Articles by Ashley Brauer, PhD

Clinical and Sports Psychologist

Ashley Brauer, PhD, is a clinical and sport psychologist who specializes in the treatment of mental health disorders and performance concerns among athletes. Dr. Brauer helps athletes navigate mental health and sport concerns at the outpatient level with Mind Body Endurance in New York City. Additionally, she collaborates with The Victory Program at McCallum Place in St. Louis to provide consultation on eating disorder in sport.

Dr. Brauer completed her master’s degree in sport and exercise psychology at Lund University in Sweden and the University of Leipzig in Germany. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Saint Louis University with an emphasis in sport psychology. Dr. Brauer completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship with a specialization in health psychology at the University of Missouri. Dr. Brauer’s clinical and research interests focus on the intersection of clinical health and performance psychology, including injury/illness, eating disorders, and sleep. Dr. Brauer is widely published and has presented at multiple national-level conferences.

Optimizing Sport Performance by Looking Beyond Weight

Athletes are well attuned to the conversations in sport surrounding weight and performance. Whether you’re an athlete, coach, healthcare professional, or fan, you don’t have to look far to observe the narrative in sport that says controlling weight will directly impact performance. Unfortunately, this belief holds many myths and misunderstandings. This narrative is amplified by … Read More

Eating Disorders and Sleep: Implications for Athlete Health and Performance

Eating disorders (ED) have a devastating impact on the health of athletes. EDs are often accompanied by medical complications including, but not limited to, disruption of cardiorespiratory, endocrine, neuropsychiatric, and gastrointestinal functioning. Collectively, the medical complications associated with low energy availability encompass a syndrome known as “Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport (RED-S)”. In addition to … Read More