Adam Gallenberg, Ph.D., is a Postdoctoral Fellow specializing in sport and performance psychology. He strives to help athletes develop a growth mindset, enhance motivation, and promote positive coping skills for a variety of sport performance and personal concerns.
Experience, Education, and Training
Dr. Gallenberg is from Rochester, Minnesota and completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology at Drake University. He then earned his master’s and doctorate degrees in Counseling Psychology from the University of Kansas and the University of Iowa, respectively. During his programs, Dr. Gallenberg engaged in a wide range of clinical experiences at various sites such as an outpatient clinic, VA, career advising center, and college counseling centers. His dissertation focused on bridging the gap between exercise and mental health by implementing a boxing-based training program and measuring behavioral and mental health outcomes. While on internship, he worked with student-athletes at Illinois State University, providing individual counseling and team-oriented presentations/interventions. Prior to joining the Premier Sport Psychology team, he also worked as a boxing trainer and coach for boxing clubs and facilities in Iowa and Illinois.
Dr. Gallenberg participated in Taekwondo growing up, earning his first-degree black belt, and participated in baseball during high school. Throughout high school and college, he focused on saxophone performance, playing in multiple jazz and wind ensembles. His engagement in music performance connected him to boxing, where he would mix entrance music for professional boxers and eventually competed as an amateur boxer during his graduate programs. Throughout graduate school, Dr. Gallenberg also became involved in ballroom and Latin dancing, competing in syllabus and open divisions at the state and national level. Currently, he stays active training youth/adult amateur boxers and enjoys playing golf.
License and Training
Dr. Gallenberg is working towards his license as a psychologist (LP) in Minnesota and his certification as a mental performance coach (CMPC) for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.