Welcome to our Sport and Performance Psychology Page. Whether you are a professional, college, or high school athlete, executive, or other professional who wants to improve your psychological health to boost your performance, one of our psychologists or psychotherapists can help. We typically help people manage competition nerves, interpersonal challenges with teammates, coaches and coworkers, panic attacks, staying in the zone, controlling their thoughts, thinking on your feet, and thus tweaking performance.
Sport psychology is a psychological specialty that applies psychological science, principals and skills to improve athletic performance and well-being, developmental and social aspects of sports participation, and systemic issues associated with sport environments and organizations. Performance psychology is similar but applies to high performance work setting.
If you work with one of our sports psychologists or psychotherapists at D’Arienzo Psychology, they will assist you with the following Foundational Skills as well as with Preparatory Skills, Performance Skills, and Post-Performance Skills.
PSYCHOLOGICAL FITNESS: Performance Psychology
Performance Psychology Foundational Skills
General psychological functioning is primary. Enhancing performance is secondary.
One must understand and actively embrace the link between mental skills and performance: Thoughts, emotions and behaviors impact performance.
Acquire the skills to move from reaction to response.