I'm a counseling psychologist, specializing in sport psychology and eating disorders. As a former swimmer and volleyball player, I thrive on helping peak performers develop. I’ve always been interested in the psychology of performance — how to assist performers with their mental game. I also want to help individuals find meaning and freedom, learning to value strength of body, heart and mind.
I believe in teamwork between the psychologist and the client in improving the client’s life. The client is an expert on his or her life, and the psychologist teaches skills for managing emotion and relationships. For me, it’s not about giving advice — it’s about helping unlock a client’s inner wisdom.
I knew that I wanted to be a psychologist at a young age. I’m lucky that I’ve found a career that feels like a true calling.
- Lead Sport Psychologist, OSU Sports Medicine
- Promoted to Associate Professor, Clinical, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, 2018
- Certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology in Counseling Psychology, 2017
- Past president of the Exercise and Sport Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association
- Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Sport Psychology
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Athletic Performance
- Eating Disorders
- Sports Medicine
Education and Training
University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
8/1/1994 - 8/13/1999
Pre Doctoral Internship
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
7/1/1998 - 7/1/1999
Ohio State University Sports Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/1/1999 - 7/1/2000
Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Carter has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.