Sports Performance Therapists in Brooklyn, NY

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Lana Krichmar
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11218
My goal is to provide my clients with skills they can use on their own and also help them identify what is personally meaningful to them and address barriers to life satisfaction and improved relationships and individual performance, specifically as it relates to sports.
Finding a psychologist who is a good fit, especially at the time of emotional crisis can be challenging. To find someone who is empathic, but also direct and firm, who is not afraid to call you out when you most need it, someone who understands the real life challenges of being a parent, teen, or young adult and who approaches challenges with a sense of humor and compassion, someone who has the right training, expertise, and schedule, can be daunting, to say the least. I am a CBT/DBT trained and practicing psychologist who is compassionate and direct.
My goal is to provide my clients with skills they can use on their own and also help them identify what is personally meaningful to them and address barriers to life satisfaction and improved relationships and individual performance, specifically as it relates to sports.
Finding a psychologist who is a good fit, especially at the time of emotional crisis can be challenging. To find someone who is empathic, but also direct and firm, who is not afraid to call you out when you most need it, someone who understands the real life challenges of being a parent, teen, or young adult and who approaches challenges with a sense of humor and compassion, someone who has the right training, expertise, and schedule, can be daunting, to say the least. I am a CBT/DBT trained and practicing psychologist who is compassionate and direct.
(718) 255-9448 View (718) 255-9448
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Zan Morley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11222
My expertise includes helping young adults and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, family of origin challenges, relationship issues, perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, life and career transitions, women’s issues, grief and loss, identity exploration, the psychology of sports, and self-esteem and empowerment.
Are you feeling stuck in your life or relationship patterns? Perhaps anxious, depressed, or lonely? If so, then I am glad that we have found each other. With a warm and collaborative style, my goal is to make our therapeutic relationship a safe place for expressing yourself freely, resolving conflicts as they may occur, and exploring yourself in relation to another. I will utilize a psychodynamic, relational, and integrative approach to our work. I believe in working in partnership, helping you identify and use your strengths to overcome the challenges that hold you back and cause you pain.
My expertise includes helping young adults and adults with anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, family of origin challenges, relationship issues, perinatal and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders, life and career transitions, women’s issues, grief and loss, identity exploration, the psychology of sports, and self-esteem and empowerment.
Are you feeling stuck in your life or relationship patterns? Perhaps anxious, depressed, or lonely? If so, then I am glad that we have found each other. With a warm and collaborative style, my goal is to make our therapeutic relationship a safe place for expressing yourself freely, resolving conflicts as they may occur, and exploring yourself in relation to another. I will utilize a psychodynamic, relational, and integrative approach to our work. I believe in working in partnership, helping you identify and use your strengths to overcome the challenges that hold you back and cause you pain.
(347) 572-7854 View (347) 572-7854
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Hervé Pierre Boisdé
CMS, CHT, FIBH
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Owner Herve Boisde is a certified hypnosis practitioner and clinical medical support hypnotist who helps people reach their goals of weight management, smoking cessation, job performance, sports performance, stress management, improved sleep, changing habits, spiritual & personal growth, past life regression, & more.
Hervé Boisdé is a board certified clinical hypnosis practitioner and International Board of Hypnotherapy fellow. He obtained his hypnosis training from the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With over 400 hours of intensive training from one of the most respected hypnosis schools in the world, Hervé Boisdé obtained his hypnotherapy certification as well as a certificate in medical support hypnosis (CMS).
Owner Herve Boisde is a certified hypnosis practitioner and clinical medical support hypnotist who helps people reach their goals of weight management, smoking cessation, job performance, sports performance, stress management, improved sleep, changing habits, spiritual & personal growth, past life regression, & more.
Hervé Boisdé is a board certified clinical hypnosis practitioner and International Board of Hypnotherapy fellow. He obtained his hypnosis training from the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Albuquerque, New Mexico. With over 400 hours of intensive training from one of the most respected hypnosis schools in the world, Hervé Boisdé obtained his hypnotherapy certification as well as a certificate in medical support hypnosis (CMS).
