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: | 614-688-8993 (o)

Chelsi Day, Psy.D
Sport Psychologist
Dr. Chelsi Day is a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical sport psychology. She was a diver at Miami University where the team won two MAC Championships during her time. Following her tenure as a Redhawk, she obtained a master’s degree in sport psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a master’s degree from Antioch University New England followed by a doctorate in clinical psychology from Antioch. She has worked in private practice with high school, Olympic, and professional athletes, in college counseling settings, and most recently was the director of counseling and sport psychology at Indiana University before joining the OSU SPAWS staff in the fall of 2019.
Contact: | 419-544-2692 (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: | 614-292-2512 (o) | 210-386-6999 (c)

Candice Williams, Ph.D LPC NCC
Athletic Counselor
Williams has worked for The Trust (Powered by The NFL Players Association) for the past five years as a program manager in wellness and clinical services. She was a member of the NFLPA Mental Health Crisis Team and provided case management and assistance to retired players in acute mental health distress. Williams has her doctorate in counselor education from Sam Houston State University and a degree in psychology from Texas A&M University.
Contact: | 614-292-2547 (o) | 202-713-0815 (c)

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.

OSU Wexner Medical Center
Jameson Crane Sports Medicine Institute
2835 Fred Taylor Drive, Columbus, OH 43202