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Sport & Performance Psychology Services

Our program offers treatment of performance-related problems in athletics and the performing arts. Problems include anxiety that adversely affects individual performance, difficulties accepting and adjusting to career-ending injuries, retirement, and many others.


Treatment for:

  • Injury
  • Lack of confidence
  • Problems accepting retirement
  • Chemical dependency
  • Relationship problems
  • Depression
  • Fear of failure, loss
  • Choking or freezing
  • Anxiety reduction
  • Relationship problems


  • Clinical interventions
  • Training in the use of behavioral techniques designed to reduce stress and enhance athletic and artistic performance including visualization, progressive relaxation, arousal, concentration, attention, mental imagery, self-talk, goal setting, and confidence building
  • Evaluations and referrals to programs for nutrition, rehabilitation, treatment for chemical dependency, and psychotherapy
  • Research and assessment of individual and team personality types and temperaments as they relate to performance predictability
  • Consultation with coaches and athletic administrators on a variety of issues that may adversely affect the performance of teams and organizations

Staff Capabilities

Michael C. Ware, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and coordinator of Sport and Performance Psychology Services. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and specializes in exercise and sport psychology. Dr. Ware is the senior staff psychologist at St. Joseph Mercy Mental Health Services.

Locations, Hours and Numbers

St. Joseph Mercy Sport and Performance Psychology Services
2006 Hogback Rd Suite 1
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734-786-2300
Fax: 734-786-4915
Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Information, Referral and Scheduling

Individuals may be referred to the Sport and Performance Psychology Service by coaches, counselors, health professionals, or physicians. Athletes and performers may contact the service directly. To schedule an appointment, call the intake department at 734-786-2301 or Dr. Michael C. Ware, Ph.D. at 734-786-2378.

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St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor | 5301 McAuley Drive, Ypsilanti, MI 48197 | 734-712-3456