Alexandra Wulbecker-Smith, M.A., M.Ed., is a Licensed Mental Health Provider who specializes in sport and health psychology. When working with youth and college student-athletes, Alexandra strives to create a space where the individual can explore who they are in and out of sport to help them achieve their personal, academic, and athletic goals. Special areas of interest include transition to college student-athlete life, mental recovery from injury, emotional regulation, and anxiety management.
Experience, Education, and Training
Alexandra is from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago, IL and earned her undergraduate degree in Physical Therapy (B.S.) while minoring in Psychology at Northern Illinois University. She went on to obtain her Masters in Sport and Exercise Psychology (M.Ed.) while getting a certificate in Sports Management at Northern Illinois University. She then completed her Masters in Counseling: Sport & Health (M.A.) at Adler University Chicago.
Before coming to Premier, she provided mental health counseling as well as mental skills training for individuals and teams at the DI and DIII level. She also worked with high school teams providing workshops for athletes, coaches, and parents.
Alexandra was an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) coach for four years and coached Girls’ Volleyball, Girls’ Basketball, and Girls’ Softball. She was also a travel softball coach for five years and a private hitting/fielding instructor for eight years.
License and Certifications
Alexandra is working towards her license as a professional clinical counselor (LPCC) in Minnesota and her certification as a certified mental performance coach (CMPC) for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.
Alexandra was a three-sport athlete for four years (volleyball, basketball, softball) and was named “Female Athlete of the Year” for her high school during her senior year. She went on to play DI softball at Northern Illinois University. In recent years Alexandra has taken up golf and uses mental skills training to help her stay motivated and composed while learning a new sport.