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Mental Performance Consulting – Individual Athletes or Teams

Address the mental side of your sport by enhancing psychological skills and knowledge to help you achieve consistent, optimal performance and overall well-being. Mental performance consulting can help capitalize on strengths, identify barriers to optimal performance, manage adversity, and give you a significant edge. In working with individual athletes and teams, we will work collaboratively to identify specific strategies for the unique athlete or team needs. Mental performance sessions are instructional, collaborative, and geared toward helping student-athletes maximize their potential.

Topics may include:

  • Energy management
  • Effective goal-setting
  • Focus/concentration
  • Imagery
  • Team-building/cohesion
  • Managing performance anxiety
  • Mental and emotional recovery from injury
  • Self-confidence
  • Motivation

Mental Health Counseling – Individual and Group Counseling at the University Counseling Center

The JCU counseling center is committed to helping the whole person. Mental health counseling can help student-athletes with their emotional wellness and psychological well-being, both in and out of sport. Some of the concerns that can be addressed in mental health counseling include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress/burnout
  • Identity development
  • Adjustment concerns
  • Family/relationship issues


As a reminder, all individual services are confidential. Any information shared between the student-athlete and counselor will remain confidential and will not be shared with coaches, teammates, administrators, etc., except in cases where there is imminent danger to the individual or another person.

When working with teams, some general information about the workshop or team responses (without stating names or specifics) may be shared with the coach or coaching staff. Any limits to confidentiality will be shared at the beginning of each team session.


Individual student athletes or coaches can call the front desk at 216-397-4283 to schedule an initial consultation for mental performance. For individual sessions, the first consultation meeting will last about an hour and will include time for a baseline mental skills assessment, discussing current concerns, relevant history and goals.

For working with teams, an initial 30-minute phone call or meeting with the coach will be scheduled to discuss current concerns and team needs.