Dr. Nicole Gabana is a Licensed Psychologist and Certified Mental Performance Consultant who specializes in helping athletes, teams, coaches, and other performers optimize their mental well-being and mental performance. She currently serves as the Director of Sport Psychology for the University of Massachusetts Athletic Department where she provides mental health and mental performance services to athletes and teams. She is passionate about reducing the stigma of mental health in athletics and helping individuals thrive in sport and life.
Prior to beginning her role at UMass in May 2020, Dr. Gabana was an Assistant Professor of Sport Psychology at Florida State University, where she taught graduate courses in sport psychology, supervised master’s and PhD students in their mental performance consultation training, and conducted academic research in athlete mental health and performance. She has been published in numerous academic journals and book chapters, and continues to be actively involved in research, focusing on topics such as positive psychology in sport, stigma-reduction programs for athletes, and how cultivating gratitude can help athletes, coaches, and teams to enhance mental health, resilience, and performance. Dr. Gabana received her undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross, Master’s from Springfield College, and PhD from Indiana University Bloomington.
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