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

Dr. Matthew Mikesell

Postdoctoral Resident

Matt Mikesell, PhD, is a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in sport and performance psychology. He works collaboratively with athletes to enhance the psychological tools necessary to thrive in sport, including confidence, motivation, awareness, and resilience. Matt values the athlete as a person, and approaches his work promote holistic growth.

Matt is from Waukesha, Wisconsin and completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, followed by his Masters degree in Sport and Performance Psychology at University of Denver, and his doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas with an emphasis in sport and performance psychology. Matt has worked with individuals and groups at a variety of sites, including high schools, community clinics, college counseling centers, and athletic departments, including the University of North Texas Football Program. In his clinical work Matt uses an integration of multicultural, narrative, and acceptance/commitment therapies to help individuals gain awareness and develop skills to navigate distressing patterns of thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Matt believes in understanding the unique story and unique values that each person brings and strives to help individuals feel that they have someone in their corner. Creating a warm, caring, and authentic environment is critical to the work that he does. In his free time, Matt enjoys spending time with his family, being outdoors, and being active.

Matt grew up playing any sport he could, but primarily enjoyed basketball, soccer, and track. He was a two-sport college athlete in soccer and track, and captained both teams. While living in Texas, Matt found CrossFit, and has been hooked from day one. You can currently find him using mental skills while at CrossFit competitions throughout the Midwest.

Specializations

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

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.

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