When we neglect the mental game, common struggles include:
- Concentration problems
- Performance anxiety
- Choking or slumps
Developing mental toughness is one of the top challenges for athletes. As sport psychologists, we train you in the skills necessary to rise above performance struggles. We help you go from fear of failure to embracing the process, regardless of the outcome.
We have expertise in mental health and performance psychology and understand the demands of the unique athletic culture. We can provide athletes with tools to maintain good mental health, manage stress effectively and build quality relationships, which can improve your performance on and off the field.
We base our services, timing and pricing on a thorough assessment of your needs and performance goals.
We recognize that personal concerns can influence athletic performance. We specialize in assessing and treating those elements that extend beyond the playing field. Confidential individual or group counseling can address issues related to relationships, anxiety, depression, injury rehabilitation, stress management, grief or loss, trauma, identity, adjustment, body image and substance abuse.
We consult with coaches, athletic trainers, physicians, professional athletes/teams and others regarding performance and personal issues. Consultation ranges from team-building exercises to approaching an athlete about a mental health problem.
Athletic Performance Enhancement
One-on-one or group mental skills training includes goal-setting, relaxation, imagery, focus, motivation, coping with pressure, confronting fear, slump-busting, energy activation, team cohesion, self-talk and pre-performance routines. With these tools, you'll be better equipped to achieve your goals and stay ‘in the zone’ in your performance domain.
Why choose The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for sport psychology?
As the providers for more than 5,000 central Ohio competitors and performers, including sport psychology consultation for Ohio State’s athletes and varsity teams, we have an in-depth understanding of high-pressure athletic environments.