Ohio State Sport Psychology and Wellness Services is committed to enhancing the mental wellness of student-athletes on and off the field. We are here for you.
This is a painful time in our country, our staff wants to ensure that Black-identified student-athletes get the support they deserve. If you need help or support in having these important conversations with your team about the racist acts in our country that the death of George Floyd and others has illuminated, we are willing to assist.
With recent increases in violence against Asian American Pacific Islander Americans, illuminated by the Atlanta, Georgia killings, SPAWS denounces anti-Asian attacks, xenophobia, and racism of any kind. We offer our support and services to those experiencing and impacted by prejudice, hatred and discrimination.
Please feel free to reach out to us. If you want to meet individually, our services are confidential and free. Below you will find our staff contact information and resources.
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.
To create a culture of complete parity between mental health and physical health.
The mission of Sport Psychology and Wellness Services is to enhance the mental wellness of Ohio State student-athletes on and off the field.
To provide evidence based effective and efficient prevention, intervention, and postvention services to Ohio State student-athletes.
To provide consultation to Ohio State Athletics coaches and staff.
To provide training to future clinicians in the field of sport psychology and athletic counseling.
Student-athletes can schedule by visiting our Services page. 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.