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Jessica Bartley

Dr. Jess Bartley (she/her) is the Senior Director of USOPC Psychological Services. Jess is a licensed psychologist and a licensed clinical social worker as well as a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Her areas of expertise include mental health with athletes – specifically depression, anxiety, eating disorders and body image, and substance use as well as performance anxiety, motivation, and sport transition/retirement after sport. Her theoretical orientation is rooted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and she often utilizes tools from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Process Therapy while infusing multiculturalism. 

Jess earned a B.A. in government and sociology as well as an M.S. in Social Work from the University of Texas. She went on to complete an M.A. in Sport and Performance Psychology as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in sport and performance psychology and behavioral therapy at the University of Denver. After graduation, Jess completed a fellowship at the Eating Disorder Center of Denver where she worked with colleagues to develop a treatment program for athletes with eating disorders. Jess has served college student-athletes’ mental health and performance needs at the University of Denver, the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), and the Ohio State University. She has also been contracted as the Sport Psychologist with USA Karate and USA Track and Field and provided mental health and performance psychology services to Professional Bull Riding athletes.

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