Chicago Mind and Body

Anxiety in Athletes Support Group



This group provides peer support to athletes living with Anxiety and OCD. Each meeting will begin with an overview and introduction. Facilitators will spend 10 minutes providing educational information on a specific topic and then will open the discussion. Participants are invited to ask questions, provide support, share experiences, and explore goals. Meetings occur once a month. 

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The facilitators are experienced in athletic training and competition and mental health advocacy. They participate as volunteers with Anxiety in Athletes to help provide resources and support to athletes, teams, coaches, staff, and family members. 


Tom Smalley, MS, CSCS 

Human Performance Coach, Mental Health Advocate, Speaker, Competitive Weightlifter. 


Cali Werner, LCSW 

Therapist, PhD Student, Writer, Mental Health Advocate, Speaker, Competitive Distance Runner. 


Sarah Farris, LCPC 

Therapist, Mental Health Advocate, Presenter, Former Equestrian and trainer, Barbell and Kettlebell enthusiast.



Limited spaces available. Sign up here