Sports Performance Therapists in Austin, TX

Photo of Elise Keoghan, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Elise Keoghan
Licensed Professional Counselor, MA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78705
Athletic culture often praises the ability to do it all, however, we all experience issues that cannot be masked or pushed aside. I provide athletes a place of understanding support to work through issues such as eating concerns, body image, anxiety, depression, injury, post-sports career, relationships, substance use, or traumatic events. Athletes devote tremendous time and energy to physical training, and I believe intentionality with mental health is just as important for improving quality of life, and for improved sports performance.
Athletic culture often praises the ability to do it all, however, we all experience issues that cannot be masked or pushed aside. I provide athletes a place of understanding support to work through issues such as eating concerns, body image, anxiety, depression, injury, post-sports career, relationships, substance use, or traumatic events. Athletes devote tremendous time and energy to physical training, and I believe intentionality with mental health is just as important for improving quality of life, and for improved sports performance.
(512) 337-1254 View (512) 337-1254
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Timothy J Zeddies
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
I maintain a full-time private practice in Austin specializing in sports psychology, mood and anxiety disorders, and psychological testing for adolescents and adults.
I maintain a full-time private practice in Austin specializing in sports psychology, mood and anxiety disorders, and psychological testing for adolescents and adults.
(512) 948-3352 View (512) 948-3352
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Kylie Lahey
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
I am EMDR certified and have experience utilizing EMDR with a variety of trauma, sports performance, chronic pain, recent events, and helping the nervous system release emotion.
I am passionate about helping people by teaching them to help themselves. This looks like teaching coping skills and thought-change perspectives to expand their ability to cope with the stressors of life. I have experience working a variety of athletes from elite to recreational levels for both personal and performance-based concerns. I am also passionate about serving clients experiencing grief and loss, as grief requires being witnessed to heal, and I am willing to witness your grief. I welcome clients looking to work through anxiety, breakups, loss of identity, and life changes.
I am EMDR certified and have experience utilizing EMDR with a variety of trauma, sports performance, chronic pain, recent events, and helping the nervous system release emotion.
I am passionate about helping people by teaching them to help themselves. This looks like teaching coping skills and thought-change perspectives to expand their ability to cope with the stressors of life. I have experience working a variety of athletes from elite to recreational levels for both personal and performance-based concerns. I am also passionate about serving clients experiencing grief and loss, as grief requires being witnessed to heal, and I am willing to witness your grief. I welcome clients looking to work through anxiety, breakups, loss of identity, and life changes.
(512) 877-4504 View (512) 877-4504
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Jamaika Hughes
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78724  (Online Only)
Jamaika is an LCSW with a Masters concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Jamaika utilizes a very person centered approach, however she does challenge her clients when needed. Jamaika see’s an array of clients including those who are dealing with adjustment issues due to a stressful change in their life (toxic relationships, heartbreak, divorce, new job, school, sports etc.) to clients with diagnosis of depression, anxiety, bipolar and more. Jamaika holds specialty in three areas: Athletes, Domestic Violence, and Alcohol & Substance Use.
Jamaika is an LCSW with a Masters concentration in Mental Health and Substance Abuse. Jamaika utilizes a very person centered approach, however she does challenge her clients when needed. Jamaika see’s an array of clients including those who are dealing with adjustment issues due to a stressful change in their life (toxic relationships, heartbreak, divorce, new job, school, sports etc.) to clients with diagnosis of depression, anxiety, bipolar and more. Jamaika holds specialty in three areas: Athletes, Domestic Violence, and Alcohol & Substance Use.
(737) 345-3754 View (737) 345-3754
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Ashley Zultanky
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 73301  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adolescents through adults experiencing challenges related to sport performance, executive dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and difficult life adjustments. I also work with individual and team sports to help athletes find success on and off the field, including improving performance anxiety and reshaping team dynamics. I practice from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lens with a focus on present moment awareness, acknowledgment of difficult internal experiences, and valued-based living to improve quality of life and performance.
I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the treatment of adolescents through adults experiencing challenges related to sport performance, executive dysfunction, anxiety, depression, and difficult life adjustments. I also work with individual and team sports to help athletes find success on and off the field, including improving performance anxiety and reshaping team dynamics. I practice from an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) lens with a focus on present moment awareness, acknowledgment of difficult internal experiences, and valued-based living to improve quality of life and performance.
(848) 266-6245 View (848) 266-6245
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Dr. Richard Trammel - Level 3 Sports Psychology
EdD, MS, L3S-CT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 73301
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.
