Believe in Yourself

“When we explore the deep secrets of our own mind we are exploring the deep secrets of all minds. That which is most private and personal is universally true.”


Welcome to my Practice

Mental Health and Mental Performance Services

designed to help adolescents, athletes, and adults think, do, and feel better

My Experience

  • Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Counseling and Human Development

  • PA Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

  • Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP)
  • Board Certified in Clinical and Sport Hypnosis

  • PA Certified Secondary School Counselor

  • ICF Certified Developmental Life Coach

  • Director, Graduate Student Affairs Department

  • Director, Student-Athlete Well-Being and Mental Performance (NCAA) (2015-2020)

  • Adjunct Counseling and Sport Psychology Instructor

  • Performance Consultant to professional and nationally ranked athletes and teams

  • Head Men’s & Women’s Swimming Coach (NCAA) (1999-2014) 5x coach of the year

  • Therapist for group practices, agencies, and in private practice

Why People Work With Me

People choose to work with me for any number of reasons, including:

  • To move past the limiting beliefs of self-doubt, self-criticism, and perfectionism

  • To successfully address feelings of anxiety, depression, powerlessness, and grief

  • To successfully navigate life transitions.

  • To manifest a greater sense of well-being and authenticity

  • To empower their intentions

  • To realize their potential

  • To access their own sense of self-worth

  • To develop and manifest a powerful mental game for sport and life

What People Are Saying

Scott Hemer

2016 NCAA
National Coach of the Year

Dr. Thompson has worked closely with our team for years using mental performance strategies that help them develop beyond athletics. His professionalism has been top notch, instilling confidence in our players while showing compassion and understanding to help them cope with adversity. His techniques are down to earth and effectively connect with today’s student-athletes.

Kylie O’Hara

NCAA Track & Field Athlete

Dr Pete brings an immeasurable amount of knowledge, enthusiasm, motivation, positivity, and dedication to every session. He has helped me completely reshape the way I view my running, academics, and life. I always leave feeling energized and ready to tackle what lies ahead

Lauren Bailey

NCAA All-Amercian

Dr. Thompson is one of the greatest people I have ever met. His confidence in me and in my ability allowed me to reach goals I never thought were possible. Pete never put a limit on what I was capable of and has always been someone I could turn to for support and encouragement or if I ever need someone to listen or provide guidance in everyday life so I can live happier and healthier. I feel blessed that I met Pete and have had the opportunity to work with him.

George Kennedy

Fortune Magazine
Top 50 Leaders of 2013
5x NCAA National Coach of the Year

Peter Thompson’s talk to our team was outstanding. He spoke our team’s language and his presentation was very well received by all team members and coaches. I look forward to bringing Peter back next year.

Val Atwood

NCAA Academic

When I first met Pete in 2008 I had no idea that years later I would consider him one of the most important and powerful mentors in my life. I cannot recommend Pete highly enough. His professional voice would be a valuable resource for anyone wishing to improve confidence, self-esteem, athletic performance, happiness, and motivation in life.

Dr. Terry Platt

Professor Emeritus
Univ. of Rochester

Dr. Thompson has an unusual depth of passion, knowledge, insight, empathy, and vision. He cares deeply (and) sets high standards leavened with humor and understanding for those who strive to do their best. You would be hard pressed to find a better coach.

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