Sports Performance Therapists in Westchester, NY

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Lauren Ayello
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
From my clinical experiences throughout Westchester, NY and Rochester, NY, my specialty interests lie in eating disorders, mood and anxiety challenges, sports performance, and relational/family conflict.
Each individual brings their own goals to the therapeutic platform and I aim to capitalize on unique strengths to collaboratively problem solve challenges in order to obtain healing and wholeness. Tailoring my counseling modality to your needs is an approach I value and I commit to building a safe and trusting dynamic throughout the therapy process. Whether you're seeking support for life stressors, wanting processing opportunities and coping skills development, or experiencing significant life events, we can work towards your recovery goals together.
From my clinical experiences throughout Westchester, NY and Rochester, NY, my specialty interests lie in eating disorders, mood and anxiety challenges, sports performance, and relational/family conflict.
Each individual brings their own goals to the therapeutic platform and I aim to capitalize on unique strengths to collaboratively problem solve challenges in order to obtain healing and wholeness. Tailoring my counseling modality to your needs is an approach I value and I commit to building a safe and trusting dynamic throughout the therapy process. Whether you're seeking support for life stressors, wanting processing opportunities and coping skills development, or experiencing significant life events, we can work towards your recovery goals together.
(845) 539-0644 View (845) 539-0644
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Kat Sayegh
MS, MPS, LP-CAT, ATR-P
Verified Verified
Westchester, NY 10461
I provide support to children, adolescents and adults who are coping with an athletic injury, pain, illness, or lifestyle changes caused by a recent injury, surgery or chronic medical condition. I also provide mental skills training for athletes to help them improve their mental toughness and performance.
I provide support to children, adolescents and adults who are coping with an athletic injury, pain, illness, or lifestyle changes caused by a recent injury, surgery or chronic medical condition. I also provide mental skills training for athletes to help them improve their mental toughness and performance.
(347) 434-6298 View (347) 434-6298
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Warren Selekman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
I have nearly 50 years experience as a Clinical psychologist and am Professor Emeritus at Adelphi University. For the past two years, I have been exclusively a Telehealth provider through Zoom. If you struggle with anxiety and/or PTSD, depression, sexual difficulties, marriage or relational problems, let me help you. If you are a member of emergency or law enforcement services or the military, I am familiar with the cultures and can help you. I have treated all sorts of NYC employees and administrators. I am a member of virtually all the major managed care provider panels. I look forward to your call.
I have nearly 50 years experience as a Clinical psychologist and am Professor Emeritus at Adelphi University. For the past two years, I have been exclusively a Telehealth provider through Zoom. If you struggle with anxiety and/or PTSD, depression, sexual difficulties, marriage or relational problems, let me help you. If you are a member of emergency or law enforcement services or the military, I am familiar with the cultures and can help you. I have treated all sorts of NYC employees and administrators. I am a member of virtually all the major managed care provider panels. I look forward to your call.
(646) 285-7404 View (646) 285-7404
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Christina Chiravolo
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
We all have a human desire to feel heard, understood and supported, even more so when life gets hard. But making the decision to start therapy can be challenging, so I am happy you are here. Whether you are seeking therapy due to a new diagnosis, an unexpected illness or a divorce, grief, loss of a job or experiencing burnout from work or parenting, I am here to help. Therapy is a safe place to share your story and process what it is that is having an impact on you, as well as develop skills and strategies so that you can work to achieve symptom relief.
We all have a human desire to feel heard, understood and supported, even more so when life gets hard. But making the decision to start therapy can be challenging, so I am happy you are here. Whether you are seeking therapy due to a new diagnosis, an unexpected illness or a divorce, grief, loss of a job or experiencing burnout from work or parenting, I am here to help. Therapy is a safe place to share your story and process what it is that is having an impact on you, as well as develop skills and strategies so that you can work to achieve symptom relief.
(518) 519-8774 View (518) 519-8774
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Vikas Patel
MD
Verified Verified
Westchester, NY 10461
I have 8 years of expertise in treating depression and anxiety related to stroke, ruptured aneurysms/arteriovenous malformations, and traumatic brain injury. I treat these disease processes on the front end by performing Neuroendovascular Surgery but I also take great pride in treating the depression and anxiety that is associated with these diseases. I aim to treat patients with motivation, positive feedback, and encouragement. This method can be very powerful in treating psychiatric disease associated with primary neurologic disease.
