You worked so hard for so long to be the best athlete you could be. Maybe you sacrificed parts of your life – friends, family, school, relationships – to focus only on your sport. Even when you felt pressure to perform, your hard work led you to some pretty awesome feelings and rewards Now that it’s over, though, you may feel isolated and alone. You were defined by your sport for so long and maybe now you’re wondering, “what now?”

Are You Finding It Difficult to Manage Life After Sport?

Do any of the following resonate with you?


You lack motivation.


You realize that your life is out of balance.


Nobody seems to understand what you might be feeling


You’re having some scary thoughts about what your future might hold.

If you identify with any of these, I want you to know that you are not alone. As an athlete you focused on being strong physically, and recognizing that you might need help with your mental health can be tough to admit. It takes real strength to reach out and ask for help. It’s time to bring your mental pain out of the shadows and talk about it. You deserve to be happy outside of sport.

Mental Health Counseling for Athletes Can Help You Successfully manage Life Outside of Sport

It’s possible to feel good about life even when you aren’t training or competing. Imagine a life where you could…

  • Rebuild your identity
  • Find motivation to seek out new challenges
  • Foster relationships with people who have diverse interests
  • Answer the question, “Who am I outside of sport?”

Make the Most of This New Phase of Your New Life

Together, we will discuss the hopes you have for this new stage of your life and figure out a way to help you get there. We can work to reconstruct your identity outside of sport and look for healthy ways to use the skills you spent so long honing. You will get the practical skills you need to find the balance you may have been missing.

In the same way that you spent immeasurable amounts of time practicing to become a successful athlete, mental health takes time and effort. With consistent practice, you can achieve a level of acceptance with your new life that might right now seem out of reach. You deserve to be happy.

Ready to take the next step?

How Mental health counseling works

Counseling consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will ask questions and provide guidance based on my experience. I play an active role. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:


Step 1

First, I provide a safe, accepting space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.


step 2

Through hearing your story, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges are and how we will go about addressing them.


step 3

We will start with identifying your strengths and figuring out how those can be used in life outside of sport.


Step 4

We will also work to discover how you want your life to be different.


step 5

Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them.


step 6

Over the course of our sessions, you will make progress towards the mental health you deserve.

Let’s get started today

Ready to start feeling better? If you feel overwhelmed, isolated, and alone, mental health counseling could help. Start now and trust that the best days of your life are not behind you. During your free phone consultation, you can start getting a feel for how I can help and we can discuss next steps.