Counseling provides an opportunity to talk with a sport psychologist about issues that may be preventing you from enjoying life or reaching your full academic, athletic, or personal potential. Counseling sessions usually last about 50 minutes. Everything discussed during a counseling session is confidential, thus it will not be revealed to coaches, teammates, parents, friends or professors, unless you grant permission. In cases where your or other’s safety is at risk, information may need to be shared with others for your/other’s protection. Sport psychology coordinates care with athletic medicine, including with your athletic trainer and sport medicine physician, but confidentiality remains paramount.
Common issues may include, but are not limited to:
• Feeling overwhelmed• Anxiety/Stress• Sadness/hopelessness
• Relationship issues
• Family problems
• Substance abuse
• Body image/eating issues• Trauma• Grief/Bereavement• Homesickness
• Loss of direction or dissatisfaction
If we feel that more specialized or long-term treatment is needed, the student-athlete may be referred to a campus psychologist/psychiatrist at Boynton Health Services or a counselor at UCCS. Referrals may also be made to a number of external resources (e.g. specialized treatment center, support group, inpatient-day program, etc).