The difference between living life, and living life at your optimal level.
What separates the greatest of competitors? Why do some people bounce back from failure stronger than before, while others struggle to get back on track? How are some people able to move on to the next play while others mistakes end up forcing them into new ones? Why are some hurdles harder to get over than others? These may seem like sports related questions, but in reality they can be also be asked about life issues. You have goals and a desire to excel but you are in a constant battle in your head with that nagging voice of self-doubt. You feel stuck; like shutting down, quitting, all attempts to avoid feeling the way you do. This inner critic is common, but not helpful in becoming who you want to be. The most successful people and the highest performing athletes have learned to silence their inner critic and focus their mental energy differently. The difference in living life and living life at your optimal level is having the mental edge, the ability to remove the barriers that prevent you from performing to your highest potential. Having a mental edge can be taught, learned, and improved upon. I can help you. At Focus therapy, we work together to identify the barriers that prevent you from performing or living life the way YOU want to, and create a roadmap to help get you to your optimal self.
Becky began her journey into this profession at the University of South Dakota as a student-athlete where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and played volleyball for the Coyotes. She was a four year starter and held the universities career kill record for 11 years. She was Conference Player of the Year her senior year and awarded Female Athlete of the Year for USD in 2004. She continued her schooling at the University of Nebraska-Omaha where she pursued a masters degree in clinical social work and began working in the field as a therapist. For the past 9 years she has practiced therapy with adults, and specialized in the treatment of adolescents and children. She moved into a dual role 4 years ago as a clinician and a Clinical Supervisor overseeing a community mental health clinic. Becky also has a Sports Psychology Certification in Mental Game Coaching and works primarily with individual athletes and teams across the state.
Sharon entered into her career by working with foster care children and families. During her early years of practice, she treated children with a wide variety of mental health disorders and significant trauma. Her background and education as a licensed social worker allowed her to expand her career to treat adults as well. During this phase of her career Sharon gained a passion for assisting adults during some of their most vulnerable transitions in life. This passion paired well with her early work in treating children realizing that often you need to have a wholistic approach to have the best treatment outcomes. Sharon has enjoyed the last several years as the Associate Clinical Director for a community mental health care center. In this role, Sharon continued to treat adults and children while training clinicians with all that she learned during her more than 14 years of experience. Her most recent transition into private practice has allowed Sharon to focus her expertise and training on clients seeking a place to find renewed hope.