Sport Psychology & Performance Nutrition Services that Treat the Whole Person
We understand what it is like to feel stuck and hopeless with surmounting pressure to thrive. With over a decade of experience in sport and clinical psychology, our mental health providers, Certified Mental Performance Consultants®, and sports dietitians have helped athletes and high performers find balance, satisfaction, and improved quality of life.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you take insurance?
We are not on any insurance panels and, as such, do not accept insurance. We are happy to provide you with a superbill that contains all pertinent information for you to submit to your insurance should you desire to seek partial reimbursement for out-of-network serves. It is advisable to speak with your insurance to determine what your insurance plans out-of-network reimbursement rates are for your insurance plan.
Are my sessions confidential?
Your sessions are confidential, though as licensed psychologists, we have a mandated legal duty to report certain information should you disclose that are of danger to yourself and/or others. In an effort to support your treatment, we regularly collaborate with other providers (i.e., dietitians, physicians) and sport personnel. In order for us to speak with others about your treatment, you will need to sign a release of information and discuss with your psychologist about what information, and the purpose of such information, will be communicated.
Do you work with clients that do not identify as athletes or have transitioned out of sport?
Absolutely! Although we specialize in working with athletes, we are licensed psychologist with a broad range of training experiences and clientele. A significant percentage of our clients identify as athletes, though, we also see a sizeable number of clients who do not identify as athletes and welcome working with a variety of individuals.
What happens during the first session?
Ultimately, the first session is intended to better understand one another and discuss how we can best work collaboratively together to facilitate healing, understanding, and change. The initial session is an opportunity for us to better understand presenting issues that contributed to you reaching out for support. We believe that you are the expert on yourself and we look forward to learning what makes you uniquely you. We encourage you to ask questions, express any concerns that you have, inquire about the process if therapy if/when they arise.
Can we meet virtually?
There are certain considerations (i.e., licensing parameters across state lines, assessment of clinical appropriateness, etc.) when meeting virtually and these will be discussed with your psychologist to determine if the virtual platform is appropriate and possible.
What is your cancellation policy?
We have a 48-hour cancellation policy and you will be billed for sessions cancelled under this timeframe. Of course, we recognize that emergencies occur and will be open to making exceptions to this policy on a case-by-case basis.
What theoretical approach do you use?
We utilize a person-centered, individualized, and evidence-based approach to care. Our team strongly values the therapeutic relationship and works to cultivate a trusting environment to allow for connection and authenticity. We recognize everyone’s needs are different, and thus, employ a range of modalities to target individualized mental health and/or sport performance needs. Common approaches include cognitive behavior therapies, mindfulness and acceptance-based therapies, and dialectical behavior therapy. Please feel free to contact us should you have additional questions about our approaches.
How do I know if therapy is working for me?
Increased understanding and insight into yourself, your tendencies and vulnerabilities, and integrating past experiences can all be indicative that therapy is effective. These changes and such growth can sometimes occur relatively quickly, but often take time to evolve.
In our work with athletes and high performers, we are able to address many issues, such as:
Eating disorders/disordered eating
We help our clients experience greater freedom and healing through a variety of approaches:
One-on-one confidential sessions with a licensed psychologist to address and manage individual mental health concerns.
Educational presentations for athletes and sport personnel on mental health in sport. Topics may include psychoeducation on mental health concerns for athletes and/or how to detect, address, and bridge athletes to appropriate care.
Interactive workshops to target applied skills that may aid athletes, coaches, and professionals in address topics specific to mental health in sport.
SPORT PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT
We work with athletes and high performers to optimize their sport experience and performance through targeted sport psychology work including, but not limited to:
- Rest and sleep
- Motivation and commitment
- Attention regulation
- Team dynamics
- Goal setting
- Performance anxiety
- Pre-performance preparation
- Return to play
One-on-one sessions with a licensed psychologist to address individualized needs related to sport and performance.
Meeting as a team or group is an effective way to learn and refine sport psychology skills while building awareness of yourself, teammates, and relationships. Team/group sessions may range from improving communication and clarifying shared values/vision to learning sport psychology skills together to enhance performance. Sessions are built based on team/group needs.
Educational presentations and interactive workshops for athletes, high performers, and professionals to address topics related to sport and performance.
Eating Disorder in Sport Consultation
Collaborative consultation with multidisciplinary sport and healthcare professionals on the development and assessment of eating disorder protocols within sport organizations (e.g., athletic departments, clubs, and teams). Confidential consultations for professionals on individual eating disorder cases can also be provided.
Sleep, Rest, and Performance
One-on-one sessions to address behavioral, psychological, and sport factors impacting sleep and ability to obtain adequate rest. In addition to evidence-based techniques and programs to address sleep, sport-specific barriers are addressed. Individuals, teams/groups, and sport personnel may also enjoy learning the science behind sleep and performance through individual sessions or presentations.
Individual Coaching Services
1on1 coaching sessions are ideal to receive personal instruction, get feedback on your technique, and are tailored to your specific needs in a supportive environment. 1on1 sessions can include:
- Personal coached rides, runs, or swims with technique/form instruction
- Mental training sessions
- Triathlon transition skills coaching
- Strength training
- Race support
Mental Skills Training
With all of your dedication to your workouts, crosstraining, stretching, and strength work throughout your training, it is likely that you will spend a significant amount of time physically preparing yourself for race day. At Mind Body Endurance, we believe that mental preparation is equally important and that skills psychological skills be developed and integrated into your training in order for you to be best prepared to achieve your peak performance. As such, we offer individual mental skills training to ensure that you maximize your efforts training and racing. These sessions are tailored to your unique needs and are intended to:
1. Help you become more aware of how your thoughts, focus, and attention can impact your training and racing
2. Evaluate the degree to which your thoughts are facilitative or debilitative toward your performance and influence your enjoyment of training and racing
3. Develop strategies you can implement into your training to further develop and strengthen specific mental skills. Mental skills training sessions can take place in person, over the phone, or virtually.
