Author: David Youngs

Premier Sport Psychology is thrilled to welcome Dr. Lauren Zimmerman to its team as a Postdoctoral Resident. A native of Rothsay, Minnesota, Lauren received her Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Wyoming and works with individuals of all ages and levels of sport. Lauren also assists with psychological testing for the University of Minnesota Athletics Department. 

Learn more about Lauren, her background, and what brought her to Premier!


“Some players on the bubble felt like they had to grind much harder because they felt they didn’t get the opportunities they would have gotten had it been a full season and Senior Bowls and All-Star games and the Combine. Those guys were feeling shortchanged and it was difficult mentally.”

The COVID pandemic and nationwide lockdowns caused stress and uncertainty for individuals of all walks of life. Premier’s Dr. Justin Anderson commented on some of the challenges presented to high-level athletes in a recent article by Matthew Collar of Purple Insider.

Read the full article at Purple Insider.

“If you see value in it making you a better person and a more balanced person and a better version of yourself, then we have to prioritize it in your life.”

Sport takes up much of an athlete’s time, yet having additional hobbies can create an important sense of balance and improve overall wellness. Premier’s Dr. Carly Anderson was featured in a Minnesota Daily article highlighting Golden Gopher student-athlete Amaya Battle and her off-court passion for photography.

Read the full article at Minnesota Daily.