Focus Your Thoughts. Find Your Confidence. Overcome Anxiety in Sports.
You are an athlete. You are dedicated. Hard-working. Talented. You’re hard on yourself. You know you can make your shots, catch, get contact, nail your routine, stick the landing. You’re a competitor. But, sometimes your mind gets in the way. You worry, obsess, doubt, and in high times of pressure, your mind can cause you to stumble and miss your shot at success. Sports anxiety is a real thing.
“Your coaches know you can do it. Your parents have seen it. Everyone knows you’re talented, but sometimes you are the last one to believe it.”
You may find yourself experiencing physical symptoms that you can’t understand. You get short of breath, dizzy, seeing spots, fainting, hands shaking, having a full-on panic attack. Somehow the shot you’ve taken 100 times seems impossible. You worry sometimes you’re dying. You may have trouble sleeping. Most of all, these physical symptoms impact your sports performance.
You’re managing the best you can. You’re hanging on. But, with counseling, you can get your life and sports back on track.
Sports Anxiety is Real. But, You Can Live Life Without It Making Everything Harder Than It Should Be. Our Professional Counselors are Here to Help. Call Today to Ease Your Anxiety.
The benefits you’ll see from doing therapy at Inspire:
- You will feel confident in your athletic abilities
- You will learn what “triggers” your sports anxiety and how to manage those “triggers”
- You will begin to feel in control of your life and athletic performance
- You will feel heard and understood
- You will start to feel freedom and peace
- You will be able to be present during practice and at home
- You will feel confident in yourself
- You will be empowered to say no or speak up for yourself
- Your identity will feel more balanced in sports and life
- You will know you matter, just for being you
What does the counseling process look like?
The counseling process is designed to help you understand your anxiety and empower you to live your best life, free of the triggers and worries that hold you back. Together, with your therapist, you will learn how to address the things that cause you anxiety “triggers,” learn coping skills to do at home, and ways to reduce the physical symptoms of constant stress and worry.
The first session will be approximately 60 minutes. There will be paperwork to complete and questions the therapist will ask to get to know you, your history, and your present situation. The second session is our unique formula for goal-setting. In this session, you will connect the desires of your goals with your heart and deeper desires in this life.
The remainder of the sessions will then be working on skills to tackle your anxiety and any obstacles in the way of you living your best life. To see lasting results, a commitment to at least 8 weekly sessions is best. We are flexible and can work with different situations. However, to make an impact, it is important to recognize that change of any kind, requires attention and time. After your 8 sessions, you can work with your therapist to determine the next steps (reducing therapy to biweekly/monthly or terminating).
How much does therapy cost?
Counseling is a fee-for-service program. Inspire accepts insurance and offers in-network and out-of-network benefits. We are in-network with BCBS PPO, Humana, Aetna, and UnitedBehaviorHealthcare. We recommend at least an 8-week commitment to begin seeing lasting results.
All billing policies and information can be found by clicking this link to our Rates & Insurances page.
About Inspire Counseling Center
At Inspire, we don’t just focus on clinical symptoms–we focus on results. If you have sports anxiety holding you back, we have the clinical tools to help. BUT, we don’t stop there. We want to INSPIRE you to live your best life–on and off the court. Our goal is that every client leaves a better person.
Why? We believe you are a gift to this world. We believe that inspiring one person to live their greatest life, will inspire another person. We believe the world will change with love, connection, and inspiration. One person at a time. Your role in this process is vital. When you get support for yourself or your family, you are doing your part in this community and world to spark change.
Take the next step. Start living your best life. Don’t wait any longer!
To schedule an appointment call (847) 919-9096 ext. 1 or email email@example.com.
Therapists who offer Counseling for Sports Anxiety
Gretchen brings a unique understanding of athletes, as the wife of a former D1 College Football player from the University of Madison-Wisconsin.
Gretchen has seen firsthand the rewards and challenges serious athletes face. Not only in her relationship with her husband but also fellow teammates, who are now competing at the professional level.
She loves helping clients who are struggling with the anxiety from sports — from performance anxiety, injuries, surgeries, reentry into sports as well as those in relationships with competitive athletes.
Gretchen & her husband Konrad Zagzebski (Rated top 28 inside linebacker in the country by ESPN) on the football field at the University of Madison-Wisconsin