Dr. Steven Portenga, PHD

Dr. Steven Portenga, PHD

Exercise & Sports Psychology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 48
Dr. Steven Portenga, PHD is an exercise & sports psychologist in Englewood, CO. He specializes in exercise & sports psychology, psychology, and more.Read his story

88 Inverness Cir E Unit A207

Englewood, CO 80112

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(303) 960-5711

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This content was provided by Dr. Portenga "Everything Steve does is driven to help people achieve their potential and consistently perform in the upper range of their knowledge, abilities and skills across competitive and pressure performance situations. A computer engineer turned ski coach turned performance psychologist and entrepreneur Steve has dedicated himself to understanding the Performing Brain®. Through expertise at the intersection of human performance, neuroscience, technology and behavior change, Steve has developed a unique and proprietary model for how performers can maximize their talent and mental resourcefulness (beyond just mental skills & toughness) and perform under pressure. Dr. Portenga's ability to translate an understanding of how our brains work into practical outcomes was the reason he was chosen by the American Psychological Association to represent sports psychology for their Coalition for the Psychology of High Performance. Whether helping teams win the Super Bowl, the Kentucky Derby, or a high school conference championship, he works with individuals to learn how to manage pressure in order to perform more consistently at their best. Steve has brought his passion for the psychology of performance to a variety of situations including: Credentialed into the London 2012 Olympic Village as Director of Sports Psychology for USATF One of the first sport psychologists employed full-time by a NCAA division I athletic department Worked for franchises in every major professional sport, including team captains, all-stars, & future Hall-of-Famers Founding member of APA's Coalition for the Psychology of High Performance Numerous academic publications & invited speaker internationally for high performance groups Wrote the American Psychological Association's definition of Performance Psychology Member National Association for Gifted Children Presidential Task Force on the Whole Gifted Child Founding Director of the Sports & Performance Psychology Graduate Program at the University of Denver "
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6  Specialties

  • Exercise & Sports Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology
  • Adult Psychology
  • Biofeedback
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychology

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Portenga does not have any board certifications listed.

15  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Stress Disorder (ASD)
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Anxiety Attack
  • Behavioral Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Emotional Stress
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Phase of Life Problem
  • Phobia
  • Physical Symptoms of Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Phobia
  • Stress

14  Procedures

  • Adolescent Counseling
  • Biofeedback
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Counseling Services
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Individual Therapy
  • Pain Management
  • Pediatric Counseling
  • Psychological Testing
  • Psychotherapy Services
  • Relaxation Therapy
  • Sports Rehabilitation
  • Stress Management

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0 Malpractice Claims

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0 Sanctions

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  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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