Dr. Jenny Susser has a doctoral degree in Clinical Health Psychology, is New York State licensed, and specializes in Sport Psychology. She is a Certified Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and on the U.S. Olympic Registry. Dr. Jenny was a four-year All-American swimmer and then assistant coach at UCLA, swam on two national teams, and at the 1988 Olympic Trials. She also competed nationally and internationally on the National Championship Los Angeles County Lifeguard Surf Racing Team for six years. She has worked with Division I collegiate teams such as UCLA, USC, and Hofstra University; and has worked with athletes of all sports and ages, professional (NY Giants & Knicks), international, and amateur, in football, basketball, hockey, soccer, softball, baseball, lacrosse, track and field, swimming, tennis, wrestling, and golf. In addition to private practice, Dr. Jenny worked at the Women’s Sports Medicine Center at Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City for six years. She has conducted research on athletic injury recovery, investigating the use of mental imagery on recovery.
Dr. Jenny currently works with athletes in any sport, and finds herself frequently with equestrians. She was the USEF Team Sport Psychologist and was honored to work with the 2012 Olympic Dressage Team in their preparations for the London Olympics. In 2010, she was the Team Psychologist for the South African Para Dressage Team and worked individually with some of the American athletes at the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky. She works with Young Riders, Professionals, and Adult Amateurs in Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, 3-Day Eventing, and anything else you can do from a horse’s back, competitive or not.
In addition to Sport Psychology, Dr. Jenny is a Performance Coach for the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute, delivering the Corporate Athlete Course nationally and internationally to individuals and corporations. She remains active out of the pool these days by running and riding her horses.