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Mental Performance Coaching
with Doctor Tyler Held EdD CMPC 

About Tyler: 
Dr. Tyler Held EdD CMPC is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with a doctorate in Sport and Performance Psychology. She has over 10 years of exposure to elite Equestrian sports and is a competitor in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu herself. She was first introduced to Sport Psychology as a client when she struggled with competition anxiety as a young adult rider. She completed her Master's Degree in 2019 and her Doctorate in 2022. 

Tyler's Mission

Tyler has a passion for helping athletes find success and enjoyment regardless of their sport, age, and experience level. Tyler uses a systematic and individualized approach to performance and behavior to help athletes optimize performance and overcome setbacks.

The main goal of mental performance coaching is to help athletes to manage and understand themselves better so that they can facilitate their skills and achieve what they are truly capable of.

With an individualized approach to sport and performance psychology, you can expect an intervention that will be formulated for your specific goals. Some of these goals might include:

-Overcoming fear of injury and reinjury

-Moving up levels in competition

-Dealing with fear and anxiety

-Building confidence/mental toughness

-Seeking more enjoyment in sport

-Controlling focus/attention

-Support through life transitions and time off sport


Tyler utilizes a variety of skills in her sessions including psychological skills training, cognitive-behavioral techniques, mindfulness techniques, and acceptance-based approaches.

Although Tyler's primary experience in Mental Performance Coaching has been with Equestrian and Combat Athletes, the principles of mental performance are universal to many performance contexts, including business and performance arts. Tyler is also a coordinator for the AASP special interest group for MMA and Combat Sports. 


Tyler uses online scheduling and Zoom meeting links for your convenience. 



Start Your Journey

The BEST way to get started. Book a discounted 45-minute Zoom session where we can explore your goals and needs. Let's make sure we're a good fit and create a plan for our work together. You will leave this session with a good idea of a plan for the rest of the intervention.

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Solutions Focused 

If you have an athletic event this weekend or find yourself wanting to fix a specific problem without wanting to do a deeper dive, book a single hour-long session. This approach is not ideal for complex performance problems. We will focus on finding a solution applicable in the here and now. 


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Performance Package

If you want to jump right in, or if you've already done a consultation, you're in the right place. Book a package of 4, 50 minute sessions at a discounted rate. Committing to regular meeting times will enhance your experience and results. I reccomend meeting every other week if you are just starting out.

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Confidence Log 

The best way to build confidence is to do things that make you feel confident. Even on our worst days, there are good things we can take away. Keep track of these moments with Tyler's Confidence Log for Equestrians, a journal you can easily keep in your car or tack trunk! 

In the Media

"Tyler is one of my most favorite humans - We started working with her because I wanted my daughter to learn the mental toughness skills needed to succeed in Eventing. Now she’s a regular part of our coaching team! She has been so helpful and I’m so incredibly grateful. And I say “we” because as a parent, I’m not always sure what to say or do during stressful moments before a competition and she’s always there to coach me too! She has been a real asset to our family. I would highly recommend." 


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