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WHAT ARE SPORT PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES? 

Sport psychologists provide mental health counseling and mental skills training. Typical mental health issues include anxiety, depression, and recovering from injury. Mental skills for athletic and academic performance include energy management, goal-setting, focus, imagery, and team-building. Student-athletes face tremendous pressure on and off of the field, and sport psychology helps student-athletes respond to this pressure more effectively.

 

WHO ARE THE SPORT PSYCHOLOGISTS? 

Jen Carter, Ph.D. Dr. Carter has worked as a sport psychologist for OSU Athletics for 13 years. She provides mental health and performance psychology counseling to OSU student-athletes, road warriors, sports medicine patients, and individuals in the community. Dr. Carter also has a specialty in body image and eating disorders. As a former college swimmer and volleyball player, she loves the growth and excitement of the college years, particularly the pursuit of excellence in athletics.

 

Jamey Houle, Ph.D. Dr. Houle has been a sport psychologist with OSU Athletics for 2 years. He provides mental health and performance enhancement to OSU and community athletes and non-athletes. Dr. Houle was a gymnast for 18 years. At The Ohio State University, he was an All-American on the floor exercise, and was part of the teams that won the 2001 NCAA team championship, and the 2001 and 2002 Big Ten team championships. He has also worked with student-athletes at Maryland, Auburn, Texas A&M, and Wisconsin.

 

Steve Graef, Ph.D. As a former OSU student-athlete himself, Dr. Graef personally recognizes the ups and downs associated with maintaining school, sport and life, and is committed to helping others manage their mental health. He works primarily with OSU student-athletes and collaborates with other campus resources to ensure consistent and quality care throughout the university and greater Columbus communities.

 

HOW DO I SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT? 

Student-athletes can schedule by calling OSU Sports Medicine at 614-293-3600 or contacting a sport psychologist directly. Individual sessions are confidential and can be worked around your busy schedule for your convenience. Sessions last 30-60 minutes, and you should arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled session time to register and complete initial paperwork.

 

LOCATION: 

OSU Wexner Medical Center Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute,

2835 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43202, 614-293-3600

 

CONTACT: 

Jen Carter, PhD.

614-685-1934 (office)

Carter.270@osu.edu

 

Steve Graef, PhD.

Graef.7@osu.edu

 

Jamey Houle, PhD.

614-688-8993 (office)

Houle.10@osu.edu