Carlie McGregor, Ph.D, HSPP

Staff Sport Psychologist

Staff Sport Psychologist

Indiana license #: 20043514A

I was born and raised on the West Coast, living in California, Oregon, and British Columbia before graduating high school in Washington State. I earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Mexico in 2015 where I was a student-athlete on UNM’s swim & dive team. I then completed my M.S. and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, with an emphasis in Sport and Performance Psychology, at the University of North Texas and completed my internship at Virginia Commonwealth University Counseling Services (VCU). Once I completed my internship at VCU, I began working as a staff psychologist at Notre Dame, where I am predominantly embedded in athletics. I view my therapeutic work and therapeutic relationships through a Relational Cultural lens, often integrating interpersonal and multicultural theories. Together in session, we work to identify how contextual and sociocultural challenges impede our ability to create, sustain, and participate in growth-fostering relationships throughout life, as well as how those force may contribute to disruptions in well-being. Within the context the therapy relationship we can explore new ways of interacting with our own stories or distress, with others, and with the world, to ultimately become the people we want to be.

My areas of interest include multicultural identity empowerment, sport performance, interpersonal patterns, LGBTQIA+ identity development, masculinity and genderization, self-worth, and body image concerns. I am also passionate about group therapy and believe in the power of group to serve as a micro-chasm of the everyday world for students to learn new skills, share new insights, and practice new ways of relating.

I enjoy spending time with my twin sister, watching movies, and attempting to find the best tacos in South Bend. I like working on home projects, camping and outdoor activities, reading, cooking, and anything sports. My favorite quote is: “What is an ocean but a multitude of drops” by David Mitchell (Cloud Atlas).

Supervision Style

The Relational Cultural lens also guides my approach to training and supervision. I strive to be process-oriented and collaborative in order to best meet specific training goals and needs. Moreover, I hope the supervision space can be places to think and feel about our work, as well as to continue growing our clinical and professional identities. I believe supervision is most effective when it has a foundation of trust and authenticity that sets the groundwork for challenge, discomfort, courage, and reflection. Supervision can also be a powerful force in integrating justice-oriented thought and action into our professional and personal actions. I hope to co-create a supervisory relationship that is then open to collaboration and flexibility in regards to supervisory goals and expectations.