Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota Board of Psychology
Licensed Psychologist, Connecticut Board of Psychology
Certified Mental Performance Consultant


Psy.D. in Counseling Psychology, Springfield College
M.S. in Counseling Psychology, Springfield College
M.A. in Sport & Exercise Psychology, Minnesota State University, Mankato
B.A. in Communication Studies and Mass Communication, St. Cloud State University

Dr. Phil Imholte

Sport Psychologist

Phil Imholte, PsyD, LP, CMPC (he/his) is a licensed psychologist who specializes in counseling and sport psychology. Phil uses a relational, strengths-based approach and recognizes that meeting clients where they are at is a key part of sustaining mental health and performance. He also values multiculturalism and helping clients from all backgrounds.

Phil has worked with athletes and the general population in multiple college counseling settings, community health centers, a partial hospital, and a high-school based clinic. He started his career at The Center for Sport & Performance Psychology at MSU-Mankato, where he also taught sport psychology courses and volunteered as a consultant/assistant coach for the Maverick baseball team. He provided ADHD assessments for athletes at UMass-Amherst and ran an Athlete Transitions group at the University of St. Thomas. At Premier, Phil works with primarily adolescents and adults. Among his interests are self-esteem, trauma and adverse experiences, athlete leadership, return from injury, general and performance anxiety, depression, OCD, relationship issues, and adjustment-related concerns.

Phil also has a specialty in grief, loss and bereavement concerns. He spent several years consulting for Rick’s Place (Wilbraham, MA) where he facilitated training for support staff and ran grief groups for children, adolescents, and adults. Phil’s research background includes grief and loss, college student well-being, and athlete leadership in professional sport.

A three-sport athlete in high school (football, basketball, baseball), Phil went on to play baseball for St. Cloud State University as well as in the Northwoods League. Phil also has coached youth athletes (soccer, softball, and baseball), collegiate athletes (MSU-M, The Northwoods League), performed in several music groups and accompaniments. Outside of Premier, Phil enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, racquet sports, and traveling.


General and Performance Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Leadership, Injury Recovery, Self-Esteem, Grief, Loss, and Bereavement Concerns, Social Justice Issues in Sport

Work Experience

Phil comes to Premier with years of clinical/counseling, performance consulting, coaching, and teaching experience. His work with athletes has continued at Premier through his work with student-athletes at University of Minnesota and providing in-person and virtual services to individuals and teams of all ages and skill levels.

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