• sports-psychology

    Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.

    - Winston Churchill

  • Sports Psychology

    Elite athletes know that it is the mental training that gives them the edge over the competition. Many athletes train hard physically, but what can often separate top performers from the rest of the pack is their mental game.

    Elite performers know the importance of training smart and training hard, being physically fit and being optimally ready for all performances – even life. But what about training for your mental game? Can you learn how to optimize your mind?

    The answer is yes – you can train your mind, much like you train your body. Athletes of all ages and skill levels – from professional athletes to novice athletes – can benefit from sports psychology therapy. Sports psychology therapy is where sports psychology, the psychology of excellence and performance and traditional cognitive behavioral therapies combine to apply sound therapeutic techniques with knowledge & sports specific strategies gleaned from the sports & performance world.

    Sports psychology therapy is where you can learn:

    • how to stop letting negative thinking guide your actions
    • how to recognize what’s hindering your athletic performance
    • how to rebound from defeats
    • how to use visual imagery to guide better performance
    • how to mentally train for your unique challenges in your sport

    If you’ve asked yourself any of the following, give us a call at 301.984.9791 as you might want to consider sports psychology therapy at Potomac Psychiatry:

    • Do you feel burned out – like you’ve lost your passion/excitement for your sport?
    • Do you feel like you are chasing others who consistently outperform you, even though you know you should be capable of beating them or at least matching their performance?
    • Do you feel that you have peaked out physically but have not explored the power of your mind?
    • Are you starting to doubt yourself and your athletic abilities?
    • Are you training longer and harder but not smarter?

    Potomac Psychiatry can help you rediscover your passion, excitement and confidence, gain your mental edge, and perform to the best of your abilities. In essence, we can help you optimize yourself.

    Our offices are conveniently accessible from the following communities:

    Maryland (MD):
    Bethesda 20814 - Bethesda 20816 - Bethesda 20817 - Chevy Chase 20815 - Colesville 20904 - Cabin John 20815 - Glen Echo 20812 - Gaithersburg 20855 - Gaithersburg 20877- Gaithersburg 20878 - Gaithersburg 20879 - Garrett Park 20896 - Kensington 20895 - Montgomery Village 20886 - Olney 20830 - Olney 20832 - Potomac 20854 - Potomac 20859 - Rockville 20850 - Rockville 20852 - Rockville 20853 - Silver Spring 20903 - Silver Spring 20905 - Silver Spring 20906 - Silver Spring 20910 - Takoma Park 20912 - Wheaton 20902

    Washington DC:
    Crestwood 20011- North Capitol Hill 20002 - Cathedral Heights 20016 - American University Park 20016 - Columbia Heights 20010 - Mount Pleasant 20010 - Downtown 20036 - Dupont Circle 20009 - Logan Circle 20005- Adams Morgan 20009 - Chevy Chase 20015 - Georgetown 20007 - Cleveland Park 20008 - Foggy Bottom 20037 - Rock Creek Park - Woodley Park 20008 - Tenleytown 20016

    Northern Virginia:
    McLean 22101- McLean 22102 - McLean 22106 - Great Falls 22066 - Arlington 22201 - Arlington 22202 - Arlington 22203 - Arlington 22205 - Falls Church 22041 - Vienna 22181 - Alexandria 22314