Kristin E. Keim, M.A., Psy.D., CC-AASP (#560)
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Education and Training
I completed my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus in Health Psychology, Neuropsychology, and Clinical Sport/Performance Psychology as well as my M.A. in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, in Pleasant Hill, CA. I am a Certified Consultant in the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and Member of the US Olympic Committee Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.
I have experience providing individual, couples, family, and group therapy for individuals who face a range of physical and psychological difficulties including: anxiety, depression, suicide, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism-spectrum disorder, relationship issues, life transitions, grief, eating disorders, body image, family-work-life balance, career counseling, stress management and athletic performance issues. I have specialized training in conducting neuropsychological and psychological assessments.
In addition, I have experience providing individual and group counseling for children and adolescents on topics related to leadership, self-confidence, body image, interpersonal empowerment, social communication skills, eating disorders, anti-bullying, and behavioral interventions. My research focuses are on mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) in athletes, athlete identity, sport injuries, return to sport, and the transition out of professional sport. My experience in clinical sport psychology includes working with children, adolescent, and adult athletes and teams (amateur, collegiate, elite, professional, and Olympic level) from various sports including: cycling (road, mountain bike, downhill mountain bike, cyclocross), triathlon, running, track, swimming, rowing, soccer, tennis, figure skating, speed skating, baseball, golf, hockey, equestrian, gymnastics, MMA fighting, dance performance, music performance, acting, etc.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship is similar to working on a team. I use my knowledge and training to create a safe and collaborative space for clients while working from an integrative, holistic (mind, body, spirit), and strength-based approach. I often utilize a variety of psychological modalities that include: mindfulness, motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, narrative therapy, family systems interventions, stress management, pain management, play therapy, and journaling. I help clients learn more effective coping strategies and life skills for managing challenging thoughts, emotions, and behaviors in order to achieve their therapeutic goals.
My philosophy as a sport performance consultant is to assist athletes, teams, and coaches in all aspects of performance enhancement, both in sport and life. I believe in working from a holistic style that enables athletes to attain greater progress in their performance by combining both physical and mental training in order to reach their individual level of optimal performance and accomplish their performance goals. I also provide consultations, presentations, and workshops for various athletic teams and companies on sport psychology, performance psychology, and concussions in sport.
As an athlete I have raced competitively as an elite cyclist on various women's cycling teams racing national professional races. I also have years of experience playing youth and high school tennis and soccer. In addition, I have over 17 years of ballet and dance training and performance.
My personal interests include: cycling, running, ballet and modern dance, reading, and exploring new cities and countries.