Dr. Kirbi Kidd
Kirbi Kidd, Psy.D. is a Postdoctoral Resident specializing in Sport and Performance Psychology. Kirbi employs a collaborative approach with her clients, helping them identify and develop the specific skills required to feel and perform at their best.
Kirbi’s services combine her passion for sport with her compassion for people. A former collegiate basketball player, she graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a major in Psychology and a self-designed minor in Sport Studies. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Athletic Counseling and her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College. As a graduate student, she worked with athletic teams at the high school and collegiate levels on mental performance skills, and gained clinical experiences serving individuals and families ranging from pre-K to college-aged adults and professionals. She later served alongside the Counseling and Sport Psychology department at Mississippi State as an APA Psychological Intern, assisting teams and individual athletes with workshops and individual counseling sessions. As a practitioner, Kirbi emphasizes rapport building to build trust and an understanding of her clients’ unique needs. She fosters an inclusive environment in her sessions, and believes that feelings of comfort and safety are essential to holistic mental healthcare.
Dr. Erin Ayala
Dr. Ayala is a licensed psychologist who specializes in health and sport psychology. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and is listed as a licensed mental health provider on the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry. Erin approaches her work with clients in a holistic manner, recognizing that daily life, health, and athletic performance are often intertwined.
Erin began her career in sport psychology as an academic and an educator, teaching sport psychology courses while studying for her PhD in Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany in Albany, New York, and publishing research in Health Psychology while teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at Saint Mary’s University and the University of Minnesota, Duluth, respectively. She has worked with athletes in college counseling, career counseling, medical centers, inpatient psychiatry, and community mental health, and currently helms Premier’s Research, Development, and Assessment division, conducting research and data analysis, administering client assessments, and developing new assessment instruments for Premier and the field at-large, including Premier’s own Athlete Wellness and Performance Assessment.
Dr. Tim Herzog
Dr. Tim Herzog is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) in Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Montana, registered to provide tele-health services in Florida, a Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC), a member of the USOC Sport Psychology Registry, and Board Certified in Biofeedback (BCB).
Seven years ago, he moved his practice, Reaching Ahead from Bozeman, Montana to Annapolis, Maryland. His practice consists of a mix of therapy and performance clients. Tim works with a wide range of clients in person, and does distance consulting- particularly with competitive sailors. He conducts evidence-based practice, pulling from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Mindfulness based approaches, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Interpersonal Process. Tim places emphasis on the power of relationships.