Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota Board of Psychology
Certified Mental Performance Consultant
United States Olympic Committee


Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology – University of North Texas
MSc in Psychology – University of North Texas
BS in Psychology – University of California, Los Angeles
BA in Communication Studies – University of California, Los Angeles

Doctoral Internship – Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program

Dr. Carlin Anderson

Founder, Sport Psychologist

Carlin “Carly” Anderson, Ph.D., LP, CMPC is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in sport psychology. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and listed on the vetted United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry, the NFL Player Association Mental Health Referral Directory and the Directory of Mental Health Service Providers for the National Basketball Players Association.

Carly Anderson is from Seattle, WA and earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology (B.S.) and Communication Studies (B.A.) from UCLA. She went on to earn her MA and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in sport psychology from the University of North Texas (UNT). She co-owns Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC with her husband, Justin Anderson. She currently directs the sport psychology services for the University of Minnesota Athletic Department and is the lead sport psychologist for UMN Gopher Football. Carly serves on the UMN Provost Direct Service Mental Health Committee on campus and on the Big-10 Mental Health and Wellness Cabinet, Education Subcommittee. She is also the sport psychologist for the USA Curling National Team. She was a staff member of Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, where the US Men’s Curling team won gold. At the games, she received the United States Order of Ikkos Medallion from the team members honoring her contribution to their success. Previously, Carly worked at the Melrose Center from 2009-2011 and contributed to the National Eating Disorder Association’s Coach & Trainer Toolkit. She completed her predoctoral internship in the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program and worked in the Center for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence at UNT. She was an NCAA research grant recipient focused on learning more about female athletes & well-being in Division I colleges nationwide. Dr. Anderson is a professional member of the American Psychological Association Division 47-Sport Psychology & Division 45 –Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, the Minnesota Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Carly participated in club gymnastics in Seattle for 15 years at Cascade Elite Gymnastics before winning the Level 10 National Team title in 1998. She went on to earn a full athletic scholarship to UCLA in 1999. While at UCLA, she won three NCAA national team titles in gymnastics. She was co-captain of her team, the executive co-chair of the Bruin Athletic Council, an undergraduate assistant coach for women’s gymnastics her 5th year, and a research assistant in the International Center for Talent Development at UCLA. In 2007, she worked part-time as a gymnastics coach and sports psychology consultant for Folger’s Gymnastics in Wichita, KS before moving to MN.


Eating Disorders, Body Image in Athletes, Mental Blocks, Performance Anxiety, Acrobatic Sports, Olympic Athletes, Collegiate Athletes


Thompson, A., Petrie, T., & Anderson, C. (2017). Eating Disorders and Weight Control Behaviors Change over a Collegiate Sport Season. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 20, 808-813.

Tackett, B., Petrie, T., & Anderson, C. (2016). The Frequency of Weigh-ins, Weight Intentionality and Management, and Eating Among Female Collegiate Athletes. Eating Behaviors, 23, 82-85.

Voelker, D., Petrie, T., Neumann, C., & Anderson, C. (2016). Psychosocial factors as longitudinal predictors of bulimic symptomatology among female collegiate athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 26, 123-129.

Work Experience

Carly serves as the Director of Sport Psychology services for the University of Minnesota, where she directs the provision of sport psychology services for over 700 student-athletes and coordinates the multidisciplinary planning, triage, referrals, and crisis mental health care, as part of the university’s department of Athletic Medicine.

She is also the Director of Sport Psychology Services for the USA Curling National Team Program, working directly with coaches and athletes in the Men’s, Women’s, Mixed Doubles, Juniors, U-25, and Paralympic programs. She was a member of the training staff on the team’s gold medal-winning run in the 2018 Olympic Games in PyeongChang, where she was awarded the Ikkos Medallion for excellence in coaching.

*Please note that Dr. Anderson is currently working with a number of organizations and athletes. To maintain high-quality service to those she’s working with, she may have very limited or no availability for new clients.  Please reach out to us at 952.835.8513 to learn more and/or to find another Premier Sport Psychology provider that can help you attain your goals.

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President, Executive Leadership Consultant

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Leadership Advisor

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Postdoctoral Resident

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Intake Specialist

Research and Development Consultant

Director of Operations

Sport Psychologist

Athletic Counselor

Mental Performance Consultant

Postdoctoral Resident

Leadership Consultant, Project Specialist

Mental Performance Consultant

Founder, CEO

Assistant Training Director, Sport Psychologist

Vice President of Clinical Services, Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist, Leadership Consultant

Director of Youth Sports & Outreach, Athletic Counselor

Director of Clinical Assessment, Sport Psychologist

Executive Director of Client Relations

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant, Leadership Coach

Human Resources Manager

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