Dr. Kay Porter is an AASP certified consultant and a member of the United States olympic committee sport psychology registry.




Kay Porter, Ph.D. offers you therapy and life coaching designed to create and enhance peak performance and achievement in your personal and professional life. She is a therapist who guides you to your own inner wisdom.


Kay Porter

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live like it's heaven on earth.



Have you put your goals and dreams on the backburner?
Do you have unfinished projects?
Do you give up in the face of difficulty and obstacles?
Are you wanting to have healthy and fulfilling relationships?


I can help you achieve your dreams, visions and goals, while assisting you in building your self confidence and self esteem. And we have fun doing it!


I can assist you in reaching your personal peak potential in:

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I can assist you in healing issues which include, but are not limited to: depression, anxiety, stress reduction, phobias, recovery from addictions, ACOA (adult children of alcoholics), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorders), sexual, physical or emotional abuse, relationships, and general emotional malaise.

In the counseling sessions I create a space of respect, honoring and safety for the client; where his or her issues are heard without judgement, and where healing of the client's mind/body/spirit occurs. It is my intention to assist you in becoming the best you can be, and to live a happy and productive life.

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Train with Kay to walk the Eugene and Portland Marathons with The Spirited Walkers of Eugene. We begin training in January each year and train steadily to be able to enjoy walking the marathon in the early fall. See information about Spirited Walkers on our Events Page




Many athletes routinely use visualization techniques as part of training. There are stories and examples of how such techniques provide not only a competitive edge, but a renewed mental awareness and sense of well-being.

Visualization has also been called guided imagery, mental rehearsal, mediation, and a variety of other things -- no matter the term, the basic techniques and concepts are the same. Generally speaking, visualization is the process of creating a mental image or intention of what you want to happen or feel.

An athlete can use this technique to 'intend' an outcome of a race or training session, or simply to rest in a relaxed feeling of calm and well-being. By imagining a scene, complete with images of a previous best performance or a future desired outcome, the athlete is instructed to simply 'step into' that feeling. While imagining these scenarios, the athlete should try to imagine the detail and the way it feels to perform in the desired way.

These scenarios can include any of the senses. They can be visual (images and pictures), kinesthetic (how the body feels), or auditory (the roar of the crowd). Using the mind, an athlete can call up these images over and over, enhancing the skill through repetition or rehearsal, similar to physical practice.

With mental rehearsal, minds and bodies become trained to actually perform the skill imagined.

Research is finding that both physical and psychological reactions in certain situations can be improved with visualization. Such repeated imagery can build both experience and confidence in an athlete's ability to perform certain skills under pressure, or in a variety of possible situations. The most effective visualization techniques result in a very vivid sport experience in which the athlete has complete control over a successful performance and a belief in this new 'self.'

Guided imagery, visualization, mental rehearsal or other such techniques can maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of your training. In a world where sports performance and success is measured in seconds, most athletes will use every possible training technique at hand. Visualization might be one way to gain that very slim margin.

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