Sports Performance

Are you an athlete who is eager to advance your performance, maximize your potential, and be your absolute best? If so, our Sports Performance program may be just what you need.

While athletes and coaches have often heard and probably recognize that a significant percentage of sports performance is directly affected by mental performance, many do not incorporate any aspect of cognitive functional capacity and mental performance into their athlete development routines.

Athletes are often told:

  • Think positive
  • You think too much
  • You worry too much
  • You need to read the game better
  • Brush off your last failure/mistake and get right back into the game
  • Clear your mind
  • Focus and pay attention

How do you actually think positively, think less, worry less, or clear your mind? How do you disregard the painful goal that was just scored on your team and mentally get right back into the game? How do you focus and what exactly should you pay attention to?

This kind of advice and the expectations for athletes to perform effectively on the mental front sound logical but are in fact hard or even impossible to fulfill if the athlete does not have the mental skills, agility, and framework to do so. As a result, talented athletes may never achieve their full potential and both the frustration and unproductive blame game persists.

For every physical and fundamental act in sport, there is an equally important and equally-related mental component which must be addressed.”

Dr. Doug Gardner, founder of ThinkSport

At Insight Effectus, we will help you to develop the cognitive capacity to physically respond faster and more accurately in game settings as well as the skills, agility, and framework needed to sharpen your mental anticipation and reaction to help you to respond to the typical advice that athletes are often told.

Insight Effectus offers 3 types of Sports Performance Enhancement programs:

  • Youth and Adult Elite Program
  • Youth and Adult Developmental Program
  • Youth Team Program

In addition, we offer consultation, workshops, coaching, and support to coaches and parents in their efforts to guide and support the athletes’ development.

If you are interested in learning more about Insight Effectus and how our services can help you as an athlete, coach, or parent, Contact Insight Psychological to learn more.

Brooke Hendricks

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Assessments

Loriann Quinlan

Counselling Edmonton South, Counselling Edmonton West, Online Counselling

Adults, Seniors

Brandi Enns

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Families, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Sabrina Brady

Counselling Edmonton Central, Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Karla Buchholz

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Terri Mulveney

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), LGBTQ community

Nikesha Deenoo

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, Sexuality

Nicole Donovan

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17)

Kathryn Maier

Counselling Edmonton North, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Assessments

Robyn Campbell

Calgary Counselling, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Seniors, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Kelly Jenny

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality

Tracy Pham

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Children (3-5), Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Assessments

Desiree Stewart

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples

Anna Neale

Counselling Edmonton South, Online Counselling

Adults, Adolescents (13-17), Seniors, Families, Couples, LGBTQ community, Sexuality, Assessments

Dr. Hendriatta Wong

Corporate Services

Bob Stenhouse

Corporate Services

Shirley Leonard

Corporate Services

Shaheel Hooda

Corporate Services

Lisa Standeven

Corporate Services

Tara-Lee Goerlitz

Corporate Services

Dr. Ivan Murray

Corporate Services

Jaci Freeman

Counselling Edmonton South

Adults, Children & Youth (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Seniors

At this time, Insight Psychological does not have therapists who specialize in this specific area, but that doesn’t mean we can’t help you! Please contact us to talk with our Intake Personnel to find a therapist that is a good fit for you and your unique circumstances.