Certifications

Licensed Professional Counselor
Women in Sports + Events (WISE)

Education

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, Youth Sport Coordinator

Alexandra Wulbecker-Smith is a Licensed Mental Health Provider who specializes in sport and health psychology. When working with youth and college student-athletes, Alexandra strives to create a space where the individual can explore who they are in and out of sport to help them achieve their personal, academic, and athletic goals. Special areas of interest include transition to college student-athlete life, mental recovery from injury, emotional regulation, and anxiety management.

Alexandra is from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL and earned her undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy (B.S.) while minoring in Psychology at Northern Illinois University. She went on to obtain her Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology (M.Ed.) while getting a certificate in Sports Management at Northern Illinois University. She then completed her Masters in Counseling: Sport & Health (M.A.) at Adler University Chicago.

Before coming to Premier, she provided mental health counseling as well as mental skills training for individuals and teams at the DI and DIII level. She also worked with high school teams providing workshops for athletes, coaches, and parents.

Alexandra was an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) coach for four years and coached Girls’ Volleyball, Girls’ Basketball, and Girls’ Softball. She was also a travel softball coach for five years and a private hitting/fielding instructor for eight years.

SPECIALIZATIONS

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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