The short answer is…. everyone can benefit from exercising their “mental muscles” and optimizing their mindset in sport or in life. The long answer is…(to name a few) if you feel you are not reaching your potential or want to reach new heights, want to be more consistent/focused, if you feel stressed, anxious, afraid or unhappy with your performances/life, have suffered from an injury related to sport/are recovering from an injury, are transitioning out of sport, or just want to improve your confidence or enjoyment…then yes, sport psychology could be beneficial.
2. Do I need to have a referral from my primary care provider or coach, or need to have a mental health diagnosis to have a sport psychology session?
Absolutely not! We do not require that any of our clients is specifically referred to us or has a mental health diagnosis (many of our clients don’t). We see a wide range of clients who want to focus on anything from mindset restoration to performance optimization – each individual’s path and purpose is different.
In order to get scheduled for your first session (or to inquire about a presentation/workshop), please contact us at MSD@limitlessperformance.ca . We’ll work together to find a provider that we feel is the best fit for you or your child.
4. What do you do in a sport psychology session?
Every session is different and tailored to the person! In the first session, you will provide us with background information about yourself and what you want to work on, we will talk about what we think might be useful, and then together, we will set an action plan for how to help you reach your goals.
Every individual is different, so we tailor the number of sessions to fit both the person and their needs. We have seen individuals make progress in just 6-8 sessions, whereas others need more or want to use it more consistently (such as during their competitive season or prior to a big event). Often, individuals will have many sessions because they enjoy using sport psychology services over the course of their sport/performance careers to “keep up” with their mental training…just as they would physical training. There is no ‘typical’ number of sessions, and many of our high-level performers and clients utilize sport psychology throughout the year – regardless of their season.
Depending on the athlete, parent(s) may be asked to attend if we feel it is important in helping your child. With individuals under 12, it is usually recommended to have parents present in nearly all sessions.
Health Insurance policies do not cover sport psychological services (as of this writing), however if there is a pre-existing diagnosis and part of the treatment relates to the diagnosis, Limitless Performance Canada will provide each patient with a bill for submission to the insurance company. In any case each patient (not the insurance company) has the responsibility of full payment for services of Limitless Performance Canada. Services provided by Limitless Performance Canada can be charged through insurance for clinical services through select insurance companies.
We have offices in Vaughan, Niagara and Toronto, Ontario.