Meet our Sport Psychology Consultants

The UNT Center for Sport Psychology consultants are doctoral and master’s students from the Departments of Psychology and KHPR, respectively, who are pursuing their specializations in sport psychology. The consultants provide services to individual athletes, coaches, and sport teams within the UNT Athletic Department and to members of the DFW sport community. Their work is supervised by the Center’s faculty.

Name: Kelzie Beebe
Degree: Master of Science in Education, Concentration in Counseling and Counselor Education, from Indiana University; Master of Science in Kinesiology, Concentration in Applied Sport Science, from Indiana University; Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Physics from Harvard College
Sport Experience: Professional 140.6 and 70.3 Triathlon; Collegiate Soccer and Rowing; High School Soccer and Cross Country; Recreational Swimming, Running, Yoga, and Ice Hockey; Coaching Swimming, Triathlon, Mountain Biking, Trail Running, and SkiMo
Research Interests: Connection between Mental Health Services and Performance Enhancement, LGBTQ Athletes

Name: Kaleb Cusack
Degree: Master of Arts in Psychological Sciences from James Madison University; Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Coaching Science from Oklahoma State University
Sport Experience: Collegiate football; High school football, basketball, track and field
Research Interests:  Mental Skills Training, Motivation, Athletic Injury and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Adherence

Name: Megan Drew
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Missouri State University
Sport Experience: Collegiate Field Hockey; High School Field Hockey, Lacrosse, and Basketball; High School Field Hockey and Lacrosse Coach
Research Interests: Athlete Mental Health; Performance Enhancement; Coach-Athlete Relationship; Transition out of Sport

Name: Randi Jackson
Degree: Master of Science in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Texas; Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Robert Morris University; Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Concentration in Sport and Performance from Robert Morris University
Sport Experience: Collegiate Basketball; High School Basketball and Track & Field; Club Soccer; Basketball Coach
Research Interests:  Organizational Development in Sport and Performance Systems, Diversity Issues in Sport, Athletic Identity, Coach-Athlete Relationships, Career Transition/Termination

Name: Justin Harker
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Master of Sciences in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland (pending thesis defense).
Sport experience: High school football and lacrosse.
Research interests: Mental health stigma in sports, motivation, performance enhancement, barriers to exercise and physical activity.


Name: Heather Kiefer
Degree: Master of Science in Sport and Performance Psychology from Florida State University; Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor in Criminal Justice from James Madison University
Sport Experience: Collegiate Softball, Competitive Power Lifting, Personal Training
Research Interests: Student Athlete Mental Health, Transition/Retirement out of Sport, and Mental Health Help Seeking Behaviors 

Name: Olivia Knizek
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Human Biology from University of California, San Diego and Master of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University
Sport Experience: Collegiate Rowing; High School Water Polo and Swimming
Research Interests: The retirement transition from sport, injury resiliency, Mindfulness Interventions, Performance Enhancement

Name: Dalton Mack
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Rutgers University (New Brunswick)
Sport Experience: High School Cross Country, Track, Baseball; Intramural Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball
Research Interests: Athletic Injury and Recovery, Transition out of Sport, Coping with Performance Anxiety


Name: Jolene Norton
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Research Psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno
Sport Experience: Collegiate and High School Swimming, Coach for Swimming
Research Interests: Spirituality in Sport, Religious/Cultural/ Athletic identity, Confidence of Athletes, Pursuit of perfectionism

Name: Tess Palmateer
Degree: Master of Science in Exercise Science (Sport Psychology) from the University of Toronto, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Honours) from Brock University.
Sport Experience: Collegiate Volleyball; Club Soccer, Indoor Volleyball, and Beach Volleyball; High School Golf, Ultimate Frisbee, Basketball, and Cross Country
Research Interests: Mental Health in Athletes, Ethical Considerations and Boundaries Between Sport Psychology Consultants and Athlete Clients, Interpersonal Emotion Regulation

Name: James Rushton
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania
Sport Experience: Collegiate and High School Soccer
Research Interests: Mental Skills Training, Athlete Mental Health, Motivation, Coach-Athlete Relationships.

Name: Lindsey Slavin
Degree: Bachelor of Art in Psychology, Minor in Marketing from the University of Miami
Sport Experience: Arctic Expeditioner, Long-Distance Cross-Country Skiing, Backcountry Downhill Skiing, Backpacking, Mountaineering, High School Competitive Cheerleading, Varsity Football Statistician
Research Interests: Daily Life Resilience, Coping Mechanisms to Bolster Wellbeing when Performing under High Demand, Mindfulness Interventions, The Impact of Social Media on Performance


Name: Derek Sokoloff
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Marywood University, Master of Science in Counseling from Syracuse University, Master of Business Administration from the University of New Mexico.
Sport Experience: High School Football
Research Interests: Mental Skills Training, Motivation, Mindfulness Interventions, Athletic Self-Efficacy


Name: Andy Walsh
Degree: Master of Science in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Sport & Exercise Psychology from Ball State University; Master of Arts in Counseling from Ball State University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wabash College
Sport Experience: High School and Collegiate Football, Basketball, and Track
Research Interests: Racial Identity, Athletic Identity, Masculinity

Name: Julian Yoon
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Georgia, Master of Education in Counselor Education with an emphasis in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Augusta University
Sport Experience: High School Tennis and Track and Field
Research Interests: Coping with injury, Diversity issues in sports