Dr. Tim Herzog is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (LCP) in Virginia, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Montana, a Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC), a member of the USOC Sport Psychology Registry, and Board Certified in Biofeedback (BCB). Seven years ago, he moved his practice, Reaching Ahead from Bozeman, Montana to Annapolis, Maryland. His practice consists of a mix of therapy and performance clients. Tim works with a wide range of clients in person, and does distance consulting- particularly with competitive sailors. He conducts evidence-based practice, pulling from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Mindfulness based approaches, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Interpersonal Process. Tim places emphasis on the power of relationships.
Earlier in his career, having coached sailing for 20+ years, he taught at seven different yacht clubs. His coaching career also included stints as Head Coach of Boston College (5th at North Americans + 4 All-American honors) and Assistant Coach at the US Merchant Marine Academy (where he ran a National Championship). Tim holds masters degrees in both counseling/sport psychology and in clinical psychology, as well as a doctorate in counseling psychology. Before entering private practice, his supervised work included an emphasis on trauma and anxiety, including a practicum with the Advocates for Survivors of Torture and Trauma. He has worked with general population and high performers at several universities (including the US Naval Academy), an elite sports camp (IMG Academies), and with US Army personnel (Center for Enhanced Performance at Fort Lewis). A Fellow with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), and Vice-President of the Mid-Atlantic Consortium for Sport and Performance Psychology (MAC-SAPP), he has been very involved in the field, mentoring others toward AASP’s Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) Certification, serving for several years on the AASP Ethics Committee, initiating/coordinating the Psychophysiology and Biofeedback Special Interest Group, coordinating the AASP Military Performance Special Interest Group, and frequently chiming in on professional dialogue regarding best practices and evolution of the field. And Tim has given workshops for sport psychology practitioners, coaches, and athletes for many organizations including the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, the Performing Arts Medicine Association, USA Gymnastics, and US Sailing.
Tim is an adjunct faculty member at Saybrook University, and served as the Senior Mind-Body Scientist at the Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP) in Bethesda, Maryland where he translated psychology research into digestible articles and other resources for military personnel and families. One year ago, he left the position to focus on his practice. He has frequently written articles for lay publications such as Sailing World, SpinSheet Magazine, OptiNews, the US Sailing Blog, Ski Racing Magazine, Outside Bozeman, the Bozeman Daily Chronicle, Montana Healthy Living, scholarly publications such as Journal of Special Operations Medicine, The Sport Psychologist, Journal of Imagery Research in Sport and Physical Activity, plus a few book chapters in academic texts, and he sometimes serves as a peer reviewer for publications such as Journal of Sport Psychology in Action. He currently writes a blog at www.reachingahead.com.
Open to where some “planned happenstance” might take him, Tim’s current professional goals include more integrated work with his colleagues at PEAK, more work with college athletics, more work with elite athletes (including organizational consulting), more work with sailors (particularly focused on Olympic Development and America’s Cup), and possibly work with Military/Special Operations.
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