(347) 599-9116 View (347) 599-9116
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Dr. Dana Lebo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
Are you looking for support to master life's challenges, break free of ineffective patterns of behavior & improve your mental health & well-being? With over two decades of experience, I am passionate about helping individuals enhance their performance & better manage anxiety, life transitions, trauma, depression, pain, sleep, and more. My approach to therapy is grounded in mind-body, non-pharmacological techniques for dealing with the complexities & stress of busy home, school, work, sports & family lives. Additionally, I am credentialed to practice teletherapy in 36 states listed on the PsyPact Map at psypact.org under Quick Links.
Are you looking for support to master life's challenges, break free of ineffective patterns of behavior & improve your mental health & well-being? With over two decades of experience, I am passionate about helping individuals enhance their performance & better manage anxiety, life transitions, trauma, depression, pain, sleep, and more. My approach to therapy is grounded in mind-body, non-pharmacological techniques for dealing with the complexities & stress of busy home, school, work, sports & family lives. Additionally, I am credentialed to practice teletherapy in 36 states listed on the PsyPact Map at psypact.org under Quick Links.
(919) 276-8758 View (919) 276-8758
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Daniel Reinaldo Bernstein
CH, L, Ac
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Teeners respond to hypnosis for confidence building, study techniques and sports enhancement.
If you have reached the conclusion that talk therapy does little for anxiety, insomnia, stress, 1) you're not alone, and 2) there is an alternative. For 29 years I've melded hypnosis, acupuncture, and hormone-balancing herbs to positive effect. My patients tell me they benefit from the somatic therapies I use to relax the overloaded nervous system (I know, in NYC?). Insurance covered. Time permitting, I am taking new patients and gladly offer a free consultation. Because Carpé Diem.
Teeners respond to hypnosis for confidence building, study techniques and sports enhancement.
If you have reached the conclusion that talk therapy does little for anxiety, insomnia, stress, 1) you're not alone, and 2) there is an alternative. For 29 years I've melded hypnosis, acupuncture, and hormone-balancing herbs to positive effect. My patients tell me they benefit from the somatic therapies I use to relax the overloaded nervous system (I know, in NYC?). Insurance covered. Time permitting, I am taking new patients and gladly offer a free consultation. Because Carpé Diem.
(646) 681-2830 View (646) 681-2830
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Julie Lilien
LMSW, MS
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11202
My background in competitive sports gives me the drive and focus to help my clients also break down issues into smaller goals.
My ideal client is a male/female in their late 20's, 30's, 40's or 50's who has a specific life issue they want to resolve. Whether that's an issue with dating, getting into a relationship and maintaining it, wanting to start a family, or challenges in your marriage, I am extremely good at dissecting the life issues and mapping out a plan for moving forward. i am an expert at helping solve parenting issues with divorced or separated couples. I understand relationships at every age and stage.
My background in competitive sports gives me the drive and focus to help my clients also break down issues into smaller goals.
My ideal client is a male/female in their late 20's, 30's, 40's or 50's who has a specific life issue they want to resolve. Whether that's an issue with dating, getting into a relationship and maintaining it, wanting to start a family, or challenges in your marriage, I am extremely good at dissecting the life issues and mapping out a plan for moving forward. i am an expert at helping solve parenting issues with divorced or separated couples. I understand relationships at every age and stage.
(917) 708-8816 View (917) 708-8816
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Melissa Corpus
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11249
As Executive Director and Clinical Supervisor, I oversee a group practice that provides a broad range of clinical services, including neuropsychological assessment, consultation, and therapeutic services. Neuropsychological evaluations include: COVID-19 cognitive assessment, memory, ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and concussion/TBI. Forensic services include: expert testimony, Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), and fitness for duty examinations for law enforcement. I also provide consultative services for select teams in the NBA and NHL (e.g., concussion and sports performance), as well as assessment for media/television.
