Certifications

Licensed Psychologist, Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners
Certified Mental Performance Consultant
Master Addiction Counselor
DiSC Assessment Certification

Education

PhD in Counseling Psychology – University of North Texas
MA in Counseling – New Mexico State University
BA in Psychology – The Ohio State University

Fellowship – University of Colorado Hospital
Doctoral Internship – Jefferson Center for Mental Health

Dr. Harlan Austin

Sport Psychologist

Harlan Austin, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with national certifications in sport psychology and addiction psychology.  With 20 years of experience working in the sport and clinical psychology field, Harlan has worked with individuals focused on high-performance, return-to performance, and leadership development. Harlan has served in many roles including performance consultant, clinician, program developer, and clinical director. He has lectured and presented at national conventions on the topics of sport and performance psychology, clinical sport psychology, athlete psychological assessment, athlete rehabilitation, and athlete return to sport. Through his career Harlan has had the opportunity to work with professional athletes (NBA, MLB, NFL, Boxing, LAX, Ski, Snowboard), healthcare professionals, US Special Forces groups, and high-level executives.

Harlan’s enthusiasm for sport psychology stems from merging his academic and athletic interests into one. Through finding the balance of passions, he believes that sport and performance psychology has a place in all areas of life. He has had the opportunity to deliver performance psychology perspectives in multiple contexts, including university and high school athletic departments, hospital settings, sports medicine clinics, active military groups, and for individual professional clients.

When Harlan is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, climbing mountains, hiking, kayaking, biking, and listening to music.

Specializations

Attentional Focus, Relaxation Training, Biofeedback, Psychological Assessment, Athlete Injury/Return to Sport, Athlete Addiction

Work Experience

Harlan has worked in multiple settings with athletes and high performers. In the athletic realm, Harlan has worked in both Division 1 university and high school athletic departments, USA and Australia Olympic team members, NBA, NFL, MLB, and PLL athletes, US Special Forces groups, triathletes, ultra runners, mountain bikers, and climbers. In the high performer space, he has worked with pilots, surgeons, physicians, nurses, business executives, police officers, and ski patrollers.

Harlan has presented at multiple national sport psychology and addiction psychology conferences regarding the work he has done with athletes and high performers. He has been a guest on multiple podcasts and has been featured in other media outlets.

More of the team

Leadership Consultant, Project Specialist

Director of Clinical Training, Sport Psychologist

Leadership Advisor

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Postdoctoral Resident

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Intake Specialist

Research and Development Consultant

Director of Operations

Athletic Counselor

Mental Performance Consultant

Postdoctoral Resident

Founder, CEO

Director of Clinical Assessment, Sport Psychologist

Director of Youth Sports & Outreach, Athletic Counselor

President, Executive Leadership Consultant

Assistant Training Director, Sport Psychologist

Vice President of Clinical Services, Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist, Leadership Consultant

Office Coordinator

Mental Performance Consultant

Executive Director of Client Relations

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant, Leadership Coach

Human Resources Manager

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant

Psychometrist

Consultant

Director of Clinical Assessment, Sport Psychologist

Director of Clinical Training, Sport Psychologist

Athletic Counselor, Project Specialist

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