Reach new heights with Mental Toughness Training and Sports Therapy
I work not only with professionals and recreational players, but I also work with junior players and their families! Many parents mean well, but sometimes failure to reinforce at home what a coach is teaching on the court can result in an anxious child who can't seem to advance in their game. All sports are family sports, even if all of the players aren't on the court. It's very important for young players to have a supportive family system at home that reinforces the work they do on the court. Is family conflict at home causing your child to worry and stress when they should be free to focus on their game? Are you critical and shaming your junior athlete over losses? Are you involved as part of their pre and post game rituals?
Growing up in a home that played basketball, golf, and baseball, in addition to dance, gymnastics, and equestrian activities, tennis has become my special area of focus due to it's unique demand on mental focus and agility. My name is Anabelle Bugatti, and I am your sports therapist, working with sports players and their families. I hold a BA in psychology from UNLV, a Masters degree in clinical mental health counseling from Long Island University in New York, and am currently working on my PhD in marriage and family therapy. Licensed as an Marriage and Family Therapy state intern, I also hold a certification as a Nationally Certified Counselor. In addition, I teach psychology part-time at Nevada State College and have a full time private therapy practice located conveniently near the 215/Eastern in Las Vegas. I work with players of all ages and skill levels, from kids to professionals, and try to create a collaborative approach with the coaches, players, and parents (for young players).
Now, all you need to do is decide when it’s best for you and make the first step!
As both a recreational sports player and a professional counselor and therapist, I strive to help you maintain a healthy balance between the physical and mental side of your game. All sports have a mental side. And while there is a strong physical component, players often neglect working on their mental game. The coping skills and strategies you apply to your every day life you also bring to your game. This has a great affect on how you play and perform. The way you approach making decisions under pressure, your feelings of self-confidence, ability to take risks, how you cope with anxiety, and how you feel about failure all factor into the way you play.
This is more than sports psychology, helping you to feel confident so you can strategize and out maneuver an opponent. I use counseling techniques and mental toughness training to help you explore the relationship between how you cope with and approach life and how those same skills are either working for you or against you on the court. How you approach conflict, stress, and relationships has everything to do with your relationship with the game, and how you play on the court.
We will work one-on-one to:
Unpack your blocks
Assess your strengths and assets
Address negative self-talk
Family & Relationship Dynamics
Coping with anxiety
Performing under pressure
Feelings around failure