Sport Psychology, Clinical Psychology, & Assessment

Yani L. Dickens, Ph.D., CC-AASP is a Nevada licensed psychologist with sport psychology consultant certification from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). He works in private practice and is the director of training at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) Counseling Services. He provides UNR student athletes with counseling and sport psychology consulting services as adjunct clinical faculty member with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. In private practice, Dr. Dickens provides sport psychology consultations, psychotherapy, and assessment. He works with a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. He also has interest and experience with teaching and research, with several publications in the field of sport psychology. He holds Nevada psychologist license number PSY #0560 and AASP sport psychology certification number #414. Dr. Dickens is listed in the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry, a directory of qualified sport psychology and mental training specialists.


Dr. Dickens started at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2008 after completing his postdoctoral fellowship at Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services. He completed his internship at the Utah State University Student Counseling Center’s American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited psychology internship program, providing counseling and sport psychology consulting services to university students. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) APA-accredited doctoral program in 2007 after completing his dissertation, a sport psychology study on inner experience and golf performance. His clinical psychology doctoral program at UNLV was ranked in the Top 100 according to U.S. News and World Report in 2008. He received his Bachelor’s degree at University of Nevada, Reno in 1999.

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Dr. Dickens is dedicated to helping individuals and groups:

• identify and obtain meaningful personal goals
• better understand personal barriers to change
• increase intrinsic motivation for personal change
• apply a solid foundation of effective mental skills
• improve and maintain peak personal performance

 Yani Dickens, Sports Psychologist Reno Las Vegas NV Nevada


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