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Green Bay Sports Psychologist

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Are you ready to infuse exhilaration and joy back into your relationship with your sport? If the routine has overshadowed the passion, consider this your invitation to rediscover the thrill! Dr. Matthew Myrvik, PhD, the founder of Excel Sport Psychology, is a clinical sport psychologist committed to assisting athletes of all ages in rekindling their love for the game while achieving their sports performance aspirations. Beyond the pursuit of victory, it's about uncovering the enthusiasm and enjoyment that initially captivated you. Whether you're a seasoned athlete grappling with burnout or a newcomer eager to infuse excitement into every practice, Dr. Myrvik is here to be your guiding force. Rediscover the joy of competition, the satisfaction of improvement, and the deep love you have for your sport. Ready to reintroduce the fun factor into your game? Reach out today, and together, let's initiate a process that promises a reinvigorated passion and peak performance. Your renewed connection with your sport awaits—let's make it happen!

Meet Dr. Matthew Myrvik, Ph.D., CMPC | Sports psychologist in Green Bay, WI

Dr. Matthew Myrvik received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from the University of North Dakota. He continued his academic journey at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, to specialize in sport psychology. With over a decade of invaluable experience, Dr. Myrvik has dedicated his career to the well-being and success of athletes at every level. Notably, he has played a pivotal role at Children's Wisconsin, offering his expertise in performance enhancement, injury recovery, athlete mental health, and team performance and setting up their sport psychology program.

Recognizing the need for accessible and comprehensive sport psychology services in Wisconsin, Dr. Myrvik took a significant step by founding Excel Sport Psychology. This virtual sport psychology practice was established to extend his reach and provide more convenient services throughout the state. In a region where the availability of sport psychologists is limited, Excel Sport Psychology aims to bridge the gap, ensuring that athletes across Wisconsin can access the support they need. Dr. Myrvik's commitment to enhancing athletic performance, coupled with his innovative approach to virtual services, marks him as a leader in the field, dedicated to making a positive impact on the mental well-being and success of athletes.

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Sports psychology services I offer

Excel Sport Psychology, founded by Dr. Matthew Myrvik, stands as a beacon of comprehensive and accessible sport psychology services to the Green Bay area. Dr. Myrvik has created a range of services designed to address the diverse needs of athletes at every level.

At the heart of Excel Sport Psychology's offerings is Performance Enhancement. Dr. Myrvik leverages his extensive experience and academic background to provide athletes with the tools and strategies needed to elevate their performance to new heights. Whether it's refining mental skills, goal setting, or developing pre-game routines, the focus is on unlocking each athlete's full potential.

The practice also places a strong emphasis on Injury Recovery, recognizing the psychological toll injuries can take on an athlete. Dr. Myrvik collaborates with individuals to navigate the mental and emotional challenges associated with injuries, fostering resilience and a positive mindset throughout the recovery process.

Athlete Mental Health is another key facet of the services offered. Excel Sport Psychology acknowledges the importance of mental well-being in an athlete's overall performance. Dr. Myrvik provides a safe and supportive space for athletes to explore and manage stress, anxiety, and other mental health concerns.

Team Performance is an area where Excel Sport Psychology excels. Dr. Myrvik collaborates with teams to enhance communication, cohesion, and overall performance dynamics. Through workshops, team-building exercises, and tailored interventions, he facilitates an environment where athletes can collectively thrive.

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Why choose Excel Sports Psychology 

In the realm of sport psychology services, Excel Sport Psychology emerges as a trailblazer, offering a compelling array of reasons why athletes should choose their services.

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  • Convenience:

    • At the forefront is the commitment to convenience, a key differentiator that sets Excel Sport Psychology apart in the industry. Understanding the geographical challenges athletes often face, especially in states like Wisconsin where the availability of sport psychologists is limited, Dr. Matthew Myrvik, the founder, has ingeniously established a virtual practice. This strategic move ensures that individuals seeking support can access the services from the comfort of their own homes, eliminating the need for time-consuming commutes and making valuable assistance available at their fingertips.

  • Expertise:

    • One of the distinctive features that make Excel Sport Psychology an exceptional choice is expertise. Dr. Myrvik, armed with a doctoral degree from the University of North Dakota and additional specialized training in sport psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, brings a wealth of academic knowledge and practical experience to the table. He has worked with athletes from elementary school to professional levels across numerous sports. This abundance of expertise empowers athletes to receive guidance that goes beyond the basics, tapping into a reservoir of insights and strategies that cater to their specific needs and aspirations.

  • Individualized Intervention:

    • Tailored intervention is a cornerstone of Excel Sport Psychology's approach. Recognizing that each athlete is unique, Dr. Myrvik adopts a personalized methodology to address individual challenges and goals. Whether an athlete is navigating performance enhancement, injury recovery, or team dynamics, the interventions are meticulously tailored to the nuances of the individual or team. This approach ensures that athletes receive precisely the support they require, fostering a sense of trust and efficacy in the services provided.

