Phit for a Queen: A Female Athlete Podcast

The Mind of the Athlete with Sports Psychologist Kate Bennett

May 18, 2018


The Mind of the Athlete with Sports Psychologist Kate Bennett


 An elite athlete herself, Dr. Bennett shares about her experiences and the tools she uses in her practice with other athletes, as a parent with kids in sport and reconnecting to her body after having her second baby.


  • Kates shares her unique background of being a competitive cyclist, cycling coach, athletic trainer and sports psychologist and how she brings all of that experience into her practice.
  • What is the mental toolbox? And how do we use this to optimize performance?
  • As a parent, Kate discusses her perspective on raising children in this focused world of one sport specialization.
  • Kate shares reconnecting with her body in sport after having her second baby.

So you know she’s legit:

Kate Bennett, PsyD, is a Clinical Sport Psychologist and the director of Athlete Insight, PC. She supports the clinical and performance needs of athletes worldwide and specializes in the treatment of athletes recovering from eating disorders. Prior to becoming a psychologist, Dr. Bennett was an athletic trainer and cycling coach. During her coaching career, she coached several state and national champions as well as earned two national championships herself. As a sport psychologist, she watched several of her athletes win national championships as well as excel as collegiate and professional athletes. Dr. Bennett has presented the American Psychological Association, Association for Applied Sport Psychology, Female Athlete Conference, International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation, and Medicine of Cycling conferences. In addition, she authored “Eating Disorders in Athletes” (Eating Disorders in Special Populations, 2017) and co-authored “Motivation and Mental Training” (Cycling Science, 2017).

How to Connect to Kate: @AthleteInsight








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