I have 8 years of expertise in treating depression and anxiety related to stroke, ruptured aneurysms/arteriovenous malformations, and traumatic brain injury. I treat these disease processes on the front end by performing Neuroendovascular Surgery but I also take great pride in treating the depression and anxiety that is associated with these diseases. I aim to treat patients with motivation, positive feedback, and encouragement. This method can be very powerful in treating psychiatric disease associated with primary neurologic disease.
(516) 980-4915 View (516) 980-4915
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JoAnn Streany
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
JoAnn is a lifelong learner and educator. For 25 years, she has been working as a School Counselor. For 19 years, she has worked in a Special Education School in Westchester County, NY, counseling students in grades 5th through 12th. Prior to special education, she spent two years as a Youth Prevention Counseling in schools. She has worked with diverse populations (residential, inner city and rural youth) and cherishes her unique opportunities.
JoAnn is a lifelong learner and educator. For 25 years, she has been working as a School Counselor. For 19 years, she has worked in a Special Education School in Westchester County, NY, counseling students in grades 5th through 12th. Prior to special education, she spent two years as a Youth Prevention Counseling in schools. She has worked with diverse populations (residential, inner city and rural youth) and cherishes her unique opportunities.
(914) 594-6243 View (914) 594-6243
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Michael McDonald
Counselor, MS, LMHC
Verified Verified
Westchester, NY 10461
Have you ever felt stuck? How about lost or unsure of where to go in life? Caught in a cycle of anxiety over past experiences or future worries? Do you struggle with a negative self-image, or self-defeating behaviors? Concerned that no one understands your situation, or that you can't be helped? I specialize in work with adults and teenagers who struggle with any or all of the above questions to help find answers and provide meaning to these experiences.
Have you ever felt stuck? How about lost or unsure of where to go in life? Caught in a cycle of anxiety over past experiences or future worries? Do you struggle with a negative self-image, or self-defeating behaviors? Concerned that no one understands your situation, or that you can't be helped? I specialize in work with adults and teenagers who struggle with any or all of the above questions to help find answers and provide meaning to these experiences.
(914) 533-1633 View (914) 533-1633
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Rappore
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
Our team of therapists & psychiatrists are leading minds in mental health. We understand your unique needs and are dedicated to helping you find solutions to life’s challenges. We use the most up to date, scientifically proven treatments. When patients have the courage to place faith in us, we have a responsibility to justify their confidence.
Our team of therapists & psychiatrists are leading minds in mental health. We understand your unique needs and are dedicated to helping you find solutions to life’s challenges. We use the most up to date, scientifically proven treatments. When patients have the courage to place faith in us, we have a responsibility to justify their confidence.
(914) 350-4460 View (914) 350-4460
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Courtney Purslow
Counselor, LMHC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming on any given day, but when mental health concerns are added to the mix, it can seem impossible to overcome even small hiccups. This is normal, but it is not something that you should have to deal with alone. My goal as a therapist is to address whatever problems you are experiencing at any given moment. I provide structured sessions using evidence-based approaches to help you or your family tackle concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, trauma, grief, relationship stressors, infertility and adoption issues, sport performance, and life adjustments.
Life can be overwhelming on any given day, but when mental health concerns are added to the mix, it can seem impossible to overcome even small hiccups. This is normal, but it is not something that you should have to deal with alone. My goal as a therapist is to address whatever problems you are experiencing at any given moment. I provide structured sessions using evidence-based approaches to help you or your family tackle concerns related to anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral issues, trauma, grief, relationship stressors, infertility and adoption issues, sport performance, and life adjustments.
(646) 450-3064 View (646) 450-3064
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Jacob Mergendoller
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
Just because you can push through alone, that doesn't mean you have to. You're used to being able to handle what life throws at you. And it looks like you have everything sorted out – except on the inside, things are a mess. You’ve tried the latest self-care fads making the rounds on social media. Journaling. Meditation. Coloring books. Sometimes they're helpful. Sometimes they just make you roll your eyes. You’re so used to pushing through on your own, it’s become a point of pride. If you know all this, you probably also know all the things you do to distract yourself from what’s really bothering you.
Just because you can push through alone, that doesn't mean you have to. You're used to being able to handle what life throws at you. And it looks like you have everything sorted out – except on the inside, things are a mess. You’ve tried the latest self-care fads making the rounds on social media. Journaling. Meditation. Coloring books. Sometimes they're helpful. Sometimes they just make you roll your eyes. You’re so used to pushing through on your own, it’s become a point of pride. If you know all this, you probably also know all the things you do to distract yourself from what’s really bothering you.