  • Ability to Treat Whole Athlete:

    • What truly sets Excel Sport Psychology apart is the holistic perspective it brings to the table. It's not just about mental health. It's not just about performance athletes. Numerous provider's training limits their ability to treat athletes concerns, limiting them to either treat mental health or performance. Given Dr. Myrvik's training, he is able to treat the athlete as a whole. Dr. Myrvik's approach encompasses the entirety of the athlete's journey, addressing not only the psychological aspects but also focusing on optimizing performance. This dual focus distinguishes Excel Sport Psychology as a comprehensive service provider, catering to both the mental health and performance enhancement needs of athletes.

FAQs about working with a Green Bay
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  • How long is a session?
    Individual sessions last 50-60 minutes.
  • What is the cost?
    Individual athlete sessions cost $175 per session.
  • Are sessions covered by Insurance?
    I do not accept direct payments from insurance companies, which means I cannot submit a claim to your insurance provider. While I do not accept insurance, I do work with work with Mentaya, a platform that helps clients get money back on out-of-network therapy sessions. If you have out-of-network benefits, Mentaya will file claims and handle the insurance paperwork to make sure you get reimbursed. They charge a 5% fee per claim and have helped people get thousands of dollars back per year. You can sign up using this link:
  • How do I pay for visits?
    You can pay with a credit card. Some clients also submit receipts for payment under their Health Savings or Flex Spending (HSA/FSA) to pay for services. I strongly recommend checking in with your HSA/FSA provider to ask what specifically you can use those accounts for my services.
  • How often are sessions?
    Athletes are typically seen every 3-4 weeks until goals are met. Goals are often met within 4-5 visits.
  • How many sessions are needed?
    Every athlete is different and the number of session varies based on the main concern, but performance concerns can often be improved within 4-5 sessions.
  • Do I need a referral?
    No referral is needed to be seen.
  • Can you see me where I live?
    Given that my services are virtual, I am not limited to one state. My ability to see athletes in certain states is based on the presenting concern. If the presenting concern is performance-related, I can see athletes anywhere in the United States. If the concern is mental health, I am licensed through PSYPACT to do tele therapy is 32 states (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming).
  • What happens in a session?
    During the first visit, I will ask questions to get to know you and your goals for working together around your sport or concern. A plan will be set up to meet your goals and I will teach you a variety of strategies to get to your plan. Many people feel that we will only talk about feelings, but I am focused not just on feelings, but on teaching strategies to get you to where you want to be. Less talk and more action is what I believe.
  • Can parents join in the session?
    My preference is to have a combination of athlete and athlete/parent. The majority of the work will be done with the athlete alone as this allows the athlete to be the most comfortable. However, I feel that parents also need to be involved as they provide valuable information and can help reinforce learning at home.
  • Who benefits from sport psychology?
    My belief is that anyone that wants to be better would benefit from sport psychology. As we strive to be better at anything, we should (1) be only to any ideas that can help with improvement and (2) understand that sometimes we are hard on ourselves during the journey. Many athletes feel that you only need sport psychology when you are struggling. I feel you need sport psychology always as we can always work on improving.
  • Do you offer services for Sport Organizations?
    I have provided services to serves athletes, teams, and sport organizations for several years. This can be start out as a team with added individual athlete support as needed.
  • What is the age range of people you serve?
    I provide services to individuals ranging from 10-years-old through 35-years-old.
  • Can you provide mental health services?
    Given my training as a clinical psychology, I am able to be licensed in the state of Wisconsin. This allows me to provide mental health services.
  • How do I find a "qualified" Sport Psychologist?
    I believe that a provider needs to see an athlete as a "whole" meaning sports and mind. To effectively treat athletes, a provider should show knowledge (competency) in both areas. To show knowledge in mental health, a provider needs to be have a graduate level degree in counseling, psychology, or social work (PhD, PsD, MSW, LPC) and be licensed by a state to provide counseling/therapy. To show knowledge in sport, a provider should have a Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC) certification through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology meaning they have taking coursework, mentoring, and tests to show sufficient knowledge. However, within the field of sport psychology, there are providers that are licensed and "played" a sport that say they provider sport psychology services. And, there are CMPCs or athletes that do performance, but cannot provide mental health support. To provide the best level of support to an athlete, a provider needs to carry the education in counseling/psychology, be licensed to do therapy, and carry a CMPC. I may be a little biased as this is what I have!​
  • Do you work with people throughout Wisconsin?
    Yes! We work with clients across the entire state of Wisconsin. Some notable cities include Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Eau Claire and more.

Rediscover your love of the game with the help of a Green Bay sports psychologist. 

Rediscovering your passion for sports can be an amazing journey, and Dr. Matthew Myrvik at Excel Sport Psychology is here to guide you. With a wealth of experience, Dr. Myrvik specializes in helping athletes reconnect with their love for the game. Whether you're facing burnout, seeking performance enhancement, or aiming to rediscover the joy in your sport, his expertise can make a significant impact. Take the first step towards reigniting your athletic passion by scheduling a free introductory call with Dr. Myrvik at Excel Sport Psychology. It's an opportunity to explore how his tailored interventions can bring back the thrill and enthusiasm you once had for your sport.

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