Private Distance Running Coaching Services

Dr. Strouse provides sport psychology consultation services for individuals and groups, including teams (high school, collegiate, club), on the mental aspects of performance both in athletic and other performance fields (e.g., music, theater, academics, business).

For Individuals, including athletes :

Topics of focus can include anything that is performance related such as:

  • Overcoming performance barriers
  • Reducing competition anxiety and fears
  • Improving mental toughness skills
  • Enhancing adherence to training regimens
  • Recovering from injury
  • Improving team communications and cohesion

Mental skills and techniques may include:

  • Goal setting, imagery/visualization, and progressive relaxation
  • Positive self-talk
  • Mindful attention
  • Self-esteem and confidence building
  • Pre-competition routines and preparation
  • Team building (for groups and teams)

For Coaches, and other leaders:

  • Assistance in preparing athletes for important performance events
  • Focus tools for quick transitions between teaching and performing
  • Techniques to help you support the unfocused, anxious, fearful, or pessimistic athlete
  • Enhanced communication skills and strategies

For Parents:

  • How to define your role
  • How to support athlete goal setting
  • Communication skills
  • Strategies for pre- and post-performance discussions

Service formats include:

  • One-on-one counseling session (one-time only or recurring)
  • Parent sessions
  • Group sessions
  • Team sessions
  • Clinics and workshops for performers, parents, and/or coaches
  • Coaching clinics and workshops