The decision to begin therapy is a highly personal one!
While therapy may be more obviously helpful if you are struggling with mental health concerns, have experienced trauma, or are experiencing a sudden lapse in performance, counseling is intended to help all individuals live better. It’s important to know that wanting to improve, wanting more support, or simply feeling curious about the process are enough of a reason to start therapy. High performers may benefit from receiving sport and performance psychology services for needs unique to athletes or high-performing professionals. These concerns could include (but are not limited to):
Improving leadership skills
Transition to higher level of sport
Transition out of sport (retirement, injury)
Reflect on the questions below to determine if you may benefit from seeing a therapist or sport psychologist.
1. Do you feel especially overwhelmed or stressed with current life events? Do you see these problems affecting your performance? 2. Does it feel difficult to share your current thoughts & feelings with teammates, coaches, friends, family, and/or loved ones? 3. Have you exhausted other options to solve your current dilemma or provide relief to your current circumstances? 4. Have you noticed changes in your sleeping, eating, or attentional patterns? 5. Are you experiencing difficulties in your personal, teammate, coaching, or professional relationships? 6. Are your current concerns interfering with your day-to-day life? Preventing you from achieving or performing the way you would like to be?
If you answered yes to 3 or more of these questions, it may be especially beneficial for you to seek professional support.
We also want to note our deep understanding for how difficult it can be to begin therapy or see a mental health provider. It may be that your concern is rooted in shame in speaking about circumstances that bring pain, the fear of losing confidentiality, or the worry of the stigma that accompanies seeking mental health care. Maybe it feels difficult to ask for help. It may be that your concern is rooted in worry or anxiety about the financial burden that treatment can bring. Please do not hesitate to share your concerns about beginning therapeutic or consultative services with us and we will work to address your concerns and accommodate your needs.
At Advantage PMPC, individual therapy is a collaborative process between a therapist and a client in a one-on-one setting. Our priority in establishing an individual therapeutic relationship is to create a confidential, supportive environment for clients to confidently learn skills and increase self-awareness to reach their personal and professional goals.
Our licensed and license-eligible providers are trained to help others make the personal, professional, and/or organizational changes they are striving to see. Advantage PMPC providers utilize a variety of evidence-based practices to help our clients identify symptoms, adopt more adaptive patterns of thought, and learn the skills to improve the quality of their life and performance. Common concerns that bring individuals to therapy include (but are not limited to):
Advantage PMPC provides consultation services in which a variety of assessments and interventions are utilized to catalyze improvement and efficiency at the individual, group, and organizational level over a given time.
Coach Consultation Includes a unique consultation plan for coaches and coaching staff to improve team dynamics and develop a healthy, unique team culture.
Client Consultation Offered to coaching and/or administrative staff, mental health providers, and sport psychology professionals to work with specific athlete-client behavioral, relational, and/or mental health challenges.
Diversity Training, Programming, & Education Offered to groups and organizations to educate and enrich group team members and administrators on tangible ways to improve cultural sensitivity. Diversity and inclusivity-related trainings, programming, and educational workshops often feature guest speakers and interactive activities.
Educational Workshops Half day or full-day workshops are offered to teams, groups, and organizations on a variety of topics including (but not limited to):
Recognizing Mental Health Concerns
Developing a Healthy Relationship with Food
Parenting Skills/Working with Children
Healthy Social Media Use
We are able to accommodate a wide variety of educational workshops. If you have additional ideas for a workshop that would be more beneficial for your team, group, or organization, please contact us and we will be happy to structure a workshop that would work best for you.
At times, it can be beneficial for an entire group or team to receive an intervention, especially in periods of tension, conflict, or pressure. At Advantage PMPC, team work services integrate team building and healthy coping. Common themes in team-related work include (but are not limited to):
Improving team relationships
Managing stress & pressure
Identity & values-based performance
Our providers are also available to facilitate your group/team retreats. Please contact us for further information.
Group therapy offers many benefits for those who are seeking support for a particular concern in a group setting. For many, group therapy offers an opportunity to learn that none of us are alone in our struggles, despite how unique we each may be! Hearing others live through similar life experiences reduces our thoughts and feelings that we are burdened in isolation.
Group therapy also offers individuals the chance to understand how they function in social relationships because of the safe atmosphere the group provides. Group members often develop close relationships in which they are able to give and receive honest feedback from others who care.
Group members often appreciate the safety net that group therapy provides. Skills and concepts are learned with growing confidence and allow individuals to implement new ways of relating in their day-to-day lives.
Please contact us for availability in our currently scheduled groups:
College Athlete Support Group
Injured Athletes Group
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Navigating through our life journey often includes traversing loss, hurt, confusion, life-changing decisions, personal and professional relationships, and transitions. It can also include wading through mental health concerns, such as depression, anxiety, perfectionism, and relational/attachment issues. High performers—athletes, business owners, corporate administrators, parents, and healthcare and essential workers—are typically encouraged to tuck their emotions away and “grind it out” to be the best “performers” they can be. At Advantage PMPC, it is our belief that the whole, healthy individual is the most consistent peak performer.
Advantage Psychology & Mental Performance Center
12301 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 413, Los Angeles, California 90025