As Executive Director and Clinical Supervisor, I oversee a group practice that provides a broad range of clinical services, including neuropsychological assessment, consultation, and therapeutic services. Neuropsychological evaluations include: COVID-19 cognitive assessment, memory, ADHD, autism, learning disorders, and concussion/TBI. Forensic services include: expert testimony, Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), and fitness for duty examinations for law enforcement. I also provide consultative services for select teams in the NBA and NHL (e.g., concussion and sports performance), as well as assessment for media/television.
(347) 897-5171 View (347) 897-5171
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Caity Thompson
Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, CRC
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211
I work with adults ages 22-38 looking to develop personally and professionally. I specialize in helping my clients with coping with anxiety and stress, make decisions, make life transitions, improve self-esteem, and achieve personal advancement. I have a sports background that has led me to have a methodical, goal-oriented, results-driven therapy style. My treatment with you will be tailored to your goals and desired outcomes for therapy.
I work with adults ages 22-38 looking to develop personally and professionally. I specialize in helping my clients with coping with anxiety and stress, make decisions, make life transitions, improve self-esteem, and achieve personal advancement. I have a sports background that has led me to have a methodical, goal-oriented, results-driven therapy style. My treatment with you will be tailored to your goals and desired outcomes for therapy.
(971) 224-7378 View (971) 224-7378
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Sarah Lucas, MHC-LP at Dr. Fallon's Practice
MA, EdM, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222  (Online Only)
Sarah is a Columbia University trained psychotherapist and Mental Health Counselor with a limited permit who is deeply passionate about working with people who are seeking help with LGBTQ+ affirmative care, self-esteem, relationship concerns, anxiety (general, social, performance-based), trauma, and depression. As a former division one athlete, Sarah is also extremely passionate about working with athletes of all levels to enhance their mental well-being. Sarah works from a person-centered perspective, integrating both cognitive-behavioral and narrative therapy techniques.
Sarah is a Columbia University trained psychotherapist and Mental Health Counselor with a limited permit who is deeply passionate about working with people who are seeking help with LGBTQ+ affirmative care, self-esteem, relationship concerns, anxiety (general, social, performance-based), trauma, and depression. As a former division one athlete, Sarah is also extremely passionate about working with athletes of all levels to enhance their mental well-being. Sarah works from a person-centered perspective, integrating both cognitive-behavioral and narrative therapy techniques.
(646) 681-1742 View (646) 681-1742
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Psychologist
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Brooklyn, NY 11202
Inspire Wellness is made up of 25 clinicians with various specialties. We have offices throughout Bergen County offering therapy, Neuropsychological Testing and Forensic Psychology. We have a full office staff that are able and willing to answer your questions and will assist you in dealing with your insurance needs.
Inspire Wellness is made up of 25 clinicians with various specialties. We have offices throughout Bergen County offering therapy, Neuropsychological Testing and Forensic Psychology. We have a full office staff that are able and willing to answer your questions and will assist you in dealing with your insurance needs.
(551) 313-9902 View (551) 313-9902
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Dr. Karen Muhammad
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMFT, LMFT, RMFT, CAS, PMP
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I use Bowen & Gestalt therapy techniques combined with person-centered therapy strength-based with couples, families, reunifications, individuals, groups, and athletes. The therapeutic focus is to help individuals heal, energize, focus, become aware of their inner strengths, and remove mental blockers. Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems, including anxiety, depression, marital problems, individual psychological problems, and child-parent conflict. The unit of treatment is based on the set of relationships in which the person is embedded.
As a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, I use Bowen & Gestalt therapy techniques combined with person-centered therapy strength-based with couples, families, reunifications, individuals, groups, and athletes. The therapeutic focus is to help individuals heal, energize, focus, become aware of their inner strengths, and remove mental blockers. Marriage and family therapists treat a wide range of serious clinical problems, including anxiety, depression, marital problems, individual psychological problems, and child-parent conflict. The unit of treatment is based on the set of relationships in which the person is embedded.
