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Jim Doorley, PhD, Licensed Clinical Sport Psychologist

Jim Doorley, PhD, Licensed Clinical Sport Psychologist

Dr. Jim Doorley is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in sport and performance psychology. Jim is passionate about helping athletes and high-performers realize their full potential and cope with inevitable pressures and setbacks. Jim teaches clients psychological skills to manage their mindset in high-stakes situations. His approach focuses on simple, present-moment, controllable factors most important to performance while helping clients drop the struggle with doubts and unhelpful mental chatter. Jim also has ample experience with evidence-based cognitive-behavioral and mindfulness-based psychotherapies to treat mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, PTSD, and other mental health concerns impacting performance and well-being.

Jim received his undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from George Mason University. He completed his clinical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School. Jim has provided sport psychology services for the Inova Sports Medicine Concussion Program, the United States Naval Academy, and George Mason University. Through Amplify Wellness + Performance, Jim was a performance psychology intern for the Boston Ballet.

Jim is currently a sport psychologist for the New England Revolution. He is a full-time clinical psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital and a research fellow in Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School. There, his clinical work focuses on providing psychological services to athletes with sports injuries and mental health concerns. His research focuses on developing, testing, and implementing behavioral treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain and acute orthopedic injury as well as psychologically informed physical therapy. His past research has focused on the phenomenology of psychological flexibility (harnessing psychological distress in the pursuit of valued goals), positive psychology/well-being, and social anxiety disorder. Jim has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 5 edited book chapters on these topics.

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