Sport Psychology: The Mind-Body Connection with Alphonso Josiah Nathan

by | Sep 22, 2021 | Podcast

Alphonso Nathan is a Sports Psychologist with a keen interest in supporting athletes particularly young athletes. He helps individuals deal with depression, anxiety, and anger management.

As a former football player and athlete, Alphonso found his calling in helping talents overcome the challenges that come with sports. He has found great success in his niche which he accredits to being relatable and staying up-to-date with current trends.

In this episode, Alphonso walks us through his upbringing, playing sports in school, choosing to pursue Psychology and how he helps his clients as a  Psychologist.

You don’t want to miss this episode.

Episode Highlights:

  • What attracted Alphonso to the field of psychology
  • What is mental wealth and why everyone should embrace it
  • What is sports psychology 
  • His passion for mentoring younger kids and teens 
  • How athletes can overcome anxiety and burnout
  • Where you can find a sports psychologist or a general psychologist  in your area
  • Alphonso’s advice on building confidence and being resilient 

Guest Bio:

Alphonso Nathan is currently the Vice President of a Private Counseling Practice Brightside Counseling and the Co-Owner of a Psychiatric Practice-Brightside Medical Associates. Alphonso obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology at Bloomsburg University where he also was a multi-year starter and  all-conference letterman on the Bloomsburg University football team. Alphonso then obtained his graduate degree in clinical and counseling psychology at Chestnut Hill College. Prior to college, Alphonso attended  Milton Hershey School, a boarding school for at-risk youth. 

Because of his versatile background,  Alphonso has taken specialties in many areas.  He helps individuals deal with depression, anxiety, anger management, and spectrum-based disorders. He serves as a Sports Psychologist. He is a motivational speaker, speaking throughout the United States. He is the co-author of an upcoming book for therapists with a desire to go into a private practice called “ Practice, Success: Steps for Building and Maintaining a Successful Private Practice. 

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