Rick Neff, Psy.D., M.A., LPC                                                                    

   

Dr. Neff crosses clinical psychology with sports psychology as well as mindfulness to help athletes understand themselves in relation to their sport, teammates, coaches, goals, and environment to reach their full potential. A full believer in the grit mentality for achievement, Dr. Neff brings to his athletes the five pillars of passion, obsession, relentlessness, resilience, and fearlessness. Dr. Neff has also spent time clinically researching and examining the cognitive and emotional impact of concussion in athletes.

Dr. Neff is in partnership with Christopher "CT" Thomas of 100% Hoops, LLC located in Indianapolis, providing "Neck Up Coaching," to CT's players and at his camps. Dr. Neff is also in partnership with several professional sports agents and agencies as their, "go to mental training coach," for their players. Dr. Neff is locally partnered with Jeff Sparrow of Point Blank Period Basketball Skills Development, MaxOut Strength Studio, and Berks Elite Training. Dr. Neff is also the mental training coach for Reading High School Boys Basketball, who won the 2016-2017 Pennsylvania 6A State Championship.

Dr. Neff works with athletes at all levels of play including youth, high school, college (Division 1, 2, 3 and JUCO), and professional (nationally and internationally). Dr. Neff has a specialization in working with and developing elite basketball and baseball players, but has also successfully worked with athletes participating in football, swimming, soccer, softball, wrestling, lacrosse, field hockey, tennis, golf, track & field, CrossFit, powerlifting, and motocross. Dr. Neff is or has worked with players of Team USA Basketball and Team USA Baseball, as well as nationally ranked high school and college players from across the country.

Dr. Neff also serves as the Peak Performance & Mental Training Coach at CrossFit UnFinished Project in Pottstown and is a contracted business performance consultant with Sales Talk, Inc., a company dedicated to improving organizational performance. Sales Talk, Inc. serves client's such as Lowe's, Lockheed Martin, Fannie Mae, HSBC, Kellogg's, and many more. In addition to his sports and clinical work, Dr. Neff is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychology, and a guest lecturer in various college, high school, middle school and elementary schools speaking to academic performance.

In addition to his years of working with athletes, Dr. Neff has extensive clinical and administrative experience. Dr. Neff was formerly the Associate Director of Clinical Services at Penn Foundation, Inc., and was a founding clinical member of Montgomery County Behavioral Health Court in Pennsylvania. Dr. Neff has established a reputation as a respected clinical therapist, and clinical consultant and supervisor. 

Relating to individuals and groups comes naturally to Dr. Neff. Dr. Neff is warm, inviting, personable, and uses his sense of humor to make everyone comfortable. Dr. Neff has been a leading sports mental coach and clinical clinician for many years because of his direct, but effective approach and his ability to build trusting relationships.

A Pottstown High School graduate, Dr. Neff earned his Doctor of Clinical Psychology Degree & Master of Art's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University, and his Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from Penn State University. Dr. Neff is a current member of the American Psychological Association, the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sports Psychology, and the American Psychological Association Division 47 Society for Sport, Exercise, & Performance Psychology.

In addition to being a respected clinician, Dr. Neff is a competitive CrossFit athlete and coach, and currently plays softball. Dr. Neff was an accomplished multi-sport athlete standing out and receiving recognition in baseball, basketball, and football. Dr. Neff went on to play college baseball, excelling as a pitcher and centerfielder. After college, Dr. Neff played several years in an elite collegiate-adult summer baseball league before "retiring" to focus on graduate studies. Dr. Neff currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Pottstown Police Athletic League. Dr. Neff is also a proud supporter and sponsor of the youth basketball development program, Pottstown P.R.I.D.E. 

                                                                                                              

  
   

Dr. Rick Neff is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology, Licensed Professional Counselor, and Adjunct Professor who specializes in sports and clinical psychology. Dr. Neff fully believes in training the mind-body connection to help athletes reach their full potential and manage emotional and physical adversity.