(929) 207-7915 View (929) 207-7915
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Katie DeVoll
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
I help college students and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and life changes to feel more at peace, less worried, and more confident. Your experiences and story matter and I am here to listen. My job is to help you to help yourself. Therapy is a collaborative partnership-all you need is a willingness to give it a try. I will help you to explore your own strengths and struggles in a safe, nonjudgmental space. My goal is to be transparent, supportive, and informative while being culturally sensitive and LGBTIA+ affirming.
I help college students and young adults dealing with anxiety, depression, and life changes to feel more at peace, less worried, and more confident. Your experiences and story matter and I am here to listen. My job is to help you to help yourself. Therapy is a collaborative partnership-all you need is a willingness to give it a try. I will help you to explore your own strengths and struggles in a safe, nonjudgmental space. My goal is to be transparent, supportive, and informative while being culturally sensitive and LGBTIA+ affirming.
(929) 357-1015 View (929) 357-1015
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Cora Richter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
Our team of therapists & psychiatrists are leading minds in mental health We understand your unique needs and are dedicated to helping you find solutions to life’s challenges. We use the most up to date, scientifically proven treatments. When patients have the courage to place faith in us, we have a responsibility to justify their confidence.
Our team of therapists & psychiatrists are leading minds in mental health We understand your unique needs and are dedicated to helping you find solutions to life’s challenges. We use the most up to date, scientifically proven treatments. When patients have the courage to place faith in us, we have a responsibility to justify their confidence.
(646) 849-3321 View (646) 849-3321
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Andrea Stachniewicz
Counselor, MA, EdM, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461  (Online Only)
Andrea (Hall) Stachniewicz MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing specialized treatment for individual therapy. Andrea obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, and has been affiliated with institutions such as Mt. Sinai Hospital and The New York State Psychiatric Institute. Andrea is also an elected official in Queens, NY and uses her platform to advocate for investment in community mental health initiatives and increasing accessibility to mental health services for the working class.
Andrea (Hall) Stachniewicz MA, LMHC is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor providing specialized treatment for individual therapy. Andrea obtained her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, and has been affiliated with institutions such as Mt. Sinai Hospital and The New York State Psychiatric Institute. Andrea is also an elected official in Queens, NY and uses her platform to advocate for investment in community mental health initiatives and increasing accessibility to mental health services for the working class.
(516) 494-4022 View (516) 494-4022
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Shannon Gunter
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Westchester, NY 10461
Everyone has a story to tell, but sometimes our own story can feel narrated out of our control, leading us to feel helpless and overwhelmed. Perhaps you are turning to maladaptive behaviors to self-medicate pain, grief, heartache... My job is to empower you to put yourself back into the driver’s seat of your own life. If we were to zoom out together, what environment or life challenges have kept you stuck? My typical client struggles with underlying trauma that may contribute to behavioral challenges (difficulty moderating substance use, gambling), relationship issues, low self-worth, emotional distress.
Everyone has a story to tell, but sometimes our own story can feel narrated out of our control, leading us to feel helpless and overwhelmed. Perhaps you are turning to maladaptive behaviors to self-medicate pain, grief, heartache... My job is to empower you to put yourself back into the driver’s seat of your own life. If we were to zoom out together, what environment or life challenges have kept you stuck? My typical client struggles with underlying trauma that may contribute to behavioral challenges (difficulty moderating substance use, gambling), relationship issues, low self-worth, emotional distress.
(646) 606-2933 View (646) 606-2933

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Danielle Luz Matias
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10462
The goal of my practice is to improve the quality of life of my clients and assist them reach their full potential and personal goals. Specializing in family and couple therapy. I also specialize in depression and anxiety. The ideal client will be dedicated to their own treatment and have a strong desire to feel better. Together with my client we work as a team to achieve the therapeutic goals and make life worth living and enjoying. I have been working in a mental health for over a decade and it's my greatest passion in life.
The goal of my practice is to improve the quality of life of my clients and assist them reach their full potential and personal goals. Specializing in family and couple therapy. I also specialize in depression and anxiety. The ideal client will be dedicated to their own treatment and have a strong desire to feel better. Together with my client we work as a team to achieve the therapeutic goals and make life worth living and enjoying. I have been working in a mental health for over a decade and it's my greatest passion in life.
(646) 204-2295 View (646) 204-2295
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Louis J. Russo Esq.
