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 in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.

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). At UNT, she worked in the Counseling & Testing Center, the community mental health clinic and the Center for Sport Psychology & Performance Excellence. Dr. Anderson worked at Park Nicollet Melrose Institute from 2009-2011 with athletes and eating disorders. She contributed to the National Eating Disorder Association’s Coach & Trainer Toolkit. Dr. Anderson was a NCAA research grant recipient and studied female athletes & well-being in Division I colleges nation-wide. Her findings are published in the Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology and Research Quarterly for Exercise & Sport. She currently helps direct the sport psychology services for the University of Minnesota Athletic department, St. Thomas Athletics and is the Sport Psychologist for the USA Curling National Team. Dr. Anderson assists with the national team’s High Performance Program at the Olympic Training Center in Blaine, MN.  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. Dr. Anderson is a professional member of the American Psychological Association Division 47-Sport Psychology, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the Academy of Eating Disorders.

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 3 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 sport 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 sport/performance 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 provider that can help you attain your goals
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