(860) 935-8392 View (860) 935-8392
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Allison Winik
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., AD/HD, ODD) in children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that a strong, trusting therapist-client relationship is key to treatment success. I engage with clients in a warm, genuine, and validating manner, often using humor to facilitate comfort in the therapeutic relationship. I am a proponent of evidence-based, solution-oriented practice and rely on the strong rapport that I develop with clients to achieve treatment outcomes, balancing warmth in the relationship with firmness on meeting treatment goals.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist specialized in the treatment of anxiety, OCD, and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g., AD/HD, ODD) in children, adolescents, and adults. I believe that a strong, trusting therapist-client relationship is key to treatment success. I engage with clients in a warm, genuine, and validating manner, often using humor to facilitate comfort in the therapeutic relationship. I am a proponent of evidence-based, solution-oriented practice and rely on the strong rapport that I develop with clients to achieve treatment outcomes, balancing warmth in the relationship with firmness on meeting treatment goals.
(914) 415-7097 View (914) 415-7097
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Shelley Helmig
Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11211  (Online Only)
Shelley Helmig, a licensed therapist and valued member of the clinical team at Rappore, is authorized to provide counseling services to clients residing in New York and Florida via Telehealth. Shelley possesses both the experience and passion to assist adults and couples navigating various relationship challenges and adults experiencing life transitions or loss of self identity. Additionally, she has supported individuals dealing with a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, anger issues, personality disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, trauma, and OCD.
Shelley Helmig, a licensed therapist and valued member of the clinical team at Rappore, is authorized to provide counseling services to clients residing in New York and Florida via Telehealth. Shelley possesses both the experience and passion to assist adults and couples navigating various relationship challenges and adults experiencing life transitions or loss of self identity. Additionally, she has supported individuals dealing with a range of challenges, including anxiety, depression, anger issues, personality disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, sleep disorders, trauma, and OCD.
(929) 249-3608 View (929) 249-3608
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Joshua Immanuel Ware
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215  (Online Only)
I am a true believer that we are spiritual beings that are having physical experiences. At times, these physical experiences can cause us to feel detached from community with ourselves, our family members, and friends. This detachment can bring about feelings and emotions that are difficult to sit with. Feelings like sadness, worry, hopelessness, confusion, and emptiness. These feelings are normal and my goal is to create a safe space for you to find your way back to community through humanizing your experiences; to use your strengths along with the resources around you to make that journey seem more possible.
I am a true believer that we are spiritual beings that are having physical experiences. At times, these physical experiences can cause us to feel detached from community with ourselves, our family members, and friends. This detachment can bring about feelings and emotions that are difficult to sit with. Feelings like sadness, worry, hopelessness, confusion, and emptiness. These feelings are normal and my goal is to create a safe space for you to find your way back to community through humanizing your experiences; to use your strengths along with the resources around you to make that journey seem more possible.
(718) 618-9443 View (718) 618-9443
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Susan Lee Bady
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSWBCD
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11215
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, with a spiritual orientation. I use psychodynamic therapy, hypnosis, meditation and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help individuals and couples find their own power. I offer you a safe space, an empathic manner and my active involvement to help you overcome anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, trauma, grief, work difficulties, smoking cessation, medical problems and many other issues I have worked with people from many different backgrounds and am very eclectic in my approach. For those who wish, I will help you explore the meaning of spirituality in your life.
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist, with a spiritual orientation. I use psychodynamic therapy, hypnosis, meditation and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) to help individuals and couples find their own power. I offer you a safe space, an empathic manner and my active involvement to help you overcome anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, trauma, grief, work difficulties, smoking cessation, medical problems and many other issues I have worked with people from many different backgrounds and am very eclectic in my approach. For those who wish, I will help you explore the meaning of spirituality in your life.
(718) 701-8896 View (718) 701-8896
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Michael Espinoza
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11221  (Online Only)
I have worked with a diverse population of individuals in my 5+ years of experience as both a social worker and a counselor in NY. Cultural competence is something that I take pride in as a counselor, especially working in this melting pot of a city. In many cultures, there is still a stigma attached to Mental Health, I know this firsthand from my own experiences as a Latino. This makes it difficult for some to even think about going to therapy at all. Therefore, it is important for me to build a therapeutic relationship based on understanding, empathy, and genuineness so that you may feel comfortable in a non-judgmental setting.
