“Probably the biggest insight is that happiness is not just a place, but also a process. Happiness is an ongoing process of fresh challenges, and it takes the right attitudes and activities to continue to be happy.”
Why Therapy For Athletes
As a former professional Athlete in the National Football League (NFL) and NCAA Division I (D-1) college coach, Richard Seigler is no stranger to team disruptions and the impact it has on everyone involved. All too often you hear about an athlete that is dealing with a mental health concern, substance abuse issues, or relational difficulties who eventually acts out in a manner that ultimately sabotaged their opportunities to remain competitive. This disruption not only impacts the individual, but consequences reach far and wide and include family, teammates, coaches, universities and organizations. While coaching college football and dealing with the mental and behavioral health concerns of athletes administratively, it was decided at that time something had to be done to save athletes from ruining their athletic careers and – ultimately – their lives.
Therapy For Athletes was created to offer services to address the mental, emotional and behavioral health concerns impacting athletes. Human behavior is learned and can be measured within the context of the family and/or community in which it has originated. Athletes are no different, and are products of their surroundings; which usually produces a competitive mentality but might not have prepared them for the challenges that accompany their new athletic platform.
Therapy For Athletes is here for preventive and/or consequential mental health services. Our mission is to keep players in the game by minimizing distractions for athletes, teams, universities and professional organizations; allowing everyone to focus on winning in competitions and in the game of life.
Richard Seigler is a licensed therapist who is recognized by the State of Oregon as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT). His experience includes working in a private therapeutic practice, community mental health agencies, correctional institutions, public speaking engagements, television and radio, as well as a university setting.
As a graduate from one of the most accredited MFT programs in the country; Capella University, Richard Seigler completed his internship experience at the Human Behavior Institute located in Las Vegas, NV.
Providing innovative therapeutic services to high performance at-risk athletes
For athletes looking to maximize a greater level of performance by addressing individual concerns, eliminating distractions, and becoming more focused on athletic craft. This self-awareness will provide a higher level of insight into concerns, preparing an individual with the tools to eliminate athletic disruptions. Know Thy Self.
For coaches looking for options to better manage mental and behavioral health needs. Providing preventive and consequential opportunities for high-risk athletes, facilitating team assessment, workshops and individual counseling; uniquely structure to meet the needs of your team’s concerns. How much team disruption can you afford?
For agencies that are concerned about the individual, family or cultural influences putting their clients at-risk for professional disruption. Many athletes struggle to appropriately acculturate into their pristine-status. You have options for protecting your investments.
Criminal Thinking and Impulsivity
Anger Management, Chronic Impulsivity, Intimate Partner Violence,
Family of Origin Influence, Cultural Impact, Men's Issues,
Oppositional Defiance, Conduct, Mischievousness.
Mental, Emotional, and Relationship Health
Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Self-Harming,
Infidelity, Marital and Premarital, Bipolar Disorder,
Divorce, Sex Therapy, Trauma and PTSD, Men's Issues,
Parenting, Relationship Issues, Stress.
Alcohol, Tobacco, Marijuana,
Opioids, Porn Addiction, Prescription drugs,
Video Games, Cocaine, Methamphetamine.
Create Treatment plan
Identify High Risk Athletes Through
Evidence based Assessments
Group and Individual Counseling Services
Team Specific Psychoeducational Workshops
Create Internal Mental Health Referral System
Athlete shows signs of relational or emotional symptoms
Adjustment Difficulties/professional preparation
Protection of Investment
At the foundation of a systemic therapist is the concept that we are all products of our environment. Family systems theories teaches us that nothing in life has impacted our mental health as deeply as our relationships with our families, communities, coaches and teammates; nor will anything demand as much effort to create and maintain as healthy relationships. People find their greatest joys being shared with others, and when those relationships are in a good place, we tend to be in a good place.
Richard Seigler is passionate about people leading empowered, connected, and purposeful lives. He provides counseling services to diverse clients as they learn, change, grow, and function in increasingly inspired, creative, healthy and adaptive ways. This is accomplished by working collaboratively with clients in identifying needs, making changes, and practicing new skills in a safe and supportive setting. Richard Seigler experiences include working with individuals, couples, families, as well as adolescent and children; on issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, impulsivity, suicidal thoughts/behavior, grief, anger, and unwanted thoughts and emotions.
Primarily, Richard Seigler uses Systems Theory, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Strength Based approaches; while including an array of other evidenced based therapeutic modalities to help the individual, couple, family and/or team accomplish their goals. These approaches will work to discover underline influences for concerns, while collaborating to create goals for counseling, and collectively working towards achieving our mission.