Leo E. Lewis, Ph.D.
Sport Psychology, social and cultural aspects of physical activity, sports transition and identity development.
Professional football player, collegiate football player, youth coach president of a sports non-profit organization.
How I work:
First and foremost, I believe the most important element of a good consultant is a good relationship between the client and me. For me, the client might be defined as an individual in the family, the parent or parents, or any combination of family members. I consider my work a collaborative effort that employs both shorter-term cognitive-behavioral, and systemic approaches that are based on performance excellence. Longer-term dynamic and interpersonal approaches are achievable as well.
To be more specific, I am available to consult or work directly with individuals or families in which one or more members are involved in sports or physical activity at some level. I understand that this involvement can place a strain on families and can present challenges. I work to help the family understand the level of desire and ability for the athlete in the family, as well as motivation(s) for the athlete and for family members supporting the athlete. I would be able to provide or refer for additional coaching as needed. Overall, my goal would be to help the individual and/or family system understand and make decisions and adaptations as needed.
Working with me will most likely involve attending to current concerns in the lives of clients as well as how those concerns developed initially. Working on both levels often make it essential to meaningful and lasting change.
Work with agencies and attending court professionals is structured and in accordance to established legal protocol as necessary.
On a personal note:
I enjoy playing golf, swimming and walking. I am currently conducting sports research and writing an autobiography.
- Ph.D. Kinesiology
- MA Marriage and Family Therapy
- MS Physical Education
- Minor Educational Psychology