Our Team

Recent Presentations:

The Sport Psych Show (Podcast) Dr Mitch Greene - Managing Mind Chatter and Winning the Mental Game - The Sport Psych Show | Podcast on Spotify

Think, Act, Be (Podcast) Dr. Mitch Greene — How to Manage Mind Chatter and Win the Mental Game | Seth J. Gillihan, PhD - Think Act Be (sethgillihan.com)

The Menninger Clinic (Houston, Texas): A Masterclass on Managing Mind Chatter

Middlebury College (Middlebury, Vermont): Incorporating Sport Psych Strategies into Daily Coaching Plans

Pinnacle Squash Club (New Haven, CT): Playing Elite Level Squash

Mitchell Greene, Ph.D.

Dr. Mitchell Greene is a nationally recognized licensed clinical and sport psychologist, whose success over the past 15-plus years is his ability to tailor personalized solutions to his client’s problems. Dr. Greene works primarily with athletes pursuing high performance goals, or coaches and athletic departments looking to educate their student-athletes on mental health and performance enhancement strategies.

Typical clients are either college (or college-bound) student-athletes or elite or pro level competitors.

Areas of Specialization:

• Lapses in confidence
• High Degree of Mind Chatter
• Mental Setbacks from Injury
• Sub-Par Performances in Games/Tournaments
• Difficulty Setting and Meeting Goals
• Reacting Negatively to Mistakes
• Problems Sustaining a Competitive Mindset
• Anxiety and Other Mental Health Issues
• Fear of Other People’s Opinions (FOPO)
• Player-Coach Communication Concerns
• Mind Chatter on Tests (e.g., MCAT, LSAT)
• Musicians Readying for Auditions

In 2023, Dr. Greene published Courage over Confidence: Managing Mind Chatter and Winning the Mental Game, a book based on his years of working with high-performing athletes who struggle with managing doubts and negative thinking. His book has spent time as a top 5 “Youth Sport” and “Sport Psychology” Book on Amazon. Athletes and teams have purchased Dr. Greene’s book as an off-season guide to help them train their mind for competition, as well as an in-season resource to improve their mental game.

To purchase the paperback, hardback, audio or Kindle version, please go to  https://www.amazon.com/author/courageoverconfidence.

For bulk orders of the book, contact Dr. Greene directly at [email protected].

To learn more about Courage over Confidence, read more here.

In addition to his work with individual athletes, Dr. Greene is a consultant to several college and high-school sport programs. His range of expertise, from endurance sports to tennis/squash, golf,  fencing, lacrosse, baseball and basketball makes him a sought-after consultant for those looking to take their game to the next level.

Dr. Greene’s articles, book chapters, podcasts, workshops and presentations have reached a wide range of audiences who want to hear about his approach to improving performance and mental health. His experience with athletes, sport parents, coaches and teams makes him perfectly suited to advise and support clients as they strive (and help others strive) to reach their personal best.

Dr. Greene is licensed in the state of PA, and holds PSYpact certification, meaning he can practice telehealth across state lines in participating states.

See if your state is part of the PSYpact by following this link: https://psypact.org/mpage/psypactmap


Dr. Greene is married with three children, and received his undergraduate degree in psychology and human resources management from Boston College, and his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Temple University. Dr. Greene also spent an additional fellowship year at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia specializing in family therapy.

Dr. Greene is very active in endurance sports, such as marathon running and adventure racing.


Dr. Greene also provides workshops for teams and coaches on peak performance strategies and mental health awareness. Sports coaches and teams appreciate Dr. Greene’s ability to make specific, practical suggestions to improve communication, build self-awareness, and establish goal-focused practice and game-day habits.

Examples of workshop topics include:

• Building a Culture of Unity
• Maximizing Practice to Learn and Grow
• Setting Goals to Improve Focus and Performance
• The Keys to Managing Mind Chatter
• Why Confidence is Overrated

Lauren's Recent Workshops:

US Squash (2023) Mental Health Coaching: Getting the Most out of your Athletes

YSC Soccer Academy  (2023) Setting Boundaries & Managing Technology Use

Will-Moor Gymnastics Team (2023) Navigating Perfectionism in Gymnastics

Merion Mercy Academy  (2023) Why Don't I Feel Confident? Learning to Manage Mind Chatter

National Association of Sport Psychology (NASP) (2022) Winning the Injury Recovery Game: Strategies for Managing the Stress of Recovery

Precision Performance PT (2022) Winning the Recovery Game: Knowing the Signs and Supporting Clients During Recovery

Lauren Ruhl, LPC, CSCS

Lauren Ruhl is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Sport Psychology
Clinician, whose professional career in sports counseling began after suffering a
season-ending injury while playing college basketball.

