Dr. Carlin Anderson

Dr. Carlin Anderson

Carlin Anderson, Ph.D., LP, CMPC is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in sport psychology. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and listed on the vetted United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee (USOPC) Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry, the NFL Player Association Mental Health Referral Directory and the Directory of Mental Health Service Providers for the National Basketball Players Association.

Experience, Education, and Training

Dr. Anderson is from Seattle, WA and earned her undergraduate degrees in Psychology (B.S.) and Communication Studies (B.A.) from UCLA. She went on to earn her MA and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in sport psychology from the University of North Texas (UNT). Dr. Anderson co-owns Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC with her husband, Justin Anderson. She currently directs the sport psychology services for the University of Minnesota Athletic Department and is the lead sport psychologist for UMN Gopher Football. Dr. Anderson serves on the UMN Provost Direct Service Mental Health Committee on campus and on the Big-10 Mental Health and Wellness Cabinet, Education Subcommittee. Dr. Anderson is also the sport psychologist for the USA Curling National Team. She was a staff member of Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, where the US Men’s Curling team won gold. At the games, she received the United States Order of Ikkos Medallion from the team members honoring her contribution to their success. Previously, Dr. Anderson worked at the Melrose Center from 2009-2011 and contributed to the National Eating Disorder Association’s Coach & Trainer Toolkit. She completed her predoctoral internship in the Wichita Collaborative Psychology Internship Program and worked in the Center for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence at UNT. She was an NCAA research grant recipient focused on learning more about female athletes & well-being in Division I colleges nationwide. Dr. Anderson is a professional member of the American Psychological Association Division 47-Sport Psychology & Division 45 –Society for the Psychological Study of Culture, Ethnicity and Race, the Minnesota Psychological Association and the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

Athletic Experience

Dr. Anderson participated in club gymnastics in Seattle for 15 years at Cascade Elite Gymnastics before winning the Level 10 National Team title in 1998. She went on to earn a full athletic scholarship to UCLA in 1999. While at UCLA, she won three NCAA national team titles in gymnastics. Dr. Anderson was co-captain of her team, the executive co-chair of the Bruin Athletic Council, an undergraduate assistant coach for women’s gymnastics her 5th year, and a research assistant in the International Center for Talent Development at UCLA. In 2007, she worked part-time as a gymnastics coach and sports psychology consultant for Folger’s Gymnastics in Wichita, KS before moving to MN.


Dr. Anderson is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology as a Licensed Psychologist (LP-5299). She specializes in performance/sport psychology and counseling psychology.


Thompson, A., Petrie, T., & Anderson, C. (2017). Eating Disorders and Weight Control Behaviors Change over a Collegiate Sport Season. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 20, 808-813.  

Tackett, B., Petrie, T., & Anderson, C. (2016). The Frequency of Weigh-ins, Weight Intentionality and Management, and Eating Among Female Collegiate Athletes. Eating Behaviors, 23, 82-85.

Voelker, D., Petrie, T., Neumann, C., & Anderson, C. (2016). Psychosocial factors as longitudinal predictors of bulimic symptomatology among female collegiate athletes. Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 26, 123-129.

Carrigan, K., Petrie, T., & Anderson, C. (2015). To Weigh or Not to Weigh? Relation to Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviors Amongst Female Collegiate Athletes. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 37, 659-665.

Reel, J., Petrie, T., SooHoo, S., & Anderson, C. (2013). Weight pressures in sport: Examining the factor structure and incremental validity of the Weight Pressures in Sport – Females. Eating Behaviors, 14, 137-144.

Anderson, C. M., Petrie, T.A. & Neuman, C. (2012). Effects of Sport Pressures on Female Collegiate Athletes: A Preliminary Longitudinal Investigation. Journal of Exercise, Sport and Performance Psychology, 1, 120-134.

Anderson, C. M. & Petrie, T.A. (2012). Prevalence of disordered eating and pathogenic weight control behaviors among NCAA division I female collegiate gymnasts and swimmers. Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport, 83, 120-124.

Anderson, C. M., Petrie, T.A. & Neuman, C. (2011). Psychosocial correlates of bulimic
symptoms among NCAA Division-I female collegiate gymnasts and swimmers/divers. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 33, 483-505.

Anderson, C. M. (2010) How to work effectively with your athlete’s treatment team. In the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) Coach & Trainer Toolkit, pp. 24.

Hayslip, B., Raab, C. M., Baczewski, P.C., & Petrie, T.A. (2010). The development and validation of the golf self-efficacy scale. Journal of Sport Behavior, 33, 427-441.


*Please note that Dr. Anderson is currently working with a number of organizations and athletes.  To maintain high-quality service to those she’s working with, she may have very limited or no availability for new clients.  Please reach out to us at 952.835.8513 to learn more and/or to find another Premier Sport Psychology provider that can help you attain your goals.
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