Mass General Brigham’s Women's Sports Medicine program offers psychological consultation and treatment tailored to the unique challenges and pressures faced by female athletes. Athletic injuries can compound these pressures and may result in sudden downtime, loss of identity, difficulty coping, generalized anxiety and even fear of returning to sport. Working in coordination with Mass General Brigham’s comprehensive Women’s Sports Medicine team, our mental health experts help athletes develop the mental, life and self-regulatory skills necessary to navigate injury, recovery, return-to-sport, and athletic performance.
The Sport Psychology for Female Athletes program can help women and girls with:
Our treatment model consists of an intake evaluation, in which Mass General Brigham experts will assess a patient's current condition and determine the best course of psychological treatment. If appropriate, evaluation will be followed by approximately 6-8 therapy sessions. These sessions utilize empirically supported techniques for mood, cognitive, and behavioral changes that correspond to the individual’s treatment goals, focusing on specific factors affecting mental wellness and sport performance.
For comprehensive care coordination, all Women's Sports Medicine Sport Psychology patients must have a primary care provider (PCP). Sport Psychology appointments are held virtually and can be scheduled by calling 857-282-3909. Please note, patients must be located in the state of Massachusetts at the time of their appointment.