Licensed Professional Counselor -IL
Certificate in Sports Management, Northern Illinois University
Women in Sports + Events (WISE)
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy


MA in Counseling: Sport and Health – Adler University, Chicago
M.Ed. in Sport and Exercise Psychology – Northern Illinois University
BS in Health and Human Services – Northern Illinois University

Alexandra Wulbecker-Smith

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant, Director of Youth Sports & Outreach

Alexandra Wulbecker-Smith is a licensed mental health provider who specializes in sport and health psychology.  Alexandra strives to create a space where individuals can explore who they are in and out of sport to help them achieve their personal, academic, and athletic goals.  Her specializations include the transition to college student-athlete life, mental recovery from injury, leadership, and conflict and anxiety management.

Alexandra is from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and earned her undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy with a minor in Psychology while playing Division I softball for Northern Illinois University.  She went on to obtain her Master’s in Sport and Exercise Psychology and a certificate in Sports Management from Northern Illinois, and her Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in Sport and Health from Adler University in Chicago.

Alexandra was an Illinois High School Association coach for four years and coached girls’ volleyball, basketball, and softball.  She also worked for five years as a travel softball coach and another eight as a private hitting and fielding instructor.


Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Youth Athletes, College Athletes, Transition and Adjustment, Performance Anxiety, Communication and Conflict Management, Injury Recovery, Confidence, Leadership

Work Experience

Alexandra’s work at Premier includes contracting with the University of Minnesota, where she leads transition programming for incoming and outgoing student-athletes, as well as leading Premier’s Youth Sports Initiative, coordinating and facilitating mental health and performance workshops for high school athletic departments, coaches, and athletes.

She also works individually with performers of all ages, specializing in youth, high school, and college-aged student-athletes.

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Leadership Consultant, Project Specialist

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Human Resource Generalist

Office Coordinator

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant


Executive Assistant, Project Coordinator

Mental Performance Consultant

Athletic Counselor

Communications and Social Media Specialist

Athletic Counselor, Project Specialist

Athletic Counselor

Postdoctoral Resident

Founder, CEO

President, Executive Leadership Consultant

Sport Psychologist, Executive Director of Research and Development

Sport Psychologist, Assistant Training Director

Sport Psychologist, Vice President of Clinical Services

Sport Psychologist

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