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Providing the support athletes need to achieve their goals.

Our team of licensed therapists are eager to help athletes grow.

Our team of licensed therapists identifies as athletes.

We are not sports performance therapists, but rather, mental health therapists who truly understand sports. We believe that teamwork is critical to development, and encourage community, collaboration, and continuous growth within our clinician and athlete networks.

In and out of competition, our ultimate goal is to help individuals succeed in health, wellness and performance.

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Kimberly O'Brien is a clinical social worker in the Sports Medicine Division and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital.
Kim O'Brien, a former Harvard Hockey Champion, is the founder of Unlimited Resilience
“You are more resilient than you think! You can and will emerge stronger than before, tougher than you ever knew was possible.”

Founded by a champion.

Meet, Kimberly O’Brien

PhD, LICSW

Kim seeks to empower athletes to be resilient in sport and in life. As a former National Championship Harvard Hockey player, Kim has a passion for working with teen and young adult competitive athletes with mental health concerns. And after years of acute psychiatric care training and experience, she has returned to her roots by founding Unlimited Resilience to help athletes succeed in sport and mental health. As the mental skills coach for the Harvard Women’s Hockey team and a clinical social worker in the Sports Medicine Division and Female Athlete Program at Boston Children’s Hospital, Kim actively seeks to positively impact athletes and sports. 

Kim coaches field hockey, hockey, and lacrosse and still loves to compete. She believes being an athlete is critical to sports therapy and requires that every Unlimited Resilience therapist identify as an athlete in support of this belief.

Parents and athletes benefit from working with our team of therapists

My daughter thinks the world of Dr. O’Brien and feels safe, supported, and motivated by the work they do together. I feel confident that she can provide any child with the wisdom, faith, and motivation that they need.

Anonymous Parent of Athlete

Unlimited Resilience client


Meet our Program Manager, Anna Nilsson

Program Manager, BS


Anna believes that ones mental well-being is a key component to overall health. At Unlimited Resilience, she manages new patient inquiries, billing, along with client support. Her goal is to create a constructive and positive environment for athletes and their caregivers in order to provide them with an exceptional experience. 

  • Attained her bachelors of science in public health with a focus on policy and management from UMass Amherst in 2019

  • Former ice hockey, lacrosse, and soccer player

  • Enjoys strength training, snowboarding, cross country skiing, hiking, and running


Lauren Beville – athlete
Lauren Beville – athlete

Meet, Lauren Beville

Therapist, LCSW


Lauren feels lucky to have an opportunity to use her background as an athlete, a coach, and a clinician to support and empower current athletes. As a former collegiate athlete, she strongly believes that the way we deal with adversity in sports translates into how we deal with adversity in our everyday lives.

  • Former college lacrosse player

  • Loves helping athletes discover their true potential and improve their experience in all aspects of life by enhancing their mental strength

  • Coaches youth lacrosse; plays lacrosse and basketball; enjoys running, lifting, and getting outdoors to boost endorphins

“It's impossible to predict the future – have faith in your ability to navigate any obstacle placed before you.”

Meet, Brianne Roche

Therapist, CMPC, MHC


While a college athlete, Brianne realized the extent to which taking care of one’s mental health can have profound impacts on athletic performance and general wellbeing. Suffering numerous injuries during her athletic career, she is passionate about helping current athletes navigate their time away from sport and return to play. Clinically, Brianne works with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, substance use, LGBTQ+ issues, eating disorders, and more. Sport and competition have brought joy into her life, and she loves being able to help other athletes improve their performance while learning more about themselves and their unique strengths along the way. 
  • Ran cross country and track in college

  • She is passionate about helping athletes explore their identities both in and out of their sport


Meet, Landon DuMar

Therapist, CMPC, MHC


For Landon, at its core, sport is a vehicle to connect to love, joy, and play. Through his own experiences, he has felt what is it like to deeply connect to those and also feel lost and disconnected from himself both in and outside of sport. His hope and passion is to help athletes to uncover their authentic selves, heal past wounds, and cultivate love, joy, and play in all aspects of their lives! 
  • Has trained mixed martial arts (MMA) for nearly 15 years

  • Works for a wilderness therapy program for young adults in Vermont

  • Loves meditation, yoga, nature, TV, movies, cooking (and eating), reading, board games, and time with his nephew

“With space, play, and love, all things are possible!”

Meet, Catherine Raster

Therapist, LCSW


Cat is a firm believer that therapy is for everyone, especially athletes. Through her own experience with sports and struggles with anxiety, Cat knows the importance of the mind body connection. Sports offered her many valuable lessons not only about life but perhaps more importantly about herself. Building confidence and resilience are essential for any athlete to be successful. Cat has experience working with youth in different capacities and has specific experience providing sports-based therapy to groups. She has seen the benefits of sports and hopes to combine her knowledge of sports and clinical experience to help other athletes in the mental health arena.

