Sports Psychiatry

Dr. Choulet received the certificate of additional training in sports psychiatry through the International Society for Sports Psychiatry’s certification curriculum. The Performance Psychiatrist specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental health concerns in athletes of all ages and at all levels.

Dr. Choulet has consulted for professional sports teams including:

  • NBA’s Phoenix Suns

  • WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury

Sports psychiatrists play an essential role in promoting the mental health and general well-being of athletes. Dr. Choulet is an expert in diagnosing and treating a wide range of mental health conditions and concerns, in addition to enhancing players’ mental skills and performance.

Through enhancing performance on and off the field/court, Dr. Choulet specializes in performance-based care to help athletes, coaches, and staff unlock their peak performance. As a sports psychiatrist, Dr. Choulet is well-versed in working with athletes of all levels, from amateur to professional, and from a variety of sports.

Not only does The Performance Psychiatrist offer individual work, but Dr. Choulet also is very well-versed in helping teams implement mental health and wellness programming for the entire organization, including both the business and operations side.

If you are an athlete or work in a sports organization, consider consulting The Performance Psychiatrist to help you or the collective group reach their full potential. It is well-studied that peak performance is achieved through optimal physical and mental health. Dr. Choulet helps athletes and coaching staff optimize their mental health in order to achieve the level of performance desired.


  • On-site services: Dr. Choulet attends practices and games, where she is available for players and staff that would like to utilize services or review performance concerns. In addition, Dr. Choulet can travel with the team regularly.

  • Consultation for professional teams: Dr. Choulet makes herself available as a resource to professional teams to help guide player development and performance programming

  • Communication available between visits via phone, email, and/or text

  • For formal individual sessions, Dr. Choulet offers in-office, virtual, and in-home services (on a case-by-case basis)

Why Choose Dr. Choulet, specialist in Sports Psychiatry?

Dr. Choulet, the expert in sports psychiatry, is here to assist you in overcoming mental obstacles, enhancing your mental strength, and reaching your athletic goals.

What Do Sports Psychiatrists Do?

Sports psychiatrists provide a wide range of services to athletes, including:

  1. Evaluation and Diagnosis: Sports psychiatrists evaluate athletes for mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and eating disorders. They also diagnose conditions like attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and bipolar disorder.

  2. Treatment: Once a diagnosis is made, sports psychiatrists develop a treatment plan tailored to the athlete's needs. Treatment may include medications, therapy, and lifestyle changes.

  3. Performance Enhancement: Sports psychiatrists help athletes enhance their mental skills, such as focus, motivation, and resilience, to improve their performance. They also teach relaxation techniques and stress management skills.

  4. Injury and Rehabilitation: Sports psychiatrists work with injured athletes to manage the emotional impact of their injuries and help them cope with the rehabilitation process.

How Can A Sports Psychiatrist Help Athletes?

Sports psychiatrists can help athletes in many ways, including:

  1. Enhancing Performance: By addressing mental health issues and improving mental skills, sports psychiatrists can help athletes reach their full potential.

  2. Preventing Injuries: Mental health problems can increase the risk of physical injury. Sports psychiatrists can identify and treat these problems, reducing the risk of injury.

  3. Coping with Injury: When athletes do get injured, sports psychiatrists can help them cope with the emotional impact of their injury and stay motivated during rehabilitation.

  4. Improving Well-Being: By promoting mental health and well-being, sports psychiatrists can help athletes lead healthier and more fulfilling lives, both on and off the field.

Ready to take the next step towards mental excellence in sports? Contact The Performance Psychiatrist today to schedule an appointment.

Read Dr. Choulet's blog on Psychology Today titled "Sports and Performance Psychiatry".

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