Professional athletes know that what sets great champions apart from their competitors is their mental game. That’s why they can spend as much time working on their mental discipline as their physical training. But athletes at any age and ability level can take advantage of sport psychology. Younger athletes who are trained in psychological strategies will improve more quickly, enjoy their sport more, and often become the best candidates for collegiate and professional sports as they mature. Athletes of any age, who spend countless hours trying to improve their golf or tennis game, can also find greater satisfaction and motivation with their sport after learning mental strategies. And what’s more, the same psychological skills that help athletes play better, can also benefit them in all aspects of their lives.

At Carolina Strategies, we are dually trained as Licensed Psychologists and Sport Psychologists. Because of our specialized training, we can help athletes with a wide variety of issues. At times, athletes can slide into a slump or their performance may simply reach a plateau. We teach performance enhancement strategies to improve confidence, focus, and motivation. Sometimes athletes go through a transition or a stressful time that is unique to their sport. We show them how to cope with injury, burnout, team conflict, adjustment to collegiate and professional competition, or retirement. Sometimes issues off the field can affect an athlete’s performance on the field. We address these more serious issues of anxiety, depression, eating disorders or substance abuse with practical strategies that are empirically validated. With over 20 years of experience and having coached thousands of athletes, our doctors will work with you to find the right solution for your performance needs.