  • Former D1 soccer player

  • Grew up the oldest of 7 kids in the Midwest

  • Enjoys playing rec soccer, pickleball, beach days and lots of reading


Ariana DiPreta – athlete
Ariana DiPreta – therapist

Meet, Ariana DiPreta

Therapist, MHC, CMPC


Having suffered a career-ending injury, Ariana knows how much mental support and growth is needed to recover and move forward while still maintaining an athletic identity. It is her passion to empower athletes to address their struggles with mental health while working towards their performance goals. As a clinician and mental performance coach, Ariana has worked with youth, adolescents, and young adults of all ages and performance backgrounds to harness their mind and body to achieve performance levels beyond their belief using a strength-based and mindfulness approach.

  • Former soccer player and rower

  • Interests and experience include trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, motivation, and more

  • Remains active today through club sports, regularly working out, and hiking

“Improving mental strength and skills in sport translates beyond the field into everyday life.”

Meet, Jahna Goldmore

Therapist, LICSW


Sports has informed Jahna’s perspective on the undeniable connection between health and mental health. She has worked in a medical setting with patients with chronic illness, various community counseling settings including an outdoor program focused on developing confidence and building life skills through experiential education, and is a Certified Yoga instructor. Jahna believes that through challenging circumstances, we have a unique opportunity to grow and transform.

  • Former college lacrosse and high school athlete

  • Interests include the mind-body connection, meditation, and mindfulness, and utilizing tools from these practices to support clients to develop strategies to work through anxiety, self-doubt, and improve mood

  • Enjoys yoga and the outdoors today

“What we perceive as weakness may – with some shift in perspective – in fact be our biggest strength!”
Jahna Goldmore – therapist
Jahna Goldmore – athlete

Gabby Hernandez – athlete
Gabby Hernandez – therapist

Meet, Gabby Hernandez

Therapist, LMHC


Gabby is excited to combine her love for sport with her passion for mental health. She loves to work with athletes who may have encountered injury, concerns with eating or body image, anxiety, depression, or trauma and help get them back to feeling successful both in life and in their sport. 

  • Started as a young gymnast and graduated to team sports like soccer and volleyball

  • Interests and experience include trauma, depression, anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, motivation, and more

  • Despite ACL injuries, Gabby has continued to stay involved in sports and currently has been learning to snowboard and has been playing volleyball

“I believe that all athletes share a bond no matter what sport they play.”

Meet, Jesse Schram

Therapist, LICSW


Jesse strongly believes in the importance of bridging the gap between the mental health and sports worlds in order to support athletes to reach and redefine their “limits.” Jesse grew up playing hockey and soccer, and pursued Division 1 soccer in college. He has experienced his own challenges with anxiety and depression, and is determined to collaboratively work with other athletes to support their goals, both on and off of the field. Jesse embraces a down-to-earth, strength-based approach in an attempt to make the therapeutic process feel comfortable and inviting. 

  • Former collegiate soccer player

  • Plays soccer, hockey, and is constantly finding ways to stay active outdoors all times of the year. 


Meet, Steph Holmes

Therapist, LCSW


Steph believes in helping athletes enhance their mental strength not only to improve performance but more importantly to improve the quality of their experience. As a current social worker and a former college athlete with a decade of experience coaching ice hockey, she knows the extraordinary power of resilience.

  • Former college ice hockey player

  • Enjoys working with athletes on a range of issues including those related to trauma, depression, anxiety, disordered eating, body image, LGBTQ+ issues, and relationship and family dynamics

  • Plays ice hockey and tennis; enjoys hiking with her family and pup

“The commitment to your mental health is integral to your well-being and level of performance. You have everything you need inside of you to handle whatever comes!”
Steph Holmes – athlete
Steph Holmes – therapist

Jacqueline Jimenez-Maldonado – therapist
Jacqueline Jimenez-Maldonado – athlete

Meet, Jacqueline Jimenez-Maldonado

Therapist, LCSW


Jacqueline believes the connection between physical and mental health is the basis for challenging an athlete further in their sport and life. Her goal is to help athletes find the gem that is within themselves.

  • Former college volleyball player and rower; has practiced Kenpo karate

  • Enjoys supporting athletes through their challenges and exploring the therapeutic tools and mental skills that best suit them individually

  • Stays physically active through sports and strength training

“Mental strength and resilience are in you; you must train it like everything else!”

