I believe in helping others achieve success in sport and life

Experience

I work with athletes from recreational to elite/professional levels from over 20 individual and team sports. I have extensive experience and and specialize in working with college student-athletes. I present to and consult with various professional disciplines. I am an author and write frequently about sport psychology and athlete mental health. I am also a life long athlete (basketball, track & field, triathlon).

Knowledge

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota (UND). I am a licensed psychologist in North Dakota (#402) and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC; #472). I'm adjunct faculty in the UND Psychology Department and behavioral science faculty at Altru Family Medicine Residency.

PASSION

I love what I do, and it shows; I'm engaging, practical, and energetic. I am dedicated to not only helping you find success in your sport but to helping you find success in your life. Recognizing this looks different for everyone, we work together to help you reach your goals.

I am committed to producing successful athletes, teams, and people

 

My mission is based around building successful student-athletes. The skills learned working with me will extend well beyond sport performance and into your life. I help you have a successful career, life, academic performance, and relationships. I develop collaborative, meaningful, and helpful relationships with my athlete, team, and coach clients in pursuit of goals.

I have a strong commitment to keeping information secure and confidential. There are rare exceptions to this, and those exceptions are discussed at the outset of my work with you. I am happy to collaborate with other members of your team, such as sport medicine professionals or coaches, with your permission.

Because I take confidentiality very seriously, I do not disclose the athletes or teams with whom I work. I also do not post testimonials about my work with others, as I believe it is best to not give information that could identify my clients.

 

 
 

I am trained in clinical and sport psychology

 

I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Dakota (UND). I am a licensed psychologist in North Dakota (#402) and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC; #472). I trained on both coasts: I completed my pre-doctoral internship at River Valley Services/Connecticut Valley Hospital in Middletown, CT and my post-doctoral residency at the University of California, Davis Medical Center in Sacramento, CA. 

I have worked at Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC (ATAGF) since 2007 as a licensed clinical psychologist and sport psychologist. I am an adjunct faculty member in the UND Psychology Department where I am a clinical supervisor. I am also a behavioral science faculty member in the Altru Family Medicine Residency and am involved in training Sports Medicine Fellows. Every professional setting I've worked in has been multidisciplinary and team-focused. I work closely with coaches, team physicians, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, and dietitians when coordinating care for student-athletes. 

 
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I am active in clinical and sport psychology organizations

 

I am a member of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 42 and 47), the North Dakota Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and the Collegiate Clinical/Counseling Sport Psychology Association (CCSPA).

I am also a member of the AASP Community Outreach Committee, AASP Women in Sports Special Interest Group, and listed in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.

 

 

I'm not all business

 

I strongly believe in pursuing goals, having good relationships, and self-care, so I practice what I preach! As a triathlete, I spend most of my summer racing (sprint to half-Iron distance). I played basketball and ran track as a sprinter in my high school days. I love watching documentaries (but not movies), playing board games, and going on bike tours with my husband. I spend the fall camping and hiking with my family (husband and 2 rescue dogs) and watching sports. I also have a love of 90s music, flannel shirts, the Oxford comma, and puns.

Our rescue dogs do as much as possible with us. Molly (aka #SweetMollyMixBreed) is a Spaniel/Border Collie mix who loves belly rubs! We are a registered therapy dog team through Alliance of Therapy Dogs and volunteer in the community providing emotional support to others. Fromm (aka #FrommersVonFancyPants) is a Border Collie/Aussie mix and loves having a job (which usually means playing fetch or chasing his herding ball)!

 

 
 #SweetMollyMixBreed enjoying a fall hike at a local state park.

#SweetMollyMixBreed enjoying a fall hike at a local state park.

 #FrommersVonFancyPants enjoying a water break while hiking.

#FrommersVonFancyPants enjoying a water break while hiking.