Olivier Schmid, Ph.D., is a sport and exercise psychologist specialized in talent development, performance excellence, and psychological aspects of athletic injury.
As a practitioner based in Geneva, he offers performance psychology and counseling services to individuals and teams pursuing excellence and fulfillment on and off the field. He also facilitates optimal rehabilitation and recovery processes following injury and helps athletes presenting with clinical issues, including depression, disordered eating, and substance abuse. He also provides coaching and parenting education and consults for numerous sport organizations.
As an advocate for evidence-based practice, Olivier also conducts applied research at the Institute of Sport Science of the University of Bern. He leads projects on coaching and parenting education and on post-shot routines in golf.
After earning an MS in Psychology at the University of Geneva, Olivier received his training and professional experiences in the United States where he earned a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise psychology and an MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from West Virginia University, as well as an MS in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College (Massachusetts). Olivier is a sport psychologist accredited by the Swiss Federation of Psychologists (FSP), a certified consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s (USOC) Sport Psychology and Mental Training Registry.