Issues.
My name is Hannah McFadden, LMFT. As a therapist, I believe in the transformative power of human connection. With a master’s degree in clinical psychology and over a decade of experience, I specialize in working with a wide array of symptoms and clients at many various life stages. I take a holistic approach, blending evidence-based techniques with empathy and compassion. Together, we’ll explore your inner landscape and work toward lasting change. My focus is on you. I listen actively, create a safe space, and tailor our sessions to meet your unique needs.
(661) 762-4371 View (661) 762-4371

Sports Performance Therapists

How does sports psychology work?

Sports psychology helps athletes identify and overcome challenges, such as perfectionism or a fear of failure, and improve key mental skills, such as confidence or concentration. By applying principles and techniques from psychology, such as goal-setting, visualization, positive self-talk, and emotion regulation, sports psychologists help athletes improve their performance on the field and their well-being overall.

How long does treatment for a sports-related problem take?

The duration of sports psychology treatment depends on the athlete’s individual challenges, goals, the complexity of the interventions used, and even on the length of the season. A performance anxiety issue may be treated with a short-term treatment, like Cognitive behavioural therapy, while issues such as depression, substance abuse, or severe anxiety may require longer-term treatments.

How effective is treatment for sports performance problems?

Sports psychology has been shown to improve performance and help athletes manage their emotions. Sports psychology can be effective in boosting performance, team dynamics, and injury rehabilitation. Over the past decade, nearly every professional sports team in every major sport has added a sports psychologist to its staff. Many colleges have done the same, and even some high school programs have done the same. Olympic hopefuls may consult with sports psychologists starting in elementary school.

What are the limitations of sports psychology?

Sports psychology may have several limitations. Every athlete is unique and may respond differently to sports psychology treatments. Therapy can help an athlete reach their potential; it can help athletes cope with injury and pain, but it cannot change the physical limitations that may be affecting an athlete’s performance.