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) | 860-983-3692 (c)

Audia M. Fraley, LPCC
Athletic Counselor, Coordinator of Prevention Services
Fraley (She/Her), a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and Ohio native joins the team with over a decade of diverse community-centered healing experiences. She has a genuine zeal for the expansion of wellness in athletics and obtained her master’s degree in counseling from The University of Dayton. As an Athletic Counselor, Audia aims to welcome the multidimensional experiences of student-athletes into the wellness arena. Audia is highly adept in culturally responsive care and enjoys collaborating with student-athletes to enhance performance, address identity concerns, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, and suicide prevention. In her free time, she enjoys all things Buckeyes, hitting the gym, spending time with family and friends, visiting metro parks, and practicing meditation.

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Contact: | 614-893-0018 (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)

Josh Norman, DO
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.

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Contact:  816-868-8634 (cell)

Dr. Liz Sanborn, Psy.D.
Sport Psychologist, Training Coordinator
Dr. Liz Sanborn is joining the SPAWS staff from the University of Notre Dame where she provided clinical and sport performance services to student-athletes. Liz received her bachelor’s degree and played softball at Otterbein University. She went on to receive a master’s degree in sport psychology from Miami University which led her to her role working with the United States Army and training soldiers on sport psychology and resilience principles. Liz received her Psy.D. from James Madison University in clinical psychology and completed an internship working with students and student-athletes at Lehigh University. Liz’s clinical interests include depression, anxiety, trauma, identity development, interpersonal functioning, and performance enhancement among others, and she provides group and individual therapy.
Contact: | 513-476-2552 (c)