Sport Psychology Staff

Dr. Justin

Justin Anderson

Justin Anderson, Psy.D., LP is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in sport psychology.  He was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth where he also played quarterback on the Bulldog football team.  Dr. J obtained a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from Boston University and his Doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.    Prior to moving back to Minnesota in 2009, he worked as a sport psychology consultant for two Division I universities in Tennessee and Texas. Today, Dr. J currently owns and operates Premier Sport Psychology, LLC, and JSA Advising, LLC, consulting firms that specialize in optimizing sustainable performance in sport and business.    For over 10 years, he has worked with many athletes, teams and coaches from all competitive levels (Professional/Olympic-Youth).   He also is a core sport psychology faculty member at Capella University.  “Our biggest opponent is often ourselves…Having your mind work for you, rather than against you, is the key to any elite performance.”

Dr. Carly

Carlin Anderson

Carly Anderson, Ph.D., LP, CC-AASP is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in sport psychology. She was born in Seattle, WA and earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Communication Studies from UCLA.  As a student-athlete at UCLA, she won 3 NCAA national team titles in gymnastics. She went on to earn her MA and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in sport psychology at the University of North Texas.  She worked at the Center for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence at UNT, while also providing mental health services to UNT athletes. She completed her internship at Wichita State University Counseling Center and most recently worked for several years at Park Nicollet Melrose Institute treating children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders.  In 2008, Dr. Carly was a NCAA research grant recipient for research on eating pathology in D-I female athletes. She published her findings in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology and Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport. She also wrote a portion of the National Eating Disorder Association’s Coach & Trainer Toolkit for helping athletes with eating disorders. Dr. Carly works part-time as a sport psychologist with Olympic, professional and amateur athletes at Premier Sport Psychology, LLC.  She is a  certified consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and is listed on the US Olympic Committee’s registry for sport psychologists.

Dr. Allie

Alexandra Wagener

Alexandra Wagener, Ph.D. is from Minneapolis, MN and obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Tampa, where she played collegiate soccer. She went on to earn her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University (WSU). She completed her internship in the athletic department at the University of Oklahoma at the Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS) and has worked at Mental Health Care Inc., University of Kansas Medical School, Good Shepherd psychiatric hospital, WSU campus counseling center and community mental health centers. Dr. Allie has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals on anxiety and treatments for anxiety.


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