Common topics in these sessions can include (but are not limited to):
- Effectively managing pre-race anxiety
- Assessing and improving your self-talk
- Implementing effective goal setting throughout your training and racing
- Improving self-confidence
- Effectively managing discomfort when training/racing
- Developing a race day mental training plan
- Recovering from an injury
- Combating burnout/over-training
- Excelling in pressure situations
- Enhancing and maintaining motivation
- Improving concentration and your ability to manage distractions
- How to implement imagery/visualization into your training/racing
- Dealing with pre-race anxiety/jitters
*We are also available to present a workshop on any of the above (or additional) topics for groups/teams.
Online Triathlon, Duathlon, and Marathon Coaching
Mind Body Endurance Coaching provides individualized online triathlon, biathlon, and marathon coaching services to athletes of all skill and ability levels. Your scientifically-based, periodized training program is developed according to your physiology, heart rate, and lactate threshold and will be managed through Training Peaks online software. Field tests will be used throughout the training plan to establish your training zones/pacing and to measure fitness improvements. Athletes will be assessed throughout the training plan and your coach will review and adjust your program based on your feedback.
Detailed descriptions of Silver, Gold, and Platinum packages are below. If multiple components of the packages below are of interest, a custom package can be created (fees vary).
** Upon request, current athletes are available to answer your questions regarding their coaching experience with Mind Body Endurance.
Endurance Coaching Package Comparisons
|COST||Contact for pricing||Contact for pricing||Contact for pricing|
|MIN. REQUIRED COMMITTMENT||3 months||3 months||3 months|
|TRAINING PEAKS ONLINE ACCOUNT||Included||Included||Included|
OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM
|TRAINING NEEDS||Ideal for athletes of all skill levels who want a comprehensive coaching experience that will maximize your training efforts, identify performance barriers, and offer a high level of athlete-coach interaction||Perfect for athletes of all abilities who would like an interactive coaching relationship with specific attention to integrating your training with your lifestyle||Great for the athlete who is looking for a structured and detailed training program that includes ongoing support from your coach|
|HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS||
Your coach will customize your training program to your specific needs using information from your athlete profile questionnaire, field tests, race schedule, and specific goals.
Your coach will review your heart rate files and power files on a daily basis and will adjust your program accordingly.
Your coach custom builds your training program each month. Your coach regularly reviews your program, heart rate files, and adjusts your program accordingly.
Consistent athlete-initiated communication is encouraged, and will be responded to in a timely manner.
Your coach builds your training zones and designs your program to optimize performance.
Your coach regularly reviews your program, monitors your progress, and adjusts your workouts to accordingly to maximize your training efforts.
|HEART RATE ANALYSIS||Development of specific heart rate training zones and analysis of heart rate files||Development of specific heart rate training zones and analysis of heart rate files||Specific heart rate training zones assigned|
|POWER METER ANALYSIS||Analysis of power meter files and development of specific power meter zones for training||Analysis of power meter files and development of specific power meter zones for training||N/A|
|STRENGTH TRAINING PROGRAM||Included||Included||N/A|
|1on1 COACHING||Includes two 60 min. sessions per month||Includes one 60 min. session per month||N/A|
|RACE PREPARATION||Tactical, nutritional, psychological, and race strategy information given for all races||Tactical and race strategy information given for all races||Strategic race advice given according to heart rate training zones|
|TRAINING SCHEDULE||TRAINING PROGRAM||Customized training schedule||Customized training schedule||Customized training schedule|
|RACE SCHEDULE AND TRAINING PROGRAM REVIEW||Coach partners with athlete to develop annual race plan. Includes regular ongoing annual plan and race schedule review. Daily analysis of schedule and power and/or heart rate files||Twice a year annual race plan and race schedule review. Twice weekly analysis of schedule and power and/or heart rate files||Initial annual plan review. Weekly review and analysis of schedule and/or heart rate files|
|PHONE||Unlimited coach and athlete-initiated calls||Unlimited coach and athlete-initiated calls||Coach-initiated calls and one monthly athlete-initiated scheduled call|
Unlimited coach and athlete-initiated emails
|Coach-initiated emails and unlimited athlete- initiated emails||Coach-initiated emails and unlimited athlete-initiated emails|
Sport Nutrition Consultation
Not taking in enough fuel for performance can have drastic effects on an athlete’s body, including causing injuries to heal slowly, hormone & endocrine dysfunction, bone remodeling to cease and digestive issues to escalate.
As sports dietitians trained in eating disorders, the Mind Body Endurance Performance Nutrition team understands the intersection of nutrition and eating disorders. Athletes have unique challenges associated with mealtime dynamics, weight, body composition and exercise. We support competitive and casual athletes at all levels by using practical, realistic and evidence-based nutrition recommendations.
Similar to sport, we value the team and believe in a collaborative approach working closely with MBE mental health providers and other treatment team members. Mind Body Endurance dietitians are also available for presentations and consultations for teams and organizations.