"One Life Healing is dedicated to providing comprehensive and holistic psychological services to both student athletes and non-athlete performers, such as those in the arts and music. Our devoted team collaborates closely with individual clients and their families to:
-Harness the psychological advantage during training and competition.
-Integrate mind-body practices to elevate performance.
-Explore their roles within their respective teams or groups and navigate relevant team dynamics.
-Effectively manage expectations from family members, professors, supervisors, coaches, teammates, and friends.
-Develop and implement strategies for coping with stress.
-Cultivate and sustain habits that promote physical and emotional well-being.
-Delve into their inner drive and motivation to compete and excel.
-Assess support systems to identify the best path towards achievement.
-Consider and incorporate other facets of their identity, including but not limited to other interests and passions.
-Engage in a decision-making process related to school or team choices that align with their core values and beliefs.
We are deeply passionate about collaborating with student athletes, their families, coaches, performance team members, and other healthcare professionals to establish and maintain practices that foster psychological well-being in the realm of sports and exercise.
Below are brief athletic profile(s) for member(s) of our Performance Team:
Mental Health Performance Coach
Richard Espinal brings a unique blend of sportsmanship and mental health expertise to his coaching practice. His journey began as a three-sport student athlete in high school, excelling in football, basketball, and lacrosse. His dedication to sports continued as he became a student athlete at the NCAA Division One level, playing both football and lacrosse at the College of the Holy Cross. After graduation, Rich founded the "Fat Rhinos," a post-collegiate men's club lacrosse team, and took on the role of President for the Northwestern University Men's Club Lacrosse Team during his graduate studies.
Rich's passion for sports extended into coaching elite-level high school lacrosse players for seven years. During this time, he had the privilege of working with players (and their families) who aspired to be the best competitors in their positions, all-stars in their leagues, integral assets to their college teams, and All-Americans. Some of Rich's mentees achieved remarkable success, becoming NCAA champions and representing Team USA, Team Sweden, and Team Bermuda in world games competition. Notably, Rich was selected as a player in the inaugural international lacrosse selection for the Dominican Republic.
In addition to his sporting achievements, Rich maintains an active lifestyle and has learned to cultivate mindfulness in exercise and sport, which he now incorporates into his mental health coaching practice.
Master's Degree in Psychology: Richard holds a Master's degree in psychology, providing him with a strong academic foundation to support his coaching expertise.
Richard's coaching approach is centered around a holistic and evidence-based methodology. He combines elements of positive psychology, cognitive-behavioral techniques, and mindfulness to guide clients on their mental health journey. His coaching focuses on:
Stress Management: Learn effective stress management techniques to reduce anxiety and improve overall mental well-being.
Goal Setting: Set achievable goals and develop a roadmap for personal and professional growth.
Resilience Building: Enhance your resilience to bounce back from life's challenges with greater strength and determination.
Mindfulness Practices: Incorporate mindfulness techniques to improve focus, concentration, and emotional regulation.
If you're interested in working with Rich Espinal or have any questions, feel free to get in touch:
Phone: (312) 586-8721
Location: Evanston, IL, 60201
Please note that the information on this website is for informational and educational purposes only. Richard Espinal is a mental health performance coach and does not provide medical or psychological services. If you are in crisis or need immediate assistance, please contact your local mental health services or call emergency services.