Esq, MSEd, LMHC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10461
Life can be challenging. The journey can be a struggle. There is no reason to travel alone. Working with a counselor can be the beginning. As a retd. Police Officer, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals who have experienced anxiety and trauma. My background as a police officer has given me a unique understanding of the challenges and stresses of high-stress jobs and traumatic events. As a lawyer, I have experience navigating the legal system, which benefits clients affected by legal issues related to their trauma. Every client is unique and requires an individualized approach. Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional
Life can be challenging. The journey can be a struggle. There is no reason to travel alone. Working with a counselor can be the beginning. As a retd. Police Officer, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals who have experienced anxiety and trauma. My background as a police officer has given me a unique understanding of the challenges and stresses of high-stress jobs and traumatic events. As a lawyer, I have experience navigating the legal system, which benefits clients affected by legal issues related to their trauma. Every client is unique and requires an individualized approach. Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional
(718) 808-9805 View (718) 808-9805
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Chanel Thompson
MA, MHC-LP
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10462  (Online Only)
In a world of challenges and uncertainty, things seem noisy and difficult to maintain. Finding a therapist who can help you meet your goals can be stressful adding on to other challenges you may be experiencing. I support clients using evidence-based information, coping strategies, and exercises that can help manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional and mental health challenges.
In a world of challenges and uncertainty, things seem noisy and difficult to maintain. Finding a therapist who can help you meet your goals can be stressful adding on to other challenges you may be experiencing. I support clients using evidence-based information, coping strategies, and exercises that can help manage stress, anxiety, and other emotional and mental health challenges.
(929) 556-4185 View (929) 556-4185
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Danielle Luz Matias
Counselor, LMHC, LPC
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10462
The goal of my practice is to improve the quality of life of my clients and assist them reach their full potential and personal goals. Specializing in family and couple therapy. I also specialize in depression and anxiety. The ideal client will be dedicated to their own treatment and have a strong desire to feel better. Together with my client we work as a team to achieve the therapeutic goals and make life worth living and enjoying. I have been working in mental health for over a decade and it's my greatest passion in lifeI work to improve the life of my clients daily and I am very successful at achieving therapeutic goals.
The goal of my practice is to improve the quality of life of my clients and assist them reach their full potential and personal goals. Specializing in family and couple therapy. I also specialize in depression and anxiety. The ideal client will be dedicated to their own treatment and have a strong desire to feel better. Together with my client we work as a team to achieve the therapeutic goals and make life worth living and enjoying. I have been working in mental health for over a decade and it's my greatest passion in lifeI work to improve the life of my clients daily and I am very successful at achieving therapeutic goals.
(646) 204-2295 View (646) 204-2295
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Dejah Myers
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LMSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bronx, NY 10467
Do you feel like you are just "pushing through it" every day rather than living your best life? Do you feel misunderstood by others or even struggle to understand and accept yourself? Have feelings of stress, loneliness, anxiety, and depression been overwhelming your life? Maybe you aren't entirely sure what it is you need, but you know you want more for yourself. Whether you are coming to therapy to explore your identity, process difficult emotions, improve your relationships, or just to have a space where you know that you come first, you can be sure that you are in the right place.
Do you feel like you are just "pushing through it" every day rather than living your best life? Do you feel misunderstood by others or even struggle to understand and accept yourself? Have feelings of stress, loneliness, anxiety, and depression been overwhelming your life? Maybe you aren't entirely sure what it is you need, but you know you want more for yourself. Whether you are coming to therapy to explore your identity, process difficult emotions, improve your relationships, or just to have a space where you know that you come first, you can be sure that you are in the right place.
(718) 550-7470 View (718) 550-7470
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Kishea Paulemont
Licensed Professional Counselor, LMHC, MS
Verified Verified
Bronx, NY 10462
You have made the first step! Mental Health is the only part of our wellness we tend to neglect. Take a minute to think about it. If one of your loved one's were to say or complain about chest pain, I’m sure you would not hesitate to seek help. We want to see our loved one's live a long and healthy life and if we could assist in that process, we are going to do everything in our power to do so. Wouldn't you agree? Then what about our mental health? This is what we tend to ignore. 
You have made the first step! Mental Health is the only part of our wellness we tend to neglect. Take a minute to think about it. If one of your loved one's were to say or complain about chest pain, I’m sure you would not hesitate to seek help. We want to see our loved one's live a long and healthy life and if we could assist in that process, we are going to do everything in our power to do so. Wouldn't you agree? Then what about our mental health? This is what we tend to ignore. 
(347) 667-3929 View (347) 667-3929

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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.