Athlete Mindset

Join us on the Athlete Mindset podcast as Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with a resident physician in the UC San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Pediatrics and a Founder of Embrace the Mind, Dr. Tiana Woolridge. Tiana’s father, a former professional NBA player Orlando Woolridge, was diagnosed with a substance use disorder. Tiana and Lisa talk about substance use disorder, mental illness, how to recognize the symptoms, and how to cope with stress and loss.
Conversation list from “Dr. Tiana Woolridge: Substance Use Disorder Is a Mental Illness”:
Orlando Woolridge | Substance use disorder as a mental illness | Substance use symptoms
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Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW | Athlete Mindset podcast host:
Lisa is a psychotherapist and mental performance consultant to high-performing athletes at the youth, collegiate, Olympic-hopeful, and professional levels. She is the first-ever Mental Health & Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots SC, a men’s professional soccer team, in the USL. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of AthMindset, a diverse team of licensed mental health clinicians and mental performance consultants, who serve alongside her.
Dr. Tiana S. Woolridge, MD, MPH | Athlete Mindset guest:
Dr. Tiana Woolridge is a resident physician in the UCSF Department of Pediatrics, PLUS track (Pediatric Leaders Advancing Health Equity). Dr. Woolridge is the Founder of Embrace the Mind, a mental health, and wellness program for K-12th grade schools. Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and skilled in Health Communications, Data Analysis, Public Speaking, and Social Media. Expertise in program planning and public health consulting from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Passionate about working with youth-serving organizations to create health-positive environments for children, and integrating mental health into general pediatric care.
Wrapping up:
Social media and more:
Related episodes to substance use:
Two current projects:
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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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