Services & Philosophy

wrest       “What is learned in sport can be applied to life. 

Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., CC-AASP, Sport Psychologist

                                                                                     "What is learned in life can be applied to sport.”


Dr. Pillow integrates clinical training, experience, and positive/performance psychology, to develop an individualized approach for each performer/athlete or team request.

Services include:

  • Private individual performance or life adjustment counseling
  • Consultations for parents, coaches and other staff
  • Presentation topics and/or individual application on numerous topics:
    • Development and improvement of mental skill sets (Mental Toughness)
    • Increase self-awareness and motivation
    • Improve confidence and goal setting behavior
    • Understand and manage arousal control and energy in performance
    • Regulate use emotions to positively redirect anxiety, stress, and pressure
    • Improve attentional focus and concentration through imagery and positive self-talk
    • Understand the difference between your practice and competition identities
    • Improve team dynamics, culture, cohesion, and leadership qualities
    • Avoid underperformance (No more choking!)
    • Improve how to regulate and productively use emotions during practice and competition
    • Rehabilitate and recover faster from staleness/burnout, injury, or other setbacks by using positive mental skill sets

Delivery model:

  • Identify concerns utilizing clinical interviews and, as needed, appropriate assessments
  • Formulate a plan targeting the client's concerns and goals
  • Teach and support the client's effort toward developing required mental skill sets necessary for success
  • Resolve emotional, behavioral, or relationship variables that hinder one's sense of well-being or positive mindset
  • Add or rebuild strategies for improving and sustaining mental skills (Mental Toughness) necessary for optimal performance

Examples of treatment goals:

  • Elevate performance by improving attitude and motivation (positive mindset)
  • improve specific goal identification, development, and consistency of effort
  • Improve self-awareness and communication skills (positively advocate for self and others)
  • Use insight to better enjoy one’s experience and participation in their sport or occupation
  • Learn to embrace and utilize all emotional experiences during performance/competition
  • Understand the importance of preparatory skills necessary for optimal performance
  • Strive toward becoming a great teammate thus fueling self-confidence and team cohesion
  • Increase focus and concentration by chasing automatic negative thoughts (ANTs) off your land
  • Regulate and recover faster from negative experiences during practice or competition
  • Develop a mental template for promoting positive mental and physical health (brain always wins)
  • Positively reframe disappointment when coping with adversity, injury, and rehabilitation following setbacks

Contact Me

Location

Availability

Primary

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Flexible

Sunday:

Flexible

Dan Pillow

Monday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Tuesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Friday:

9:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday:

Flexible

Sunday:

Flexible

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