Meet Coach Taryn

Taryn Brandt, PsyD, CMPC

Taryn's competitive figure skating career was highlighted by two trips to the Eastern Sectional Championships, both at the Senior level after medaling at the New England Regional Championships in 2009 and 2011.

Her interest in sport and performance psychology began in high school, where Taryn was known as the “motivational speaker” and for her positivity at the ice arena- especially prior to major competitive events. After a year long ankle injury tested her confidence, Taryn chose to pursue a career where she could help athletes to overcome their own mental blocks and discover their own path to success and achievement.

Taryn has worked as a Mental Skills Coach since 2012 when she received her Master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. She has worked with recreational and competitive athletes, ages 7 to adult, in many sports, but has worked primarily with competitive figure skaters, gymnasts, swimmers, divers, runners, tennis players, and golfers. During this time she also completed her Doctorate of Psychology at Springfield College in Massachusetts.

Taryn aims to help athletes and performers turn their aspirations into achievements that they can be proud of, while teaching life skills that will benefit them in all of their life’s endeavors.

In addition to working as a mental coach with Complete Performance Coaching, Taryn is a licensed Sport Psychologist at University of North Carolina at Charlotte, providing services to student-athletes both individually and as part of their athletic team.

To see if working with Taryn is a fit for you or your child, let's chat!  

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Specialties:

  • Building Confidence
  • Overcoming Fear/Mental Blocks
  • Figure Skating
  • Gymnastics
  • Diving
  • Dance
  • Injury Recovery

Education: 

  • Master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology
  • Currently a post-doctoral sport psychology resident at Lehigh University Counseling and Psychological Services

PRAISE FOR COACH TARYN

My 9-year-old daughter has had a mental block on back tumbling off and on for the last three years. Most of the time she wouldn’t do back tumbling at all. She was frustrated and not happy because other kids were doing skills she knew she could do but her body wouldn’t cooperate.

After working with Coach Taryn, she has learned many techniques to quiet her nerves and reconnect and take control of her mind and body.

My daughter is very engaged in our sessions with Taryn because she tailors the sessions to her specifically.  There is no one size fits all with mental blocks.

Although my daughter still struggles, she is making improvements which we have not seen in a long time.  I would definitely recommend working with Taryn.  She has been so patient and understanding.

Cassondra, Mother of 9-year-old Gymnast