Individual Sport & Performance Counselling
Are you an athlete? professional? performer? Are you looking to get an edge over the competition in your career or your sport? Often being 'the best in the field' comes with it's own unique challenges - whether it's navigating cut-throat workplace/sport culture, managing heavy workloads, or adjusting to the demands of being 'at the top of the game'. Individuals who strive to be the best in their respective fields of sport, business, art, or vocation can hit roadblocks that impact their performance and result in negative thoughts and difficult emotions about their capabilities or their future.
Dr. Lauren has both personal and professional experience with the issues facing high achievers. Not only does Dr. Lauren have over a decade of personal experience as an self-employed entrepreneur, but she has also provided performance counselling services to high performing executives, health professionals, helping professionals, entrepreneurs, graduate students, and performers.
Dr. Lauren's is also especially passionate about her work with active and retiring athletes. She has committed many years of research to understanding the experiences of some of Alberta’s elite athletes. Dr. Lauren also has over a decade of first-hand experience coaching adolescent and young adult athletes while working alongside parents and families in the sport setting.
Drawing on years of practical and research experience, Dr. Lauren helps individuals work through concerns about performance using techniques from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) to help clients remain true to their values and maintain well-being, while also working toward their performance goals.
- Developing Self-Awareness
- Developing Resilience
- Maintaining Focus Through Self-Regulation
- Mindfulness & Staying In The Moment
- Managing Worries & Anxiety
About Performance Outcomes
- Developing Positive Self-Talk
- Developing Unconditional Self-Worth
- Managing Perfectionism
- Managing Burnout & Increasing Motivation
- Developing A Healthy Career or Athletic Identity
- Making Meaning From Disappointing Results
- Career or Athletic Career Transitions
- Preparing For Career or Athletic Retirement
- Coping With Career or Athletic Retirement
Growth occurs when individuals confront problems, struggle to master them, and through that struggle develop new aspects of their skills, capacities, views about life.