We offer individual counseling sessions to student-athletes to enhance their mental health and sport performance. Those challenges include but are not limited to difficulty managing anxiety, homesickness, depression/sadness, interpersonal relationships & dating, lack of motivation, performance slumps.
We offer group counseling on various topics related to the student-athlete experience that meet once a week during scheduled times throughout the fall, spring and summer semesters. While topics vary, each group (typically 5-10 participants) is lead by one or two SPAWS staff members to facilitate discussion on the designated topic.
All of our staff are trained to work with a range of performance and clinical concerns. We provided presentations on a variety to topics to teams on an individualized basis per the coaches request and team needs.
Once a month our team provides continuing education on a wide range of topics to coaches and athletic staff members to support them in their roles with student-athletes. Those topics included but are not limited to best practices for supporting student-athletes’ mental health, self-care for coaches/staff, and fostering competitiveness within your team.
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