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Kellie Peiper Sports

Kellie Peiper provides dynamic and innovative sport psychology services across various age groups, skill levels, sports, and activities. Kellie works with teams, coaches, parents, and individual athletes to develop critical mental toughness skill sets for peak performance in sport and in life, as well as navigate the vastly changing world of sport participation.

Kellie earned her Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Sport Psychology from Temple University in 2001.  She was a collegiate swimmer at Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, where she earned her bachelors degree in psychology and coaching in 1999. 

As an athlete who battled chronic injury, Kellie developed a passion for the psychological aspects of sport and has dedicated her career to helping athletes reach their full potential. 

Kellie currently works full time in the Division of Athletics at the University at Buffalo as Assistant Athletics Director and Sport Psychology Consultant, and also works with private clients across various age groups and sports.

For teams, coaches, parents, athletes, or those on a wellness journey, Kellie offers sessions on mental toughness, life skills and  wellness topics including:

  • Goal Setting
  • Intensity Control
  • Stress management
  • Imagery
  • Focus of Attention
  • Confidence
  • Healthy Behaviors
  • Motivation
  • Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Team Cohesion
  • Injury management
  • Exercise Adherence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Body Image
  • Value-based coaching
  • Healthy, balanced sport parenting
  • College choice, scholarships, recruiting