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As an athlete, you may deal with physical and mental problems that can threaten your ability to play or make it harder to live everyday life. That’s where an athletic counselor can help.

Sports counselors or sports psychologists can help you cope with the unrelenting pressure of being an athlete, as well as identify your own values and desires for your athletic career.

Wherever you are located in Arkansas from Bentonville to Springdale or even Little Rock, or anywhere else nearby, Mental Health Match can help you easily find an experienced therapist or counselor who best meets your needs.

Do You Need Sports Therapy?

Sports therapy can help you if you’re dealing with any of the following situations:

  • You struggle to meet the demands of the sport.
  • You’ve suffered an injury and are finding it hard to cope.
  • You have anxiety about your performance or the outcome of games.
  • You have symptoms of stress, including digestive problems, unhealthy sleeping habits, headaches, etc.
  • You aren’t sure if you want to dedicate your career to sports.

In addition to affecting your game-playing ability, the issues listed above can also cause problems in daily life. As former NBA player Ben Gordon writes, a lot of athletes feel like they need to keep the pressures of their career to themselves, and doing so creates a lot of harm for your mind, body, and performance.

Don’t Let Your Problems Linger: Find a Sports Counselor Today!

A sports counselor can help you explore your feelings and share tactics to help you get to a better mental space. And Mental Health Match makes finding a licensed therapist effortless. Start by browsing experts below or by using our free therapist matching tool.

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Helen Jennings-Hood
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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.


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identify what it is that you are struggling with, but I also like to hear about what is going well & what you love about yourself & the life you live. From there, we build skills to reach your personal and life goals.

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I work with the whole person and their whole life. I focus on using the gifts, strengths, & talents that each person has to build the skills that they need to grow & make change in their lives.

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Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.


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Be honest about what is going well and what could be better in your life. Reframe how to think about problems. Meet important needs more directly. Tap into spiritual resources like inner parents and spirit guides.

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I help people who are blocked and weighed down to turn towards past pain and transform it. Clients leave feeling lighter, in touch with a deep peace, and living with more and more joy.

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I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.


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I’ll be there to guide you through life’s most complex and difficult matters. Whether you are working towards enlightenment and insight or symptom-relief and improved function, my hope is that we can work together to achieve it.

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My focus is to help you heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral environment, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.

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Work toward your goals and lean into the very best version of you.

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Dr. Spada is a gestalt psychotherapist that always meets the patient where they are and works collaboratively with the patient toward their goals.

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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!


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Whether you are going through major life changes or simply handling life events and needing a safe, non- judgemental place to vent and process, this is the place for you. Let's start!

Something to know about my approach is:

I have employ play therapy, EMDR, AutPlay, CAMS and many more interventions that I have seek and been trained in to better serve you and your family needs. Trauma focus CBT and other evident-based interventions also play a big role in each individual

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