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Consulting a Sports Therapist in Atlanta, GA

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The best way to find out if this approach is for you is to schedule a complimentary consultation. All counseling consults are 20-30 minutes long. Depending on availability, this consult may be held over the phone, via video, or in-person.

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What Is Sports Psychology?

Sports psychology is the study of how people’s thoughts and emotions affect their capabilities in sports. It involves studying the physical, psychological, and social processes that affect an athlete’s performance. A sports psychologist in Atlanta can help you take your performance to the next level. Our team of licensed counselors offer psychological consultations to athletes, coaches, and teams of all levels in order to help them achieve their desired level of success. Sports psychology is not only for professional athletes.  It can also be beneficial for amateur athletes and even people who just play sports for fun. We work with many kinds of athletes including those with a diagnosed mental health condition or those experiencing psychological difficulties with recovery from an injury.  Our team uses a range of techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), guided imagery and visualization, and mindfulness. Research has found that these therapies help athletes overcome challenges and reach their full potential.  If you are looking to improve your sports performance in any way, consulting a sports counselor may be right for you.

How Can An Atlanta Sports Psychologist Or Counselor Help Athletes Improve Their Performance?

Our team of licensed clinical social workers help athletes to understand their strengths and weaknesses, build confidence, cope with pressure, and overcome obstacles to peak performance.  To achieve this, we assess how mindset, motivation, perception, and action impact an athlete’s ability to perform. In this way, we help identify each athlete’s unique challenges and develop a tailored program to help them achieve their sporting goals. Typically, large problems such as maintaining the motivation to compete after setbacks are broken down into a set of smaller, more manageable tasks that take the athlete nearer to achieving their main goal.  Our counselors can help an athlete develop the psychological resilience they need to bounce back quickly. Enhancing an athlete’s confidence in their ability to bounce back means they are more likely to perform well than an athlete who is terrified of failure. In addition to helping athletes feel more comfortable in high-pressure moments, we can also help our clients develop capacities that enhance their competitive edge in the longer term, such as sustaining mental toughness, motivation, and goal setting. When athletes acquire the psychological skills they need to maintain peak performance, they learn how to manage high-pressure situations and how to cope with difficult emotions like anxiety and disappointment.

What Are Some Of The Benefits Of Working With A Sports Counselor in Atlanta?

The benefits of working with our highly trained and experienced sports counselor are numerous. We can help athletes of all ages and skill levels deal with a range of issues that can negatively affect their performance. A sports therapist equips athletes with the skills they need to manage all kinds of stressors following both failure and success. For example, we teach athletes how to accept criticism and feedback and how to develop and improve their resilience, confidence, and motivation. The overall aim of sports psychology is to help an athlete enhance their competitive edge, which is often more dependent on one’s mindset than physical skills alone. We are also experienced in helping athletes cope with mental health problems, such as anxiety, depression, or substance use disorders.  As a result, we can help athletes manage these conditions before they negatively impact their performance. To learn more and schedule a free consultation, contact our team of experts right away!

Counseling Counseling

Individual Counseling Session Rates

All sessions are 45 – 50 minutes long and are held either in-person or via video. Sessions are typically scheduled every week or every other week at a minimum.

$115 – $165 per session

Individual counseling rate varies per clinician. Please see clinician bios for more information regarding specialties and rates.

What Our Clients Say

"I knew from the moment I met her that she was different than some of the therapists I've had in the past. I didn't feel like a weirdo. She made me feel accepted and safe."

- Elizabeth S. (Google)

"Throughout this process, I have learned to forgive, accept, and manage what I can control."

- Katherine D. (Google)

"I tried counseling here and there in the past, and although each time was a step in the right direction, this time I've noticed an absolute change in my mindset and how I feel."

- Michelle T. (Google)

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment?

If you are a new client, you may schedule your complimentary consultation or your initial appointment by visiting the contact page and filling out the short form or outreaching directly to your desired provider by calling (470) 740-7121.

If you are an existing client, please outreach to your provider directly either by telephone, email, or via the client portal secure messaging system.

Do you accept my insurance?

HWP does not accept insurance. Managed care companies were created to “manage” and contain escalating health care costs. Their bottom line is to reduce costs and raise profits; it is not to increase the quality of care professionals provide or your quality of life. HWP is solution-focused on quality of life and personal goals.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel or change your appointment, we ask you to inform your provider at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled session start time. Your full session fee will be charged for missed appointments and cancellations received less than 24 hours in advance.

What forms of payment do you accept?

Cash, credit cards, and health savings (HSA) or flex spending account (FSA) cards that have a major credit card logo on it are all accepted forms of payment.