Dr. Jarrod Spencer

Sports psychologist. Speaker. Author. Consultant. Dr. Spencer is president and founder of Mind of the Athlete, LLC, a sports psychology company committed to improving the emotional health of athletes. He is the author of Mind of the Athlete: Clearer Mind, Better Performance and the co-author of the book the The Sky Is NOT The Limit: Discovering the True North for Your Life's Path. He is the creator of the Mind of the Athlete Program, a cutting edge ten hour video and audio sports psychology curriculum.

Dr. Jarrod Spencer serves as the sports psychologist for several professional teams and individual professionals athletes.  He also works closely with NCAA teams, including teams at Princeton University, Lehigh University and University of Maryland. He maintains a private practice wherein he provides one-on-one coaching for athletes and business leaders.

Dr. Spencer travels the country speaking to athletes, coaches, parents, students, athletic directors, health care professionals and business leaders. From pharmaceutical companies to state high school athletic director conferences to college campuses, Dr. Spencer empowers people with his signature message of clearer mind, better performance.

He has been featured in USA Today, New York Daily News and ESPN Radio. Dr. Spencer is a frequent guest on WFMZ Morning News in the NY/NJ/PA region. He also starred in the TV Show “What the Heck Were They Thinking?!” with former Heavyweight Boxing Champion Larry Holmes. Additionally, Dr. Spencer created and starred on the TV show Mind of the Athlete.  He has recorded 13 CDs, as well as over 500 podcasts and videos.

Dr. Spencer has extensive training and experience in the field of health and sports psychology.  Before earning a Doctor of Psychology Degree from Argosy University, formerly known as The Illinois School of Professional Psychology, he earned his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from West Chester University and his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychobiology from Lafayette College. Dr. Spencer professionally trained at The Jersey Shore Medical Center, Northwestern Neuropsychological Association, and The Diamond Headache Clinic. He is a licensed psychologist in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Michigan and Virginia. Dr. Spencer is also a member of The American Psychological Association, Pennsylvania Psychological Association, and Lehigh Valley Psychological and Counseling Association. Influenced by views in neuroscience, psychoanalysis, Christianity, and peak performance literature, Dr. Spencer has a heart to assist athletes in attaining peak performance through sound emotional health.

As an athlete, Dr. Spencer was an all-state high school wrestler who captained his team to back-to-back New Jersey state championships. While in college, he was a record-setting tailback for the Lafayette College football team. Additionally, while attending graduate school at West Chester University, he played wing on their rugby team. Dr. Jarrod Spencer resides with his wife and three children in the beautiful Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania .

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