Lauren received her masters degree at the University of Denver in Sport &
Performance Psychology after her basketball career at Lebanon Valley College. During
her time out west, Lauren lived and worked in Vail, Colorado, helping individual athletes
as well as several competitive teams (i.e., snowboarding, skiing, mountain biking,
basketball, and soccer) improve their mental approach to competition.

At Greenepsych, Lauren provides individual counseling and small group mental skills
training and workshops for athletes, sports parents, teams, coaches, and sports
medicine professionals.

Areas of Expertise:

• Performance Anxiety
• Generalized Anxiety
• Perfectionism
• Eating Disorders
• Depression
• Sport Burn-out
• The Loss of Sport Season(s) to Injury
• Academic Stress
• Recovering from Injury/Returning to Sport*
• Enhancing Confidence
• Focus/Concentration
• Communication issues between parent-child and/or player-coach

*read below for more information on Lauren’s work with injured athletes

Lauren specializes in working with athletes who have suffered an injury and are working
to return to their sport. Her passion comes from her own experiences with ACL, MCL
and meniscal tears. Her first-hand experience on the importance of developing a strong,
resilient mindset during rehab makes Lauren the perfect person to help others who are
going through the recovery process.

Lauren helps her rehabbing clients:

• develop the tools to increase pain tolerance 
• decrease stress and anxiety levels
• cope with isolation and identity issues 
• develop better mental coping skills 
• Prepare to return to their sport confident that their mind and body are ready to go

If you are interested in having Lauren speak to your Physical Therapy clinic about the
Psychology of Injury, please reach out to her directly.

Lauren also provides mental health and performance counseling for YSC Academy, a elite
soccer academy that is partnered with the Philadelphia Union professional soccer team.
She supports the student-athletes as they navigate the lifestyle, pressures, and
commitment of playing on an elite soccer team while also balancing school, family and a
social life.

In her spare time, Lauren stays very active by going to the gym, cycling, and hiking. She
additionally enjoys creating artwork, spending time with her family and friends, and
playing with her adorable cat, Gritty.

Lauren works with clients from middle school to post-college age, and sees clients in-
person at her Haverford, PA office or through telehealth.

To make an appointment or to learn more about the services Lauren has to offer, please
email her at [email protected] or by phone at (484) 381-0425.

Recent Presentations:

Lower Merion Aquatics Club: Balancing Student Athlete life and Time Management

Villanova University Swim and Dive: Performing During Peak Season

Merion Mercy Academy: Managing Mind Chatter

US Squash: Mental Health Coaching: Getting the Most out of Your Athletes

Bryn Mawr College Swim Team: Building Team Cohesion and What it Means to be a Good Teammate

Milly Routledge, M.S.

Milly Routledge, MS is a therapist and sports psychology consultant, providing individual and group counseling sessions to athletes, teams and coaches. Milly is passionate about helping athletes manage their commitment to their sport while also ensuring they prioritize taking care of themselves and their relationships. In her work with coaches and teams, Milly offers strategies for them to improve performances in competition and/or better recognize and manage mental health issues.

Milly graduated with her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from
Villanova University in May 2023. In addition to providing mental health and sports
counseling, she participates in numerous speaking events throughout the area
spreading mental health awareness and community engagement.

As the most decorated Big East swimmer in history, a 25-time Big East champion and
5th year student-athlete, Milly finished her career on the Villanova University Women’s
Swimming & Diving team in 2022. When you work with Milly, you are getting someone
who has first-hand experience of the psychological and physical demands of competing
at the highest level of college sports. (You can read an article about Milly’s swim career

Milly’s undergraduate degree is from Villanova University, where she graduated cum
laude with a B.A. in Psychology. At Villanova, she committed extra time to working with
athletes on ‘the mental side of sports.’ Milly was responsible for several ground-
breaking mental health initiatives at Villanova to raise awareness and provide better
psychological support and resources for student-athletes.

To find out more information about how Milly can help or to set up an appointment,
please call (484) 381-0490 or email Milly at [email protected].

