Anna Holden, M.S.

 

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had two major interests throughout my life:

1) Sports (specifically soccer) – playing sports, watching sports, talking about sports, making up new sports and games with my little sister..I love everything about sports. My mom used to call me a Labrador because I had so much energy and I wanted to do everything all of the time. (I might have been a little overactive and a little bit of a handful at times – I started running at 9 months old) I had a lot of fun playing any sport or game, but soccer was my first love – and I also happened to be pretty good at it. Even while working through multiple injuries, surgeries, and concussions, my career consisted of record breaking stats, top 10 record lists, all-american nominations, collegiate scholarship offers, and professional combines.

2) The Human Brain – ever since elementary school science classes, studying the different body systems, the nervous system piqued my interest the first time I learned about it. The billions of neurons, the trillions of connections, the operator of the body, the creator of thoughts. The power of the human brain is astounding, it has so many capabilities that are still not fully understood. It is a refined and complex system and the mysteriousness of it intrigues me so much.

When I would get asked what I wanted to be when I grew up, I was always torn between a professional soccer player and a neurosurgeon. As I got older, I realized I probably wouldn’t be able to do both, but I still didn’t want to give up either one of them.

And then I found Sport Psychology.

I had two big dreams in life and Sport Psychology taught me how to combine those two dreams into an even bigger dream. Now I absolutely love what I do and I love getting to help people. I continue to learn new things every day so I can be the best consultant I can be and offer the best help I can!