Meet the Sport Psychology & Wellness Services Team

Jamey Houle, Ph.D ABPP

Lead Sport Psychologist
Houle is a former elite-level athlete, so he has a personal understanding of the needs of athletes. He majored in psychology at Ohio State, where he also was a member of the 2001 NCAA champion gymnastics team and back-to-back Big Ten team champions. He has his master’s degree from Springfield College and earned his Ph.D in counseling psychology from Auburn University. He is certified in counseling psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology and he is in his fourth year with Ohio State.
Contact: James.Houle@osumc.edu | 614-688-8993 (o) | 860-983-3692 (c)

Charron Sumler, LPC NCC
Athletic Counselor
Sumler, who played four years of collegiate basketball, arrives at Ohio State after spending the past two years at the University of Texas, where she coordinated services and resources for university students in crisis situations. She has 10 years of counseling, leadership and case management experience and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and a master’s in counseling from Texas State University.
Contact: sumler.2@osu.edu | 614-292-2512 (o) | 210-386-6999 (c)

Josh Norman, DO
Psychiatry
As a psychiatrist specializing in sports psychiatry, I enjoy helping current and former athletes develop and achieve their wellness goals. Athletics presents unique mental health challenges and there’s no greater reward than helping patients achieve fulfillment within their sport and daily life. I currently work exclusively with Ohio State Sports Medicine and The Ohio State University Department of Athletics treating a variety of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety and OCD. In my free time, I enjoy weightlifting, golf, and playing football and basketball with friends. I also enjoy playing guitar and spending time with my family and loved ones.

Emily Tyler, PsyD
Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dr. Emily Tyler (she/her) joins the staff for a one-year post-doctoral fellowship, coming from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill where she completed her predoctoral internship at Counseling and Psychological Services. Originally from Kansas City, Missouri, Emily obtained her bachelor and master’s degrees in psychology and counseling psychology from The University of Kansas. At Kansas, she served as a student-manager for the men’s basketball team and worked in student-athlete development and leadership as a graduate assistant providing mentorship and leadership training to KU’s athletes. Following her tenure as a Jayhawk, she obtained a doctorate in counseling psychology from Springfield College. Prior to Ohio State, Emily has worked at several college counseling centers and within community corrections settings.

Dr. Tyler’s clinical interests include (but are not limited to): adjustment/life transitions, identity/cultural development, working with the LGBTQIA+ community, trauma and survivorship, men’s issues, and performance enhancement. Passionate about working with athletes both individually and in groups, Dr. Tyler uses an integrated approach to therapy, infusing multicultural, interpersonal, acceptance and commitment, cognitive-behavioral, and emotion-focused interventions into her work. Her approach to therapy is collaborative between the therapist and client, where each brings their respective expertise to work together to achieve the athlete’s goals. Additionally, she always keeps in mind the multicultural aspects and identities that are important to her clients. She seeks to create an affirming, safe, and open environment for the athlete to explore their concerns and find ways to cope and enhance their personal strengths.

Outside of SPAWS she enjoys spending time with her Australian Cattle Dog (Curtis), watching documentaries, spending time with friends and family, attending stand-up comedy shows, and going to concerts and sporting events.

To book an appointment with Dr. Tyler, please visit this link: go.osu.edu/dremilytyler
Contact:  emily.tyler@osumc.edu  816-868-8634 (cell)