Athlete Mindset

In this special episode of Athlete Mindset, host Lisa Bonta Sumii was featured on the Between Two Worlds podcast, hosted by Megan Reyes. Megan is a sports industry influencer, on-camera host, content creator, and a leading voice for social justice, diversity and inclusion, and mental health in sports.
In this riveting conversation originally aired on Between Two Worlds, Lisa joins other notable Filipino-American figures in the sports industry, including Bianca Verar, Alex Monis, and Camille Wilson. Together, they explore the Filipino-American experience in sports and discuss their connections to their heritage through the lens of soccer.
This episode is rich with insights and stories, giving listeners a unique look into their journeys and the intersection of culture, identity, and sports. Listen in as they discuss the importance of mental health, the challenges and rewards of their careers, and the role of soccer in shaping their experiences.
Lisa’s niece, Reina Bonta, who is currently representing the Philippine Women’s National Team at the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023, is featured in this episode.
“To see Reina on the world’s stage, writing her own history, our family’s history, our country’s history brings me to tears with pride” – Lisa
Other Featured Guests in “Between Two Worlds Podcast | The Filipino-American Experience in Sports”
  • Bianca Verar – Brand Marketing Manager at Houston Dash (NWSL)
  • Alex Monis – Professional Soccer Player at Chicago Fire (MLS)
  • Camille Wilson – Former Philippines Women’s National Team Midfielder
  • Lisa Bonta-Sumii – Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Mental Health Therapist, and Mental Sport Performance Coach at Oakland Roots SC (USL Championship)
Note: This episode was originally aired on the Between Two Worlds podcast. For more fascinating conversations like this one, follow Between Two Worlds hosted by Megan Reyes, a prominent content creator and athlete advocate.
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Creators & Guests

Lisa Bonta Sumii
Athlete Mental Health & Performance| Oakland Roots SC|CEO & Founder of AthMindset®|Published Author|Pro Podcaster & Guest|Speaker: Tedx, Keynote, International|Listed -NFLPA Directory, USOPC Registry, MLR Directory
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What is Athlete Mindset?

This is the Athlete Mindset podcast. Presented and produced by SportsEpreneur. Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.
And this podcast is all about mental health in sports.

This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports.

Hosted by Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW

Eric Kasimov, Founder of KazSource and the creator of SportsE Media, is generously hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on his platform as he deeply believes these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.

If you are looking to start a podcast or create original content, you have to talk with the team at SportsE Media. I work with them and I vouch for them. It’s that simple.

About Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW

Lisa is a mental health therapist with over 21 years of clinical experience, licensed in both CA and NV. She is a private practice clinician and the CEO and Founder of AthMindset, LLC.

Lisa supports the elite athlete to achieve optimal mental health and peak mental sport performance. She works with adolescent sport teams, collegiate student-athletes, Olympians/Olympic hopefuls, as well as professional athletes and teams.

Lisa is the first-ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots Sports Club. The Roots are a men’s professional soccer team and purpose-driven club. Seeing the elite athlete as a multidimensional human, navigating various roles and identities, is integral to Lisa’s approach. Focusing on the role that interpersonal trauma, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation play as the athlete navigates life on and off the field, is at the center of her work.

Lisa is listed in the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry and the National Football League Player Association’s Clinician Directory.

Lisa is often an invited podcast guest and conference speaker. Besides hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on the SportsE+ podcast platform. She spoke at TEDxWilmington on the intersection of race, mental health, and sport.

She has been featured in Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, BBC World News, and Women’s Health Magazine.
AthMindset, LLC, supports the mental health of the elite athlete and their ecosystem. This includes serving the spouses/partners, family members, coaches, teams, referees/umpires, agents, and athletic trainers, with clinical services and sport performance consultation.

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