Mental Skills Coaching
As a Mental Skills Coach, my purpose is to assist you in becoming a well-rounded athlete. We work together to increase your mental skills in order to help you perform your best while training, in competition, and in regular life.
With my experience as a competitive athlete, I’ve learned we require physical strength and stamina in order to be successful at our sport, but we also need something else: mental strength. Training can be exhausting, demanding, and unfortunately, we find ourselves unmotivated at times.
Newcomers to any sport or training regimen can feel confused and not know how high of expectations to set for themselves or what they should be aiming towards. They may experience nervousness during training (or competition), body image issues, problems focusing, or maintaining motivation. Experienced athletes can begin to feel burnout and a lack of purpose, as well as all of the other problems listed for newcomers.
These are all very normal aspects of the training world, and most athletes deal with these issues at some point .
Performance Enhancement coaching is not counseling. Though I am a licensed counselor these sessions are meant to only work on the concerns that keep you from becoming a better athlete. If you would also like counseling, we can do that as well.
Insurance: Tricare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, MedCost, Cigna, UHC, TriWest (Veteran's Affairs)
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I became interested in the intersection between mental health and sport while in the active duty Air Force working towards my Bachelor’s degree. After I moved to Fayetteville, I began working with my husband, Ryan, on Mental Skills Coaching while he was preparing for his Bodybuilding competitions. At that time, I became very involved in exercise for general health and began to experience many of these same things I spoke about above: nervousness, body image issues, no motivation, and a lack of clear direction and goals. I began to apply what I was learning in school to myself and Ryan and found by increasing my “mental toolbox” I was a better athlete and person all-around.
After we opened Rhino’s Gym, I became involved in Powerlifting and Strongman and have competed in both sports briefly. I plan to continue competing in both in the future. My husband and I established Team Rebelle, an all-female Powerlifting Team here in Fayetteville, which then morphed into a co-ed Strength Team. I work with these women on implementing mental skills into their training and competition routines. I am able to work with individuals, groups, teams, and non-athletes. I am NOT a personal trainer; however, I can work with your personal trainer to give them skills needed to help you. Please feel free to contact me via text, phone, or email to discuss how we can work together!
Tarra Farnham, M.A, LPC
Owner, Rhino Consulting & Counseling, PLLC
Licensed Professional Counselor
NASM Behavior Change Specialist
In-Progress PsyD Sports & Performance
M.A. Mental Health Counseling