Lisa H Lollar - Licensed Psychologist

Lisa H. Lollar - Psy.D., CC-AASP

Licensed Psychologist

1720 S. Bellaire Street, Suite 203, Denver, CO 80222

Taught and supervised graduate students in the Master of Arts in Sport and Performance Psychology, University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology

Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (recognized by the American Psychological Association)

Sport Psychology

Sport Psychology applies special use of psychological techniques to enhance performance and reduce anxiety in athletes. Mentally healthy athletes have greater self-confidence and ultimately perform better in their sport. Personal trainers, physical therapists, athletic trainers and coaches can also benefit from these techniques. Medical professionals, such as orthopedic surgeons and kinesiologists, are increasingly using services in sport psychology. My work, for example, can help deal with one of our latest health dilemmas: the concussion. I can help facilitate recovery in all sports injuries.

My position is unique and rare in Colorado. I am a Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (recognized by the American Psychological Association). To earn the designation of CC-AASP, I was required to meet a standard of education and training in sport sciences and psychology. I completed the practicum, was privately supervised by the head psychologist at the USOC and have undergone an extensive review process. I must abide by the AASP ethical code and participate in ongoing training in Sport Psychology.

Sport Psychology can:
  • Create mental toughness for competition
  • Increase concentration and focus
  • Reduce performance anxiety
  • Bolster confidence and motivation
  • Improve consistency
  • Solidify goal-setting skills
  • Facilitate injury recovery
  • Improve relationships with teammates, coaches and trainers
  • Help maintain positive personal relationships
  • Serve as a defense against the idealistic expectations of others
  • Provide coping skills for life transitions and career changes
  • Address substance abuse and eating disorders
  • Decrease the negative effects of harsh self-criticism, perfectionism and overtraining

What types of sport psychology services are offered?

  • Individualized programs for athletes of all ages and skill levels (ranges from a few sessions to provide a toolbox of techniques to on-going performance enhancement sessions)
  • Sessions focused on mental training (positive imagery, relaxation techniques and self-talk) to enhance performance and create mental toughness
  • Counseling for emotional issues that affect an athlete’s ability to perform
  • Consultations to physicians, physical therapists, coaches and trainers working with athletes
  • Referrals to outside agencies when appropriate