Mental Performance






Why Mental Performance and Health Services?


Mental Performance is the Difference Between a Good Athlete and a Great Athlete.

Athletes often operate in a culture of “no pain, no gain”, which creates emotional distress in a manner in which physical distress can become prevalent. Athletes may feel anxious or lose focus during competition, have trouble communicating with teammates, controlling their temper, motivating themselves to exercise or they may have a mental block at key moments during a game. Implementing Sport Psychology can reduce all of these distractions and negative effects in sport.


Sport Psychology Can Help You

  1. Enhance your overall performance through mental strategies.
  2. Develop a mental edge
  3. Cope with the pressures of competition from coaches or even your own expectations.
  4. Overcome fear of reinjury since transitioning from injury to play can be difficult. Even though you might be physically ready sometimes it’s the mental side that holds you back.

Our mission is to help athletes perform at their peak level while exerting the appropriate amount of stress. Athletes all over the world including Michael Phelps, Missy Franklin, Simone Biles, Naomi Osaka, Kevin Love, and many more are opening up about their experience and mental health journey. It is essential to emphasize the mind and body connection.


About Our Mental Performance Counselor:

Christa was raised as a competitive swimmer in Houston, Texas. She continued her athletic career through the Women's Rowing team at the University of Alabama while earning her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. During Christa's time as a collegiate athlete, she discovered she wanted to work with athletes to emphasize the importance of having healthy team dynamics and advocating for mental wellness.


Christa has obtained her Master of Science degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from California Baptist University and a Master of Arts degree in Counseling with a concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy from Sam Houston State University. She is a Licensed Clinician (LMFT-Associate) for the State of Texas.


Christa has gained experience by consulting with couples, families, Military personnel, first responders, as well as professional athletes, collegiate and high school teams including football, baseball, basketball, softball, gymnastics, tennis, Army ROTC, golf, cheerleading, dance, swimming, volleyball, lacrosse and more. Her specialties include performance anxiety, energy management, fear of re-injury, and team dynamics between athletes and coaches.


In addition, Christa is the Associate Director for a nonprofit called Alston for Athletes. Their mission is to educate and provide mental health resources for collegiate athletes in the understanding they have a voice, and their mental health is just as important as their physical health.



If you are interested in learning more about consultations and one-on-one services, please contact her at [email protected]


To make an appointment:

1. Go to & click “Schedule an Appointment”
2. Click on service (in person, FaceTime, etc.)
3. Set your time zone (so you get reminders for you)
4. Click on calendar day (greyed out nothing left, black number still has availability)
5. Choose a time
6. Use athlete's name for appointment
7. Click "reserve without paying"
8. Enter CC info (not charged until after apt)
9. Reserve appointment slot (you'll receive confirmation once booked) If you provide 24 hrs cancellation, you're never charged. Payment due at time of service.