Individual: Individual mental support is one-on-one. Sessions typically last for 30-40 minutes.
Clinicians work within a cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) framework to support their clients in creating behavioral change, accomplish goals, and learn new coping skills.
Support Groups: Support groups are process-oriented which means that group members share a mental health concern (e.g., burnout) and work together, with the clinician, to find some meaning and solution for the issue. Groups will support athletes with injury recovery, career transition, and other commonly shared issues.
Psycho-Educational Workshops: Workshops are intended to educate and inform clients so that they may become familiar with symptoms and issues they experience. Examples include becoming aware of triggers or warning signs related to mental stress, exercise demands, eating habits, and balancing academic and athletic responsibilities. Psycho education also involves learning more about psychological conditions, symptoms, and ways to cope.
Team Sessions: Team success is dependent on communication, cohesion, and trust. Being able to play as a unit is vital for any team success. Team sessions help teams identify specific team needs, build effective communication, support teammates with problem solving, and help identify values and goals to create an empowering team culture. Team sessions also focus on building trust amongst teammates and coaches.
Mindfulness Training: Student-athletes learn about mindfulness - the practice of creating inner awareness to reduce stress and anxiety. Examples include support in implementing positive self-talk, visualization, and guided imagery.