Dr. Alexandra Wagener

Dr. Alexandra Wagener

Alexandra Wagener, Ph.D., LP. is a Licensed Psychologist with a specialization in sport and performance psychology. She aims to create mindful awareness, focus, and openness with athletes to fully engage in sport and in life to help them achieve their optimal potential consistently.

Experience, Education, and Training

Dr. Wagener is from Minneapolis, MN and obtained her undergraduate degree in Psychology (B.A.) from the University of Tampa. She went on to earn her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Wichita State University. Dr. Wagener has worked in the athletic department at the University of Oklahoma at the Psychological Resources for OU Student-Athletes (PROS), with the athletic department at Wichita State University, and at Mental Health Care Inc., University of Kansas Medical School, Good Shepherd psychiatric hospital, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, University of Oklahoma Children’s Physicians Hospital, community mental health centers, and Head Start Programs.

Athletic Experience

Dr. Wagener was a four-sport athlete (tennis, soccer, gymnastics, track) at a large Minneapolis high school. She played soccer in the Olympic Development Program in MN and went on to play collegiate soccer at the University of Tampa. Dr. Wagener was also a tennis and soccer coach in Minneapolis and group fitness instructor in Wichita, KS. Dr. Wagener is an active runner and uses her mental training techniques to help her complete her goals as a marathon and half-marathon runner.

License and Certifications

Dr. Wagener is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology as a Licensed Psychologist. She specializes in sport/performance psychology and clinical psychology. She is also a Certified Trainer in the Process Communication Model (PCM) from Kahler Communications. The PCM is an excellent tool for individuals, athletes, teams, ownership groups, and business leaders to better be able to connect, motivate, and reduce conflict and distress, while also increasing psychological energy within their own lives as well as other’s lives.

Publications

Zettle, R. D., Webster, B. K., Gird, S. R., Wagener, A. L., & Burdsal, C. A. (2013). Factor structure of the automatic thoughts questionnaire in a clinical sample. International Journal of Cognitive Therapy, 6(3), 280-291.

Stasio, M.J., Curry, K., Wagener, A. L., & Glassman, D.M. (2012). Revving up and staying up: Energy drink use associated with anxiety and sleep quality in a college sample. College Student Journal, 45.

Wagener, A. L. & Zettle, R.D. (2011). Targeting fear of spiders with control-, acceptance, and informational-based approaches: An analogue comparison. The Psychological Record, 61, 77-92.

Snyder, J., Bullard, L., Wagener, A. L., Leong, P., Snyder, J., Jenkins, M., & Brown, C. (2009). Childhood anxiety and depressive symptoms: Trajectories, relationship, and association with subsequent depression. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.