Lauren’s Recent Workshops:
US Squash (2023) Mental Health Coaching: Getting the Most out of your Athletes
YSC Soccer Academy (2023) Setting Boundaries & Managing Technology Use
Will-Moor Gymnastics Team (2023) Navigating Perfectionism in Gymnastics
Merion Mercy Academy (2023) Why Don’t I Feel Confident? Learning to Manage Mind Chatter
National Association of Sport Psychology (NASP) (2022) Winning the Injury Recovery Game: Strategies for Managing the Stress of Recovery
Precision Performance PT (2022) Winning the Recovery Game: Knowing the Signs and Supporting Clients During Recovery
Lauren Ruhl, LPC, CSCS
Lauren Ruhl is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Sport Psychology
Clinician, whose professional career in sports counseling began after suffering a
season-ending injury while playing college basketball.
Lauren received her masters degree at the University of Denver in Sport &
Performance Psychology after her basketball career at Lebanon Valley College. During
her time out west, Lauren lived and worked in Vail, Colorado, helping individual athletes
as well as several competitive teams (i.e., snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking,
basketball, and soccer) improve their mental approach to competition.
At Greenepsych, Lauren provides individual counseling and small group mental skills
training and workshops for athletes, sports parents, teams, coaches, and sports
Areas of Expertise:
• Performance Anxiety
• Generalized Anxiety
• Eating Disorders
• Sport Burn-out
• The Loss of Sport Season(s) to Injury
• Academic Stress
• Recovering from Injury/Returning to Sport*
• Enhancing Confidence
• Communication issues between parent-child and/or player-coach
*read below for more information on Lauren’s work with injured athletes
Lauren specializes in working with athletes who have suffered an injury and are working
to return to their sport. Her passion comes from her own experiences with ACL, MCL
and meniscal tears. Her first-hand experience on the importance of developing a strong,
resilient mindset during rehab makes Lauren the perfect person to help others who are
going through the recovery process.
Lauren helps her rehabbing clients:
• develop the tools to increase pain tolerance
• decrease stress and anxiety levels
• cope with isolation and identity issues
• develop better mental coping skills
• Prepare to return to their sport confident that their mind and body are ready to go
If you are interested in having Lauren speak to your Physical Therapy clinic about the
Psychology of Injury, please reach out to her directly.
Lauren also provides mental health and performance counseling for YSC Academy, a elite
soccer academy that is partnered with the Philadelphia Union professional soccer team.
She supports the student-athletes as they navigate the lifestyle, pressures, and
commitment of playing on an elite soccer team while also balancing school, family and a
In her spare time, Lauren stays very active by going to the gym, cycling, and hiking. She
additionally enjoys creating artwork, spending time with her family and friends, and
playing with her adorable cat, Gritty.
Lauren works with clients from middle school to post-college age, and sees clients in-
person at her Haverford, PA office or through telehealth.
To make an appointment or to learn more about the services Lauren has to offer, please
email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (484) 381-0425.