• Psychotherapy For Athletes Needing Help Balancing Life’s Demands

    Psychotherapy For Athletes Needing Help Balancing Life’s Demands

    Helping athletes discover ways to manage whatever life throws at them.

    Do You Feel Tired, Stressed, Overwhelmed?

    Many athletes find life overwhelming when there’s too much on their plate. Most athletes who start therapy to help balance life’s demands feel loss of control. Perhaps you can relate. Maybe you try to rush to get through whatever you are doing or your days start to blur together.  Stuck in negativity and feeling worried all the time, you may feel like the demands of life are too much to handle alone.

    I’m a psychotherapist who specializes in stress and anxiety management in athletes.  And because I’m a triathlete, mom, and owner of a private practice, I understand juggling and balancing life.  I can help you learn the practical tools you need to deal with stress and find your way through difficult feelings and situations.

    Do any of the following resonate with you?

    • Your energy levels are at an all time low.
    • You are in a constant state of panic and it rules your life.
    • You have an insane schedule that doesn’t let you rest.
    • You feel like you’re living at a frenzied pace leaving you frazzled and stressed.
    • You feel like there are so many things to manage and your forever growing “to do list” leaves you feeling completely overwhelmed.

    If any of these sound true for you, you don’t need to feel embarrassed to open up about what you’re really going through. Therapy provides a non-judgmental space for you to talk freely about what’s bothering you. You don’t have to keep putting yourself last, caring for everything else before you take care of yourself.

    It’s possible to feel better. Imagine if you could…

    • Stop worrying all the time about everything on your plate.
    • Control how you respond to anxious thoughts.
    • Shift into a more positive and hopeful outlook on life.
    • Stop letting anxiety affect the way you live or make any decisions for you.

    Navigate Life’s Challenges With Ease

    If you are having difficulty navigating the competing demands of sports and school or work, therapy can help you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less stress and more calm.

    I’ve helped many athletes (and others)  who are overwhelmed by stress and anxiety. My clients discover that it’s possible to lower anxiety levels by understanding the connection between the brain and body, and how they can use their brain power to reduce negative thoughts and be productive without operating at a frenzied pace.

    How Therapy Works

    Therapy consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will ask questions and share what the science tells us about what’s going on for you. Here’s how it will work step-by-step:

    1. First, I provide a safe, accepting space so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggles with me.

    2. Through hearing your story, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges and goals for therapy are.

    3. We will start by helping you with immediate concerns like managing physical symptoms of anxiety or stress.

    4. Keeping your unique goals in mind, we’ll figure out what’s needed to help you reach them, typically learning to challenge negative thought patterns, as well as learning how to relax your body.

    5. Over the course of our sessions, you’ll start feeling less stressed and more in control.

    Research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back and help you to feel less overwhelmed.

    Ready to start feeling better? Start now and discover ways to manage whatever life throws at you.

    If you’re looking for other therapy services, I also offer psychotherapy for post-surgical patients and psychotherapy for injured athletes.

    Email me at : mariedonabella@outlook.com or call me at: (401) 829-7527 (or go to my Contact page) to discuss setting up your first appointment.

    Dr. Marie Donabella's therapy dogs Fiona and Clementine at office in Providence RI.

    Therapy dogs Clementine and Fiona at your service…

    Dr. Marie Donabella's therapy dog's Clementine and Fiona at office in Providence RI

    …and snoozing on the job. They are masters of life balance.