I have worked with a diverse population of individuals in my 5+ years of experience as both a social worker and a counselor in NY. Cultural competence is something that I take pride in as a counselor, especially working in this melting pot of a city. In many cultures, there is still a stigma attached to Mental Health, I know this firsthand from my own experiences as a Latino. This makes it difficult for some to even think about going to therapy at all. Therefore, it is important for me to build a therapeutic relationship based on understanding, empathy, and genuineness so that you may feel comfortable in a non-judgmental setting.
(718) 412-0840 View (718) 412-0840
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Angela Mang
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11208
My name is Angela Mang and I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York State. I take a person-centered approach to therapy and believe everyone is equipped with the tools already to solve their own problems, therapy can help to bring those to the surface. My areas of focus tend to be anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. The most common theoretical approaches I use in my work are CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and strength-based therapy.
My name is Angela Mang and I am a licensed mental health counselor in New York State. I take a person-centered approach to therapy and believe everyone is equipped with the tools already to solve their own problems, therapy can help to bring those to the surface. My areas of focus tend to be anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, and relationship issues. The most common theoretical approaches I use in my work are CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and strength-based therapy.
(929) 383-6997 View (929) 383-6997
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Ashley Howell
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11201  (Online Only)
My experience working in the mental health system for over 10 years has shown me the impact of oppressive systems on the well-being of individuals. This is why I believe as a therapist it is my duty to view all client struggles through systems theory (the impact of external systems on an individual versus the independent “deficiencies” of one person). Your struggle may be tied to race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodivergence, etc. Maybe you’re having a hard time setting boundaries, focusing on your own needs, forming healthy relationships, breaking intergenerational patterns, or not reaching your goals.
My experience working in the mental health system for over 10 years has shown me the impact of oppressive systems on the well-being of individuals. This is why I believe as a therapist it is my duty to view all client struggles through systems theory (the impact of external systems on an individual versus the independent “deficiencies” of one person). Your struggle may be tied to race, culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, neurodivergence, etc. Maybe you’re having a hard time setting boundaries, focusing on your own needs, forming healthy relationships, breaking intergenerational patterns, or not reaching your goals.
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Cheryl Donald
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MBA, LMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brooklyn, NY 11221
I have a servant's heart when assisting others in the pursuit of their full potential. As a psychotherapist and life coach, I view myself as a catalyst for change in my clients' lives. I pro-actively utilize a culturally sensitive, solution-focused approach that is directed toward developing and achieving your vision of possible solutions to your personal life struggles. Sessions are offered both virtually and in a private office setting that allows for social distancing.
I have a servant's heart when assisting others in the pursuit of their full potential. As a psychotherapist and life coach, I view myself as a catalyst for change in my clients' lives. I pro-actively utilize a culturally sensitive, solution-focused approach that is directed toward developing and achieving your vision of possible solutions to your personal life struggles. Sessions are offered both virtually and in a private office setting that allows for social distancing.
(646) 783-1514 View (646) 783-1514
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Mj Merkley
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Brooklyn, NY 11222
The world right now can feel like a chaotic mess- more than anyone is able to handle alone. I'm here to help. With trust, honesty, and humor, we can manage anxiety, clarify your needs and begin to shape your new psychological reality. Through a collaborative person-centered approach, I treat adult individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships. Together we build awareness, process feelings, and make meaning by exploring the changes you seek. As an EMDR therapist, I can you help process your upsetting memories, thoughts, and feelings related to trauma. My approach is efficient, well researched and direct.
The world right now can feel like a chaotic mess- more than anyone is able to handle alone. I'm here to help. With trust, honesty, and humor, we can manage anxiety, clarify your needs and begin to shape your new psychological reality. Through a collaborative person-centered approach, I treat adult individuals, couples, and multi-partner relationships. Together we build awareness, process feelings, and make meaning by exploring the changes you seek. As an EMDR therapist, I can you help process your upsetting memories, thoughts, and feelings related to trauma. My approach is efficient, well researched and direct.
(718) 550-2054 View (718) 550-2054
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.