Currently, there are two "credentials" available to sport and exercise psychology practitioners. The first is the "Certified Consultant, AASP" offered through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. The second is membership in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Each credential demonstrates that the sport psychology professional has attained some minimum level of training and/or experience. You also may want to consider working with a sport psychologist who is a licensed psychologist because that professional would have a broader understanding of interpersonal issues affecting your performance and may be in the best position to help you reach your goals.
To find a qualified sport psychology consultant, you can visit the AASP website (AASP Consultant Finder), which has a directory of specialists in the field with their respective service areas. In order to be included on this list, they must be certified as a sport psychology consultant through AASP and a member of the APA. When you contact the sport psychology consultant, ask them specific questions concerning their interests as well as if they feel they might be able to help in addressing your concerns. For further information on questions you might want to ask your potential sport psychology consultant, please visit APA Divison 47's website.
Sport psychology fees can vary across the U.S. Like other service professionals, fees often range from $100.00 or more per session. Fees for long-term consultations with athletic or sport organizations generally are determined based on services provided and length of contract.