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About Raegan Moore, LCMHCA

 

 

 

My Story:

Sports have given me opportunities and experiences throughout my life that I will forever be grateful for. It has placed me on teams that have become more like family, paid for not one but four degrees, taken me across the country and world, and taught me skills that have been transferable into my everyday life. Sports also has given me my perfectionistic tendencies, fear of mistakes, anxiety about measuring up, and a lack of identity outside of being an athlete. From high school to college to professional I carried all of this with me but was never able to process it. A typical therapist didn’t understand what it was like to be an athlete and a performance coach was only interested in my performance on the court. The support I needed then is the support I aim to give to athletes now whether they are trying out for their first middle school team, starting their first high school game, finding their role on a collegiate team, or representing their country for the Olympics. Though mental health and sport performance are at times looked at as separate entities, they are more connected than they are not. 

I fell in love with psychology after taking an Intro to Psychology course in my senior year of high school. At the time Sports Psychology was still a growing area and there was no clear path of how to work in the field. I attended Duquesne University on a basketball scholarship majoring in Psychology hoping that my path would somehow find its way to Sport Psychology. Throughout my time at Duquesne, I found success on the court so instead of applying for graduate programs in my senior year I was applying for Visas to play professionally overseas. From playing professionally to coaching collegiately my passion for Sports Psychology fell to the wayside until 2020 when I sat down and asked myself what I wanted my life to look like. Within a year I was attending Georgia State University in their Clinical Mental Health Counseling program. I was lucky enough to be able to combine my love for sports with my love for psychology while working with the men’s basketball team as a Learning Specialist focusing on executive functioning skills such as organization and time management. 

I graduated in 2023 from Georgia State University and obtained my National Counselor Certificate (NCC) shortly after passing the National Counselor Examination (NCE). I currently hold the title of License Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA) from the state of North Carolina. I’m an Athletic Mental Health Counselor on a collegiate campus working directly with student-athletes on any mental health or sports performance concerns they may have. Additionally, I provide psychoeducation and consultation to both coaches & staff. I work from a Person-Centered conceptualization utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) interventions. I use Mindfulness techniques frequently in sessions such as breathwork, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided meditation. I specialize in performance anxiety, perfectionism, and life transitions, specifically retirement whether that’s from being cut, injury, or on your own terms. 

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