A Developmental Approach to Enhance Athletic Performance
Office in West Village, New York City
For individual and group sports counseling please call for information or an appointment.
Brief/intensive sessions available for out-of-town clients.
212 675 6230 or 917 776 9978
Dr. Joan S. Ingalls
Joan S. Ingalls maintains a private practice in New York City. She provides individual sports counseling, and workshops on team building. Among her professional credentials are:
Dr. Ingalls helps athletes develop emotionally. That's how she helps them achieve results. Simply put, emotionally developed athletes find performance a joy; emotionally underdeveloped athletes find performance a nightmare. Said another way, when athletes develop emotionally, their "problems" vanish: An emotionally underdeveloped athlete will get distracted by a competitor being disrespectful to him; an emotionally developed athlete will not. An emotionally developed athlete will discuss with a trusted coach an "accident that shouldn't have happened" in order find out whether he could have handled it better, because that's a way to regain confidence. An emotionally underdeveloped athlete will think that she did something "wrong," feel that she should figure it out alone, and wonder why she is so anxious. An emotionally developed athlete will create a "support team." An emotionally underdeveloped athlete will be upset that no one is supporting him.
Emotional development is not a matter of mental training or hypnosis, or any other rote exercises. It's a matter taking responsibility to create one's life. Dr. Ingalls, never losing sight of athletes' goals, helps them do that.
What Client's Say about Working with Dr. Ingalls
Dr. Ingalls is the most caring therapist I have ever known. She always makes time to complete our sessions on a positive note. (Professional golfer.)
I don't know why, or how it happened, but I have regained the joy of swimming that I drew me to the sport the first place, but I thought I had lost forever. (Division I swimmer.)
After one session with Joan, I knew how to relate to my teammates so that they weren't so intimidating. I was much better able to judge when to shoot for a goal and when to pass. (Rookie semi pro soccer player)