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Sports-Performance Counselling: Youth

"It takes more strength to stand-up to a slump, than to lift up a trophy"
-Bobby Clampett

Since 2003, Dr. Schuler has provided sports-performance counselling to young elite athletes from a variety of athletic disciplines, inclusive of competitive rock climbing, hockey (GTHL/OHL), baseball, competitive swimming, cross country and track, and tennis. In his clinical work with young elite athletes, Dr. Schuler is particularly interested in post-concussion/post-injury mental health recovery with boys and young men (ages 12-21), and the effects of competitive sports and elite training on young athletes and their psycho-social development.

Since ‎2003, Dr. Schuler has been a clinical consultant to Canada's National Ballet School (NBS). There, he regularly provides individual and group clinical consultation to elite student-dancers and staff training/support.

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“Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them — a desire, a dream, a vision.”
– Muhammad Ali (World HeavyWeight Champion Boxer)

For more than two decades, Dr. Schuler has practiced in the area of mental health recovery with children and adolescents, which he has combined with his knowledge of and passion for ‎competitive sports. Dr. Schuler believes in the importance of understanding the connection between positive mind-set and mental health when nurturing ‎young elite athletes to their potential. In his spare time, Dr. Schuler is a passionate medium distance runner.

“I had some experience in dealing with people who have mental illness and depression, but I didn’t see the signs in myself. I couldn’t ask for help because I didn’t know I needed help.”
– Clara Hughes, Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist (Summer and Winter Games)

Specialized Program: ‎Adolescent Boys Running Group:

Schuler Sports Performance has piloted a therapeutic running group for adolescent boys which commenced in 2017‎. This therapeutic group combines the known positive effects of low-to-moderate cardiovascular exercise on mental health with group process and comradery.

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Contact

Dr. Siegi Schuler, PhD, RSW
32 Berwick Avenue (2nd Floor)
Toronto, Ontario
M5W-1H1
416-362-7472
siegi@drschulercounselling.com