My mission is to provide mental health and performance enhancement solutions for college athletes, so that they can the edge they need to fulfill their aspirations in and out of competition.
My vision in graduate school is to build research, counseling, and sport and performance psychology expertise through coursework, ,applied experience, and personal outreach.
My name is Jonathan Stern and I recently graduated from Lake Forest College just north of Chicago. I am now entering the MS Program in Sport Psychology at Florida State University.
Sport was my symbol of hope from getting diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome at age three through a challenging childhood and into college. Continuing to compete in long-distance running into college brought plenty of meaning and reward to my college days. However, I also faced mental health, psychosocial, and performance struggles that hindered me from fully expressing my best self.
Through the roller-coaster journey of my student-athlete experience, I found clarity, growth, and a passion for helping student-athletes thrive through the demands of academic, athletic, and professional success. I love reading books, listening to podcasts, and completing puzzles outside of academics and athletics.
I am very excited to dive into research and studnet-athlete consulting while learning more about initiatives to improve student-athlete mental health and performance!