Resilience Enhancement for Athletes with Commitment and Heart
Jesse Schram LICSW
Jesse Schram is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker at Aloft Integrated Wellness and former Division 1 soccer player. Jesse strongly believes in the importance of bridging the gap between mental wellness and athletics in order to help athletes and all individuals reach and
redefine their limits and potential. Jesse grew up playing soccer at Seacoast United and became a four-year starter at Lehigh University. He played for various PDL teams and coached soccer at grassroots and club levels.
Jesse graduated with a B.A. in Psychology at Lehigh University and earned his Master’s in Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. He specializes in working with adolescent and college-aged individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders.
Jesse also has developed a strong focus on working specifically with athletes who want to improve their mental health, as well as elite athletes who are interested in learning mental skills to enhance performance. In addition to his work at Aloft Integrated Wellness in Exeter,
NH, Jesse is employed part-time at Boston Children’s Hospital in the Adolescent Substance use and Addiction Program, as well as at Unlimited Resilience where he supports athletes who want to improve their mental health.
Technical ability, and physical attributes play a significant role in distinguishing an athlete, but true peak performance requires an intentional and disciplined focus on the mental side of the game. As an athlete becomes more elite in his/her sport, differences in skill level and strength become smaller and smaller. What becomes more impactful, however, is how a player holds themselves after making a mistake, how they train and motivate themselves, how much they want the ball, composure, mental toughness, and heart. These are the parts of the game or sport that separate a good athlete from a great athlete.
REACH is designed to incorporate a focus on mental health/wellness and sports psychology to help athletes learn to shift the way that they think, feel, and perform. It draws on a
combination of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT),
mindfulness, and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) in order to support athletes to develop more constructive and effective patterns of thinking and engaging in their sport. Given that so much of any sport is out of our control (referee calls, weather, delays, teammates, etc.), it becomes critical that athletes develop strategies to “control the controlables.” Under this umbrella of sports psychology is the specific mental skills training to improve performance using visualization, pre/post-game routines, grounding techniques, breath work, nutritional education, mental resilience, and balance. This work is not only applicable to sport, but also becomes a lifestyle and way of carrying oneself across all areas/domains in an individual’s life. It also pulls heavily on work used on college and professional level teams to help athletes to “control the controlables” through visualization, nutrition, pre/post-game routines, grounding techniques, breath and focus support.
1-1 Sports Psych Coaching: $185/55 min
Small Group 2-5: $225/55 min
Large Groups: Quote upon request
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