Michael Sachs, Ph.D.

Michael Sachs, Ph.D., CMPC, is our newest Consultant at Greenepsych, joining us after a 30-year teaching career at Temple University. Dr. Sachs is a Past-President of both the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and Division 47, the Society for Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology, of the American Psychological Association (APA). He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) with AASP.

Dr. Sachs specializes in exercise psychology, especially individual adherence to programs of exercise and physical activity (are you sticking with your exercise program?). We are thrilled that Dr. Sachs will be offering several programs at Greenepsych, including a sport psychology training program for college students interested in a career in sport psychology and, along with Dr. Greene, he will be rolling out a program for established (and aspiring) clinicians interested in expanding their scope of practice to include sport psychology.  

Dr. Sachs is a Professor Emeritus in the Department of Kinesiology at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA. He is currently a Senior Vice President at athletic4ever, which provides physiological, psychological, and integrative nutritional information and consulting to support those who want to retain their athletic identity through all phases of their lives and for those who want to remain athletically functioning into their 90s.

His bachelor’s degree in psychology is from Union College (NY), and he has two master’s degrees – one in general experimental psychology from Hollins College (VA) and one in counseling psychology from Loyola University (MD).  He received his Ph.D. in sport psychology from Florida State University. Dr. Sachs is co-author with Dr. Bruce Cohen of the book, Excusercise, Inexcusable Exercise Excuses for not Exercising, developed to help individuals counter excuses for not exercising.

Dr. Sachs is co-editor of the recently published Performance Excellence: Stories of Success From the Real World of Sport and Exercise Psychology (with Lauren Tashman and Selen Razon). He is also a co-editor of Applied Exercise Psychology:  The Challenging Journey From Motivation to Adherence, and is associate editor of Psychology of Running and coeditor of Running as Therapy: An Integrated Approach.  He co-wrote The Total Sports Experience for Kids: A Parents' Guide to Success in Youth Sports. He is also a co-editor of the Directory of Graduate Programs in Applied Sport Psychology (published by AASP - the Association for Applied Sport Psychology).  Dr. Sachs has written or co-authored numerous book chapters, academic articles on various topics within exercise and sport psychology, and articles on the psychology of running in popular publications.

He enjoys exercising, particularly running and swimming, and has run two marathons: the Joe Steele Rocket City Marathon (Huntsville, AL) and the New York City Marathon.

To reach Dr. Sachs or schedule an appointment with him, please call him at 484-367-5428 or email him at [email protected]. 

Pearce Cucchissi

Pearce Cucchissi is joining Greenepsych as a Performance Enhancement specialist. Pearce has been working alongside the staff at Greenepsych to help collegiate teams build a better culture, develop a disciplined mindset, set goals that count and develop on-the-field mental toughness.

Pearce is a former Army Ranger and collegiate rugby player who spent his entire military career within US Army Special Operations at 1st Ranger Battalion. He has trained and advised hundreds of Americans and Foreign special operations forces for combat. After multiple years of combat deployments to Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan, Pearce has returned to the US to help high performers unlock their full potential through a holistic approach to achieving an optimized state. Pearce is dedicated to helping others free themselves from limitations.

Pearce works with athletes, corporate teams, entrepreneurs, and special operations candidates, to unlock their peak mental, physical, and emotional states. His work directly targets the blockages that hold us back from performance gains.

Pearce recognizes that many of the teachings from his the military experience translate directly to overall human function and everyday living. He wants to help people develop the habits of an elite warrior.

Pearce is available to speak to your team or organization, as well as provide small group workshops, and one-on-one coaching.

Areas Of Expertise

• Stress mitigation
• Relationship with fear
• Physical performance/optimization
• Mental health/performance
• Motivation
• Team cohesion
• Leadership

Becky O'Hara

Becky joined Dr. Greene in 2015 as his Office Manager handling scheduling and billing.

Becky received her B.A. in Liberal Arts from The Pennsylvania State University. Her career in customer service and office administration began at a Fortune 500 company, where she was promoted to Director of Service & Administration. After a brief hiatus as a stay-at-home mom she is happy to be back in a customer service role now with Greenepsych.

Becky spends her free time reading, rucking, hiking or biking with her husband and two children.

For scheduling or billing questions, please email Becky at "becky at greenepsych dot com".

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