Dr. Yolanda Bruce Brooks is a true visionary in the world of psychology and athletics. With a clinical background in psychology and occupational therapy, she has dedicated her life to helping athletes and their families manage the challenges of high-stress, high-profile situations.
As the founder and principal of Sports Life Transitions® Programs, Dr. Brooks has designed, implemented, and managed healthy lifestyle and transitioning programs for diverse clients. Her extensive experience working with individuals in high-pressure environments has led her to develop innovative approaches to treating adjustment to disabling conditions, providing day-to-day support to teams, and operating as an intervention specialist for critical issues and incidents.
Dr. Brooks’ experience in the National Basketball Association and the National Football League has given her a unique insight into the challenges athletes and their families face. Her work with the Dallas Cowboys football team and her current role as Team Clinician for the Cowboys has cemented her position as a leading expert in sports psychology.
Her Sports Life Transitions® Program has been a pioneering force in addressing the needs of athletes transitioning into retirement. Her expanding programming now includes mental health education and wellness seminars for youth sports parents, student-athletes in middle school through college, and wellness-focused individuals.
Dr. Brooks is a sought-after speaker and media resource due to her engaging and energetic style and innovative approach to educating, training, and motivating a diverse clientele. As an author and expert in transitioning, family/workplace/lifestyle issues, and treating adjustment to disabling conditions, Dr. Brooks champions the importance of establishing healthy balance and boundaries in the intersection where life meets sports.
Dr. Yolanda Bruce Brooks’ innovative approach to helping athletes and their families manage the challenges of high-pressure situations has made her a true champion of healthy balance and boundaries. Her Sports Life Transitions® Program is a pioneering force in addressing the needs of athletes transitioning into retirement. Her expanding programming now includes mental health education and wellness seminars for diverse clients. Her engaging and energetic style and her innovative approach to educating, training, and motivating make her a sought-after speaker and media resource. Dr. Brooks is truly a role model and inspiration to all who know her.