Premier Sport Psychology FAQ
1. How do I know if I or my child could benefit from sport psychology?

The short answer is…. everyone can benefit from exercising their “mental muscles” and getting psychologically tougher in sport or in life. The long answer is…(to name a few) if you feel you are not reaching your potential or want to reach new heights, want to be more consistent/focused, feel stressed, anxious, afraid or unhappy with your performances/life, or just want to improve your confidence.

2. What do you do in a sport psych session?

Every session is different and tailored to the person! In the first session, you will provide us with background information about yourself and what you want to work on, we will talk about what we think might be useful and then together, we will set an action plan for how to help you reach your goals.

3. How many sessions are needed?

Every individual is different, so we tailor the number of sessions to fit both the person and the presenting issue. We have seen individuals make progress in just 2-3 sessions for some issues, whereas others need more or want to use it during season or prior to a big event. Often, individuals will have many sessions because they enjoy using sport psychology services over the course of their sport/performance careers to “keep up” with their mental training…. just as you would physical training. There is no ‘typical’ number of sessions.

4. How involved are parents in sport psych sessions?

Depending on the athlete, parent(s) may choose to attend sessions or may be asked to attend if we feel it is important in helping your child. At other times, we might specifically ask to work one-on-one with your child. In these cases, we routinely take time at the end of session to fill you in about what was worked on. With individuals under 12, it is usually recommended to have parents present in sessions.

5. Will my health insurance cover services?

Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC does not accept direct payment from insurance companies because sport psychology services are typically NOT considered a medical necessity. If you are looking to be reimbursed by your insurance company for services rendered and you have received a mental health diagnosis from one of our sport psychologists, you will be responsible for submitting claims to your insurer. Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC can provide you with the necessary paperwork in order to submit a claim. For most insurance companies, we are considered “out of network” providers. We recommend that you check with your health insurance plan ahead of time to see if out-of-network, mental health costs are covered.

6. Can I pay for sessions with a credit card?

We prefer cash or checks made payable to Premier Sport Psychology, PLLC, but also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.

7. Where are you located?

7401 Metro Blvd, Suite 510
Edina, MN 55439