Mental Health Therapy for Athletes

Find a safe place to talk, seek assistance and get a new perspective on life.

Being a bundle of nerves all of the time is exhausting. It can also alienate you from friends and family and limit your career. The good news is, getting treatment has never been easier.

Private, nonjudgemental therapy designed for Elite Athletes

Athletes face many unique pressures as they train to improve their performance. And they are well-supported with all sorts of resources to help them reach peak performance. Unfortunately, since all of the emphasis is placed on attaining elite levels of physical fitness, mental health is often left unaddressed.

Athletes can often feel alone when dealing issues like performance anxiety, losses, injuries, negative feedback, demotions, difficult relationships in the locker room, and verbal abuse. Furthermore, there are currently no available support systems or resources to help them deal with harassment they might face off the field of play.

The harassment that athletes face is multifaceted; it can include performance shaming, body shaming, homophobia, xenophobia, racism, disgruntled bettors attacking athletes due to missed bets, and attempts to influence the outcome of a match. As a result, Athletes can often turn negative behaviors in order to cope or feel a sense of escape. Negative behaviors could include:

  1. Gambling

  2. Gaming

  3. Drug or Alcohol Abuse

  4. Eating Disorder

  5. Problem Sexual Behaviors

For athletes who are ready to speak with someone about an addiction or mental health problem, Kindbridge can connect you with a licenced therapist in as little as 24hrs. For family members of an athlete, it is important to know that recovery often starts with a parent, spouse or partner taking the first step toward intervention. Seeking the personal advice of a therapist is completely normal and recommended.

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Help topics

Couples Counseling

Mental health can be the greatest determinant of whether a relationship will last. If you are living in a relationship that is experiencing high levels of conflict, past trauma, behavioral addictions, or a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression, or have a family member who appears to be struggling with a mental health challenge, the first thing to know is that you are not alone.



Problem Gaming

Excessive gaming is no game when it dominates your life and causes you to lose interest in work, school or the things that matter the most to you.



Problem Gambling

Feel like you can’t stop gambling? We can help. Whether you’re addicted to online sportsbooks and casinos, or brick and mortar casinos, we will help you break the unhealthy pattern.



Problem Trading

Everyone feels stock market FOMO once in a while. But not everyone feels like they can’t stop trading. Speaking with someone can help you resolve an unhealthy pattern of behavior that is taking up too much space in your life.



Anxiety

Being a bundle of nerves all of the time is exhausting. It can also alienate you from friends and family and limit your career. The good news is, getting treatment has never been easier.



Depression

Feeling depressed all of the time is exhausting. It can also alienate you from friends and family and limit your career. The good news is, getting treatment has never been easier.



Anger Management

Are you holding onto resentment or grudges and feeling triggered by almost anything? Speaking with someone can help you resolve intense feelings that take up too much space in your life.



Stress Management

Persistent worrying, negative self-talk, overthinking the past, and aggrandizing small problems – are signs of excessive stress levels. The good news is, speaking with someone can be a huge stress relief.



Family Counseling

Mental health impacts the whole family. If you are living with a behavioral addiction, or a mood disorder such as anxiety or depression, or have a family member who appears struggling with a mental health challenge, the first thing to know is that you are not alone. 



Problem Sex Behaviors

Is your mind so filled with intrusive thoughts that you feel like you can’t ever achieve a clear mind or sense of calm day or night? Are urges getting in the way of the things that matter the most to you? We can help.



Why choose Kindbridge

Kindbridge Behavioral Health is an online therapy service that connects individuals and families to licensed counselors, coaches and support groups from the comfort of their homes. While we provide help for a spectrum of mental health needs, we have deep experience helping families that are dealing with the following conditions:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Anger

  • Trauma

  • Problem Gaming

  • Problem Gambling

  • Problem Trading

  • Problem Sexual Behaviors

  • Problem Pornography Use

We help you to understand the links between conditions such as anxiety or depression and gaming or gambling. We also uncover other hidden mental health problems that are often the root of the problem.

Our counselors can not only help you with solving mental health problems, they can also help you resolve challenges in your relationships such as communication, trust, boundaries, connection and intimacy.

Our goal is to help your family get back to functioning as a unit. We offer specialized treatment in a telehealth format which is tailored just for you. Our licenced counselors get you reorientated by helping you:

  1. Change harmful thinking and behavioral patterns

  2. Repair broken relationships

  3. Create habits that restore balance in your family life

  4. Set goals that give you a roadmap to healing

How it works

Therapy may seem daunting, especially if you have never had it before. But Kindbridge’s specialized approach means that you are guided through treatment and recovery from your first contact with us.

Evaluation

After you get in touch, we will book a call to discuss what treatment will be best tailored to you.

Match Making

Our intake specialist will match the right therapist for you based on your needs and their specialties.

Treatment

Begin your therapy sessions, and start your journey to healthier habits and a happier you.

Our Clients

We work with pro and amatuer athletes from large sports organizations and businesses throughout the United States.

Colorado Athlete Well-being Program

In coordination with Sportradar, Kindbridge has created an Athlete Wellbeing Program for all DI, DII, DIII, and NCAA schools in the State of Colorado. This program is designed to be a platform for the following: 

  1. Education: Provides self guided learning modules for anti match fixing, social media integrity, and athlete well-being.

  2. Reporting: Provides a confidential service for reporting abuse or harassment by the Sports Betting community. College athletes remain entirely anonymous.

  3. Athlete Protection: Once an athlete reports an abuse incident, authorities will be notified and take necessary action against perpetrators of harassment.

  4. Mental Health Care: Athletes will get convenient access to mental health assessment tools, educational resources, or licenced counsellors through our Telehealth App.

The research and data collection from this program will help us better understand the problems athletes face and how we can prevent abuse from occurring in the future.

Watch: Demystifying Therapy - A Guide to treatment and why it works.

Many athletes are afraid of seeking help, and what it all means when they do. What am I admitting to? Will it work? What if I am a lost cause? But therapy is truly about uncovering the root cause of a problem, and taking steps towards regaining control of your life.

Attend: Group Therapy for Athletes (Saturdays at 10 am)

Meeting other athletes who have shared experiences can be a great and unintimidating way to see how counseling works.

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