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Find Athletes Therapists & Counselors in Rockford, IL.

 

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.

Whether you are located in downtown Rockford, the suburbs of Rockford, other nearby places such as DeKalb, Beloit, or anywhere else in Illinois, 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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Kelsey Ruffing
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work through any issue you feel you are struggling with, and together we will navigate healing and processing in order for you to become your best self.


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work through any issue you feel you are struggling with, and together we will navigate healing and processing in order for you to become your best self.

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I believe the client knows themselves better than anyone. I use a person-centered approach to empower clients to make their own decisions and help themselves thrive.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Pain
  • Depression
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • grief
  • Health Anxiety
  • Identity Issues
  • Life Stages
  • Life Stress
  • Procrastination/Motivation
  • Sport Injury Counseling
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Aubrey Koel
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Explore your greatest strengths, fears, challenges, and desires for growth by working together in a collaborative partnership. I specialize in athlete and executive clientele, helping clients realize their untapped potential.


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Explore your greatest strengths, fears, challenges, and desires for growth by working together in a collaborative partnership. I specialize in athlete and executive clientele, helping clients realize their untapped potential.

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I believe the therapy experience should be unique to each client, encompassing what is most important to them and fulfilling their specific needs. I am proud to work with clients of all races, religions, and identities. All are welcome.

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  • Anxiety
  • Athletes
  • Burn Out
  • Communication Issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Executive Coaching
  • Identity
  • Infidelity
  • LGBTQ+
  • Open Relationships
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  • Relationships
  • Self Esteem & Confidence Issues
  • Stress Management
  • Work stress
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Dr. Vicki D. Coleman
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Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.


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Gain insight into Self-Concept, Self-Esteem, and Personal Development.

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My approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with an emphasis on Irrational Belief Systems and Thinking Errors.

FOCUS AREAS:
  • Addictions
  • Addictive behaviors
  • Anger
  • Anger Disorders
  • Anger Management
  • Career Development
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • DOT Substance Abuse Evaluations
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP
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identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems


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Together, we will:

identify the "stuck" places in your life, exploring what helped create this bottleneck and then create a better infrastructure that sets you up for success in the future. We'll use humor and creativity to find new solutions to old problems

Something to know about my approach is:

authentic, no-nonsense, and straightforward, with equal measures of compassion and humor, to focus on your presenting concerns. We'll highlight your current assets and strengths, while building new skills, tools, and resources to tackle any situation

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  • Performance Enhancement
  • Personal growth
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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Dr. Karen Tringle, Psy.D, HSP remote and phone therapy in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District Of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia