Sport Psychology

According to the American Psychological Association, sport psychology has been increasing in popularity. In 2018, a record 27 of 30 Major League Baseball teams employed mental skills coaches to help players deal with the mental challenges of the game.

Even superstar athletes are susceptible to the same mental health issues as nonathletes, and sometimes athletes face unique struggles, including the psychological pressure to perform at an elite level, or dealing with a culture in which eating disorders are very common. Sport psychologists are also poised to help with other pressures and challenges familiar to athletes, including violence and anger issues, addressing individuality versus team mentality, and the potential stresses of “locker room talk.” If you find yourself struggling with parts of your identity as an athlete, it may be time to get help.

Therapy at Care Counseling specific to sports psychology may address many different parts of how you as a person are interacting with you as an athlete and vise versa.

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Goal setting

Imagery and performance planning

Concentration and attention control strategies

Development of self-confidence and self-esteem in sports

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  • Self-regulation techniques
  • Emotion management, sportsmanship, and leadership skills
  • Athletic motivation
  • Substance abuse
  • Grief, depression, and loss
  • Over training and burnout
  • Athletic injury and rehabilitation