Our Team of Mental Training Experts
Mastering the Collective Energy of Peak Performance
We provide mental training and injury recovery for all athletes. Though we see Olympic and World Champions, we also see athletes from all levels and all sports. If you are an athlete on your way up, we can help you get there and excel.
We take pride in helping athletes with their respective sport, while also developing strong character, emotional intelligence and mindfulness. Athletes we work with get better in and out of their sport, on and off the field of play.
Mental Training for Peak Performance, Sports Injury Recovery, Team Sessions, Parenting Athlete Workshops, Coaching Clinics, Corporate Team Sessions and Transitioning out of Sport are some of the services we provide.
About Our Founder Robert Andrews MA, LMFT
In the 2016 Rio Olympics Robert worked with numerous Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist in swimming and gymnastics. He attended the 2008 Beijing and 2012 London Olympic games where he worked with U.S.A. and international athletes in gymnastics, trampoline, and track & field.
The ideal athlete for Robert is one who is on an upward trajectory towards college, professional, or elite levels in sports.
Robert is a renown expert assisting injured athletes as they overcome the mental and emotional impact of serious sports related injuries. Sports injuries are not just physical in nature. Teaching the brain, body and nervous system how to process the trauma and stress associated with the injury puts athletes back in the game with confidence.
Robert is licensed in Virginia and does extensive work with active and retired Navy SEALS and Gold Star families through his work with The Navy SEAL Foundation. He helps active team members prepare for transitioning out of the military and retired team members reintegrate into life after service. He also supports family members of Navy SEALS through his work with the Foundation.
Robert is married and has two children. His wife Gisele was a standout volleyball player. His son Galen played college baseball, and his daughter Abby played high school and club volleyball.
Michael Heck MA, LPC Billings, Montana Office
I have 20 years of work as a counselor, coach, consultant, teacher, and clinical director in the field of mental health and athletics. I played football at Azusa Pacific University and then signed with the San Gabriel Valley Rhinos, a minor league football team in Los Angeles, CA. I started running marathons at Azusa Pacific and began coaching marathon runners at APU as well.
I’ve coached football in Billings, Montana (Billings West HS) and Houston (Second Baptist HS).
I am a licensed professional counselor in Texas and Montana. Montana you say?? Yes! My family and I live in the Big Sky State and I continue to do in-office and remote sessions with athletes all over the United States (and South Korea!).
Cortnee White M. Ed. LPC Intern
Cortnee has been a life-long multi-sport athlete where she experienced great joys and the tough moments of being an athlete. Whether it was experiencing a mental block, pressures of competing at a high level or transitioning out of a sport she found the importance of an athlete’s mental state and the effect it has on their performance and life.
In high school, she lettered in 5 sports excelling in softball where she was an All-State and All-West Texas catcher. She also earned honors in basketball, volleyball, and track. She went on to play Division II college softball at Texas A&M University – Kingsville, where she was utilized as a shortstop, center fielder, and a switch hitter.
After graduating with a BA in psychology from Texas A&M University – Kingsville, she continued her athletic career by competing in NPC bodybuilding competitions and joining a professional women’s football league. During this time, she also worked with athletes as a certified personal trainer.
She graduated with an M.Ed in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Lamar University and currently works as an LPC-Intern pursuing full licensure, supervised by Barbie Atkinson, LPC-S.
Cortnee has a passion for helping athletes enjoy their journey, both in and out of the game. She sees athletes ages 6 and up whether they are just starting out or competing at an elite level. She is dedicated to helping each athlete reach their full potential and assists athletes struggling with performance anxiety, burnout, mental blocks and end of career transitions.
Kierstin Collins MS, LPC
Kierstin is a life-long athlete. Her athletic career combined with her professional training has helped her understand that peak performance encompasses much more than physical ability. She is enthusiastic about working with athletes at all performance levels and all ages. She helps athletes reach their peak potential by assisting them in tackling academic demands, overcoming sports injuries, working through team issues and more.
Kierstin began swimming competitively at a very young age. She swam at the high school and club levels. She lettered in multiple events and qualified for the USA Swimming National Championships. She went on to swim for the University of Texas Longhorns, where she lettered and contributed to multiple conference championships while maintaining a nearly perfect academic record. Kierstin understands the requirements of competing at elite levels, facing the challenging dynamics of team sports, and the high demands and standards for athletes outside of their respective sport.
Kierstin graduated with a B.A. in psychology from The University of Texas in Austin. After graduating, she obtained an M.S. degree in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. She has continued to pursue competitive endeavors by running distance races, swimming at the masters level, and involving herself with different teams. Kierstin previously counseled youth and is experienced in working with substance abuse, family systems and child development.
Other Services We Provide
Leaving Home-Transitioning In Sports-Career Ending-Retiring
We offer guidance for athletes and their families as they work their way through the sometimes difficult transition from high school to college, and college to professional sports. Teaching valuable life skills that assist the student/athlete as they face the social, academic, athletic, financial, and geographic changes help with the transition of leaving home and heading off to college or entering the complex world of professional sports. Athletes learn to live authentically and show up empowered. We also help family members process the changes their family is going through as their athletes prepares to leave home or enter professional sports.
Getting Ready for a professional career?
We offer ongoing support for those choosing to pursue a career in professional sport. We have found that ongoing support, dialogue, and feedback proves to be invaluable as athletes work their way through the gauntlet of becoming a professional. The development of life skills, emotional intelligence, and personal power are keys to success.
We also do extensive work with serious sports related injuries. Using advanced techniques and protocols we help the injured athlete return to play confidetn and absent of the fear of re-injury. This can prove critical to the athlete attempting to make a roster or carve out a position on a team.