• Our goal is to help you reach yours!
  • Our goal is to help
    you reach yours!

    Sport Psychology & Counseling Services in the Chicagoland area

    Congratulations on taking the first step in your personal Evolution with Sport Psychology or Counseling Services!

    You have identified that it’s now time to make a change in your personal, athletic, or professional life. You are tired of your thoughts and emotions controlling your daily life and performance.

    Are you ready to get back in charge?

    The Mental Difference (TMD) partners with you on your journey to gain greater personal insight and understanding of thoughts, feelings, and actions. By doing this, you can overcome limiting thoughts and emotions that hinder you from meeting your personal goals.

    TMD is here to help you develop the skills and provide the support that you need to obtain your personal goals.

    We greatly look forward to helping you reach your true potential in sport, business, and most importantly life. At TMD our goal is to support you in reaching yours!

    Andrew Joy, LCPC focusing on Sports Pycology and Counseling Services in the Chicago area

    Andrew Joy, LCPC, CMPC

    Founder of TMD

    Sport and Performance Psychology

    The Mental Difference has worked with athletes at all levels from youth sports to Stanley Cup Championship teams. TMD works with all athletes, artists, performers, and professionals at all levels.

    TMD understands that individuals need a strong support team around them in order to be successful. Through our collaborative work, individuals can learn to increase areas such as:

    • Focus
    • Confidence
    • Stress management
    • Teamwork
    • Development of a Growth Mindset

    We provide the tools and techniques necessary to help individuals and teams learn successful strategies that help them achieve their goals on whatever stage they perform.

    The best feeling is a great performance…The only thing better… Knowing that you controlled your thoughts and emotions that got you there!

    We look forward to starting our collaboration together.




    Counseling Services

    Have you ever felt like your days are long, yet your nights are even longer? Just tossing and turning counting down the hours until you have to get up. Just thinking…if I could get to sleep now I will be okay in the morning.

    You have lost the pleasure in the things that you love to do. On edge all the time and your patience is gone. You can’t wait to go back to bed and sleep… but you know sleep may only be a wishful thought as the cycle of tossing and turning begins.

    This is a “tiresome” cycle that many people endure at some points in their life.

    The good news is that there is a way out. The better news is that you are one of the bold ones! You have made the decision to take the first step in your journey back to you.

    In working together, we will cultivate growth by understanding the obstacles that you face and develop solutions that can help you gain control of your life and achieve your goals.

    Proudly Associated with

    Association for Applied Sport Psychology
    Illinois Mental Health counseling Association
    Illinois Counseling Association
    Delaney Hockey Helping with Sports Psychology
    Andrew Joy, Certified CMPC
    GVN Performance
    Good as Gould Goalie School helping with Sports Psychology
    Ferro Academy Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
    Ritchie Hockey Foundation Helping with Sports Psychology
    Hockey Biomechanics
    Chicago Steel Hockey Helping with Sports Psychology
    JDM Sports helping with Sports Psychology
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