(210) 361-7828 View (210) 361-7828
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Austin Sports Behavioral Health
Marriage & Family Therapist, PhD, LMFT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
Sports challenges are unique. Understanding the connection between mind and body, and the role played by attitude, emotions, and perspective in achieving excellence is just as important as physical training. Our therapists are specifically trained on the nuances of working with athletes and their issues, which may include: sports performance & anxiety, injury & recovery, body image & eating disorders, post-sports transition, trauma, competition. We know disappointment is not failure. It is the opportunity to move forward into success, much like the mythical Phoenix rising above 'what is' to achieve 'what can be.'
Sports challenges are unique. Understanding the connection between mind and body, and the role played by attitude, emotions, and perspective in achieving excellence is just as important as physical training. Our therapists are specifically trained on the nuances of working with athletes and their issues, which may include: sports performance & anxiety, injury & recovery, body image & eating disorders, post-sports transition, trauma, competition. We know disappointment is not failure. It is the opportunity to move forward into success, much like the mythical Phoenix rising above 'what is' to achieve 'what can be.'
(512) 601-4325 View (512) 601-4325
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Kelsey Royston
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with individual adults going through or contemplating divorce, as well as those going through higher education. I am passionate about working with adults who find themselves at a different point in life than they thought they would be. I also enjoy working with athletes, former athletes, or fitness minded people who are struggling to perform or need help transitioning to a healthy life without sports. Identity can easily get wrapped up in what we do in our day to day lives.
I am a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with individual adults going through or contemplating divorce, as well as those going through higher education. I am passionate about working with adults who find themselves at a different point in life than they thought they would be. I also enjoy working with athletes, former athletes, or fitness minded people who are struggling to perform or need help transitioning to a healthy life without sports. Identity can easily get wrapped up in what we do in our day to day lives.
(469) 564-5878 View (469) 564-5878
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Mark Abou-Rached (Supervised By Robert Gallegos Lpc-S)
LPC Intern, LPC-A, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78723
Life can be full of challenges and setbacks. At times, it can feel very overwhelming and make it hard to cope. However, we do not have to go through them alone. If you find yourself feeling stuck, unmotivated, and discontent with life in general, it may be time to begin therapy. I specialize in treating issues involving self-esteem, relationship conflict, emotion regulation, body dysmorphia, and sports performance.
Life can be full of challenges and setbacks. At times, it can feel very overwhelming and make it hard to cope. However, we do not have to go through them alone. If you find yourself feeling stuck, unmotivated, and discontent with life in general, it may be time to begin therapy. I specialize in treating issues involving self-esteem, relationship conflict, emotion regulation, body dysmorphia, and sports performance.
(512) 643-5832 View (512) 643-5832
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Vinny Gonzales
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Austin, TX 73301  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. The struggle is real and we all need a little help sometimes to figure out where we want to go or what we want to do. As an athlete, I have a special interest and training in sports performance. I also specialize in working with couples and teenagers. Perhaps you’ve been struggling for a long time already. I want you to know that I’m glad you’re here and that therapy is a great starting point.
I enjoy working with people from all walks of life. The struggle is real and we all need a little help sometimes to figure out where we want to go or what we want to do. As an athlete, I have a special interest and training in sports performance. I also specialize in working with couples and teenagers. Perhaps you’ve been struggling for a long time already. I want you to know that I’m glad you’re here and that therapy is a great starting point.
(281) 864-1836 View (281) 864-1836
Photo of Bettina Trejo, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Bettina Trejo
Licensed Professional Counselor, MS, MA, LPC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78704
I specialize in mood and anxiety, life transitions, and sports performance.
Currently seeing Texas Clients virtually only. I am accepting in person Clients in Colorado! My passion is to collaborate and support individuals who are working through challenges brought on by life stressors. I believe that therapy offers room to expand on the connection between our emotional and physical health. My goal for clients is to gain awareness of how their emotions, feelings, and thoughts affect their mental state and overall wellness. I believe in the importance of incorporating awareness of the body through somatic reflection.
I specialize in mood and anxiety, life transitions, and sports performance.
Currently seeing Texas Clients virtually only. I am accepting in person Clients in Colorado! My passion is to collaborate and support individuals who are working through challenges brought on by life stressors. I believe that therapy offers room to expand on the connection between our emotional and physical health. My goal for clients is to gain awareness of how their emotions, feelings, and thoughts affect their mental state and overall wellness. I believe in the importance of incorporating awareness of the body through somatic reflection.
(720) 902-6602 View (720) 902-6602
Photo of Marilyn S. Feinstein, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Austin, TX
Marilyn S. Feinstein
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, ACC, LCSW, MFA, USPTA
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78734
Peak Performance Coach - trained in Sports Psychology; International Coaching Federation (ACC); Advanced Certification in Personal & Executive Coaching (ACPEC) from College of Executive Coaching.
