Matthew Love, PsyD
Matthew Love, PsyD
Matthew Love, Psy.D
Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts
Psychotherapy & Comprehensive Evaluations
Sports Psychology is an important resource for athletes of all abilities. Typically athletes enter therapy to address such issues as performance anxiety, self-esteem, decrease in athletic performance, substance use, and balancing life on and off the field.
Together, we tailor an approach to therapy that meets you needs. Areas that may be addressed are anxiety reduction, getting "psyched up" for competition, increasing motivation, developing mental toughness, and return-to-play following an injury. Similar to individual therapy, sessions typically occur weekly and there may be opportunities to explore how the issues in sports impact your daily living.
For those athletes who are still in a school, an exploration of the student athlete-life and how to balance these demands may impact your performance on the field.
In addition to my clinical training, I have coached elite high school rowers for eight years, college level rowers, and assisted in the development of junior national team and national team rowers. I have played a variety of sports including golf, skiing, hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, but most notably rowing.
Competition Day Mental Skills & Focus Sessions
Just like a professional athlete who has the luxury of having a sports psychologist on the sideline or the event, you may want the ability to speak with me to refocus your attention.
Sometimes the day of your competition or game is overwhelming and you may not remember all of the hard work you have done while in session. For this reason, I offer virtual mental skills or focus sessions the day of your competition or game. These are brief structured sessions that are solution-focused to reset your focus or review your mental skills needed to perform at your optimal level.
This service is available to athletes who are currently working with me and have setup an appointment in advance for the Competition Day Mental Skills & Focus Sessions.
Please Contact Me to Learn More about adding Competition Day Mental Skills & Focus Sessions to your pre-competition/game routine.