Meghan Johnson, MA, LAT, ATC is a pre-licensed counselor and mental performance coach at Newtown Sport Performance Psychology. She also works as the head athletic trainer for the Agnes Irwin School in Bryn Mawr, Pa., and earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Eastern University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Athletic Training with a minor in Psychology from Eastern.
Meghan pursued a degree in counseling after seeing a need within the athletic community that she serves. Marrying the fields of sports medicine and counseling to better provide care to her patients and student athletes is one of her main interests. Meghan works with a variety of athletes who may be experiencing mental performance issues, eating/food disorders, and other mental health concerns.
Meghan has an interest in helping athletes succeed both on and off of the field. In both her role as a coach on the field and as a member of the support staff in the sports medicine facility – Meghan looks to help athletes with developing confidence, purpose, and with overcoming their unique stressors. Meghan has experience with group coaching and with individual sessions helping athletes overcome performance anxiety and develop an identity outside of athletics. Some common topics covered are emotional/arousal regulation, confidence building, perfectionism, performance anxiety, injury, and many more.
Meghan’s passion for sports medicine and mental health in athletics began in her own career as a competitive athlete. Meghan played softball collegiately at Eastern University, where she was a pitcher before transitioning solely to the outfield. She served as a captain for Eastern in her 5th and 6th seasons at the University. Meghan was faced with a medical hardship as well as eligibility with the COVID-19 pandemic, allowing her the opportunity to play softball for the Eagles while obtaining her Master’s degree. Meghan also has experience coaching travel softball as she served as head coach for the PA Cheetahs in King of Prussia, PA. Meghan also has experience managing travel softball teams from 14U to 18U, helping athletes to develop not only their physical skill set, but their mental game as they navigate increasing pressures and demands of their sport.