Greetings; my name is Dr. Peder N. Piering, Clinical & Sport Psychologist, and my passion lies in working with athletes, coaches, parents, and anyone who wants to enhance their experience through sport and fitness. With over 10 years of formal education, over 10 years of experience as a sport psychologist, and a lifetime of involvement in athletics, I have come to believe in this simple premise: Where your mind goes your ass will follow.
Sport psychology is about providing you with the mental links to athletic excellence. It helps you take advantage of the most powerful weapon you have: your mind. With access to the theories, techniques, and tools of modern sport psychology you can better understand and improve your mental game. With an emphasis on the dynamic that is mind and body, sport psychology enhances our knowledge in the areas of health and human performance. When mind and body function in harmony an athlete is capable of tapping into what many have referred to as “intangible” qualities. While in this mental and physical state, an athlete can achieve the ultimate high and experience thrilling moments that result in peak performance. Unfortunately, these relatively rare and elusive moments are difficult to repeat if they aren’t fully understood. With specific knowledge of the psychological characteristics necessary to experience these moments and the mental strategies, it takes to achieve them, the field of sport psychology has made what was once intangible, tangible. An athlete who possesses a greater awareness of what he or she is striving for is able to bring about these magical moments with more frequency.