I'm a Clinical Psychotherapist with a subspecialty in Stress Management. As an Inner Game (Performance) Coach, I help those who fear public speaking, become confident & even enjoy connecting w/their audience (what an idea). As an Inner Game Coach, I help athletes of all sports play as well, if not better when competing than when practicing - how to get into "the Zone." I help clients improve their work/life balance; those with test anxiety learn how to pass their licensure exams; and help clients improve their personal life (relationships; resilience; move beyond procrastination, fear of failure; fear of success).
Peak Performance Coach - trained in Sports Psychology; International Coaching Federation (ACC); Advanced Certification in Personal & Executive Coaching (ACPEC) from College of Executive Coaching.
I'm a Clinical Psychotherapist with a subspecialty in Stress Management. As an Inner Game (Performance) Coach, I help those who fear public speaking, become confident & even enjoy connecting w/their audience (what an idea). As an Inner Game Coach, I help athletes of all sports play as well, if not better when competing than when practicing - how to get into "the Zone." I help clients improve their work/life balance; those with test anxiety learn how to pass their licensure exams; and help clients improve their personal life (relationships; resilience; move beyond procrastination, fear of failure; fear of success).
(475) 255-6177 View (475) 255-6177
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Dr. Richard Trammel
EdD, MS, L3S-CT
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78701
) and Sports Psychology (Doctorate).
As a 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. I also travel with the PGA Tour with clients if you are a Professional Golfer.
) and Sports Psychology (Doctorate).
As a 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. I also travel with the PGA Tour with clients if you are a Professional Golfer.
(214) 393-8075 View (214) 393-8075
Photo of Yamilet Molina: Eating Disorder And Athlete Therapist, Pre-Licensed Professional in Austin, TX
Yamilet Molina: Eating Disorder And Athlete Therapist
Pre-Licensed Professional, MS, LPC-A
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78748  (Online Only)
Are you tired of having a complicated relationship with food, your body, and exercise? Are you feeling suffocated by relentless thoughts that just won't quiet down? Or perhaps past traumas are casting a shadow on your relationship with yourself or others? Whether you're navigating eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, body image challenges, or seeking support as an athlete managing sports performance, excessive exercise or self-esteem, you're not alone. I help folks obtain a healthier self-image, find peace and acceptance with their body and mind, and help them break free from unhealthy coping patterns to live a more fulfilling life.
Are you tired of having a complicated relationship with food, your body, and exercise? Are you feeling suffocated by relentless thoughts that just won't quiet down? Or perhaps past traumas are casting a shadow on your relationship with yourself or others? Whether you're navigating eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, body image challenges, or seeking support as an athlete managing sports performance, excessive exercise or self-esteem, you're not alone. I help folks obtain a healthier self-image, find peace and acceptance with their body and mind, and help them break free from unhealthy coping patterns to live a more fulfilling life.
(361) 203-5421 View (361) 203-5421
Photo of Debra Sussman Psychotherapy, Marriage & Family Therapist in Austin, TX
Debra Sussman Psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78735
Debra Sussman is a child, adolescent and family therapist specializing in Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Sports Performance and Health Related Stress - Assessments, Diagnosis and Treatment services in exploring the human condition.
I've helped shed light on Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD, Health and Wellbeing. Work / Life Balance is possible and as an advocate on your behalf we collaborate to find solutions. Integrative health psychotherapy for 10+ years working with Adults, Adolescents and Couples. Time is a commodity, organizing thoughts and planning solutions to make significant shifts. Personal goals are acheivable however it means "getting out of your head and having a bias for action". Keep it simple, take the next indicated step as the investment in yourself is worth it. Insurances accepted, make the call.
Debra Sussman is a child, adolescent and family therapist specializing in Anxiety, ADHD, OCD, Sports Performance and Health Related Stress - Assessments, Diagnosis and Treatment services in exploring the human condition.
I've helped shed light on Anxiety, Depression, ADHD, OCD, Health and Wellbeing. Work / Life Balance is possible and as an advocate on your behalf we collaborate to find solutions. Integrative health psychotherapy for 10+ years working with Adults, Adolescents and Couples. Time is a commodity, organizing thoughts and planning solutions to make significant shifts. Personal goals are acheivable however it means "getting out of your head and having a bias for action". Keep it simple, take the next indicated step as the investment in yourself is worth it. Insurances accepted, make the call.
(512) 722-7780 View (512) 722-7780
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Jamie Lee Glick
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Austin, TX 78746  (Online Only)
I am successful at helping people through a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, sports performance, addictions (substances, gambling, pornography), challenges in leadership, performance and overall wellness.
It's is time to put in that work for a successful 2024! Are you struggling with motivation or finding it difficult to accomplish your goals? Have you developed bad habits or feel stuck? I work with people to achieve peak performance. Through my model, the Spire of Performance, I help to people to define the areas of their life they want to see maximum potential and then we develop a plan in 6 different domains. I believe that physical health is closely tied to mental health and incorporate wellness interventions into every treatment plan. I offer yearly mental health check-ups and free phone/video consultation.
