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Dr. Jay Deiters is a licensed psychologist in the state of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from the University of North Texas. Prior to this, he completed both his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Science with an area of emphasis in Social Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity from the University of Northern Colorado. He has clinical experience working within community agencies, private practice, and most notably within university counseling centers providing both individual and group therapy, consultation, supervision, and providing outreach programming to campus communities.

He was a postdoctoral research fellow at the International Center for Talent Development at UCLA and he was a research associate and sport psychology consultant at the Mayo Clinic Sports Medicine Center. He has extensive teaching experience as an adjunct faculty member working at numerous universities and he is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pittsburgh. He also has presented sport psychology related research, theoretical, and applied papers at local, regional, and national conferences.  

His applied experiences in sport psychology have included performance enhancement consultation and psychological skills training workshops to numerous athletes from high school, college, and semiprofessional sports and individuals in performing arts. Other areas of clinical service have included working with athletes with psychological aspects of athletic injury.

His clinical interests include sport and performance psychology, depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relational concerns, men’s issues, grief/loss, life transitions, and career/academic concerns.

His approach to therapy is integrative, with an approach focusing on creating a safe, collaborative, and supportive setting and incorporating person-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapy, and interpersonal therapy.


  • Athletes / Sports & Performance Psychology

Treatment Modalities:

Emotion-Focused Therapy  
Solution-focused Therapy
Interpersonal Process Therapy

Can also work with:

Attachment issues  
Caregiver burnout / Compassion fatigue  
Low self-esteem  
Panic Attacks / Panic Disorder  
Relationship Issues  
Seasonal Affective Disorder  
Terminal Illness  
Work burnout / Compassion fatigue