Dr. Alex Melkumian is our most experienced Psychologist. He empowers athletes to enhance their performance through increased confidence, mental coaching, improved mental health, self-awareness, and relational support with regard to teammates, coaches, media, family, and peers. His interests include mental sport/performance enhancement, stress management, improving self-esteem and confidence, managing depression, building effective relationships, life transitions, and mental recovery from trauma and/or injury.
Dr. Melkumian's interest in Sports and Performance Psychology stems from his personal experience tearing his ACL playing football. Through dedicated training, Dr. Melkumian has cultivated unique insight into how biological, psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors contribute to physical functioning and overall wellness (e.g., chronic pain and stress management, performance anxiety, depression, life transitions and relationships).
He has accumulated a diverse skill-set from 15 years of training and research:
• Sports Psychology (Performance & Mental Coaching) - Leverage the power of sports psychology to increase your athletic performance, reduce anxiety and stress, improve relationships with teammates and coaches, enhance confidence, and build a foundation for consistent peak performances.
• Psychotherapy - Overcome trauma and develop coping strategies for the future. Define your goals, clarifying who you are and what you want out of life. Therapy can be particularly helpful for individuals with low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, OCD, relationships, and more.
• Life Coaching - Help achieve your personal and professional goals. Help develop and advance your careers, prioritize tasks, plan lives, handle frustrations and stresses, engender happiness and realize the impact of your behavior on others.
Dr. Melkumian is an expert in mental health management, and is committed to improving the lives of athletes. He is dedicated to ensuring you get the lasting change you’re looking for. He strives to keep sessions upbeat, informative, & meaningful.
Whether you're an amateur athlete struggling to find confidence, competitive athlete in search of the next level of performance, or even an anxious and frustrated parent, Dr. Melkumian is ready to untangle whatever is holding you back.
Licensed to practice psychology in California. Sports mental coaching available in all other states.