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Sport Performance Psychology

You Train Your Body To Be The Best, Why Not Train Your Mind Too?

At Elite Psychology and Wellness, we believe that every athlete should have the opportunity to have access to great mental health and sport performance care.

Our practice has specific clinical expertise in counseling and providing sport psychology services to athletes, coaches, and professionals in the Scottsdale and the Phoenix metro area. Our providers work with a variety of athletes, dancers, and high-level performers at the professional and elite level and university and high school levels. We have experience working with top athletes, coaches, and teams to help develop optimal performance and overall mental health wellness.

At Elite Psychology and Wellness, our team is comprised of providers who are licensed mental health clinicians with extensive education and experience in mental health and sport performance psychology. Our highly skilled mental health professionals are trained in providing both mental health counseling, sport performance psychology services, and mental skills training to athletes.

We understand the unique needs of athletes at all levels. We create a collaborative space and tailor our approach to meet your individual needs as an athlete and as a team. We are aware of the differences each sport and athlete has and because of this work with you and the sport you play.

We are there for you, to support you and your game, at the stage of athletics you are in.

What Are The Benefits Of Going To See A Sport Performance Counselor?

Seeking support from a trained mental health and performance counselor can help you identify your strengths and what is holding you back. A sport performance counselor can work with you to optimize your performance by learning specific mental and performance skills. These mental skills can include how to regulate your emotions and increase concentration while playing. Skills such as goal setting, and mindfulness training can be taught and implemented so you can stay focused and perform at the level you need.

At Elite Psychology and Wellness, our sport performance providers also understand the athlete identity and athlete development. We know that being an athlete and playing your sport is probably one of the most, if not the most, important thing to you. And we want to and will support that. But we also want to help you develop other areas of yourself. So that if something ever happens, say a sport injury or a concussion, you are better equipped at handling these challenges.

"Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. Go through it. Or work around it." — Michael Jordan

Why Choose Elite Psychology And Wellness?

At Elite Psychology and Wellness, our trained mental health and performance providers will not only understand the athlete identity, your sport, and how you can achieve optimal performance, but our providers can also support your mental health needs too. This is something not every performance provider can do. Because the providers at Elite Psychology and Wellness in Scottsdale, Arizona, are trained in both mental health and sport performance psychology, we can help you with a variety of issues you are dealing with so you don’t have to seek additional areas of support. As an athlete, you are already busy and have a lot on your plate so when you work with us, you will feel secure knowing the mental health provider you are meeting with can help you in all areas.

Elite Psychology and Wellness helps athletes maintain a confident and balanced mindset. We will teach you how to increase your mental toughness and resilience as an athlete, so you can perform at your optimal athletic level. We use techniques such as self-talk, confidence training, mindfulness, and visualization training to name just a few.

We also specialize in treating injured athletes to rebuild and regain their mental strength during and after recovery. We know about return to play protocols and can work with your sports medical team to facilitate this process with you.

Our practice also works with athletes who have experienced and are struggling with concussion related concerns, such as Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussive Syndrome.

We also support athletes going through a transition out of their sport due to medical injury or voluntary or involuntary retirement.

At Elite Psychology and Wellness, we will work with the whole athlete. We help athletes who are currently playing in their sport, athletes who are retired and those who are working on their game at any level. We will help you enhance your skills and refocus your mind so that you can perform at your peak performance level.