Katie Bell is an internship student at Newtown Sport & Performance Psychology. She also works in the Office of Athletic Academic Support at Villanova University and is working toward a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Villanova University. She earned a Master’s degree in Higher Education from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology with minors in Psychology and Sociology from Pennsylvania State University.
Katie’s passion for supporting athletes began when she started tutoring collegiate athletes while she was an undergraduate at Penn State. Once she graduated from her Bachelor's program, she was an Academic Support Assistant with the Penn State football team from 2016-2017. She then spent 2017-2022 at Army West Point as an Athletic Academic Support Coordinator working with several teams including Football, Men’s Soccer, Women’s Lacrosse, Softball, Wrestling, and Men’s Rugby. While at Army, she also taught a first-year student class on academic and mental skills, a course that combined executive functioning skills with mental performance tools to help first-year students transition to the collegiate environment both inside and outside of the classroom.
Katie chose to pursue a degree in counseling after seeing a need for further mental health and mental performance resources for the athletes she served. She hopes to provide a dual relationship of mental performance coaching and mental health counseling to help athletes thrive both on and off the field of play.