Recommended Sports Psychologists

Silver Sluggers Staff Sports Psychologists Recommendations

Darrell Burnet, PhD
Ken Ravizza, PhD
Shilagh Mirgain, PhD

Darrell Burnett, PhD

Dr. Darrell Burnett is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Licensed Marriage, Family, & Child Therapist, and a certified Sports Psychologist, specializing in youth sports. He is listed in the National Register of Health Providers in Psychology. He has a certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards. 
He received a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy at the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. He received an M.A. in psychology from Xavier University before moving from his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio to complete a Ph.D. in psychology at the United States International University, San Diego, California. He was awarded a one-year post-doctoral fellowship in psychology at the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA.
Dr. Burnett is a member of the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, the National Association of Sports Psychologists, and the Association for the Advancement of Applied Sport Psychology. He has been on the Little League International Board of Directors for 9 years and 25 years working as the Commissioner of the Little League “Challenger” Special Needs Program in Southern Orange County, California. He is also a member of the National Speakers Association. 

Ken Ravizza, PhD

Dr. Ken Ravizza is a professor of Applied Sport Psychology at the California State University at Fullerton. He is one of the top Peak Performance Consultants in the world today. Ravizza’s educational approach to performance enhancement has helped athletes, coaches and performers of all levels achieve success on a more consistent basis through the use of mental skills training.
Ravizza is a leading authority on providing stress management skills and coping strategies, as well as mental skills training for Peak Performance. He has worked with some of the best athletes and coaches in the world having served as a consultant to numerous professional sports organizations including the New York Jets, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Galaxy, and the Toronto Argonauts.
Ravizza is also one of the most experienced consultants at the Olympic and international levels having worked with the United States Olympic Softball, Field Hockey, Equestrian, Water Polo, Baseball and Figure Skating Associations for over 20 years. Ravizza has also been hired by international Olympic organizations including the Dutch, Italian, Czech, Spanish and German National baseball and softball organizations.
A dynamic and entertaining speaker, Ravizza has given two day workshops and presentations to student-athletes and coaches at Penn State, UCONN, North Carolina Yale, Virginia, Portland State, Washington, Boston College, Furman, Texas, Springfield College, Cal State Northridge, UCLA, USC, Harvard, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach, Illinois, ASU, Stanford, Cal Tech, Univ… of the Pacific, Redlands College, CAL, Arizona, St. Mary’s, the United States Military Academy, Texas as San Antonio, James Madison and the University of Cal at San Diego.
Having conducted over 1000 Sport Psychology programs and workshops nationally and internationally, Ravizza is one of the most highly sought after clinicians in the world. He has been featured on ESPN, FOX Sports Net and has been the focus of numerous programs and publications world wide.

Shilagh A. Mirgain, PhD

Dr. Shilagh Mirgain’s clinical interests include individual and couples psychotherapy with patients with mood, anxiety disorders and adjustment issues.
Dr. Mirgain also specializes in sport psychology and peak performance training, pre-surgical psychological evaluations, and individual and group treatment of patients with a variety of health problems including pain, headaches, cardiac rehabilitation, diabetes, IBS, hypertension, TMJ and insomnia.
In addition to her work with UW Health Pain Management and Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Dr. Mirgain also see patients in our Health Psychology, Sport PsychologyIntegrative Medicine,Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Care, and Preventive Cardiology programs.