For the past two years, Dr. Jason von Stietz has provided mental health and sport psychology services for the Whittier College men’s and women’s track and field team. The team has been comprised of outstanding athletes that have won conference championships, broken school records, earned spots on the school’s list of all time top performers, and qualifiers for the NCAA Division III National Championships.
Dr. von Stietz has provided mental health screeners for the team as well as concussion consultations. Dr. von Stietz has also provided team building and mental skills trainings for the team. He worked with the team to help each athlete develop their own mission statements to motivate themselves when times get tough. He also facilitated team building activities that taught the team to stay focused in order to work together under pressure.
Click the video below to see a few of the team building activities:
Dr. Jason von Stietz specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Sport/Performance Psychology in Torrance, CA. He works in the Torrance office and is available for a free initial phone consultation. Dr. von Stietz works with individuals from Long Beach, the greater Los Angeles area, and the South Bay including Palos Verdes, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, and El Segundo.