I am successful at helping people through a variety of challenges including depression, anxiety, sports performance, addictions (substances, gambling, pornography), challenges in leadership, performance and overall wellness.
It's is time to put in that work for a successful 2024! Are you struggling with motivation or finding it difficult to accomplish your goals? Have you developed bad habits or feel stuck? I work with people to achieve peak performance. Through my model, the Spire of Performance, I help to people to define the areas of their life they want to see maximum potential and then we develop a plan in 6 different domains. I believe that physical health is closely tied to mental health and incorporate wellness interventions into every treatment plan. I offer yearly mental health check-ups and free phone/video consultation.
(512) 402-6185 View (512) 402-6185
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Jan Ford Mustin Ph.d.
Psychologist, PhD, LPC-S, LMFT, LCDC, BCN
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78746
We all have times when life's challenges require us to look for hidden solutions and opportunities. It is a privilege to provide effective assistance and encouragement during those times. Blending traditional, positive, client-centered psychotherapy with leading-edge neuroscience, I offer a mind-body approach and a wide variety of therapy options. From individual, couples and family therapy to sports psychology, EMDR and EEG Neurofeedback, you can select the treatment experience right for you. Please call today for a free phone consultation and visit our web site, www.PeakInstitute.com.
We all have times when life's challenges require us to look for hidden solutions and opportunities. It is a privilege to provide effective assistance and encouragement during those times. Blending traditional, positive, client-centered psychotherapy with leading-edge neuroscience, I offer a mind-body approach and a wide variety of therapy options. From individual, couples and family therapy to sports psychology, EMDR and EEG Neurofeedback, you can select the treatment experience right for you. Please call today for a free phone consultation and visit our web site, www.PeakInstitute.com.
(512) 489-6214 View (512) 489-6214
Photo of Jennifer Kirk Schriever, Licensed Professional Counselor in Austin, TX
Jennifer Kirk Schriever
Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC, BCN, BCB
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78731
30+ years of direct clinical experience using Q-EEG guided Neurofeedback and Biofeedback to help children, teens, and adults with goals ranging from optimal performance for sports, the performing arts, and business, to clients who seek help with trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, sleep issues, and more. I consider myself to be a "Mind Body Detective" and I enjoy sleuthing through a client's history, presenting issues, and goals to help create a truly customized training plan for success.
30+ years of direct clinical experience using Q-EEG guided Neurofeedback and Biofeedback to help children, teens, and adults with goals ranging from optimal performance for sports, the performing arts, and business, to clients who seek help with trauma, PTSD, ADHD, anxiety and depression, sleep issues, and more. I consider myself to be a "Mind Body Detective" and I enjoy sleuthing through a client's history, presenting issues, and goals to help create a truly customized training plan for success.
(737) 520-3647 View (737) 520-3647
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Rawan Ashrawi-Abughazaleh
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78759  (Online Only)
I'm so glad you have landed here. Whether this is your first time exploring counseling support or you've been seeing a counselor for years, WELCOME. Finding the right counselor can be overwhelming, so as you read along here, I hope you are able to see the ways we can work together. I am a 1st generation born-in-America, Palestinian, woman. I come from a large family and have played sports my whole life. These identities are important to me, and I imagine you may have some that are dear to you. In this space, identities are important, validated, and processed.
I'm so glad you have landed here. Whether this is your first time exploring counseling support or you've been seeing a counselor for years, WELCOME. Finding the right counselor can be overwhelming, so as you read along here, I hope you are able to see the ways we can work together. I am a 1st generation born-in-America, Palestinian, woman. I come from a large family and have played sports my whole life. These identities are important to me, and I imagine you may have some that are dear to you. In this space, identities are important, validated, and processed.
(512) 883-9692 View (512) 883-9692
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Jennifer Norris-Nielsen
BCH, MGC, MSc
Verified Verified
Austin, TX 78749
I help you to change habits, feelings and thoughts that aren't supporting you right now, using the power of your subconscious mind. My clients usually come to me when something is getting in the way of their feeling good or doing well. It could be to stop smoking or another 'bad' habit, a weight issue, under-performance in sports or school, stress or frustration at work or at home, relationship challenges from the past or in the present, or simply stop doing what isn't working and start doing what is, making it easy and automatic within the mind.
I help you to change habits, feelings and thoughts that aren't supporting you right now, using the power of your subconscious mind. My clients usually come to me when something is getting in the way of their feeling good or doing well. It could be to stop smoking or another 'bad' habit, a weight issue, under-performance in sports or school, stress or frustration at work or at home, relationship challenges from the past or in the present, or simply stop doing what isn't working and start doing what is, making it easy and automatic within the mind.
(512) 969-6306 View (512) 969-6306
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.