Counseling and art therapy for performance anxiety and confidence
Being an athlete, at any level of competition, comes with a lot of pressure that many people don't understand, often leading to performance anxiety, self-criticism, and self-doubt. Positive mental health and emotional well-being is becoming a widely talked about issue in athletics as the pressure continues to grow for today's athletes.
I'm Melanie, licensed professional counselor and board certified art therapist.
As a competitive college athlete, I struggled with anxiety and self-confidence. I fought with self-criticism and low self-esteem that significantly impacted my performance and training. I lacked the self-awareness and emotional skills necessary for high level competition. I continually fell short of my capabilities due to significant anxiety and negative self-talk due to insurmountable pressure of perfection. I often look back and question how different things would be if I'd taken my mental health seriously.