Performance Anxiety Counseling & Therapy

Melanie Wells

LPC, LMFT, LPC & LMFT Supervisor

After eight long years of rock-busting in conventional counseling practices, Melanie Wells founded The LifeWorks Group in 1999 to offer clients a fresh, innovative approach to the everyday problems of life. Since that inauspicious beginning (we had two pleather chairs, a broken copier and about $7 in the bank) LifeWorks has trained hundreds of interns and helped tens of thousands... Read More

If you’re dealing with any type of performance anxiety, you can avoid burnout, conquer the “choke,” cure “the yips” and rediscover the joy of being in the spot light.

Performers are a rare breed. Most (well, normal) people wouldn’t call waking up at 5am for a boot camp workout or a 10 mile run “fun.” Those who think high-level performers are nuts just roll over and wish you’d turn off the light. Those of us who DO get it, however, share a unique understanding of the physical and mental challenges facing the serious performer.

At the Lifeologie Institute, our therapists not only know you’re not nuts – we get it.  We can help you find your confidence, hone your mental game, find your joy among all that smelly workout gear, and discover solutions to these common but often unspoken issues:

  • Does your anxiety or fear get in the way of your performance?
  • Are you looking to improve your focus and tune out distractions?
  • Are you looking to set realistic and attainable goals for your sport performance?
  • Are you stuck in a performance slump?
  • Do you perform better in practice than in competition?
  • Do you sometimes think you should have “Choker” written on the back of your jersey?
  • Do you dwell on your mistakes and failures?
  • Do you find it hard to get motivated and to stay motivated?
  • Are you burned out?
  • Has an injury knocked you off track?
  • Have you recently retired from sport and find yourself feeling lost, confused and doubtful about what’s next?


At the Lifeologie Institute, we understand the performers’s mind. The mental aspect of performance and competition can be simultaneously the most challenging and the most neglected. Don’t label yourself a choker or give in to the urge to burn out.  Most performance issues can be addressed and conquered through performance anxiety counseling

Think of getting help as going on a long run with that great “runner’s high” at the end.  Except in our case, you get to sit down during your mental workout and have a Dr. Pepper while you’re at it.



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