Great! I look forward to hearing from you. Please drop me an email or give me a call. I’d love to discuss option and make sure we’re a good fit.
Our first meeting (be it in person or online) will consist of an “intake” or essentially a meet and greet “get to know you”, collect of facts, and biographical history. Together we will go over the informed consent and financial agreement. Minors (those under the age of 18) will need a parent or guardian present during the first ½ of the initial intake session.
I work with all levels of sport enthusiasts ages 13 and up that want to be the best possible athlete but more importantly human being one can be. I recognize that not everyone self identifies as an athlete but if you want to become an athlete or develop an athletic growth mindset then please give me a call!
My background is in cross country skiing and I love running & mountain running but I’m open and excited about working with athletes from all sports. Many sports psychology concepts are universal and can apply well to folks gliding across snow, shooting a puck or lacing up their running shoes.
Good question! Many people would argue that they are synonymous and there is quite a bit of grey area. Some athletes would say that their athletic coaches do a fair bit of counseling. For the purposes of my business, “coaching” will be defined as prescribing training whereas “counseling” will consist of working with feelings, thoughts, concerns, or your “mental game.” That said, there will certainly be some cross over in my holistic approach to sport.
First and foremost, parents have to absolutely be on board! The physical presence of a parent or guardian is required for the initial intake session. After that I ask that parents attend the occasional session to make sure they we are reinforcing a strong, consistent message to the minor.
I am licensed to conduct business in the state of Alaska. I uphold the strict ethical guidelines of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and the State of Alaska Board of Professional Counselors. I am currently working towards my license as an LPC, or Licensed Professional Counselor under the Supervision of Margi Clifford, primary clinician & owner of Yoga for Mental Health.
Please email or call with a specific inquiry and I will be happy to provide you with a quote. Rates differ for counseling, consulting and coaching. Counseling services have a per-hour fee while consulting and coaching are more likely to be “project based.” At this time I do not bill insurance thus my practice is a self-pay practice.