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Dr. Harlan Austin


Harlan Austin, PhD, is a licensed psychologist with national certifications in sport psychology and addiction psychology. With 20 years of experience working in the sport and clinical psychology field, Harlan has worked with individuals focused on high-performance, return-to performance, and leadership development. Harlan has served in many roles including performance consultant, clinician, program developer, and clinical director. He has lectured and presented at national conventions on the topics of sport and performance psychology, clinical sport psychology, athlete psychological assessment, athlete rehabilitation, and athlete return to sport. Through his career Harlan has had the opportunity to work with professional athletes (NBA, MLB, NFL, Boxing, LAX, Ski, Snowboard), healthcare professionals, US Special Forces groups, and high-level executives.

Harlan’s enthusiasm for sport psychology stems from merging his academic and athletic interests into one. Through finding the balance of passions, he believes that sport and performance psychology has a place in all areas of life. He has had the opportunity to deliver performance psychology perspectives in multiple contexts, including university and high school athletic departments, hospital settings, sports medicine clinics, active military groups, and for individual professional clients.

When Harlan is not working he enjoys spending time with his family, climbing mountains, hiking, kayaking, biking, and listening to music.