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Dr. Matthew Mikesell

Sport Psychologist, Leadership Consultant

Specializations

Depression, Anxiety, Transitions, Eating Disorders, Focus Training, Confidence, Injury Recovery, High School and Collegiate Athletes

Certifications

Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota Board of Psychology
Certified Mental Performance Consultant

Education

Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology – University of North Texas
MA in Sport and Performance Psychology – University of Denver
BS in Psychology – University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Doctoral Internship – University of St. Thomas Center for Wellbeing

Work Experience

Matt’s work at Premier includes providing individual and team services at Macalester College and supporting Premier’s contract with USA Curling.

In additional to his organizational work, Matt sees individual performers of all ages and skill levels, and has a particular interest in the mental side of CrossFit performance.

Background

Matt Mikesell, PhD, CMPC, is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in sport and performance psychology.  He works collaboratively with athletes to enhance the psychological skills necessary to thrive within and beyond sport, including confidence, motivation, awareness, and resilience.

Matt Mikesell joins Premier Sport Psychology after a distinguished career as an athlete an academic, endeavors that have taken him across the country and had him working within a variety of performance domains.  A two-sport, two-captain athlete in college, Matt graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Coaching.  He went on to earn his master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver, where he created intervention plans and treatment programming for athletes with eating disorders, and served as the president of the Center for Performance Excellence.  While completing his doctorate in Psychology at the University of North Texas, Matt moonlighted as a sport psychology consultant for the UNT athletic department, and worked as a Doctoral-level counselor at a low-cost community mental health center, assisting clients contending with military trauma, sexual trauma, depressive symptoms, and identity development.  Matt believes in understanding the unique story and unique values that each person brings into performance, and strives to help individuals feel they have someone in their corner.  Creating a warm, caring, and authentic environment is critical to the work that he does.

A devoted fitness enthusiast, husband, father, and animal advocate, Matt divides his time outside Premier between Crossfit competitions, enjoying time with his family, and fostering stray, displaced, and abused animals—a tradition he and his wife began after volunteering for The Street Dog project in Dallas.

More of the team

Founder, CEO

Assistant Training Director, Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist

Vice President of Clinical Services, Sport Psychologist

Director of Clinical Assessment, Sport Psychologist

Director of Clinical Training, Sport Psychologist

Sport Psychologist

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant, Leadership Coach

Postdoctoral Resident

Postdoctoral Resident

Director of Youth Sports & Outreach, Athletic Counselor

Mental Performance Consultant

Mental Performance Consultant

Athletic Counselor

Athletic Counselor, Mental Performance Consultant

Athletic Counselor, Project Specialist

Hockey Performance Consultant

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

Advanced Doctoral Practicum Student

President, Executive Leadership Consultant

Executive Director of Client Relations

Consultant

Leadership Advisor

Director of Operations

Research and Development Consultant

Human Resources Manager

Leadership Consultant, Project Specialist

Office Coordinator

Intake Specialist

Psychometrist

Evening Receptionist

Intake Specialist

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