Dr. Sarah Castillo, a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), is the Program Director for the Sport and Performance Psychology Programs at University of Western States. Dr. Castillo’s passion is working with individuals and teams in their search for peak performance in any area of life. Prior to her tenure at National, she spent 9 years as a performance enhancement instructor at the United States Military Academy, West Point, working extensively with over 15 intercollegiate, intramural, and club athletic teams. She currently works with various collegiate teams and individual athletes in the San Diego area. Of particular interest to Dr. Castillo is the implementation of interventions designed to allow performers to reach their potential through the application of mental skills and mindfulness training. Her goal is to collaborate with performers to help them become fully engaged in competition despite adverse thoughts, emotions, and playing conditions.