Linda Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCPC, CMPC

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Verified by Psychology Today
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(913) 318-6060 x21 Website

Linda Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCPC, CMPC

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today
4 Endorsed

Location

Sterling Sport Mindset
620 E. 18th St.
Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64108
(913) 318-6060 x21
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 318-6060
Announcement icon I'm offering sessions in-person and online (telehealth). Online sessions are convenient for scheduling around sport/school/work schedules.

About

Hello there, athlete (and sport parents)! I'm glad you're here. Being an athlete is amazing (most days), but it comes with challenges. Maintaining a high level of performance AND enjoying your sport experience can be tough. Maybe you've lost your confidence, can't shake anxious thoughts, or you're afraid of letting others down. Maybe you're feeling the demands of athlete life. You're probably doing a lot of traveling, training, practicing and competing, sometimes sacrificing a personal life for your sport goals. Challenges with coaches and teammates happen too. Seeking support is such a strong choice. We'll work through it together.
I specialize in counseling and sport psychology for athletes. In our work together, we can focus on mental skills for sport performance or on the life challenges that come with being an athlete. Often it's a bit of both. Former athletes, I'm here to help you navigate life too. Our athletic identity doesn't end, even when our formal sport career is over.
While the sport world is starting to focus more on mental health, I know it can be tough to reach out. You've made the first step! I'll guide you through this process. You can start with a free initial consult at sterlingsportmindset.as.me/initialconsult or you can skip the consult and schedule a client session. sterlingsportmindset.as.me/initialconsult
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“You want to play BIG, on & off the field, but you get stuck in your head. Let's change that. I know you've got greatness to achieve. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: $200
Pay By: Cash, Check, Discover, Health Savings Account, Mastercard, Visa
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Services are self pay or via HSA/FSA card. You may submit to your insurance (as out of network) for potential reimbursement.
Email me or call (913) 318-6060 x21 with questions.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 17 Years
  • License: Missouri / 2020014180
  • School: University of Kansas
  • Year Graduated: 2005
I'm a licensed clinician with a Ph.D. & M.S in sport & counseling psychology. I'm the Sport Psychology provider for the Kansas City Current!

Additional Credentials

  • License No. and State: LCPC 03341 LCPC - State of Kansas
  • Certificate: CMPC - Applied Sport Psychology / 394
  • Certificate Date: 2012

Endorsements

MA
"Dr. Sterling is amazing with any and all things in the athletic world. She is driven and compassionate. If you find yourself ready to hit that next level of excellence, Linda is your lady!"

Psychologist, PhD, LP, MEd
"Dr. Sterling and her team offer a one of kind approach to help athletes perform their best and shift their mindset. "



Linda Sterling's Groups

Complete Mental Game Program for Athletes

Athletes in the COMPLETE MENTAL GAME PROGRAM create a personalized mental game plan covering Goals to Confidence to Focus to Composure. You'll learn which mindset techniques to use, when to use them, and how to make it stick. PROGRAM FEATURES INCLUDE: 1) Complete Mental Game Playbook 2) 6 Sessions with a Sport Mindset Coach 3) Personalized Complete Mental Game Plan + Timeline 4) Outside of Session Support 5) Parent Update Session (for high school & younger athletes)

More about this group

Location

Sterling Sport Mindset
620 E. 18th St.
Suite 203
Kansas City, MO 64108
(913) 318-6060 x21
Offers online therapy
Website
Other Location +

Additional Location

Overland Park, KS 66210
(913) 318-6060
Specialties
  • Sports Performance
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
Issues
  • Anger Management
  • Child
  • Confidence Composure Concentration
  • Coping Skills
  • Depression
  • Goal Achievement Mental Imagery Coach Concerns
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Stress
  • Women's Issues

Client Focus

Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Body Positivity
  • Gay Allied
  • Immuno-disorders
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Coaching
  • Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Person-Centered
  • Positive Psychology
  • Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
  • Sport Psychology
  • Strength-Based
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Group

Links

My Website

Nearby Areas

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Last Modified: 2 Oct 2022
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Linda Sterling

Licensed Professional Counselor, PhD, LPC, LCPC, CMPC