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  • Sports Psychology - collage of different sports including baseball, basket ball, football, soccer, hockey and motor cross

    Is Sports Psychology Important?

    Written by Geoffrey Peal Psy. D. Why Waste My Time on Sports Psychology? I Need to Practice!   Time management is one of the most difficult things (non-professional) athletes of all ages encounter. Starting in high school, or even middle school for some, the athlete’s day becomes a battle of competing interests between keeping up Read More

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    Family Estrangement

    The Effects of Family Estrangement By Lynda Gurvitz, Ph.D.   The loss of a family member to death can be devastating. However, the feelings of rejection and bewilderment that often accompanies the loss of a child, sibling or parent to estrangement causes its own unique pain. Family estrangement is defined as one or more relatives Read More

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    Coaching Goes Far Beyond Performance on the Field

    By Benjamin Snyder, Ph.D. Some Coaching Lessons Create a Recipe for Off Field Success   In the field of psychology, self-determination theory states that environments that promote autonomy, competence, and relatedness are necessary for the development of adaptive functioning and psychological growth. This means that individuals who are taught that they are in control of Read More

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    Suicide Rising in the United States

    Struggling with thoughts of suicide?   John can’t stop worrying. He’s lost his job and his retirement savings has taken a financial hit. His mortgage rates are increasing and he doesn’t think he’ll be able to make this month’s payment. He has two children and a wife who are relying on him. He’s supposed to Read More

  • Perfectionism - athlete working out

    Perfectionism and Performance: The Double Edged Sword

    Written by: Abigail Saneholtz, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist What is Perfectionism?   Do you push yourself to be the best? The best athlete, dancer, singer or musician? Do you get upset with yourself when you’re anything less than perfect? While we all strive towards excellence, some individuals have great difficulty accepting being less than number one. Read More

  • Music is Therapeutic - Woman happily listening to music on headphones

    Music is Therapeutic for Everyone

    Written by: Abigail Saneholtz, Psy.D., Licensed Psychologist   Music has such a large impact on our lives! It crosses cultures, age groups and has an effect on everyone. It can make you smile, dance, sing, cry, instantly recall memories like they were yesterday and process emotion. Many people listen to music because they identify with Read More