Meet, Crystal Mims

Therapist/Neuropsychological Testing, PsyD


Crystal believes that mental strength is a critical component of the athletic experience. With over 20 years experience as a licensed school psychologist, Crystal offers a collaborative, compassionate approach to helping others. She has diverse experience working with children and young adults in both clinical and educational settings.

  • A former athlete

  • Passionate about helping student athletes develop performance anxiety and stress management techniques while building mental resilience; provides neuropsychological evaluations to help student athletes better understand their cognitive strengths and challenges so they can receive academic accommodations and excel in school

  • Enjoys physical activity and competition; especially enjoys hiking and tennis

“Mental health is an integral part of well-being. It takes self-awareness and a willingness to persevere to achieve at the highest level. You can and will succeed!”
Crystal Mims – athlete
Crystal Mims – therapist

Meet, Nick Reynolds

Therapist, MHC


Nick believes the mental well-being of his clients consistently relies on their physical health. He learned at a young age that staying active builds motivation and develops resilience in all aspects of life. His clients’ passion for sport inspires collaboration in order to reach their potential. As a mental health counselor, Nick meets athletes where they are and works toward their achievements in and outside of their sport.

  • A former high school rower and squash player

  • Dedicated to helping others face obstacles, including managing anxiety, disordered eating, depression, physical or psychological trauma, and family dynamics.

  • Enjoys biking, running, and skiing

“Staying physically healthy gives our bodies a means to stay mentally healthy; it’s up to us to care for both our bodies and minds.”
Nick Reynolds – athlete
Nick Reynolds – therapist

Meet, Katie Dowd

Therapist, LICSW


Katie believes that the experience of being an athlete can shape so much about our lives and well-being. She strives to work collaboratively with athletes to notice, recognize and continue to cultivate the resilience that is already there. Therapy provides the space and tools to develop skills that will help both on and off the field.

  • Former college rower

  • Specializes in working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate mental health challenges, utilizing evidence based approaches tailored to each individual   

  • Enjoys running, yoga, soccer, tennis and hiking 


Meet, Olivia Griffin

Therapist, LCSW


Olivia believes the training, skills, and knowledge that one gains playing sports, can be translated into caring for one’s mental health. It takes patience, practice, learning, and commitment to notice the growth and progress in both. Olivia recognizes that there is not just one way to address our mental health, and therefore, one must utilize a variety of different approaches best suited for the individual.  

  • Former collegiate soccer player

  • Experience and interest include anxiety, depression, stress, life transitions and mind-body connection

  • During her free time, Olivia enjoys running, doing yoga, and being outdoors


Meet, Michael Hinckley

Therapist, MHC, MPC


Mike recognizes that athletes can often feel like they’re on an emotional roller coaster  through the experiences of success, failure, growth, heartbreak, flow, burnout, injury, etc. and believes that all athletes can benefit from a counselor to guide them on that ride. He especially likes to work with athletes who are experiencing performance anxiety or feel that the mental aspects of their performance are holding them back from reaching their full potential. Mike is a believer that the mental part of the game is just as critical as the physical and sees his purpose in helping athletes to train the mind in the same way that they train the body!

  • Former college basketball player

  • Master’s degree in sport psychology 

  • Enjoys playing basketball still as well as soccer, running, hiking, and skiing
     

Meet, Kara Cross

Therapist, LCSW


Kara is passionate about exploring the relationship between physical, mental, and emotional health. She believes that sports provide an incredible opportunity to develop body awareness, deepen resilience, and strengthen interpersonal skills.

  • Former college soccer player and heptathlete

  • Fifteen years of experience teaching, coaching, and counseling children and adolescents

  • In addition to running, hiking, and lifting, Kara enjoys practicing and teaching yoga

“Possessing embodied awareness and knowing our core values enhances our pursuit of meaningful goals.”


Meet, Ashley Garcia

Therapist, MHC


Ashley’s goal is to help her clients live a more meaningful life. Utilizing a humanistic and holistic approach, she draws from various therapeutic modalities in order to best meet the individualized needs of the client. Ashley prioritizes creating a space where clients can feel seen, heard, and encouraged to reach their goals. 

  • Former high school athlete 

  • Focuses on adolescents who are dealing with depression, anxiety, self-esteem, LGBTQ+ issues, and BIPOC issues

  • Enjoys traveling, hiking, cycling, kickboxing, and yoga 

“Your struggle does not define you.”


