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Alyssa Earlen, MA

Alyssa Earlen, MA, is a Masters-Level Counselor and mental performance coach. Alyssa received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Rider University and her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Rowan University. Alyssa completed her clinical internship at Bucks Support Services, where she provided individual counseling to children, adolescents, and adults experiencing self-esteem issues, body image concerns, anxiety, disordered eating and eating disorders, depression, emotional dysregulation, and more. However, as a professional bodybuilder and competitive athlete, Alyssa is passionate about helping other athletes overcome barriers to their sport performance, including – but not limited to – anxiety, perfectionism, and self-doubt. She will support you in navigating challenges as you work to find enjoyment even during the toughest moments, reach your full potential as an individual and athlete, and maintain a healthy sport-life balance.

Athletic Background

Alyssa is a professional bodybuilder and competes in the bikini category at bodybuilding shows. However, her love for athletic performance began during childhood when she played soccer year-round until high school. While taking a break from team sports, Alyssa still wanted to continue her career as an athlete, so she turned to weightlifting. Throughout the years, Alyssa’s passion for weight training continued to grow, and because of this, as well as her love for performing in competitive sports, she pursued bodybuilding. In 2023, Alyssa received her pro card in bodybuilding after taking 1st place in the Overall for the Open class at a show. Additionally, Alyssa holds certifications as a Personal Trainer and a Bodybuilding Specialist.

Unique Perspective

Alyssa takes an eclectic approach when working with clients. She often draws concepts from person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, solution-focused therapy, dialectical-behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy, but will always meet her clients where they are by utilizing the most appropriate techniques for their unique needs. Alyssa assists clients in creating positive change by recognizing their personal strengths, resulting in self-improvement, increased confidence, and peak performance.

Due to her own lived experiences, Alyssa understands the connection between physical health and mental health, and how stressors in either area can impact performance and overall well-being. By incorporating mental performance coaching and mental health counseling concepts, Alyssa strives to help you learn how to better manage the day-to-day pressures that come from life and being an athlete. Such skills consist of self-talk, mental imagery, relaxation techniques/mindfulness, goal-setting, increasing motivation, and finding focus.