Meet, Patricia Coffey

Therapist, LICSW


Through her experience as a school adjustment counselor and clinical social worker, Tricia has witnessed the powerful effects of mental and physical health on one’s ability to cope with life’s challenges. She helps student-athletes find their authentic selves, develop self compassion and achieve balance. Tricia received her undergraduate at Stonehill College and masters in social work at Boston College. 

  • Grew up competing in cross-country, basketball and softball

  • Clinical experience in helping youth manage anxiety, depression and navigate family systems 

  • Personal experience with injury setbacks

  • Today enjoys training for marathons, playing tennis and biking 

“Balance in life can only be achieved when we start taking care of both our mental and physical health”

Meet, Michelle Baum

Therapist, MPH, LCSW


Michelle has always been passionate about the intersection between physical and mental health. As a former cross country and track runner, dancer, and soccer player, she believes in the importance of promoting mental wellness in sports. In her professional work, she employs a strengths-based approach that incorporates positivity, mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, and other modalities to help her clients reach their goals. 

  • Enjoys running, hiking, and going to the gym 

  • Registered yoga teacher

  • Interests and experience involves working with teens and young adults experiencing eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and navigating identity exploration

“The field, course, stage, pool, or mat is practice for life. How you play and respond to situations there can translate into how you respond to situations in your life outside of sports.”

Meet, Christina Santorelli

Therapist, LCSW


As a former athlete and current endorphin chaser, Christina is excited to combine her love of being active with her passion for mental health. Christina has experience working with children and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, depression, body image, PTSD, and self injurious behaviors. She is committed to creating a trusting, respectful, and caring therapeutic relationship where athletes feel supported and empowered to strengthen their mental health, just as they would their physical health. Let’s climb, and move mountains together!

  • Former soccer player and cross country runner

  • Loves spending time outdoors, especially at the beach

  • Despite having to navigate through multiple injuries, Christina continues to be active and enjoys hiking, weight lifting, cycling, and yoga


Meet, Cody Kucharski

Therapist, LMHC


Cody is excited to support other athletes with their mental health through a trauma focused lens. Cody not only has a personal understanding of the importance of mental health in competitive sports, but also what benefits movement can bring to one’s overall functioning. Cody considers the various stressors that impact your sporting environment. In the therapeutic space, she utilizes an integrative approach, considering that every individual has unique needs. She hopes to have athletes get to know themselves on a deeper level, and to have them learn to honor their unique strengths! 

  • Former collegiate lacrosse player

  • Currently training for her first amateur boxing match

  • Loves the winter and snowboarding!

“Mind-body connection is so important. With movement, comes intention and focus. Allow your mind and body to befriend one another, they are not meant to be separate entities!”

Meet, Alyssa Terp

Therapist, LCSW


Alyssa is a former athlete that was always focused on getting to the next level. She believes that being an athlete prepares you for adversity in life in a way that academics do not. Through her own experiences, she understands the deep connection between sports and mental health along with how wins and losses effect us. Her goal is to meet athletes where they are and build on their confidence, resiliency, and mental health through positivity, humor, and unwavering support.

  • Former college basketball player

  • Enjoys staying active by getting outdoors with her family

  • Passionate about helping athletes navigate through trauma, depression, anxiety, and relationships


Meet, Kareem Hines

Therapist, MSW, LICSW


Kareem is an open minded clinician that values building relationships that can support the work done in therapy. He recognizes the challenges and stigma that are still associated with receiving therapy and has worked to dispel myths and educate people about what therapy can be. Playing collegiate sports, he has an understanding of the pressure, responsibility, and time commitment that comes with sports at any level. Kareem relishes the opportunity to build connections and support athletes in their goals for athletic achievement and overall well-being.

  • Former collegiate football player

  • Clinical experience with adolescents and young adults. Interests in providing equitable mental health services and the destigmatizing of mental health

  • Loves food, playing video games, basketball, and getting outside with his fiance and dog


Meet, Rachel Shinnick

Therapist, CMPC, Ed.M.


Rachel believes that sport has the power to foster connection, enhance well-being, and encourage positive growth of the mind and body. She also understands that sport can become a source of stress, anxiety, and obligation which can drastically impact mental health. As a clinician and certified mental performance consultant, Rachel seeks to help athletes understand their identities within and outside of sport to aid mental well-being and sport performance. Rachel also has a particular interest in sport injury and facilitating sport injury related growth, having suffered her own career-ending knee injury in college. She values the collaborative nature of working with athletes to build long-lasting skills rooted in a growth mindset approach to performance and life.

  • Former division I college soccer player

  • Experience and passion lie in helping athletes manage anxiety, depression, sport injury concerns, reinjury anxiety, and trauma

  • Enjoys staying active through lifting, playing soccer recreationally, and has recently gotten into boxing

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